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Rescue Deleted FilesHow to Restore Deleted Files Using the Best Professional Tools If you accidentally delete important files and don’t realise what you have done until you have emptied the Recycle Bin, Windows can’t help you get them back. Without a current data backup or other effective tools, your data is lost forever. In such cases, you …

Categories:
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: R040

RAM Disks for Better Memory ManagementOne of the fastest components on your computer is its RAM (Random Access Memory). You can access anything that is stored in RAM in nanoseconds, which is much faster than your hard drive and any external storage devices you may have attached to your computer. One way of using RAM, which is often overlooked, is …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: R10

Rescue Your System with Windows PE One day it is bound to happen: Windows goes on strike and your PC refuses to boot. You need to protect yourself against this by creating your own personalised rescue DVD, containing all of the tools you need to fix a failed system. By creating a bespoke Windows Advisor rescue DVD, you can choose …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: R100

Registry: Taking Control of WindowsThe Windows registry is the heart of your PCs software, and has been a feature of the operating system since Windows 95. It is used to store both operating system settings and application software configuration details. This makes it the key place to go if you want to change how your PC works. Many settings …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: R11

Registry Tuning for Improved PerformanceThe registry is a large database at the heart of Windows; it stores the settings for both Windows itself and the programs that have been installed. By editing the settings stored in the registry it is not only possible to apply a series of customisation options which cannot be accessed elsewhere, but the performance of …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: R13

Registry: Crucial Settings to Boost Windows SecurityThere are many different things that can affect how secure your PC is, from the anti-virus software you run to the firewall settings you have configured. However, if you really want to get to the heart of your PCs security, you need to delve deep into the registry, and alter the settings which control your …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R14

RAM Solutions For Tackling Memory FaultsRAM (Random Access Memory) problems are extremely hard to diagnose. When the symptoms are intermittent, there is a tendency to assume that the problem is software-related. This article will help you to ascertain whether your system has a memory problem. By following the steps outlined, you will be able to confirm that your computers symptoms …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: R15

Recovery: Quickly Repair a Failed Windows SystemIf you cant boot Windows then you only have a few options available to cure the problem. If youve installed software or hardware that was incompatible with your PC, you may find that its impossible to get Windows to load properly, in order to remove the incompatible application or driver. Fortunately, Microsoft provide recovery tools …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R16

Registry: Secret Settings for Complete Windows ControlWindows is a very configurable operating system, but there are some settings that can only be tweaked from the registry. However, the registry contains 1000s of different settings and knowing which ones to tweak is next to impossible. A wrong turn can be fatal, leaving your PC unable to boot-up. It is therefore essential that …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R17

Registry: Quickly Cure Problems Caused by Faulty SettingsGenerally speaking, the registry the large database of settings that lies at the heart of Windows is something that is best left alone. However, there are some problems and issues that can arise in Windows that are most easily remedied by editing settings in the registry. In this article, well show you how to use …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R18

Registry: Quick Cures for the 7 Most Serious ErrorsMost Windows users think of the registry as being so complicated that they never consider it as a place to fix their problems. The huge database of settings is usually the domain of anyone looking to tweak their computer in some way by editing it to change the appearance of Windows or improve performance, but …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R19

Registry: Secret Tweaks for Ultra-fast PerformanceThe Windows registry is a scary place for many Windows users, but it neednt be. By taking a few sensible precautions you can apply registry tweaks that optimise your system and add new features to Windows, which cant be accessed in any other way. In this article, well show you how to safely apply registry …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R19

RunDLL Take Control of WindowsHidden away in the Windows operating system are a number of functions which you can use to your advantage, if you know where to find them. It was never Microsofts intention that these be invoked directly, but, if you know what you are doing, you can use them to speed up your use of Windows. …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: R20

RAM: Optimise Your PC with a Full Memory RefreshMany people are nervous when it comes to making hardware changes to their computers, and while it is certainly true that some hardware can be tricky to install and be a potentially expensive exercise, adding memory is not only cheap and easy to achieve, but can result in a seriously impressive performance boost. In this …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R21

Tuning for More PerformanceMany options that allow you to really take control of your Windows system’s performance can only be adjusted in the registry. By modifying registry settings to customise your system to your personal requirements, you can greatly increase performance. The many keys in the registry can be very… …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8
Reference: R240

Refurbishment: Resurrect & Revive an Old PCMoores law states, roughly, that the power of the microprocessor doubles every 18 months, and so far that law has been pretty accurate! There is another statement, known as Wirths law, that Software gets slower faster than hardware gets faster. Unfortunately, that means that the PC you bought several years ago has long been superseded …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: R25

Registry Hacks Take Control of WindowsThe registry is the central store of configuration details in Windows. Each new version of Windows relies more and more on the registry to control all aspects of your PCs operation and appearance. The Registry Editor is a tool provided with Windows that allows you to make changes to the registry, and also import and …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: R3

Registry Check for Windows 7/Vista/XPAll Windows settings are stored and managed in a central database – the registry. Over time, a lot of digital junk collects there, from software uninstallation routines that don’t work properly, to orphaned DLL files, and program information from applications you no longer use. Your Windows system gets slower and slower as a result, and …

Categories: Uncategorized
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R300

Windows MaintenanceAs a Windows Advisor reader, you know your Windows system well and are probably often called upon by friends to help them solve Windows problems. However, if you’re not sitting in front of their PC and your friend doesn’t have much Windows knowledge, it is usually difficult to provide quick help. In such cases, use …

Categories:
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: R330

Remote Maintenance with pcvisitHow to Access Other Internet Connected Computers Using Remote Maintenance Programs You may wonder why anyone would bother buying remote support software, when the Remote Desktop software is included with Windows by default. However, this tool is a bit difficult to use and establishing connections between PCs using the invitation system provided is very tedious. …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: R331