In a previous article, we talked about the Windows Firewall with Advanced Security and its features. Now it is time to show you how to manage rules using this tool: how to create or delete a rule and how to enable or disable existing rules.
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In our earlier post, we showed you how to download, install and apply Windows Media Player 12 skins. So, why not give your new found knowledge a whirl by checking out some of the top 7 Windows Media Player 12 skins that are worth a download? These aren't being by any means the only good Windows Media Player 12 skins, but there are the ones that we enjoy and have installed on our machines. Our tastes may vary from yours, but we chose these skins based on functionality, flashiness and in many cases, pure quirkiness (in a good way). Check 'em out.
The Windows Firewall with Advanced Security is a tool which allows you a lot more control over the rules applied by the Windows Firewall to protect your computer. With it, you can tweak all properties of every security rule, define new rules or disable undesired ones. In this tutorial I will give you an overview of this tool and all the available features.
It is time to continue our series of articles about the Windows Firewall. In this article I will show how to edit the list of allowed programs and features. You will learn to edit existing connection rules, add new programs to the list of exceptions or remove them from it.
Skins have long been a staple of media players ever since Winamp 2.x busted onto the scene in 1998 (over a decade ago!). Windows Media Player 7 was the first Microsoft media player software to support skinning and now the floodgates have been opened. Because Windows Media Player 12 is backwards compatible with most skins back to Windows Media Player 9, there are literally hundreds of Windows Media Player 12 compatible skins to choose from and they are quicker and easier to change than your shoes (even sandals). In this tutorial, we'll show you how to apply skins as well as download skins from the Internet.
The Windows Firewall has been changed quite a bit since Windows XP. Windows 7 now allows this tool to filter both inbound and outbound traffic or set rules and exceptions depending on the type of network you are connected to. Considering there are quite a few changes, we will start a small series presenting all the capabilities of this security tool. For starters we will show how to access the Windows Firewall, present the basics about how it works and show how to turn it on or off.
I will continue our series on Windows Update with an article showing how to manage installed updates and how to restore hidden ones so they are again available for installation on your Windows 7 PC. If you are interested about this subject, don't hesitate to click on read more.
I will continue our series about working with Windows Update in Windows 7 and show how to configure its settings. As you will see, there are plenty of options available for configuration that allow you to have this tool working the way you desire in just a few seconds.
In an earlier tutorial, we showed you just how easy it is to extend the functionality of Windows Media Player 12 by installing plug-ins. As a supplement to that guide, we figured we'd rundown the coolest Windows Media Player 12 plug-ins available for download. You can find some of these at the Microsoft page that superseded WMPlugins.com, but the pickings there are conspicuously slim. So, we tested and reviewed a couple top Windows Media Player 12 plug-ins and rounded them up here, for you to check 'em out.
Plug-ins allow you to expand upon the core functionality of Windows Media Player 12 in various ways. These plug-ins easily integrate into Windows Media Player 12 and can be enabled or disabled on the fly without irreversibly altering the way the application works. In this tutorial, we'll explain the different types of Windows Media Player 12 plug-ins, show you how to view and configure plug-ins, download new plug-ins and disable and enable plug-ins.
Windows Update is one of the tools which were redesigned completely in Windows Vista. Instead of having to browse to a specific Microsoft web page, the whole update process was managed directly by the operating system. Windows 7 keeps the same approach and introduces a very small number of changes to this process, mostly cosmetic. In this tutorial I will show how to use Windows Update to check, select and install updates. I'll also show how to prevent certain unwanted updates from being installed. If you have skipped from Windows XP directly to Windows 7, then this tutorial is a must read.
When in a quest for an interesting document or presentation, the solution can sometimes be a new font. Although Windows 7 comes with a wide range of fonts, you can find many websites that offer fonts, either free or for purchase. After you download a font you will have to install it and, when you don't need it any more, you will want to remove it or just hide it. Therefore, in this article, I will show how to install, remove and hide a font.