I liked this: How To Find Out Your Computer’s IP Address

I have received two emails in the past week from users who asked me for an easy way of finding their computer’s IP address. Instead of replying to each user individually I made the decision to write it up here on Ghacks so that other users who were wondering about the same thing could benefit from it as well. Continue reading

I liked this: Create Movies From Photos, Videos With ffDiaporama

You can use a program like ffDiaporama to create a single movie file from multiple photos, video files and music. This can be interesting for users who do not want to send individual photos or videos to friends, family or colleagues. Another would be to upload the self-created movie to a video hosting site like YouTube which do not support photos.

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I liked this: How to Automate Disk Cleanup using CCleaner

The Windows operating system should have several different maintenance tasks performed on a regular basis. It is easy to forget to do these things and many users don’t do them at all. This article takes a look at how you can automate one of the most important tasks, cleaning the hard drive. Rather than use the Windows Disk Cleanup utility, we will look at using a free third party utility. This will work in XP, Vista and Windows 7. Continue reading

Setting Windows Virtual Memory, why you need to and what about SSDs?


Virtual memory is a throwback to Windows of old, when the physical memory available to a computer was severely limited.  Essentially it uses a chunk of space on your computer’s hard disk as a memory swap file.  Unfortunately, Windows has always been terrible at managing this file allowing to dynamically grow and shrink depending on what the operating system needs at the time. Continue reading

How to Install IIS onto Windows 7


IIS, or Internet Information Server, is a web server application that you use to set up your own web server, and publish your own content. You can use IIS to set your computer up to act as an Internet web server, or it can be used locally to serve an intranet. Continue reading