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Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX)

Connect Remotely to Any Computer (Windows, Mac OSX) Over Internet Whether you are trying to access your home PC from your office, or your office workstation from home, you need to establish a remote desktop connection over Internet. Many times accessing a remote computer is not so easy. For instance there could be firewalls blocking access, or the two PCs could be on different OS not compatible with each other, and so on. In these kind of scenarios, TeamViewer comes to rescue. This free for non-commercial usage tool lets you quickly connect to a remote machine, control it completely including reboot/logoff, do audio and video chat, transfer f

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Modify UAC (User Account Control)

Windows 7: Modify UAC (User Account Control) The User Account Control security feature was one of the most reviled additions to Windows, with good reason – its constant warning messages asking for permission to continue many operations drove the users around the bend. UAC has been improved upon a lot in Windows 8 but you can still tweak it if you like. Here’s is how to turn UAC on or off, and make it less or more intrusive than the default: Go to the Control Panel –> User Accounts and Family Safety. Click User Accounts , then click Change User Account Control Settings. If confirmation password is asked provide it and then move to c

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4 ways to speed up your PC

4 ways to speed up your PC By following a few simple guidelines, you can maintain your computer, help increase your PC speed, and help keep it running smoothly. This article discusses how to use the tools available in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP Service Pack 3 to help make your computer faster, maintain your computer efficiently, and help safeguard your privacy when you’re online. Note: Some of the tools mentioned in this article require you to be logged on as an administrator. If you aren’t logged on as an administrator, you can only change settings that apply to your user account. Remove spyware, and help protect

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Java Troubleshooting guide

Java Troubleshooting guide Verify that the browser you are using has Java enabled. Internet Explorer Click Tools and then Internet Options Select the Security tab, and select the Custom Level button Scroll down to Scripting of Java applets Make sure the Enable radio button is checked Click OK to save your preference Chrome users Enter about:plugins in the search field. In the Plug-ins list, look for Java and check whether Java is enabled (if the Disable link appears, Java is already enabled) Click on the Enable link (if available) Check the Always allowed box to stop additional Chrome warnings   Check that Java is

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Best Ways to Extend Your Laptop’s Battery Life

Laptop Battery life can be a real pain, Laptops tend to lose their charm quickly when you’re constantly looking for the nearest power outlet to charge up.  How do you keep your battery going for as long as possible?  Here are some ease ways to do so. Defrag regularly –  The faster your hard drive does its work – less demand you are going to put on the hard drive and your battery.  Make your hard drive as efficient as possible by defragging it regularly. (but not while it’s on battery of course!) Mac OSX is better built to handle fragmentation so it may not be very applicable for Apple systems. Dim your screen – Most lapto

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Restore deleted files from recycle bin

restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin One of my favorite tech tools is called Restoration. It’s a stand-alone Windows based file recovery program. It allows you to restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin. Restoration requires no install and because of this, you can put it on your flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. I would like to show you how to use it. Step 1: Download Restoration. Step 2: Open up Restoration and choose the drive you want to scan. If you know the file name or at least part of it, type it into the “All or part of the file” box. If

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Troubleshooting Random Reboots

Troubleshooting a Random reboot or shutdown can be very frustrating, Sometimes you will see your computer getting restarted or shutdown automatically without any warning. This is a frustrating scenario when you are working on some important stuff and your computer restarts without any notice. Of course this is an improper restart or shutdown and may damage your computer’s hardware like Hard Disk or may damage your Operating System like Windows. This is a common problem in old computers specially PCs i.e. computers running on Windows OS. But there may be different reasons for this common problem. Here are some of the reasons which may ca

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Hirens Boot CD (HBCD) IT essential tool

Hirens Boot CD, Essential for every IT Toolkit About 8 years or so I first discovered Hirens Boot CD and I was amazed by how feature packed it was. It literally had everything an engineer could ever dream of using and my troubleshooting to the next level. Granted the first flavours of Hirens where a bit shady about what was freeware and what was commercial software (Wikipedia) but the Hirens brand has long since broken free of that stigma. The latest Hirens Boot CD is now a literal freeware utopia with Antivirus Tools, Backup, Tools, Cleaners, Editors, Hardware Diagnostic, Data Recovery, and more. There are hundreds of utilities for u

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Fix Windows No Sound and Audio Problem

Ever had the problem when windows system does not give you sound and audio suddenly or despite sound card or audio device is present and working previously? Windows XP, 2000, NT, 2003 or even Vista computers may lose Windows audio and system sounds output due to the mess on file system or registry that created or left by third-party utilities after installation and uninstallation, or corrupted and missing codecs, (a CODEC is a component necessary to decompress and decode media files so that they can be played back by Windows). When the Windows “no sound problem occurs”, the symptoms include users do not hear any Windows system s

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