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Articles found: 26

First Aid for PC Startup ProblemsIts everyones worst nightmare: you switch on your PC and nothing happens. Your monitor doesnt spring to life, and the hard drive doesnt begin to load Windows into your computers memory. You may not even see the LED (Light Emitting Diode) come on that indicates that power is going into your PC. If you experience …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F1

File Management: The Best Tools Windows Explorer is one of the most fundamental tools in Windows. You can use it to take care of all of your file management operations, such as creating new folders, copying moving or deleting files between folders and drives, and much more. However, the basic functionality of Windows Explorer hasn’t changed since the days …

Categories: Basics, Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: F100

Free Tools Essential Programs for WindowsOptimise Your PC with the Best Free Software on the Market. While Windows comes with a huge range of features, applications and software to help its users perform everyday tasks and system maintenance, there are a number of third party software developers who seek to improve the standard Microsoft tools and utilities. There are large …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F12

Free Tool from MicrosoftMicrosoft is the worlds largest supplier of commercial software, and that software can cost many hundreds of pounds for the latest versions of applications such as Word and Excel. However, Microsoft also supply a number of professional applications that you can use to enhance your existing Microsoft programs, or your computer generally, completely free of …

Categories: Updates
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F15

File Recovery: Find Files You Thought Were Lost ForeverThis article will show you how to recover files that have been deleted and even emptied from the Windows Recycle Bin. When you have been working on your computer for many hours, or even days, theres nothing quite as awful as the sickening realisation that youve lost a file. Whether youve forgotten to save, deleted, …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F2

File Searching Quickly Locate Files on Your PCYou know a certain file has got to be somewhere on your PC, but you just can’t find it. As the capacity of storage devices that are built in to our PCs becomes larger and their price less expensive, we are increasingly filling them up with vast collections of text, music and video. This is …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F20

Free Tools: Essential Software for Windows UsersNo operating system is complete without third party applications and, despite the myriad new features in Windows Vista compared with older versions of Windows, there are still some tasks that are best performed by dedicated applications. If youre not lucky enough to have a Vista PC, then you will have no option but to install …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: F21

File Recovery: The Essential GuideThere is nothing more frustrating than needing to use a document on your PC and then realising that you deleted it on your last hard drive clear-out. When you delete a file from your hard drive, its gone for good right? Wrong! When you delete a file, only its reference in Windows is deleted, but …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: F22

First Aid: The Ultimate Windows Repair KitWhen Windows malfunctions, it can often seem like the worst disaster ever to befall the user. This is often due to the fact that PC errors always seem to happen at the most inconvenient times. For this reason, it always pays to be prepared with a range of software tools that can help get your …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: F23

Filenames: Find Your Files More EasilyDo you ever find yourself trawling through a jumble of files, trying to find the one you want but struggling to remember what you might have named it? When you have years’-worth of files on your PC, that’s never a happy situation to find yourself in! There are a few tricks you can use to …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: F232

Firewalls Protection from Internet IntrudersWith the rise of the high-speed Internet and home broadband connections instances of hacking, identity theft and other intrusion-based crime have risen sharply. Software vendors offer an increasingly sophisticated range of products to protect home users from harm and Microsoft now include a built-in firewall in the latest incarnation of the Windows Operating System, Windows …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F25

Firewalls: Essential Protection from Online AttackHave you got a broadband connection on your home PC? Then, right now, youre at risk from a number of serious threats on the Internet. Hackers are scanning for computers they can use as zombie machines to launch attacks from; worms are trying to compromise your system and proliferate themselves over networks and data thieves …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: F26

Firewall: Configuration for Ultimate SecurityA firewall is an essential component when securing your PC against hacker attacks you shouldnt go on the Internet without one. However, choosing from all the different options your firewall provides can be confusing, and lead to a badly configured firewall which allows hackers to attack and take over your PC. By following the essential …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: F27

Faxing From Your PCIf you dont currently use the built-in fax tools in your PC then you could be missing out on one of its most valuable functions as well as numerous business and personal opportunities. While fax (or facsimile) technology might appear to be well past its sell by date, this is actually far from the truth. …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F3

Firefox: Perfect Configuration with About:configPersonalise the Firefox Browser to Your Individual Requirements You normally configure your Firefox browser using the Preferences menu, but this only gives you access to a fraction of the available settings in the browser. Using the hidden about:config menu you can take full control of over 1,500 browser settings, to allow you to personalise the …

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Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: F395

Firefox TroubleshootingEven the widely used and well-loved Firefox browser can cause problems sometimes. If your browser won’t load, or it crashes now and again without any obvious reason, the built-in repair functions inside Firefox can help. Use these to analyse Firefox problems to solve even the nastiest of errors. In this article, we’ll show you how …

Categories: Internet & Security, Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: F396

Firefox Safety Tips The Firefox browser is a fast and efficient way to browse the Internet. However, the browser can also be the target of attacks by hackers and cyber criminals, who are trying to uncover information about you and your PC. Faulty Firefox settings make it much easier for hackers to gain access to your browser. …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: F397

Firefox: Secret Configuration OptionsYou can configure some of the options in Firefox from the Options menu, but these are only a fraction of the settings that it is possible to alter in the browser. Using the hidden about:config menu you can take full control of over 1500 browser settings, to allow you to personalise the browser to your …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: F398

Free Tools for Crash PredictionWhen your PC crashes it can seem like a complete bolt out of the blue. On closer inspection there may have been many little tell-tale signs that could have indicated that a serious crash was imminent. There are many programs available which will interrogate your hardware devices to try to see when they will fail. …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: F4

First Aid for Poor System PerformanceWindows automatically manages your PC’s system resources, such as the RAM and processor, but if these resources aren’t optimised for performance, your system will be slow. If you have an older system with a slow CPU and little RAM, you’re also at a disadvantage in terms of performance, and will find that applications take a …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: F410

 

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