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Installing and Uninstalling Software SafelyAs you use your computer you install a wide range of software packages, from commercially available programs to shareware. Often your hard drive will become cluttered with the remains of these programs, even if you thought you had completely uninstalled them. Many programs leave remnants of their installation behind. These can be entries in your …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I1

Internet SecretsThere is more to the Internet than just the World Wide Web that most people get online to use. For instance, professionals use the Internet for FTP (File Transfer Protocol) to move large files between organisations. Communities have also developed on the Internet with IRC (Internet Relay Chat) and Usenet is now becoming a communication …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I10

Internet: Secure Web Browsing AlternativesWith the global dominance of Microsoft complete and unassailable, you can be forgiven for thinking that there is no alternative to Internet Explorer for browsing the Web. However, the fact that youre inculpable doesnt mean that there arent any alternatives to Internet Explorer. In fact, there are three that you really should take a look …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: I11

Internet File Sharing ExplainedFrom films to fine art, the amount of downloadable content that is available on the Internet is mind-boggling. Many files are available for download from websites if you pay for them, while other sites offer such content for free. You should exercise caution when using websites that offer free files. It is illegal to download …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I12

Internet: Save Money with the Right Broadband PackageMany people find that choosing and setting up a broadband connection is so much of a headache that they never want to go through it again. But they dont realise that they could be paying a fortune for a service that they are not getting the best deal from. Maybe they dont make use of …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: I13

Internet: Speed-up Your ConnectionWhether you currently enjoy all of the benefits of a big fat broadband connection or you are still using a dial-up connection, Windows offers a number of tweakable settings that will help you get more from your connection in terms of speed and performance. The information in this article will show you exactly where these …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: I14

Internet and Broadband Buyer’s GuideIf you have yet to connect to the Internet for email or to browse the millions of pages of information available on the Word-Wide-Web, you should approach buying Internet access as you would any other service. Today, there are hundreds of companies all offering a vast array of different services from budget dial-up that is …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, 2000, XP, Vista
Reference: I15

Internet Connection TroubleshootingWe rely increasingly on our Internet connections to manage many aspects of our life, from booking holidays, sending email to friends and buying music from online record stores. Very often we take our Internet connections for granted, but once they stop working we are left wondering just how we lived before the Information Superhighway built …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I16

Internet: Hosting Your Website from Your Own PCIf you have a broadband connection and are running Windows XP Home, then there are only two obstacles preventing you from running a web server on your own computer. Firstly, Windows XP Home (unlike XP Pro) does not include a personal web server. Secondly, it is unlikely that your ISP (Internet Service Provider) has provided …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I17

Internet Hidden Traps and DangersThe Internet is a wonderful resource that has changed the way in which many of us live and work. We tend to forget that the Internet also contains hidden dangers that may compromise security and the smooth running of our PCs. When enjoying a quick surf of the web, we feel relatively safe and tend …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I18

Internet Telephone Calls for Free with VoIPVoice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) allows you to make telephone calls over the Internet. Like many new computing technologies, it is possible to try out VoIP without a daunting financial commitment. At the professional end of the market, companies are committing thousands of pounds to the installation of VoIP networks. In many cases, these will …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I19

Internet: Fast, Secure Data TransferWith more and more of our communications travelling over the Internet, it has never been more important to make sure that the communications channels you are using are secure. Public Key Cryptography or Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) has long been the defence mechanism of choice for securing communication between two parties on the Internet: from …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: I2

Improving Your PC’s Service Performance in 2000/XPTo ensure that your computer runs reliably, Windows uses a number of specialised programs. These programs are called Services and run in the background. Whenever you boot your PC a number of Services launch automatically. Some Services demand large amounts of your computer’s resources, which can affect its performance. Disabling the Services you don’t need …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 2000, XP
Reference: I20

Inserting Graphics into WordA graphics file can be inserted quickly into a Word document by clicking on Insert and Picture. However, problems may arise when it comes to formatting you cant get the image to centre, the text will not flow round the image, or the image is progressively pushed down as you enter more text. Word offers …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I21

Internet Explorer: Repairing Common FaultsInternet Explorer is more than just Microsofts ubiquitous web browser; it is an integral part of the Windows operating system. A faulty installation of Internet Explorer means more than just an inability to browse the web; it can lead to problems in many other areas of Windows, such as viewing Windows help pages, or an …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I22

Internet: Speed Up Your Online DownloadsWeve all experienced slow file downloads, whether its whilst surfing the Web, or getting the latest freeware from The Windows Advisor website. Maybe you thought broadband would make it a thing of the past, but no. The problem is that the slowest link in the connection between your PC and the server you are downloading …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: I23

Internet Explorer 7 Troubleshooting Via the RegistryInternet Explorer 7 is your window to the Web. It can be really frustrating when it isnt working. If you follow the steps here youll learn how to overcome some of the most common issues that prevent you from surfing the Net. These errors can be simple things that are easy to diagnose. The more …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: I24

Internet Explorer: Customised for Faster Web BrowsingInternet Explorer is the most popular web browser in use today. While it is a fantastic piece of software, it could be better. Fortunately, Internet Explorer is highly customisable, allowing you to alter it to match your exact web browsing requirements. There are many performance tweaks that you can make to speed up the way …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 2000, XP
Reference: I25

Internet: Avoid Hidden Dangers OnlineThe Internet is fraught with hidden dangers that can trap even the most careful Windows user. Adware and spyware infections, crafted by malicious programmers to secretly infect your PC to either bombard you with pop-up adverts or steal sensitive information from your computer and pass it to online criminals. More recently, these threats have been …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: I26

Internet: Secure Browsing with a Phishing FilterConnecting a computer to the Internet had always been fraught with potential dangers, most notably in the form of viruses, Trojans and other forms of malicious software. In more recent years, there has been a growth in the number of online scams and websites designed to extract personal information from visitors. In this article, we’ll …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: I27