To help keep your Windows computer secure and up-to-date, a good place to start is with the Microsoft Malware Prevention tool. It detects problems and auto fixes them.
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Sometimes your computer can get so infected with malicious code that it won’t boot into Windows. Windows Defender Offline allows you to scan your system before booting into the OS.
Centralizing your photos and videos on a network drive makes them accessible to all machines on your network. Robocopy, a Windows Command Line Utility, will keep files in sync with your main library.
If you’re using a shared Windows computer, there will be times when you’ll want to hide files or folders. This works on Windows XP and higher. You can also use this process to hide files and folders on a shared network location.
Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcut keys can save you a lot of time. Here’s a complete guide along with a few tips for IE and Windows Apps.
This morning I received an email from Rudy, one of our groovyReaders about changing / renaming his Windows 7 computer name. His question is a simple one which I receive often so rather than answering it in the forum like I normally do, I’ve decided to just write-up a quick How-To to answer Rudy’s question. […]
Sick of annoying programs always starting when your computer boots up? You should be. They take up extra memory AND they slow down the boot time significantly. MrGroove recently explained how to disable startup items using MSCONFIG, a utility that is built-in to windows however a few of the groovyReaders left some comments about other […]
Shortly after upgrading to Microsoft Office 2007 I ran across this nice FREE add-on from Microsoft which allows you to save your documents in the Adobe PDF or Microsoft XPS format using all eight Microsoft Office 2007 applications. I use the feature almost daily so I’m sure all you groovyReaders will appreciate the find! […]
When you need to file a specific set of files on your computer, finding them in Windows 7 is a lot different from how it was in Windows XP. By now, everyone should be familiar with the new Start Menu and universal search box as it works great and was a big improvement over the Windows […]
Dear MrGroove, is there anyway to break into a Windows 7 Netbook if I’ve forgot my password? I changed my password on Friday and by Monday I have no idea what I changed it to. FYI – I’m using a Netbook so I don’t have a CD-Rom so I don’t even know if it’s possible […]
After purchasing a preloaded HP laptop, chances are you will have several pieces of HP bloatware. Bloatware is junk software that was pre-installed by HP, stuff you’ll probably never need, want, or use. Speaking of which, if you are having problems connecting to your wireless internet, you should probably uninstall the HP wireless assistant. Is […]
Desktop shortcuts are great. The Quick Launch bar is better. But for truly lightning fast shortcuts and functions, you’ll need to think outside of the “out-of-the-box” Windows 7 installation. Office Labs has been working on something they’re calling Speed Launch which lets you fire off applications, run web searches or pull up frequently used documents […]
If you’re a parent, uncle, older sibling, or cousin you already know that kids and high-tech electronics usually don’t mix. Because of this we need to take some precautions when they are around. Certainly, when there are buttons to press kids are usually the first to push them, they just can’t help themselves! Kids also […]
Do you love Windows 7 but miss the old Start Menu from Windows XP? If so you’re not alone, in fact the demand is high enough that several 3rd party developers have created software packages that will modify the start menu and give it that old XP groove. Personally, I love the Windows 7 start […]