Backup Assistant

How many times have you thought “I really need to back up my files?” Wouldn’t it be great if there was a free program that did that for you, essentially serving as your backup assistant? The CrashPlan desktop application will do exactly that, and includes an impressive set of tools that are more than suitable […]

CrashPlan Backup Instructions

Many backup options exist that help you to make copies of your data in the event of a disaster, but not all of them are free, and not all of them allow you to specify the files that you want to back up. Following these CrashPlan backup instructions, however, will allow you to choose the […]

Burn ISO ImgBurn – Burn an ISO file to a disc with ImgBurn

While the Windows 7 operating system has its’ own utility for burning files to a disc, there is a free program called ImgBurn that features a very approachable user interface. Incorporated into this interface is a set of tools that allows you to create any type of CD or DVD from files on your computer. […]

Turn off iTunes Updates

Apple’s iTunes program is one of the best free multimedia programs that you can download and install to your computer. Because of its’ importance in managing the video, music and other content that is stored on your iOS devices, such as iPhones and iPods, Apple relies heavily upon its’ ability to interact with those devices. […]

Open XML Files with Excel in Windows 7

Last updated: January 17, 2017 XML files can provide a variety of information to multiple programs, but a common use for them is storing data in a tabular format, similar to that of Microsoft Excel. In fact, if you have recently converted a PDF to Excel with Acrobat, then you may have an XML file […]

Convert PDF to Excel with Acrobat

PDF files are a popular form for sending data because the formatting will remain intact, regardless of which PDF-compatible program is used to open the file. However, the popularity of PDF forms has forced many people into the habit of sending files that would be better transmitted as a different file type, such as an […]

Deactivate Old Computers from CrashPlan Account

CrashPlan allows you to back up all of the computers that are on your network using one user name and password. Centralizing all of your backup information like this makes it simple to manage all of your information from one computer. Additionally, CrashPlan will even send you email warnings and backup reports periodically to let […]

Remove Cell Fill Color That Will Not Go Away

Typically you can change the fill color in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet using the “Fill Color” tool located in the “Font” section of the “Home” tab in Microsoft Excel 2010. However, if you have received a spreadsheet that was created by another person, removing this fill color may occasionally be more complicated than that. This […]

How to Display The Top Row on Every Page in Excel 2010

While it would be nice to only work with Microsoft Excel 2010 on a computer, it’s probable that the spreadsheets you create in that program will have to be printed out for someone. There aren’t really any foreseeable problems with the situation when dealing with a single page spreadsheet, but multiple page spreadsheets can be […]

Run Another Operating System on Your Windows 7 Computer with Virtual Box

Virtual Box is a program from Oracle that you can use to run another operating system on your Windows 7 computer without removing your current Windows 7 installation. This is ideal for troubleshooting problems on a different operating system, or for testing out another operating system without having to worry about partitioning hard drives or […]