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How to Hide the Taskbar

How to Hide the Taskbar

By default, the taskbar is displayed on the bottom of your screen. You can hide it if you want to maximize your screen space. The taskbar generally displays open programs, applications and browser windows. It also displays system tools such as the clock, network connections and icons to launch progr......[Read More]
Windows Task Manager Tutorials

Windows Task Manager Tutorials

The Task Manager is a tool built into the Windows operating system that gives you an overview of tasks running on your computer. The different tabs allow you to view information about programs, processes, services, resource usage and user connections. You can use the Task Manager to close down progr......[Read More]
Fun.exe Removal

Fun.exe Removal

The Fun.exe system process is a low-risk malicious program that propagates itself via mass-mailings that are sent to contacts in a Windows Address Book. The Fun.exe file appears in the affected email as an attachment, and it contains code for executing the W32.Israz@mm mass mailing worm. In order to......[Read More]
How to Perform a Clean Reinstall of Windows XP

How to Perform a Clean Reinstall of Windows XP

If your computer is experiencing problems, you may want to perform a clean reinstall of the Windows XP operating system. Reinstalling Windows XP forces you to erase or clear all of the existing data on your hard drive. Therefore, before you reinstall Windows XP, it is very important that you back up......[Read More]
How to Find an MS Patch Applied Date on the System

How to Find an MS Patch Applied Date on the System

Windows Updates are security, stability and features patches that are applied to your computer whenever you download and install them through Windows Update. If you are trying to figure out when a particular update was installed on your computer, you can do so by viewing the Add/Remove Programs sect......[Read More]
How to Put Avast on a Taskbar

How to Put Avast on a Taskbar

Avast is an antivirus program that monitors and protects your computer from dangerous threats such as viruses, Trojans, worms and spyware. When you install Avast, its icon launches to the system tray on the taskbar. The icon is a shortcut that allows you to perform security functions. If you do not ......[Read More]
How to Compress System Files

How to Compress System Files

When you compress the system files on your computer, the actual data contained in the files remains unaltered. However, the actual files themselves are compressed down in size to save hard drive space on your machine. Though many third-party utilities allow you to perform this exact task, there is a......[Read More]
How to Link a Windows 7 Computer to a Network Windows XP Printer

How to Link a Windows 7 Computer to a Network Windows XP Printer

If you've added a printer to your home network via a Windows XP computer, that printer immediately will be available to all computers on the network, even those running newer operating systems like Windows 7. You will need to add the printer to the Windows 7 computer, which can be done using native ......[Read More]
How to Reinstall the Windows Explorer Application

How to Reinstall the Windows Explorer Application

The Windows Explorer application is an integral part of the Windows operating system that is built into the OS. Reinstalling Windows Explorer is necessary where viruses or user error have destroyed one or more core files necessary to run the program. Accomplish this by reinstalling the operating sys......[Read More]
How to Replace Windows Command

How to Replace Windows Command

Microsoft Windows computers feature a command-line interface with software tools that perform many of the same functions that are available in the graphical user interface, or GUI. If you need to use the GUI "Find and Replace" feature in a batch file, script or over a low bandwidth network connecti......[Read More]
How to Troubleshoot a Windows Media Center DVD Library

How to Troubleshoot a Windows Media Center DVD Library

Windows Media Center (often referred to as WMC) allows you to organize, browse and view media content in audio, video and picture form. One option of the program is the DVD Library, in which you can watch media and data from DVDs on your computer or Windows Media Center Extender device. As with any ......[Read More]
How to Download Android 1.6

How to Download Android 1.6

Android 1.6, an older version of the Android operating system, can be downloaded and used through the Android software development kit. This OS is added to the software development kit as a program component, allowing you to work with this environment for the development of Android applications and ......[Read More]
How to Use a Phone Patch

How to Use a Phone Patch

Phone "patches" are files that fix bugs and mistakes and that generally improve the operation of your phone's firmware, which is the software that makes it operate. Updating the firmware for a phone by using a new patch can often solve glitches that keep you from using the phone the way you want to,......[Read More]
How to Uninstall Paragon Partition Manager

How to Uninstall Paragon Partition Manager

The largest hard drives manufactured today can hold thousands of gigabytes of data. Because of the number of files that can be stored in this amount of space, some users like to divide a large hard drive into "partitions" --- multiple sections, each seen by Windows as a separate drive. Windows has t......[Read More]
How to Speed Up a PowerBook G4

How to Speed Up a PowerBook G4

The PowerBook G4 may be outdated, but many users continue to find it a dependable laptop. Because there have been many updates to the OS X operating system since the PowerBook was first introduced, getting the PowerBook to speed up requires changing settings to the operating system. The procedures f......[Read More]
How to Fix a Scheduled Task in Windows XP

How to Fix a Scheduled Task in Windows XP

The ability to fix scheduled tasks in Windows XP (and all recent Windows operating systems) is one of the nice features Microsoft provides to their users. Users have the ability to set any program or file to open/run at any time, be it daily, weekly, monthly, at startup, at login or just one time. T......[Read More]
How to Use Easy Transfer in Vista

How to Use Easy Transfer in Vista

The Windows Easy Transfer program built into Microsoft Windows Vista enables the transfer of complete user accounts between different computers running the Windows Vista operating system. The transfer of a user account includes data files created by the user such as documents, pictures and email mes......[Read More]
How to Remove a Dual Boot of 2000 & XP

How to Remove a Dual Boot of 2000 & XP

One of the convenient features of hard drives and their partitioning system is the ability for users to create multi-boot systems. A multi-boot, or dual-boot system, allows users to use more than one operating system on one computer. This gives users the ability to install and use programs that they......[Read More]
How to Find Drivers for a Finger Optical Mouse

How to Find Drivers for a Finger Optical Mouse

A finger optical mouse removes the need for a mouse pad and only needs a flat surface to function. The device straps to a finger to allow for easy computer use while on a train or on the couch. To ensure that a finger optical mouse works properly, you should install the most up-to-date drivers avail......[Read More]
How to Recover Windows XP With Install CD

How to Recover Windows XP With Install CD

Windows XP can be recovered using the Recovery Console directly through the Windows XP Installation CD-ROM. This Recovery Console allows you to enable or disable services as desired, format drives and perform a number of other administrative tasks. It is also useful if you have to reconfigure a spec......[Read More]