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desktop wallpaper148 Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 3]

We love desktop wallpaper on Windows Guides. Here’s a collection of 50 hand-picked high-resolution wallpapers from various sources online. Know a good place for wallpaper or have some to share? Let us know about it in the comments.

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25 Clean Install Windows 7 without Booting from External Media [How To]So here’s the scenario.  You already have a working Windows 7 x64 installation on your system and you need to install x86 for testing purposes.

You left your Windows 7 x86 DVD at a friends house and your PC doesn’t support booting from USB.  You’re out of luck right?

UPDATE: You can download the RTM versions of Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, and Home Premium here (64/32-bit available.)

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slui exe 03 16 Microsoft Product Keys—OEM, Retail etc. What’s The Difference?Windows Forums member, grr, asked the following question in our suggestion box:
There are 10 or more different types of keys for Microsoft products. example, VLM, KLM, abc, xyz, oem, etc. I have to admit that still till date I’m not having a proper and reasonable understanding of all these different keys. It would be great if a post could be made on the blog explaining the difference for these keys.
In this post, we’ll explain the difference between product keys for Microsoft products.

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timefreeze2 500x371 Time Freeze Competition Winners and a Surprise DiscountLast week we told you about Time Freeze.  Did you read about it? (Click Here) Time Freeze is a Virtual machine (of sorts) that keep your computer safe from viruses, spyware, Trojans and other malicious threats. It puts the real system under protection and creates a virtual environment for system partition, on which you run applications and surf the Internet. All traces and malicious threats will disappear after reboot. You use your computer as you are custom to. The difference is that, when you reboot your computer, it get reset. Every change to the system made by any program will be gone and forgotten.

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After the review and wonderful reception you gave it, Wondershare offered 5 licenses to giveaway to you our readers. We have now picked the 5 lucky winners. But wait! There’s more. To all of you who didn’t win a license – Wondershare has come up with a runners up discount – for everyone.

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Advice on Getting Yourself Anti-virus Software

Posted by Spazz On August - 25 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

A colleague of mine recently asked me to have a look at his personal Notebook. He has a virus infection on the PC and doesn’t know how to get rid of it.

He dropped the Notebook off at my house after work one evening and I had a look. Immediately several screens popped-up at me screaming about all the infections on the machine. I found this strange as I didn’t know the program spewing out these warnings.

After a bit of research on Google I found that this was one of those programs enticing the user to download for free. Once installed, it produces false-positives so the user will be scared into purchasing it. I removed the offending program, and updated the perfectly good antivirus and firewall software on the machine, scanned the entire notebook to find no major threats.

All the user needs to do now is to purchase a new annual license and he is good to go.

My advice is to ensure you have one of the major anti-virus programs installed, preferably with a firewall built-in. It is quite easy to read-up on different antivirus software programs online by simply asking Google.

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Set Windows 7 as WiFi HotSpot [Quick Tip]

Posted by Thomas On August - 25 - 2010142 COMMENTS

hotspot 500x586 Set Windows 7 as WiFi HotSpot [Quick Tip]

Update: If you are not able to get it working, please post your question in the forum: Get help setting Windows 7 as a wi-fi hotspot in Windows Forums.

Windows 8 hotspot instructions

Windows 7 comes with a new feature for sharing your computers internet connection. Now, you can do it wireless. Well, As long as your system’s wireless network adapter supports Windows 7 “virtual wi-fi” feature, you can do it.

Next you need to check if your network card has the latest driver to support the feature. Intel, Broadcom, Realtek and some other NIC makers provide such drivers.

If the above conditions are met, you are good to read on …

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