Windows 7 – Fast Thumbnail Previews

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Warning – This tip involves editing the Windows Registry – before you implement this tip please read our guide on the Registry here – you implement this tip at your own risk, Chimpytech cannot be held responsible for any problems you encounter from editing your Registry. As any seasoned user of Windows 7 will know, […]

Windows 7 Legal Notice

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Warning – This tip involves editing the Windows Registry – before you implement this tip please read our guide on the Registry here – you implement this tip at your own risk, Chimpytech cannot be held responsible for any problems you encounter from editing your Registry. The Windows 7 Legal Notice is one of the […]

Speed Up Windows 7 Shutdown

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Warning – This tip involves editing the Windows Registry – before you implement this tip please read our guide on the Registry here – you implement this tip at your own risk, Chimpytech cannot be held responsible for any problems you encounter from editing your Registry. In Windows 7 the amount of time that the […]

Backup Windows 8 Product Key

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If you have bought a new PC in the last couple of years with Windows 8 pre-installed and are looking to take advantage of Microsoft’s offer to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, we strongly recommend you back everything up before upgrading your O.S. One of the things that many people will forget to back up is […]

How To Download YouTube videos

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YouTube is a great source of video for information and entertainment, but one thing that frustrates many people is that there is no in-built ability to download YouTube videos for viewing at a later date, this means that you will always need an internet connection to view your videos, and it’s not possible to build […]

Show Desktop on Start-Up in Windows 8.1

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One of the most vilified features of Windows 8 was its boot up in to the Modern Interface (tiles screen) when a device was switched on. With Windows 8.1 Microsoft put in a feature that allowed laptop and desktop users to have their machines boot show desktop when logging on – this made Windows 8 […]