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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.

Prevent Automatic Updates from Restarting PC
In   Windows22nd April 2009
Windows XP's automatic update facility is clearly a good thing. Except when an update is installed that requires a reboot and you're working on the computer at the time. This results in an annoying dialogue box informing you that "You must restart your computer for the updates to take effect", "Do you want to restart your computer now?".
Disable Windows XP Zip Folder Integration
In   Windows22nd April 2009
By default, Windows XP and Vista treat ZIP files like folders; you can view them in Windows Explorer as if they were folders. If you're not familiar with ZIP files, this can be convenient, however, if you've already got a utility in place to manage your ZIP files (such as WinZip or WinRAR), this new feature can just get in the way.
A Guide to Windows Task Scheduler
In   Windows22nd April 2009
Task Scheduler is a very useful tool built into most versions of Windows, and it functions in a similar way to Cron on Unix systems. In this tutorial, we will look at how to get a program to run every hour.
Taming the ATi Catalyst Control Centre
In   Windows30th July 2008
A quick shortcut to only load the resource hungry ATi Catalyst Control Centre driver software on demand, keeping valuable system resources free when not in use.
Enable Remote Desktop Connections on Windows Vista Home
In   Windows29th June 2008
It is very annoying when a Microsoft product does not work, but something even more annoying is the fact that it does not work intentionally. This is the case with Remote Desktop on Windows Vista which has been intentionally disabled.
iTunes Problems
In   Windows3rd May 2008
Well, I finally imported all of my MP3 collection into iTunes after a week of tedious configuration and mind numbing re-tagging of over 4000 files.