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Windows 10 tip: Find your PC's original product key

Windows 10 tip: Find your PC's original product key

If you've purchased a new PC with Windows pre-installed in the past few years, chances are it has a product key embedded in its BIOS. With a little PowerShell wizardry, you can find that well-hidden key and learn more about your current licensing status.

August 10, 2016 by in SMBs

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

A closer look at the Windows 10 Technical Preview

The first release of Windows 10, officially known as the Windows Technical Preview, is designed primarily to make life easier for mouse-and-keyboard aficionados who were turned off by the touch-oriented Windows 8 interface. Here's what you'll find inside.

October 2, 2014 by in Windows

Vista Tips 'Email Attachments'

Sending photos that are too large is a waste of bandwidth and can be very annoying for the recipient. This video shows how using Vista's reformatting feature can help ensure pictures are not too large -- or small -- for their purpose.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'DVD Maker'

Find out how to create a professional-looking DVD menu that will help other people navigate the contents of your home-made DVDs. The best part is that the whole process takes a little more than one minute.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'Command Bar'

Vista's "soft" Command bar makes performing actions on specific files or folders -- such as printing, sharing or burning onto CD -- much easier than before.We spoke to Microsoft Australia's Paul Randle for these tips and tricks.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'Bread Crumbs'

Previous versions of Windows have required users to be familiar with the logical directory structure of their hard drive. Breadcrumbs mean this information is less important in Vista and can easily be hidden.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Licence costs may delay DET Vista plans

Windows Vista seems to be better at fighting off virus infections then XP but the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) will delay an upgrade unless licensing costs are reduced.In the third part of this four-part interview, Tim Anderson, DET Information Services Director, told ZDNet Australia that Vista is easier to patch and has an "inherently stable core" when it comes to fighting virus infections.

December 6, 2006 in Windows

O2 Xphone IIm

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

June 20, 2005 by in Windows

First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

 Windows XP SP2  Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.

March 24, 2004 by in Windows

Motorola MPx200

Motorola MPx200

Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.

March 15, 2004 by in Windows

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