PNY GTX760 OC Review, Testing and Comparison

GPU manufacturers are hard and heavy to hit you with NVIDIA’s latest and greatest in all different flavors, and with those flavors comes a price.  Prices can sometimes get out of control so much so that many of us just can’t afford them and so we sit and dream. I was there for some time but then this fell onto my lap, courtesy of my friends at XLR8Gaming.net, PNY’s gaming community on Facebook, if you stop … Read more

Windows 7

FIXED – Automatic Google Chrome Find Box Windows Explorer Search Problem

Searching for stuff on Windows 7, Vista and XP with the default search settings is often a nightmare! Add to that the indexing service that slows down your PC drastically. On top of all that, another GHOST SEARCH bug has cropped up many times over the years without any working solution. Automatic Google Chrome Find and Windows Explorer Search Problem: I recently got a new laptop: HP PROBOOK 440 G2 Notebook PC. Without installing any … Read more

How To Find CPU Cores Logical Cores On Windows 7 Windows 8

Do you want to quickly find out how many CPU cores your Microsoft Windows based laptop or desktop computer has?   You can even use this method to find the number of logical or virtual cores being currently used and available.   Just copy the following code exactly, WMIC CPU Get NumberOfCores,NumberOfLogicalProcessors /Format:List Open your Windows command prompt (using Start Menu Search or from Accessories), Right-click within the window (black space), and Select paste. Press … Read more

Fix Virtualization Port is Disabled Issue with Asus EFI

If you are using a new ASUS Motherboard with the EFI and Windows 7 or Windows 8 and want to setup Hyper V in Windows 8 or setup a VmWare Image you may eventually run into the issue where you will see an error saying Virtualization support is disabled in the firmware in most cases this is the default setting of the ASUS EFI motherboard where Intel Virtualization Technology is disabled by default and required … Read more

Classic Shell Review – Windows 8 Start Button and Start Menu

Microsoft Windows 8 has been widely criticized for not having classic Windows features like the Start Button and Start Menu. While the latest version of Windows includes a comprehensive Start Screen with customizable shortcuts and a nifty search feature, loyal Windows users who have been using the decades old interface features have been complaining quite loudly across the web. As for the previous Windows versions like XP, Vista and 7, several UI tweaks are being … Read more

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How To Extend Volume Using Disk Management in Windows?

So you have a hard drive with a large amount of space and you created some partitions at first, but now you are running out of space in one of your drive partitions and you want to extend the space in the drive. You can accomplish this task with ease with the help of Windows Disk Management. This feature is found in Windows Vista, 7 and Windows 8. With this tool, you can increase the … Read more

Windows 7

Master List of Software Programs for New Windows Installations

Have you ever had to re-install Windows on your PC? Did you wait until you needed them to download supporting programs like drivers, antivirus applications, document readers and media players? Waiting too long without an antivirus program might severely endanger your PC, and not having other programs might inconvenience you a lot. How about I give you a master list of all essential software programs for a new Windows OS installation? All you would require … Read more

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Windows 8 Series: Metro UI and 8 Windows 8 Tablets in Focus

Are you still calling the Windows 8 UI the Metro UI? After a lot of name juggling for the revolutionary Windows 8 user interface, rumor has it that Microsoft has finally come up with an un-original and un-inspired winner – the Windows 8 Interface. Following much hue and cry over trademark issues with Metro Group, which is apparently a business partner too, the rumored name marks a dull conclusion. Be it an intentional ploy to … Read more

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Windows 8 Series: Windows 8 Changes Revolutionary or Scary?

Microsoft Windows 8, the latest installment of the most popular OS worldwide, brings about highly revolutionary changes in personal computing. Some changes, like securing low-level processes and cloud integration, have been lauded while others, like offering identical interfaces for tablets and desktop/notebook PCs and highly controlled app marketing through Windows Store have been vehemently denounced. While it remains to be seen whether the few early protests will be echoed by the millions of PC users, … Read more

Windows 7

Windows 7 Tip: Create System Restore Point and Use System Restore

Modern computers are extremely sensitive to changes in the files and settings that run them, commonly known as the Operating System (for example Windows 7). Even a tiny bug can cause your entire system to crash. Using Anti-virus, Anti-malware and Anti-spyware programs can help you avoid most threats, but what about unintentional changes to system files and settings? When you install or uninstall most programs on your computer, some Windows system files and settings get … Read more

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Windows 8 Series: Windows 8 Editions, Requirements and Upgrade Compatibility

Microsoft has announced four different editions of Windows 8, targeting new and basic PC users, professionals and advanced PC users, mobile and tablet PC users and IT business-specific users at the same time. These 4 versions of Windows 8 are based on differences in OS features. In addition, Microsoft has announced the availability of region-specific editions, beginning with China. Apparently, Windows 8 will be offered at cheaper prices in China to counter the rampant software … Read more

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Windows 7 Quick Tip: Turn Windows Search Function On or Off

Do you find the inbuilt search functionality of Windows 7 to be too slow and ineffective? Do you want to turn off Windows Search and Indexing on Windows 7? In this post we shall learn how to quickly turn off or turn on Windows Search function, in addition to looking at a few quick and efficient desktop search programs for Windows 7. The native Windows Search utility is quite useful in finding folders, documents and … Read more

Windows 7 Quick Tip: Modify Save Export Theme

Windows 7 comes along with some amazing Aero themes built into it. However, if you wish to personalize any of the themes all you need to do is follow some simple steps to add desktop backgrounds, screensavers, transition between images, window opacity etc. Windows 7 also enables you to easily save the customized themes and save them locally or even export the themes for sharing with your friends and blog readers! So, do you want … Read more

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Windows 7 Quick Tip: Show Hide Recent Items Recent Programs

Do you use the same programs on Windows 7 regularly? Do you regularly access the same files like songs, images and Ebooks? If you do, the recently used programs and recent files must be very useful in saving time and effort. If however you don’t access the files and programs regularly or wish to prevent others from tracing your computer usage habits, you can either manually delete the recent items and recent programs, you can … Read more

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Windows 7 Tip: Enable or Disable Windows Firewall Defender Updates

Windows 7 comes with several inbuilt security features like Windows Firewall and Windows Defender. While these are good for a computer used in a secure network, typically we do sometimes use unsecured public networks at places like cafes, airports, libraries, schools, colleges etc. Even if no one in the network intentionally compromises it, their computers might be infected with viruses, spyware, malware etc. downloaded from an external source. A single infection can spread through an … Read more

Windows 7 Tip: Change Computer Name User Account Name

Have you been wanting to change your User Account name of Windows 7? How about changing your Computer’s name to something more trendy than UserName-PC? On Windows 7, you can change the Computer Name and User Name for all accounts very easily even months or years after you install it. Knowing how to change these names might also come in handy when computers change hands. After that we shall also learn how to change the … Read more

Top OS and Web Browser Stats – Dragonblogger Visitor Favorites

Have you wondered about what browsers and OSes Dragonblogger.com’s visitors use? Which Windows version is the most popular? Top 5 web browsers: Top 5 Operating Systems: Here are the stats for Windows versions: Global OS and Web Browser Popularity Stats: TOP Operating Systems (OS): Microsoft Windows: The most popular OS of all, and for quite some time now, Windows has had mixed feedback in the past decade, with Windows XP shadowing all OSes for most … Read more

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Windows 7 Quick Tip: Hide and Show Hidden Files and Folders

Is your Windows 7 computer regularly used by other people? In that case you might want to learn how you can quickly and easily hide specific files and folders and how to show the hidden files and folders on Windows 7. Typically, when you download a webpage a folder is created within the same folder which contains supporting files like images, scripts etc. Most people find no use for the folders and just need to … Read more