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Microsoft Releases Windows Server 2008 RC0 [groovyNews]

Today Microsoft released Windows Server 2008 RC0 along with a slew of other downloads. Taking a look at the Download Center on the Forum, for all the releases. Here’s a few I noted: Windows Server 2008 RC0 Enterprise Windows Server 2008 RC0 DataCenter Windows Media Services for Windows Server 2008 RC0 Windows Server 2008 Technical […]

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Password Protect Microsoft Office 2003 Documents

Recently I wrote an article explaining how to Password Protect Office 2007 Documents. Because the process is so much different, I felt it necessary to write a separate groovy How-To Article for Password Protecting (and encrypting) Word 2003, Excel 2003, and PowerPoint 2003 documents (yes it’s also possible to add Passwords to Access – however, […]

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Remove Windows Defender from Vista System Startup

Recently I discussed how to Disable Windows Defender for Microsoft Vista.  Going along with that topic, this groovy How To will show the simple step by step process for removing Windows Defender from the Windows Vista Startup process. UPDATE – Since I wrote this article, I’ve written YET ANOTHER another article on the subject which […]

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Disable Windows Defender for Microsoft Vista

Windows Defender is a free Spyware/Malware active scanner Microsoft shipped with their latest client Operating System, Windows Vista (you can download here for XP). Vista enables Windows Defender by default, which is OK unless you’re using another product like Spybot (my fav). Recently in my forum, a user asked How To Disable Windows Defender, so […]

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Windows Live Writer Beta 3 Released Today

Today was a big release for Windows Live.  Windows Live Writer Beta 3,  Hotmail, Live Photo Gallery, Toolbar, Windows Live SkyDive were all released over the last few days (500 Megs of personal/shared/public storage; do I smell the death of FolderShare??)  All fascinating. However, the one I’ve been waiting for is Live Writer Beta 3.   […]

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How To Add Week Numbers to Microsoft Outlook Calendar

At work, I interact with Europeans on a daily basis.  When building schedules they often refer to “Week Numbers.”  Before I found this calendar option in Outlook, it was a little annoying.  However now I’ve been converted…..  I love it, and I use week numbers for all kinds of things. Update 3/2/2010: Article updated to […]

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Remove The Windows Recycle Bin From Your Desktop

As useful as the Microsoft Windows Recycle Bin might be, if you’re like me… (sorry, didn’t mean to scare anyone) it’s one of those “things” which rarely gets used if “ever.” Rather than ignore it, here’s a simple step by step “How-To” remove it from your desktop. (more…)

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How-To Disable the Windows Recycle Bin

Although the Recycle Bin can be useful from time to time to recover a file deleted by accident, I personally hate clutter. When I delete something, I want it removed. Additionally, this quick tip also helps free up hard drive space/system resources, thus increasing performance. (more…)

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