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Microsoft Windows is probably the most widely used operating system in the world among consumer PC users. These tutorials provide helpful tips in getting the most out of Windows and Windows software. Tips include fixing common annoyances and productivity tips.

 

10 Great Notepad++ Colour Schemes
25th June 2013Windows
Here is a collection of my top ten favourite Notepad++ colour schemes and visual styles. Notepad++ is by far the best code editor I've used and the ability to change the editor colour scheme is a very nice feature allowing different colours based on time of day or programming language.
IP Address Informer - A Desktop Support Tool
28th February 2013Windows
IP Address Informer is an easy way to give your users a way to help IT support staff by providing them with the easiest IP Address lookup tool.
Using Remote Desktop Gateway v8 on Windows 7
30th October 2012Windows
A few weeks ago Microsoft released an update for Windows 7 SP1 which updates the RDP client to version 8.0 so that it can be used in conjunction with the latest protocols in Windows 8 and Server 2012. Under some circumstances, the update will fail to apply and Remote Desktop will fail to connect, especially if using a Remote Desktop Gateway.
How to Prevent Closing Multiple Tabs in Chrome
8th July 2012Windows
I'm sure we've all done it - open up loads of tabs to work on and accidentally click on the "Close Chrome" button instead of "Close Tab" only for Chrome to completely close down including all tabs you were working on or browsing. Very frustrating. There is help though, and this short guide will show you how to prevent Chrome from closing multiple tabs.
How To Debug Windows Crash Dumps (Minidump)
26th August 2011Windows
Fed up of those pesky Blue Screen of Death's? Find out what crashed your computer with this short tutorial on using the Microsoft Debug Tools to analyse unexpected system reboots and locate the driver or programs responsible.
Uninstall FlexNet Software Updates Manager
15th August 2010Windows
How to uninstall FlexNet Licensing Service created by InstallShield to add convenience for a program to check for its updates and manage licences. It is being installed by many programs such as Photoshop however the program's developers haven't use it the way it was intended for. This has been a long-time annoyance as it is useless anyway.
Remove Bonjour Service from Windows
15th August 2010Windows
Here's a guide on how to safely disable, remove or uninstall the Apple Bonjour service and associated files (mDNSResponder.exe and mdnsNSP.dll). Just follow these few simple steps to reclaim your internet connection.
Windows 7 SSD Tweak Guide
8th June 2009Windows
Getting the most from your new SSD with these simple tweaks for Windows 7 which result in a faster performing computer.