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How to Remove Startup Programs
The longer you own a Windows PC, the slower it boots up. This is because you will likely install numerous applications on your computer over time. Some of these applications will be boxed software purchased from Office Depot or Staples, but most will probably be applications you've bought online after downloading free trial versions for evaluation.
Registry Hacks for Servers
Advanced users of Windows XP are used to digging around in the Registry looking for ways to tweak performance or push the envelope of Windows' abilities. Provided you back up your Registry before hacking it, no harm usually comes from such endeavors.
Best Windows Admin Downloads
More than 9,000 tools, templates, white papers, and other items are currently available from the Microsoft Download Center, and all of them are free.
How To Recover from Registry Corruption
One of the most frustrating experiences working with computers is when they won't start. This frustration is usually compounded by cryptic error messages that don't provide you with enough information to determine what's wrong, let alone fix the problem. For example, maybe you've seen the following message when starting your Windows XP machine:
Inside Vista's New Diagnostic Tools
Despite conventional wisdom on the subject, new versions of Windows have made big improvements in reliability and performance. This is particularly true of Windows XP, which is rock-solid compared to the earlier Windows 2000. I'm hoping that Windows Vista will bring even greater improvements in these areas, and although only time will tell for sure, things look good so far.
The Ultimate Free Windows Toolkit
I live in Winnipeg, Canada, which we locals call 'Bargain City.' If we can get something a dollar cheaper, we'll drive clear across town to get it. And if we can get it free, well, there's no stopping us. This kind of mentality has its pros and cons. On the minus side, when it comes to freebies, you usually get what you pay for. On the other hand, a buck is a buck and if you're running a business or have a family to support, saving money is part of the game.
Designing Small Windows Networks
Designing an enterprise-sized Windows network is straightforward yet complex. What do I mean by this? Well, enterprise network design is straightforward in the sense that it's simply a matter of assembling the right building blocks, i.e., domains, domain controllers, sites, site links, server roles, and so on.
Windows Shell Tutorial
The operating system manages the resources of a computer, such as its internal memory, the disk drives, keyboard, monitor screen, mouse, printers, and network connections. People who use a computer to browse the web or play games have minimal contact with the operating system. Most of their time is spent with application programs.
The computer as we know it is a group of pieces of hardware put together to get a job done faster. To accomplish its various tasks, the computer is made of different parts, each serving a particular purpose almost independent of, or in conjunction with, other parts. You don't necessarily need to know how these parts operate, at least not at this time, but you should be aware of their co-dependence to take advantage of their various characteristics.
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