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Add More Memory To Your Computer!
If the hard drive is the filing cabinet
in which you store your documents, then memory, or RAM (random access memory),
is the table you work on. The easiest way to get more space is to add extra
There comes a time when there's
just not enough RAM. Everything is working fine, then you add
photo-editing software, surf to a graphically intense Web site,
install a game, and suddenly your computer can't keep up.
If the drive light is flickering
like crazy, then it's probably time to install more memory. But before
you unplug the cables, lug the machine to the car, drive to the
computer store, wait to have RAM installed, and pay a minimum of $50
for the service, consider
Control Shared Folders In Windows XP!
Creating file shares in Windows
2000 was easy: Right-click on the folder, click Properties, click the
Sharing tab, and away you go. It worked right out of the box.
Not so with Windows XP, in which file sharing is more problematic
because itís disabled by default. This is a more secure default
configuration; users have to knowingly and actively enable file
sharing for it to work.
As in previous versions of Windows, Windows XP lets you
Configuring a Dual Desktop Display in Windows
This gallery gives you an overview on how to
configure a dual desktop display in Windows Vista. Learn more about
this process by reading the related post in the Window on Windows
You can easily connect a dual monitor configuration by using the
Windows Mobility Center. Simply click
Create a clean environment
with Microsoft Virtual PC.
Microsoft Virtual PC is
available as a free download which can be used to create a clean
system, which entails having a new system environment ready for either
testing of applications or for general Web surfing or day to day
activities. This is done to keep your main system clean of either junk
from multiple installs or spyware and viruses.
This is the introductory screen of the new
Tweak Windows XP For Optimum Performance
troubleshooting performance problems with network-based applications running on
Windows XP Professional, youíll want to begin with the settings found in the
Performance Options dialog box. These settings, which are hidden deep within
Windows XPís System Properties, provide a host of options that allow you to
fine-tune the operating systemís overall performance and, thus, its interaction
with various applications. These options allow you to adjust Windows XPís
processor scheduling, memory usage, and virtual memory, as well as
Connect To An XP Machine Using Remote Desktop.
With Remote Desktop, you can connect to your Windows XP machine from anywhere
on your Local Area Network (LAN). You can even set it up so that you can connect
to the machine over the Internet from anywhere in the world.
Prior to Windows XP, if you wanted this kind functionality, you had to
do some special configuring
Keep Everything In Sync With Windows Vista's Sync Center!
If you have files stored on two computers or on a computer and
mobile devices that you need to keep synchronized, then you know how
frustrating it can be to have to use several different software
packages with different user interfaces for each of your
synchronization operations. Fortunately, Microsoft realizes that
there is a much stronger emphasis on synchronization. They've
endowed Windows Vista with a new tool called Sync Center which is
designed to work as a centralized location for all of your
A little sync
Tweaks Tricks And Hacks To Make
Windows Vista Fly
Every operating system could stand some tweaking. No matter how many
developers you throw at an OS as complicated as Windows Vista, power users will
always find something they can modify or hack to make it run faster, or better,
or just differently. Here are just a few of the Windows Vista tweaks, tricks,
and hacks we have discovered so far.
1: Add the Run command to the Start Menu
Beginning way back with the release of
Windows 1.0, Microsoft has been all about the GUI interface (more or less
effectively). But sometimes you
with Speech Recognition
To enable built-in speech
functionality, from the Start Menu choose All Programs | Accessories |
Accessibility and click Speech Recognition.
Upgrade Version To Clean-install.
Here's a simplified overview of the steps that are required to clean-install the
upgrade version of Vista:
Step 1. Boot the PC from the Vista DVD.
Step 2. Select "Install Now," but do not enter
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