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How to Restart My Printer Spool

How to Restart My Printer Spool

When a print job becomes stuck in the queue or your computer reports an error message about your print spooler, try restarting the printer spool. Restarting the printer spool may delete all current jobs. Once the printer spool is restarted, you can begin using your printer again. Any stuck jobs will......[Read More]
How Do I Get My Command Bar Back on IE 8?

How Do I Get My Command Bar Back on IE 8?

Microsoft Internet Explorer features a command bar for quick access to many of the available features and settings. The command bar can be customized in regards to the display of the text, icons and available commands. Internet Explorer versions prior to 8.0 required resetting your defaults or editi......[Read More]
How to Remove Windows XP Antivirus 2009

How to Remove Windows XP Antivirus 2009

­ The XP Antivirus 2009 virus is a software program that mimics a real antivirus utility. However, it is quite the opposite, launching popup ads and fake alerts on your computer in an attempt to get you to spend money getting rid of infections on your machine. While this program may say your co......[Read More]
How to Add a USB Four-Port Hub to Windows 7

How to Add a USB Four-Port Hub to Windows 7

Three or four pre-installed USB ports is sometimes not enough to accommodate the peripheral devices you need to connect to your computer. You can fix that problem by adding a four-port USB hub. The hub will allow you to plug four additional USB supported devices to a computer. Four-port USB hubs are......[Read More]
How to Read PDB Database Files on a PC

How to Read PDB Database Files on a PC

PDB files are typically associated with Palm Pilot programs. The PDB file extension is a database file, meaning it contains information designed to work in tandem with other programs. The information could be anything from Palm Pilot contacts to user settings or saved emails. Certain PDB files are o......[Read More]
Which Windows 7 Version Is Right For You?

Which Windows 7 Version Is Right For You?

Windows 7 comes in numerous versions, with a wide range of prices. Let us help you find the right one for your needs and budget.......[Read More]
How to Bypass Windows XP Professional Password

How to Bypass Windows XP Professional Password

Windows XP Professional comes with a password feature that helps protect a user's work and files from tampering by anyone else who uses the computer. If a user forgets the password for his account, he will not be able to access the work for that user account. In this case, if the user has access to ......[Read More]
How to Disable Windows Enhanced Security Configuration

How to Disable Windows Enhanced Security Configuration

Windows Enhanced Security Configuration is an Internet Explorer component found on Windows 2003 server. It is a security tool that establishes security settings to allow you to protect your web browser from dangerous content that could potentially damage your computer. If you are no longer intereste......[Read More]
How to Remove the Log On Screen

How to Remove the Log On Screen

Windows XP allows users to log on to the operating system through both a classic logon screen and the Welcome Screen. You can disable the Welcome Screen so the traditional logon screen can be used, or you can also disable both of them and have the computer automatically log on to a specified user ac......[Read More]
How to Disable AutoPlay on XP SP3

How to Disable AutoPlay on XP SP3

Windows XP SP3's AutoPlay feature automatically scans removable media such as CD, DVDs, USB flash drives and more when you insert them. If a specific type of file--such as music, videos or pictures--is found, Windows XP asks you what you want to do with it or automatically launches an appropriate ap......[Read More]
How to Repair XP With Fixboot

How to Repair XP With Fixboot

Windows XP and other operating systems are loaded from the hard drive's boot sector. Windows won't boot if the boot sector is over-written or becomes damaged. Windows XP's CD includes a recovery console option, which opens a command prompt window with access to special system repair commands. One of......[Read More]
Help with the RasDialer in Windows XP

Help with the RasDialer in Windows XP

The "rasdial" function in Windows XP is a helpful built-in system function that allows you to control your modem through the MS-DOS command prompt. This allows you to create and disconnect dial-up connections without having to open the dial-up window, making it perfect for use in scripts or other si......[Read More]
How to Update Bully for the PC

How to Update Bully for the PC

"Bully" is a tongue-in-cheek adventure game that follows your character, a troubled schoolyard bully, as he encounters the usual boarding school hazards. These include other bullies, jocks and teachers. The PC version of the game, "Bully: Scholarship Edition," includes new missions, classes and addi......[Read More]
How to Remove Svchost.exe With Command Prompt in Windows Vista

How to Remove Svchost.exe With Command Prompt in Windows Vista

The "Svchost.exe" file provides Windows with an interface to system DLL files. Each time a program calls a DLL file, the "Svchost.exe" file shows up in the list of running services. Stopping the "Svchost.exe" file shuts down the program using the DLL file, so you should only shut down the "Svchost.e......[Read More]
How to Fix a Microsoft Vbscript Runtime Error 800A01FB

How to Fix a Microsoft Vbscript Runtime Error 800A01FB

The script on your Windows based computer's VBscript program can return a runtime error if there are corrupted files on your system. The best way to fix a corrupted file is to use the Windows File Checker that came with your operating system. This program scans your system and replaces the corrupt f......[Read More]
How to Restore XP From Install Disks

How to Restore XP From Install Disks

If your computer came with Windows XP preinstalled, then it also came with a manufacturer's Windows XP recovery disc that can restore your computer back to factory settings in case you run into performance problems. A manufacturer's Windows XP disc is different than a Microsoft Windows XP disc, beca......[Read More]
Advanced Editing Options in Microsoft Office

Advanced Editing Options in Microsoft Office

By utilizing Advanced Editing Options in Microsoft Office, you can have greater control over text selection, styles, hyperlinks, and more.......[Read More]
How to Replace a WinXP Product Key

How to Replace a WinXP Product Key

Microsoft offers many different software titles, and a product key is included with all of them. It is important to register your software to receive critical updates. Should you find yourself needing to replace the product key for Windows XP, you can do so easily by using the Product Key Update Too......[Read More]
How do I Increase Windows XP Speed?

How do I Increase Windows XP Speed?

Windows XP is a widely used operating system from Microsoft. A successor to Windows ME and Windows 2000, XP offered PC users new features and enhanced security system. Windows XP comes with a bunch a built-in tools that can optimize your computer's speed and performance. Using these tools, you can f......[Read More]
How to Detect a Genuine Windows Copy on a PC

How to Detect a Genuine Windows Copy on a PC

You should find out if you are running a genuine copy of Windows if you are unsure for any reason. You may want to do this if you bought a used PC, are receiving notifications that your copy of Windows is not genuine or you installed Windows yourself and are not sure that the installation disk you r......[Read More]