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What is the Windows Key Used for?

Posted by Rich On March - 6 - 200815 COMMENTS

In this guide we’ll learn how to better use the Windows key. This key is very useful and some of these shortcuts will save you a lot of time as you begin to use them.

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05driveletters01 Assign a Permanent Letter to a USB Thumb Drive

Do you run backups to, open files from, or simply use a USB thumb drive? If you do, this guide is for you.

Have you noticed that each time you put your USB thumb drive in your computer, it comes up with a different letter? If you have more than one external drive/camera/portable hard drive then this is likely the case.

This can be frustrating when trying to run backups or opening files in a piece of software to find it can’t find the recent location because the drive letter changed.

Here are the steps you will need to take to assign a permanent drive letter. Read the rest of this entry »

Have PDF Files Read to You by Adobe Reader

Posted by Rich On March - 4 - 200826 COMMENTS

If you know about this already, then there will be nothing new here. I just found this tonight and thought I’d share it with you.

With Adobe reader (the free version that most of you already have on your computer), you can have your documents read to you.

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Speed up Your External Hard Drives with Vista

Posted by Rich On March - 4 - 20083 COMMENTS

The default setting in Windows Vista disables write caching for external drives. This is done so that you can eject the drive at any time without data loss. If you are willing to eject your drive each time, you can increase the performance of your external hard drives.

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Add Up to Two Extra Clocks in Windows Vista

Posted by Rich On March - 3 - 200824 COMMENTS

05clocks01 Add Up to Two Extra Clocks in Windows Vista

Ever wanted to see, at a glance, what time it is in say… London or even Nuku’alofa? With Windows Vista you can.

This guide will show you how to add up to two extra clocks with Windows Vista without adding any extra software.

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