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Over the last 18 weeks, we’ve released 16 wallpaper packs—each with 50 wallpapers*. In this post, we recap these collections and provide links to them all. Have fun finding a new desktop wallpaper!

Update: Check out the second and third collection of 800 wallpapers.

*One of the wallpaper sites we usually link to has changed its design and is now riddled with ads. Because of this, I’ve removed all links to this site, which takes the number slightly lower than 800.

Desktop Wallpaper: 50 High-resolution Wallpapers for Windows, Linux, Mac [Set 1]

Desktop Wallpaper Collection 1

50 High-resolution Wallpapers [Set 2]

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I have written a guide for next week that explains running tasks as an administrator in Windows XP. Just like modern cars (some, not all) don’t fully turn off the traction control even when you press the switch, modern versions (including XP) don’t give you full administrative permissions (even with an Administrator account.) Thus, you’ll need to activate the “hidden” administrator account in Windows to have full control over your files and settings.

Please note: Only activate and use this account if you have a need to do so (i.e. tinkering with system files on a non-critical PC.)

Learn, in this guide, how to activate the hidden administrator account in Windows XP (Instructions for Windows Vista/7.)

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What’s Going on in Windows Forums?

Posted by Stu On November - 29 - 2010

Windows Forums is a community for users—from beginners to experts—who learn and share knowledge about Windows and PC’s.

You can get great help and advice from our resident team of super-geeks, browse our community art and tools sections, or just let it all out in the Shoutbox.  It’s entirely up to you.


Here’re some interesting topics you may want to check out.  Feel free to jump in on the discussion! Read the rest of this entry »

Make your own Windows 7 Start Orb [How To]

Posted by Stu On November - 20 - 2010

altWe love customising our desktops at mintywhite.  Our community have come up with some brilliant creations and provided links to some great resources.

In this How To guide I will be showing you how to create your own Start Orb for Windows 7.  I’ll be using Photoshop CS5.  Sorry to those who use alterative software.  I’m sure you’ll be able to follow using your preferred software however.

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Best Technology Blog Posts of the Week (October 11th 2010)

Posted by Angel Luis On October - 11 - 2010

Because there is more to the internet outside Windows Guides, we have prepared a selection of the best technology posts of this week.

Do you like Google Chrome?, Do you know that you can use it to play? Read the following post by Saikat Basu on MakeUseOf about Google’s browser:

10 Extensions for Playing Fun Games on Google Chrome

Are you planning on making a video of what happens in your PC? Do you know Microsoft has a free utility that you will love? Read the article by Armit Agarwal on Digital Inspiration:

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If you want to test a downloaded program but don’t want it destroying your data and sending your bank passwords to the other side of the world, you should probably test it in a safe environment that’s not connected to the rest of your home network. You can do this a number of ways; here are two suggestions:

  • Download the program on a spare computer that’s not connected to the rest of your home network.
  • Download the program in a virtual machine that’s isolated from your host machine.

If you don’t have a spare computer or want the convenience of testing without using a separate machine, you should use a virtual machine. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up a virtual machine and how to isolate it from your home network so you can test software.

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