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How to Map a Network Drive

One of the most searched topics on our site is "how to map a drive". Unfortunately, until now, the searches on this topic didn't return any result for our users. As a consequence to this, we decided to create this article in which we show you how to create a drive mapping in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and Windows 10.

For those of you who don't know it, a drive mapping is a letter assigned to a disk or drive. The most common drive mappings are A: for the floppy disk and C: for the primary hard disk. If you are on a network, a drive mapping can reference remote drives to which you can assign a letter of your choice. For example, you can use the letter Z: to refer drive C: or a network server or a specific shared folder to which you have access to.

As you will see for yourself, the procedure of creating a map drive in Windows is very simple. Just follow these steps:

How to disable UAC

UAC or User Access Control is a feature of Windows that is meant to enhance the security of your system. Each time an application is installed or whenever an important system change is made by the user or by a running process, the screen is blacked out and temporarily disabled and a dialog is shown with the choices to allow or deny the action.

If the logged user is not an administrator, Windows will also ask for the administrator password. While this helps keeping your system safer from threats, it can also be very annoying and sometimes confusing.

In this guide we will show you how to disable this feature of Windows. Before we start, we must remind you that disabling UAC is not recommended by Microsoft because it can expose you to a lot more security threats. If you still choose to disable it please make sure you have proper security in place for your system.

How to setup a wireless connection

In this tutorial we will show you how to connect to a wireless network using Windows Vista, 7, 8 or Windows 10. As you will see by yourself this is a pretty simple procedure. You don't have to be a computer genius to connect to a wireless network. All you have to do is follow these simple steps:

How to set your default programs

In this short tutorial we will show you how to set the default programs that Windows will use to open certain files or protocols. This can be very useful especially when you install similar programs on your PC and you want to open certain things with an application and others with a secondary application.

Synchronize Mobile Devices With Your PC Using Sync Center

The Sync Center is a very useful tool which can be used to synchronize files between your PC and network locations or mobile devices such as portable music players, USB memory sticks or cellphones. In this article I will show you where to find this tool, how to setup and modify a sync partnership between your PC and a mobile device, how to view or delete already defined partnerships and how to view sync results and conflicts.

How To Uninstall Windows Vista Using EasyBCD

In 2007 we published an article about how to uninstall Windows Vista when you have a dual boot configuration. In that article we were using VistaBootPro to remove the boot entry for Windows Vista. However, this tool is no longer free and many of our readers requested another alternative. In this new guide, we will show you how to do the same using EasyBCD, a tool which works just as well and it is free.

Offline Files - How To Work With Network Files When Offline

Offline Files is one of the less known features in Windows Vista, even though it was introduced with Windows 2000. Since then it has undergone many changes and improvements. The Windows Vista version is better than ever as it features several improvements such as the ability to force the transition to offline & online modes. Also the synchronization process has been streamlined and it now transfers only the blocks which were modified while offline, which translates into improved synchronization speed.

In this article I will show you the following: what are Offline Files, how this feature works, how to enable it, how to make files available offline, how to access them, how to delete an offline copy and how to change the amount of disk space used by offline files.

How To Manage Internet Explorer 8 Add-ons

In this article I will discuss about Internet Explorer 8 Add-ons. I will show you the following: how to find add-ons, how to install and remove them, how to enable or disable them. I will also show you how to find more information about installed add-ons and how to configure the InPrivate filters and rules used by your Internet Explorer.

Enhance Windows Speech Recognition by Using Macros

In this article I will talk again about Windows Speech Recognition and how you can enhance its functionality by using macros. I will show you how to create macros which do things such as: insert specific blocks of text, run programs with specific parameters and send keystrokes to any application. You will also learn how to create aliases for existing Windows Speech Recognition commands which are are hard to remember and replace them with more meaningful voice commands. At the end I will detail how to create macros which execute more advanced commands such as searching weather information for a given location.

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