Lost the product key that comes with your Windows installation disk? Not to worry — it is lurking deep inside Windows.
From your Start Menu, choose Run, then type REGEDIT in the box and
For Windows 95, navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and look for an entry in the right pane called “ProductId”
In Windows 98 and ME, navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and look for an entry called “ProductKey”
In Windows 2000 and XP, there are in fact two entries, both called
“ProductKey”, one under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion and another in
With so many different brands of antivirus software, choosing one can not only be difficult, but also expensive. With this being said, I would like to share with you some of the best free antivirus programs available including a site that ranks all antivirus software based on how successful they are at removing viruses.
Avast 4 Home Edition is one of the best free antivirus programs available. Avast requires a free 1-year registration, which can be renewed upon expiration. The only thing I don’t like about Avast is the interface. It looks like it is supposed to play music instead of scan for viruses. If you can get past the interface though, Avast is still one great product.
Avast 4 Home Edition
AVG Antivirus Free Edition is also another great free antivirus program. The install is lite and it seems to use little resources. The biggest difference in the free edition and the premium edition is that some non-critical features are disabled, updates are not pushed out as fast, and you don’t have access to 24/7 technical support. Even with these differences, the AVG Free Edition is still one of the best.
AVG Antivirus Free Edition
The title says it all. I am a tech and I have found all of these portable apps to be very useful so I thought I would share them with you. All of them can run directly from your USB flash drive. I hope you will find them useful too.
Evolution of Apple’s Products | created by Edwin Tofslie
A visual I created to show the evolution of most all Apple products
created over the past 30 years.This was created to show the evolution of the
form factor and industrial design of the products, not to show every single
model or upgrade Apple has launched.