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Lost Your Windows Administrator Password? Here’s How to Fix It

Windows

Lost Your Windows Administrator Password? Here’s How to Fix It

You’ve lost control. All the accounts you can access on your Windows computer aren’t Administrator accounts, meaning you’re helpless to install software, update drivers or do any kind of administration whatsoever. Don’t panic. There are several tools for recovering a lost Windows Administrator password. Some methods are legit, but required you to have thought ahead (unlikely). Others are legit but only work for Windows 8. Two more methods are sort of hacking, but perfectly legal to use on your own computer.

18-07-2013
Lost Your Windows Administrator Password? Here’s How to Fix It
3 Crazy Excel Formulas That Do Amazing Things

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3 Crazy Excel Formulas That Do Amazing Things

I have always believed that Excel is one of the most powerful software tools out there. It’s not just the fact that it’s spreadsheet software. No, Microsoft Excel 2013 simply has an awesome collection of built-in tools and features. Much of the power really lies behind the formulas and rules that you can write to manipulate data and information automatically, regardless of what data you insert. Here I show you how powerful formulas and conditional formatting can be, with three pretty useful examples.

17-07-2013
3 Crazy Excel Formulas That Do Amazing Things
Screenshots and Video Capture Made Easy With Ashampoo Snap 6 [Giveaway]

Windows

Screenshots and Video Capture Made Easy With Ashampoo Snap 6 [Giveaway]

What do you do when you want to share a picture of your computer screen with someone you know? The simplest way would be to hit the Print Screen button, paste the resulting image into an image editor, crop and resize to your desired dimensions, save it, upload it, then share the link. Well, maybe the process is not as simple as it should be. Ashampoo Snap 6 steps in to fix that.

16-07-2013
Screenshots and Video Capture Made Easy With Ashampoo Snap 6 [Giveaway]
4 Easy Ways to Use SSH In Windows

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4 Easy Ways to Use SSH In Windows

SSH is the de facto solution for securely accessing remote terminals on Linux and other UNIX-like systems. If you have a remote SSH server you want to access, you’ll have to download an SSH client. Windows doesn’t include one, although Mac OS X, Linux, and even Google’s Chrome OS include built-in SSH clients. Sure, Windows does include a Telnet client, but Telnet is horrifically insecure and should never be used unless you’re directly connected to the remote system and it’s not exposed to the Internet.

15-07-2013
4 Easy Ways to Use SSH In Windows
ownCloud: A Cross-Platform, Self-Hosted Alternative to Dropbox & Google Calendar

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ownCloud: A Cross-Platform, Self-Hosted Alternative to Dropbox & Google Calendar

The NSA and PRISM scares demonstrated that governments can and will access the various popular online cloud services. This means that now is one of the best times to consider creating your own cloud solution. With your own cloud, you can get the same benefits of accessing various services such as file storage and calendars that you find with commercial solutions, but instead, all of that data is under your control.

15-07-2013
ownCloud: A Cross-Platform, Self-Hosted Alternative to Dropbox & Google Calendar
Know What Software To Uninstall With Should I Remove It?

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Know What Software To Uninstall With Should I Remove It?

Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve put out many articles reviewing and highlighting software that allows you to completely and cleanly uninstall applications from your system. One issue many of you run into is not knowing which of your installed programs are essential. When you buy a new PC, it’s going to come with at least one or two pre-installed programs that you will want to remove immediately. You need a way to tell apart bloatware from useful software. Should I Remove It? will tell you just that.

14-07-2013
Know What Software To Uninstall With Should I Remove It?
How to Stay Organized With the World’s Simplest To-Do System That Works – Todo.txt

Android

How to Stay Organized With the World’s Simplest To-Do System That Works – Todo.txt

Here at MakeUseOf, we’ve covered plenty of to-do systems in the past. But if you’re like me, to-do systems can sometimes become too much work to maintain and end up costing you in productivity. I tend to procrastinate using my to-do lists because they can become cumbersome over time. I need to do a bunch of actions to add a single item. What if there was a system that eliminated all of that overhead and actually saved you time without skimping on the core features? Well, that system exists: Todo.txt.

12-07-2013
How to Stay Organized With the World’s Simplest To-Do System That Works – Todo.txt
9 Ways To Bookmark Your Favorite Folders In Windows

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9 Ways To Bookmark Your Favorite Folders In Windows

The Windows file system can be complicated, with folders scattered all over the place and even buried deep under other, hidden folders. If you need quick access to a variety of folders scattered across your file system — or you just want easier access to one or two folders you frequently use — there are a variety of ways you can bookmark these folders and make them more easily accessible. Whether you’re using Windows 7 or Windows 8, these tips will give you quicker access to your most frequently used folders.

12-07-2013
9 Ways To Bookmark Your Favorite Folders In Windows
Surprise: Internet Explorer 11 Has Matured Into A Modern Browser

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Surprise: Internet Explorer 11 Has Matured Into A Modern Browser

Remember Internet Explorer 6? Well, Internet Explorer isn’t horrible anymore. Whether you like IE or not, you can’t deny that it has improved dramatically and is now worthy of taking its place alongside other modern browsers — especially with the new Internet Explorer 11. Internet Explorer 11 is part of Windows 8.1, which is currently available as a Preview release and will launch officially later this year. Windows 7 users will eventually be able to upgrade to Internet Explorer 11, too.

10-07-2013
Surprise: Internet Explorer 11 Has Matured Into A Modern Browser
Great Time Saving Tips For Managing Email in Windows 8

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Great Time Saving Tips For Managing Email in Windows 8

Depending on the volume of messages you need to process, managing emails can be a tedious task. With the Windows 8 Mail app, Microsoft introduced an application that makes this task very convenient. The interface is visually pleasing, simplistic, intuitive, and yet the app is surprisingly comprehensive. For those of you using Windows 8 and looking for an application to manage multiple email accounts, give the native Mail app a try and consider the following tips&tricks to save time wile managing your emails.

09-07-2013
Great Time Saving Tips For Managing Email in Windows 8
How To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 Preview & What To Expect

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How To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 Preview & What To Expect

Anyone using Windows 8 can now upgrade to a preview version of Windows 8.1 for free. This update refines Windows 8, giving keyboard and mouse users important interface improvements and making the Modern interface more powerful. Note that you can’t downgrade back to Windows 8 without completely reinstalling your operating system from Windows 8 installation media or a recovery drive. Windows 8.1 Preview is thus best confined to computers you can afford to experiment with and virtual machines.

08-07-2013
How To Upgrade To Windows 8.1 Preview & What To Expect
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