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7 Windows 8 Tips to Make Better Use of Dual Monitors

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 16, 2014     Category: articles >> trivia     Total Views: 5
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Who doesn’t love the dual-monitor setup on your work desk? With Windows 8, you will probably love it even more. The added new dual-monitor features make a use of Windows 8 on a non-touch screen equipped desktop truly enjoyable. Here are 7 tips that you must know when using Windows 8 with 2 or more screens. Tip 1: show different wallpaper on each monitor When selecting a personalization theme, Windows 8 is smart enough knowing to put a different wallpapers on each monitor. You can also specifically pick which pictures showing on which screen. In Desktop Background window, right click the picture and choose which monitor to show off.   What&rsqu



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6 New Features in Windows 8.1 Update 1 That are Worth Checking

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 16, 2014     Category: articles >> trivia     Total Views: 6
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Windows 8.1 Update 1 is a major update to Windows 8.1 with a bunch of new features that seem to be useful for both touch users and desktop users. Here are a few of them that are worth knowing. 1. The power button on Start Screen On Start Screen, next to the user profile tile, you will see a new power button that provides the same menu of power management choices, Sleep, Shut down, & Restart. 2. The Search Button on Start Screen Next to the new Power Button, you will see a new search button that makes the search feature more obvious. You don’t need to swipe out the charm bar to do the search. 3. Pin Modern Windows 8 App to Taskbar With this new



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List All Your Installed Device Drivers with InstalledDriversList

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 16, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 8
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Released by Nirsoft, InstalledDriverList is a simple system tool for Windows that lists all installed device drivers on your Windows system. For every device driver, the following information is displayed: Driver Name, Display Name, Description, Startup Type, Driver type, Driver Group, Filename, File Size, Modified/Created Time of the driver file, and version information of the driver file. If the driver is currently running on Windows kernel, the following information is also displayed: Base Memory Address, End Address, Memory Size, and Load Count. It’s free and portable that doesn’t require any installation process or additional dll files. Si



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Monitoring Your PC’s Usage with WhatPulse

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 14, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 10
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Have you ever wondered how many clicks you clicked and where are these clicks landed on your screen? Or how much you downloaded and uploaded during the day or yesterday? How many words you typed in a day? It would be interesting knowing all these facts and see if these facts would ever help you realize how much time you have wasted. WhatPulse is a small free application that does all these. It monitors your PC activities in real-time, measures your keyboard/mouse usage, download/upload bandwidth and sends these data to a web portal where you can use to analyze your computing life, or even compete against or with your friends and compare your statistics to oth



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Windows 8.1 Update 1 Available to Download Now

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 14, 2014     Category: articles >> pctech     Total Views: 9
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Today is the day and it’s time to update your Windows 8.1 to a newer version that offers a bunch of new features and enhancements. The update, called Windows 8.1 Update (KB2919355), will be rolled out as part of April’s patch Tuesday. So you can have it downloaded and installed directly through Windows Update, which is recommended. However, if you don’t see it show up there or you have Windows Update turned off, go straight ahead to the following update page and download the update from there. KB2919355 (x86 l x64) One prerequisite before install this update though, you must be running Windows 8.1 and you must have the following update instal



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Generate System Health Report in Windows 7 [feature]

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 10, 2014     Category: articles >> trivia     Total Views: 12
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You probably have used Task Manager to check the system usage. You also probably know to use the new Resource Monitor to dig a bit deeper. But did you notice that you can also generate a system health report by just using a command line? Here is how. Type in the following command in the Run dialog box, and see what happens. You need to be the member in the local administrator group to run the report. Or, open Command Prompt window as administrator first. perfmon /report The command opens Resource and Performance Monitor directly in reporting mode, which starts the collecting data phase right away. It may take up to a few minutes to finish, depending on various of



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Windows 8 Guide: How To Speed Up Startup Time

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 10, 2014     Category: tutorials >> tipstricks     Total Views: 12
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Boot up time has been improved a lot in Windows 8. It only takes seconds to get to the login screen from the time you press the power up button on most of the new Windows 8 machines. But the startup time, the time to get on to your desktop ready for you to start work, still seems to have a lot room to get better. One of the very obvious reasons is that there are maybe too many programs and services set to run automatically during the startup, which when starting up at the same time can bog down your computer process performance dramatically. So, here is a quick user guide that summarizes 5 places you should be looking to get a better, optimized Startup proces



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10 Important Windows Performance Counters You Should Know of

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 8, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 22
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In terms of performance monitoring on Windows, we have Task Manager for basic real-time monitoring on CPU, Memory, Network, and Disks usage. We also have Resource Monitor to monitor these resources in more details, such as displaying which processes are occupying all disk activities, etc. We also have Performance Monitor to examine our systems more in-depth, in terms of measuring how programs you run affect your computer’s performance, not only in real-time but also by collecting log data for later analysis as well. Most of the time, it uses what’s called Performance Counters to measure how well the operating system or an application, service, or



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PCtransfer to Transfer Data for XP Users

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 8, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 37
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Windows XP’s official extended support life cycle ends in April 8, 2014, a few days from today. If you are one of those who are still using XP, time to move on. Before you actually do so, please start backing up all you data on your XP system so you can restore them later onto your new shiny Windows 7 or 8 computer. IObit recently released a tool called PCtransfer that can help you do a safe and thorough data transfer between XP and Windows 7 or 8 computers. It is a free, light, and portable data transfer tool that provides users with an easy and secure way to backup and restore data with one click. PCtransfer especially supports bookmarks and favorites



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Start Menu May Finally Return Late This Year

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: April 8, 2014     Category: articles >> trivia     Total Views: 51
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The long-lived Start Menu was removed in Windows 8 and was partly brought back in Windows 8.1. But obviously, it still wasn’t enough to satisfy people who spend their most of time on Desktop. Fortunately, Microsoft not only listens but makes the effort to bring it back. At the latest Build Conference, Microsoft announced a new Start Menu that looks like a hybrid of the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8. It’s around the same size as the Windows 7 menu, but also features miniature Live Tiles along one side. Not only that, Microsoft also introduced a feature that allows modern Windows 8 apps to run in the desktop environment inside their own windows



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NetBalancer To Control and Monitor Your Internet Traffic

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: March 25, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 36
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When it comes to prioritizing your network to have more balanced internet activities, you are out of luck doing so without a help from something that’s not built-in Windows. Here, let me introduce you a cool network tool that fills that gap quite nicely. NetBalancer is an internet traffic control and monitoring tool designed specifically for Windows systems, compatible from XP all the way to Windows 8, both 32-bit and 64-bit editions are supported. You can balance your internet activities based on the priorities set on each running application using this tool. The applications with higher priority gains more traffic bandwidth than those with a  lower number.



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Causes of Missing Partitions and How to Recover them for Lost Data Recovery

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: March 25, 2014     Category: articles >> trivia     Total Views: 29
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Data loss situations are quite common these days, irrespective of which operating system is in use. In fact, you may anytime encounter a situation, causing loss of one or more files due to either corruption in the files or the storage media itself is corrupt. For instance, carelessness or improper handling of a USB flash drive may cause corruption in it, and therefore the data stored on it may get lost or corrupt. In order to keep your data protected while it is stored on an external drives, such as a USB flash drive, or an SD card, all you can do at your end is insert/connect and eject/disconnect these devices carefully. Since a data disaster may encounter at anytime,



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Testing Your Bootable ISO Image Files without Burning It First

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: March 25, 2014     Category: articles >> gadget     Total Views: 24
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You downloaded a huge ISO bootable image but without burning to a bootable media such as CD, DVD, or USB, you have no idea if this image file actually works. You would waste one media or two if the file you downloaded is corrupted or doesn’t work at all. Qemu Simple Boot is a free portable tool for quickly testing bootable boot-loader media, such as CD, HDD, DVD, and ISO files. As its name implies, it uses Qemu library, a generic open source machine emulator and virtualizer, to emulate a boot process from a selected media. However, it wasn’t developed to be a fully virtualization environment, so don’t attempt to test a Windows image files. Dow



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Multimedia Video Software Tools

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: March 7, 2014     Category: articles >> pctech     Total Views: 35
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In today’s digital era, videos dominates the digital world on different mediums or platforms such as the internet, mobile applications, flash animations, movies, web animations, or rich media advertising . Multimedia demands video software tools to create multimedia files which are convertible to various formats applicable to different platforms. In today’s digital era, videos dominates the digital world on different mediums or platforms such as the internet, mobile applications, flash animations, movies, web animations, or rich media advertising . Multimedia demands video software tools to create multimedia files which are convertible to various formats ap



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Trivia About The Internet

Posted By:tutgeeks     Date Posted: March 5, 2014     Category: articles >> trivia     Total Views: 30
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The Internet had revolutionalized how people live and the way things are to be.  Know more about some trivia about the Internet, the biggest Internet companies like Google, Amazon, and start of Microsoft's Hotmail. The Internet had revolutionalized how people live and the way things are to be.  Know more about some trivia about the Internet, the biggest Internet companies like Google, Amazon, and start of Microsoft's Hotmail. Sir Tim Berners-Lee was considered the father of the World Wide Web while Vinton Cerf was hailed as the father of the Internet when he co-authored with Dr. Robert Kahn in 1973, a published paper which introduced the words &quo



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