If you just bought a new desktop or laptop, no doubt it came with 30-Day trials of typical well known AntiVirus, AntiSpyware applications along with a host of other applications whose licenses expires within 30 to 60 days. The good news is,
UPDATE (12/29/14): Arggh! So they shutdown the TrueCrypt for some crazy cockeyed reason. But it’s still a good product as far as I’m concerned and I still use it to encrypt my flash drive. The last version of the software is still
How-To Geek has a nice writeup on how to create a shortcut or hotkey for the “Safely Remove Hardware” dialog. Comes in handy if you’re like me and use a flash drive alot.
Lifehacker has a great writeup on running Windows apps inside Linux with VirtualBox.
MaximumPC HOWTO on tweaking XP, from speeding up the Windows Start Menu (to give the appearance of a boost!), to diagnostics, and other enhancements.
CodecInstaller helps determine what codecs you need to play a media file properly. If you end up using the software alot, drop the guy a couple of bucks, since the app is free.
From Lifehacker, disable the “Need your permission to continue” prompt
Lifehacker has an article on how to reclaim memory by managing running processes. Not for your average user.
Problem: Event log was registering the following .NET Runtime error: Unable to open shim database version registry key – v2.0.50727.00000 The problem didn’t manifest itself in any way that affected the user, or application, that I know of. In other words, the user
Problem: User’s Internet Explorer crashing alot. Event log registered the following error message on numerous occasions: Faulting application iexplore.exe, version 6.0.2900.2180, faulting module unknown, version 0.0.0.0, fault address 0x00000000. Almost ALWAYS, this error is caused by some third party adware app