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How to create advanced rules in the Windows Firewall

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Forget all the third-party firewall tools out there that promise to protect your PC.  The Windows Firewall is advanced enough and has everything you need. Today I just want to show you how to block a specific application from running and show

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How to instantly get over 100 GB of free OneDrive storage right now

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I could have titled this post “How to get Microsoft to give you $47.76 over two years” but that’s a dull, vapid title!  A few years ago I showed you how to make Microsoft cough over $100,000 buckeroos so if

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4 reasons Windows 8.1 is better than Windows XP

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Are you still using Windows XP?  It’s dead! Seriously. Okay, I get it.  The stability of the operating system was unprecedented… but that was in the antediluvian days of Pentium processors, Jurassic Park 3 and Destiny’s Child. Windows XP was

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3 facts you need to know about Windows 10

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Where were you yesterday morning?  Redmond, Washington right? Microsoft lifted the curtain on Windows 10 and you should have been there.  A lot of rumors were squashed.  Here are 3 of the most important facts you need to know about Microsoft’s most

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How to force your computer to go to sleep (and stay asleep)

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One of the strangest things that can happen to your PC is a forced wake. You’re sitting at your desk staring at a blank screen when suddenly it wakes from its slumber.  Automatically.  It’s like the computer became a sentient being

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