Rather than going to a web site that lists local movies and showtimes, you can find out when a theater near you is playing a movie in one quick and easy step in Google. The syntax for this is movie: followed by the movie name and your city name and state or zip code. Do …

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To uninstall Windows 7, you must determine your specific installation scenario from the scenarios that are listed in this section, and then follow the steps for that scenario. Scenario 1: You installed Windows 7 on a Windows-based computer You installed a version of Windows 7 as a new installation over Windows XP, Windows Vista, or …

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The Safely Remove Hardware mechanism is by no means something new to Windows Vista. In fact the feature has only survived into Vista with little to no enhancements. Essentially, Safely Remove Hardware is an integer part of the Vista model for managing Plug and Play devices, designed to notify the operating system that a certain …

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Right now, I am actually looking for some instructions on how to automatically shutdown the computer by using only the built-in components of Windows Vista, without any additional “shutdown computer” applications (oh boy, there are thousands or even billions of those). I am thinking about using Task scheduler in Windows to set up a computer …

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1. PC Safeguard I rarely let anyone use my PC because I’m afraid he will mess it up, but it seems Microsoft has been thinking at me and came with a solution. The PC Safeguard doesn’t let anyone mess your PC settings, because after the user logs off, the configurations are reset back to normal. …

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The Windows 7 driver store includes a small collection of drivers for legacy devices, mostly older printers, modems, scanners, infrared ports, PCMCIA controllers, and other oddball devices that don’t use Plug and Play connections. As you might suspect, Windows will not automatically set up such devices, and you’re rolling the dice if you find one …

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A fast PC has little to do with the Internet speed up situation. Oftentimes, making simple adjustments to a computer will enable it to load web pages faster. Clearing the clutter that gets downloaded into the PC or switching to a better Internet service provider that does not clog up PCs will often do the …

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This How To is made for those that refresh pages very often and look for ways to improve their efficiency. It’s a small trick. Ok, there are 3 ways to refresh a page in firefox efficiently: Pressing F5, this is simple and fast way, requires your finger to press a key. The RAW refresh is …

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Some of the more recent Firefox customizations I’ve examined are ways to speed up the rendering of Web pages. The settings to do this are a little arcane and not terribly self-explanatory, but with a little tinkering, you can often get pages to pop up faster and waste less time redrawing themselves. Start rendering pages …

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Firefox has garnered a reputation for being an enormously customizable program, both through its add-on architecture and its internal settings. In fact, many of Firefox’s settings aren’t exposed through the Tools > Options menu; the only way to change them is to edit them manually. In this article, we’ll explore some of the most useful …

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