When installing a new program or requesting technical support, it’s handy to know what version of Windows you’re running. The only problem is, just finding that out is a tech support issue in itself. Someone at Microsoft must have forgotten to include a way to do this or at least felt like hiding it. While […]
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Microsoft introduced Windows Live Mail as a great free offline email client and copious communication application. Whether you’ve made the jump to Windows 7 or if you’re still a die-hard XP or Vista (not likely) fan, the good news is you can still use the new Windows Live Mail client, which I think is a […]
After more than a year under development, one of my favorite applications Paint.NET has received a major upgrade. The very popular and FREE image editing application Paint.NET Version 3.5 has been released and made available for public download. Version 3.5 of Paint.NET is a significant upgrade and includes major bug and stability updates as well […]
How to permanently delete your Facebook account vs disable or deactivate it. Simply follow this tutorial with screenshots to easily delete your account.
Today Google began the first in a series of articles talking about how you can increase your Video’s ranking in Google Search. In the past, they focused on the importance of submitting a Video Sitemap or mRSS Feed and today they announced support for FaceBook Share and Yahoo! SearchMonkey RDFa. This ranking process is […]
Adding Gadgets to Windows 7 is a very simple process so this will be a QUICK How-To Tutorial.
How to use MSConfig to remove an OS from a dual boot configuration
Recently I lost the internal network card on my home desktop. Good news is I had a spare Wireless card! Bad news. The box is my groovyPost test box where I run several VMs using Microsoft Virtual PC 2007. After searching through several Microsoft Virtual PC documents, configuring my VMs to use the wireless adapter […]
A common question I receive via email (I get A LOT of emails so, please be patient I DO answer every email I receive) is “How can I speed up my computer?” I also get the question regularly from my younger nephews and nieces “MrGROOVE, MrGROOVE! Make my video games go faster!!” Ok, I made […]
Let’s get right to it. Google Picasa Web Albums scare me… A lot. Before I explain, you should probably get comfy and grab a cup of coffee. I’ve been thinking about this for several months now and with the release of Picasa for the MAC; I figure it’s time to sit down and get my […]
While using your computer, files are constantly being accessed, modified, and moved. This action causes your system to place files in non-sequential order. When your system is fragmented, and you install new software, the software gets copied in small chunks and often not in the correct order. This process can increase the number of head-disk […]
When installing Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP for the first time, you should have been prompted to enter an Owner Name and Organization/Company name. Normally there’s never a need to change these settings. However, what if there’s a typo, or what if you’re not the original owner and you want to modify this […]
Today I’m going to show you How To clear browser cache, temp files, history, and cookies each time you close IE (Internet Explorer.) You can do this with most modern browsers including Firefox; however, in IE, it’s even easier. Here’s how you do it. How-To Automatically Clear IE9 Temporary Files at Browser Close Open […]
Earlier in the Week, a reader asked how I customized the colors in my Microsoft Command Prompt/Shell (also known as CMD.exe) or Window <funny, I’ve been doing this for 15 years, and I don’t know what it’s called lol>. The process is super easy and hasn’t changed as far back as I can remember so […]