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How To Manage your Programs and Windows Features in Windows

How to Provide Remote Support with Windows Remote Assistance

Not many people know about Windows Remote Assistance and how to use it to provide remote technical support to other Window users. Therefore, this tutorial will cover this tool in detail and show how it works. As you will see, it works smoothly and you don’t really need to install third-party software for a quick support session. Windows Remote Assistance will do the job just fine.

8 Ways Quick Application Installations Ruin Performance

A while back, we published an article about risks to watch for when downloading & installing free software. While we had an idea of how damaging it can be to perform quick (or typical) application installations, without carefully reading what you are about to install, we really wanted to have numbers and real tests done to evaluate the full impact. I managed to find two days to spend on making such tests and here are the results: 8 real ways you will ruin both the performance of your system and your computing experience, if you choose to make quick (or typical) applications, without reading through the installation steps.

Risks to Watch For When Downloading & Installing Free Software

Recently, we wrote an article called with the top 7 Screen Savers for Windows 7 for 2012. Something we learned while writing this, is that you really can’t be too careful when you’re researching and installing new software. In this article we’re going to use what we’ve learned about finding new screen savers as an example of the risks any new unknown software can pose to your system, and the methods we used to minimize those dangers. We found navigating these risks to be very eye opening, and hopefully our experiences will be helpful for your own adventures in software hunting.

What is the SmartScreen Filter & How Does it Work?

When using Internet Explorer or Windows 8, you can encounter warning messages when trying to download or run specific files. You get warnings stating that the file "is not commonly downloaded and could harm your computer" or that "running this program might put your PC at risk". Why does this happen, what does it mean and what are the options you have? This article will answer these questions.

File Recovery Tools: Recuva, Restoration, SoftPerfect, PC Inspector, DiskDigger

These days you can find quite a few programs that promise to help you recover accidentally deleted files. It is great to have lots of options but, which program is really good at helping you recover deleted files? Which deliver on their promise? To find out, I tested some of the most popular applications in this niche, most of them being free. Let’s see what I discovered.

How to Set Up a Digital Photo Editing Environment in Windows

As film has given way to digital media, photographers have moved from the dark room to the computer. This transition has been going along for more than a decade and in that time professional photographers have been learning how to come up consistent and dramatic photos. Editing photos have become a much larger part of what a photographer does and, as a result, the pros have developed some best practices when it comes to setting up an environment that allows them to do their work easily, efficiently, and well. In this article I will try to share with you a few minimal best practices that you must do, to get yourself started in the right direction.

LastPass - How to Import and Export Passwords

After published our article on password security habits, one of our readers asked for a followup on exporting your passwords in order to swap them from one computer or another. This also might be necessary as a backup in case your files are corrupted or lost. Because LastPass helps your security by making all of your passwords different, keeping up with that data might become essential to your ability to quickly login to many of your accounts. So, keeping a backup of this information is a very good idea. Luckily, the people at LastPass recognize how reliant a user might become on their software to keep up with their passwords and made the process relatively simple.

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