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How to Repair Corrupt or Damaged Windows System Files with System File Checker 6. October 2010 - 1:41
How to Open Your Favorite Program or Document Automatically at Startup 8. October 2010 - 3:26
How to Make Windows Explorer Open the Way You Want 13. October 2010 - 18:45
Help Keep Your Hard Drives Healthy with Windows Check Disk (Chkdsk) 15. October 2010 - 20:42
How to Use the Browser Cache to Save Files That Can’t Be Downloaded Directly 19. October 2010 - 3:15
How to Quickly Shut Down a Hung or Unresponsive Application 21. October 2010 - 20:02
How to Quickly Access and Use Windows System Restore or System Protection 26. October 2010 - 2:02
Three Keyboard Shortcuts for Efficient Viewing of YouTube Videos 27. October 2010 - 20:46
How to Create a Custom Hotkey for Your Favorite Application or Folder 31. October 2010 - 21:01
Three Nifty New Tricks in Windows 7 5. November 2010 - 0:21
More Nifty New Tricks in Windows 7 7. November 2010 - 20:19
Quick and Easy Way to Resize Windows Icons 17. November 2010 - 21:12
The Easy Way to Check If Your Computer Is Connected to the Internet 19. November 2010 - 2:27
How to Send the Output of the Command Line to a File 23. November 2010 - 19:24
How to Quickly Find a Key, Value, or Data in the Windows Registry with Regedit 27. November 2010 - 21:02
How to Change the Name of the Registered Owner in Windows 27. November 2010 - 21:57
How to Restore the Run Line to the Start Menu in Windows Vista and Windows 7 3. December 2010 - 21:32
How to Prepare for Boot or System Problems by Creating a Windows 7 Repair Disk 6. December 2010 - 23:18
How to Reveal Your Windows Product Key in All Current Versions of Windows 10. December 2010 - 2:58
Three Ways to Restore Features That Were Left Out Of Windows Vista or Windows 7 16. December 2010 - 21:16
Important and Useful Windows Applications You Didn’t Know You Already Had: Microsoft Management Consoles 21. December 2010 - 19:04
How to Tame the Annoying Caps Lock Key in Windows 27. December 2010 - 21:54
How to Get Your Browser to Download Where You Want 3. January 2011 - 14:39
An Easy Way to Check for Unusual Activity in Your Gmail Account 15. January 2011 - 2:39
Three Time Saving Tips for Managing Folders and Files 17. January 2011 - 21:07

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