Monthly Archives: January 2016

Tech Support Scams | Consumer Information

In a recent twist, scam artists are using the phone to try to break into your computer. They call, claiming to be computer techs associated with well-known companies like Microsoft. They say that they’ve detected viruses or other malware on your computer to trick you into giving them remote access or paying for software you […]

Uninstall Windows Games

This guide shows you how to uninstall games that come with Windows 7. You can uninstall all of them or choose from Chess Titans, Free Cell, Hearts, Internet Backgammon, Internet Checkers, Internet Spades, Mahjong Titans, Minesweeper, Purple Place, Solitaire, or Spider Solitaire. Source: Uninstall Windows Games — MAXIMUMpcguides – Windows 7 tips, tricks, help, and […]

Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows

Spybot Anti-Beacon is a standalone tool which was designed to block and stop the various tracking (telemetry) issues present in Windows 10. It has since been modified to block similar tracking functionality in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems. Source: Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows

Connect your printer to Google Cloud Print

In order to print using the Google Cloud Print service, first connect your printer to the service. Google Cloud Print can print to either a Cloud Ready printer that can connect directly to the Internet or a classic printer that is plugged into a Windows or Mac computer with Internet access. If you are using […]

Delete Windows update files to regain hard-drive space – CNET

Windows has always been bad at cleaning up after itself. Take matters into your own hands with one of the preinstalled tools, and regain hard-drive space so you can store more-important files. Source: Delete Windows update files to regain hard-drive space – CNET

Cobian’s Backup

Welcome to Cobian’s site, the home of Cobian Backup. This is both a personal site and site about software development. Source: Cobian’s site


Clonezilla is a partition and disk imaging/cloning program similar to True Image® or Norton Ghost®. It helps you to do system deployment, bare metal backup and recovery. Two types of Clonezilla are available, Clonezilla live and Clonezilla SE (server edition). Clonezilla live is suitable for single machine backup and restore. Source: Clonezilla – About

How to Disable Annoying Autoplay Media

When you’re at work or in class, there’s nothing more annoying than sites that automatically play media. One minute you’re happily distracting yourself, and the next, you’re scrambling to hit pause while everyone stares at you. Not to mention now your boss knows you’re slacking off.The good news is that there’s a way to turn […]

Can my computer run Windows 10?

Before you reserve your copy of the Windows 10 Upgrade or install Windows 10, it may be good idea to check your computer for device & app compatibility. Source: Can my computer run Windows 10?

How to automatically unlock your Chromebook when your Android phone’s nearby | PCWorld

Google is working hard to kill the password. If you want to live in that future now, you can turn on a feature that automatically unlocks your Chromebook whenever you wander near it with your Android phone in your pocket. Source: How to automatically unlock your Chromebook when your Android phone’s nearby | PCWorld

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