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Outlook Express Troubleshoot Email ErrorsThanks to the rise of the home computer, email has become a primary form of communication and many now keep in touch with friends and family via this digital medium. All versions of Windows come fully equipped with a capable and versatile email client called Outlook Express, making it the most used email program on …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: O10

Optimisation: Crucial Steps for a Super-fast PCAs you use your PC it becomes cluttered and corrupt, and will soon start to feel a lot more sluggish than when you first bought it. There are many reasons for this junk files start to accumulate, and the hard drive becomes fragmented, for example. But it doesnt have to stay like that. With a …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: O11

Optimisation: Speed-up Fundamental Windows ComponentsThere are many PC optimisation techniques that will give Windows a quick boost. But to really enhance the performance of your PC you need to go to the heart of Windows. The most fundamental components of the Windows operating system have performance parameters that can be tweaked to make your PC run faster. However, these …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: O12

Optimisation: Make Windows More ResponsiveIf there is one complaint that is heard again and again from computer users, it is that their machines are not performing as well as they used to. Over time it is almost inevitable that Windows will slow down, and this can make everyday tasks extremely annoying. Whatever you use your computer for, from playing …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: O13

OpenOffice: Free Productivity SoftwareDespite the rise of multimedia and high-speed Internet connections, boring old work is still by far the main use for todays PCs. Be it at home or in the office; word-processing and spreadsheets are essential tools for the Windows user and the all-powerful Microsoft Office is usually the software of choice for performing these tasks. …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: O14

OpenOffice 3.0: Words Newest CompetitorMicrosoft Office has long been regarded as the de facto standard that all other office suites are measured against. For many, though, the financial burden of owning such a product is either unjustifiable or simply out-of-reach. Unless you are a corporate user, or frequently use Microsoft Office as part of your business, then the chances …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: O15

Optimisation: Perfect Tuning for a Speedy PCWhen you first unwrap your PC, or freshly install Windows, no doubt the machine performed at blazingly fast speeds. Unfortunately, over time, Windows becomes bloated and things turn sluggish. The problem is all of the applications and their associated background tasks want a share of your PC’s system resources – the processor, memory and so …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: O16

Optimising RAM & Cache MemoryWindows does not manage its random access memory (RAM) and cache memory in the most efficient way. When Windows is installed, the RAM and cache memory are setup so that they will offer the greatest number of users a stable system that will run all the applications that might be installed on their systems. The …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: O2

Office: Replace Microsoft Office with LibreOfficeAsk any computer user to name an office suite that includes a word processor and a spreadsheet, and the chances are that it will be Microsoft Office that is mentioned. While this is a powerful office suite, it is also quite expensive. Thankfully, it is possible to gain access to the vast majority of the …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: O20

Office Free Alternatives to MicrosoftThe free alternatives to Microsoft Office are now extremely sophisticated. If you want a familiar Office-style interface and compatibility with Microsoft files, then a free suite may meet your needs. However, there are issues about differing file formats and the extent to which each alternative suite actually replicates all of the Microsoft Office functions. This …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: O3

Optimise Windows for Peak PerformanceWhen your PC is new, Windows will run at optimal performance. Over time, as new applications are added and removed, and new files created and deleted, your system will become bloated, and performance will decrease. As your hard disk is used, the files on it become fragmented, and it takes longer for them to load. …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: O4

OneDrive for Windows 8/8.1Microsoft has completely integrated the free OneDrive online storage service into Windows 8/8.1. Using the built-in app or Windows Explorer, you can upload your files and have access to your data stored in the cloud. You can even access your data in the cloud from other devices and other versions of Windows. All you need to get started is …

Categories: Hardware, Optimisation
Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8
Reference: O400

Office: Solve File Format Compatibility ProblemsWith the release of Office 2007, Microsoft introduced a new file format standard that was very different from the one that it had used since the 1990s. This radical format change was made to provide standardisation and full interoperability that the older binary files (.DOC, etc.) lack. The new format, called OOXML, is an improvement …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: O5

Optimisation: Tweak Your Vista or XP SystemYour Windows installation has a lot to deal with, considering the amount of use it gets: new software is installed, old software un-installed, new drivers and utilities are added which claim to optimise Windows, often actually causing more problems for Windows than they resolve. In addition, Windows itself is constantly churning out megabytes of temporary …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: O6

Optimisation: 10 Windows Speedup TipsThere are a few small tricks that you can use to customise your Windows 10 system and simplify the way you work. In this article, you’ll find 10 of the best Windows 10 tips that you can immediately use to speed up how you work with your Windows system. Use these tips to find the …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 10
Reference: O600

Optimisation: 5 Common Speedups for WindowsWindows is the most widely deployed operating system of all time. However, it has one serious drawback: even the most stable Windows systems can be extremely slow. I’ve looked into the reasons for this on various computers to find why Windows slows down and takes a long time to boot, and realised that the causes …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: O625

Optimisation: Quick and Easy Windows TuningOver time, Windows just gets slower and slower. Even if you clean out and defragment your hard drive, and remove unwanted programs and files, it can still feel like Windows is running at a snail’s pace. But speeding up your system isn’t magic. By applying simple, safe Windows settings, you can get more performance out …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: O630

Optimisation: Windows CleanupIs your PC too slow, forcing you to sit waiting for it to respond? If so, it’s time to put your machine on a diet. Over time, remnants of temporary data collect on your Windows system. If you don’t regularly clean them out, they can lead to system instability and error messages will mount up …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: O650

Optimise Multi-core Processor ConfigurationsMost new PCs and laptops have processors with several cores – usually two, four or eight. Windows manages allocating different processing tasks to these cores, so that they run at the same time. With programs running in parallel, several tasks can run at once, making your system very responsive. By doing so, your PC can …

Categories:
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: O660

Optimise Windows Boot TimesSwitch on the PC and then go and make yourself a coffee – if this is your daily ritual because your PC takes more than two minutes to boot or restart, then you really need to take steps to speed up your machine. With the right Windows configuration and software settings you can get more …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: O670

 

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