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Tables in Word: Quick, Easy and StylishWA11 T003In the old days of typewriters, we had to make lists of items using tab stops (and a tricky business it was too!). You can still do it the same way in Word, where it’s a little easier, but there’s much better way: use a table instead! Read on to learn the simple steps …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: T003

Task Manager: Every Process at Your FingertipsProcesses have an important function in Windows. Many processes are activated during the Windows boot process, and when you launch applications, many additional processes are also started. If your computer freezes up when running a particular application, you will be asked how to proceed by a Windows error message. When this happens, it’s worth taking …

Categories:
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: T050

Task Manager: Take Control of Your PC’s ProcessesEvery single program, service or tool that runs on your PC has one or more corresponding process. Many processes are activated during the Windows boot process, and when you launch applications, many additional processes are also started. If your computer freezes up when running a particular application, you will be asked how to proceed by …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: T051

Task Manager: Fix PC ProblemsWhen you’re driving a car, a quick glance at the dashboard tells you all you need to know about the machine you’re using. You can see at a glance how fast you’re going, how hard the engine is working, whether you’re getting low on fuel, whether you’ve left the handbrake on or the boot open. …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: T065

Tips & Tricks: Faster XP StartupJust like previous versions of Windows, the XP operating system can take an inordinately long time to startup each time you boot your PC. Luckily, there are a few minor changes that you can make to your systems set-up allowing you to significantly reduce this boot-up time. Well show you how in this article. …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: T15

Troubleshooting: Ultimate Guide to Solving ErrorsAs new versions of Windows have been released, the operating system has generally become more stable but this does not mean that problems will not arise. Sluggish performance, crashes and error messages are all indications that something is wrong, but it can be difficult to determine just what the problem is. In this article, we …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: T2

Tips & Tricks: Free Internet Virus ScannersComputer viruses can make your computer unstable and in the worst cases completely unusable. With the recent high profile case of virus attack by the W32.Blaster.Worm virus, ensuring that your computer has adequate protection is now more important than ever. And, if you have an always on broadband connection to the Internet, protection against virus …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T20

Troubleshoot Startup Problems FastIts all too common for older computers to start slowly and if you use your computer regularly its not uncommon to find that you need to make a cup of tea to pass the time between hitting the on button and the computer being ready-to-use. If your computer is suffering from such problems, dont despair. …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T21

Tips & Tricks: Securely store Personal InformationEveryone has sensitive personal information that they need to use to carry out their daily tasks. This information is invariably a group of numbers such as PIN numbers for ATM machines, or the combination of a safe or the number to your home security system. You also have other personal information such as credit card …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T22

Tips and Tricks: Windows ExplorerWindows Explorer is a built-in feature of Windows that allows you to quickly and easily navigate to all the files and folders stored on your PC. This should not be confused with Internet Explorer, as this is Microsofts Internet browser. You will often see just the word Explorer mentioned on websites and in magazines. Invariably, …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T23

Tips and Tricks Removing Malicious SoftwareIts estimated that only a third of home PC users bother to install a virus checker. This helps viruses and other malicious software to spread, as the greater the number of vulnerable PCs on the Internet, the greater the number of bases from which viruses can launch further attacks. Well show you how to fix …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T24

Tips and Tricks Windows File ExtensionsThe Windows operating system uses the last three letters of a files name to denote what kind of file it is; that is, what kind of data the file actually contains. Well show you the most common in this article. …

Categories: Tips & Tricks
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T25

Troubleshooting Windows Startup ProblemsMost of the time your PC gives you completely trouble-free usage, allowing you to send emails and browse the web without a murmur. Very often when your PC starts displaying errors, the errors can easily be fixed by upgrading the troublesome application or searching the Internet for a common solution to the problem. The most …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T30

Tools: Ultimate Windows Software EnvironmentThere are many things that can go wrong with your computer that can prevent it from working correctly, or hinder the tasks you need to do. Common problems such as program crashes, computer slowdowns, and lost files, are all issues that can be solved with the right toolset. Even if you know what is causing …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: T35

Tools to Solve Low-level Windows ProblemsSometimes Windows presents problems that cant be solved easily (if at all) with the normal set of tools. The graphical user interface (GUI) that you use everyday has a good set of useful utilities for general maintenance and troubleshooting, but when it comes to low-level problems, youll need to dig deeper into Windows toolbox. In …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: T36

Tuning Utilities Boost Windows PerformanceMany Windows users dont realise that they just arent getting the best possible performance from their PCs. With the major cost of a computer, it is important that you make the fullest use of it possible. The reason for this is simple: with Windows one size fits all approach, your operating system isnt specifically tailored …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: T40

Tuning Utilities to Boost PC PerformanceFinding out which of the many thousands of freeware performance-boosting tools available are best for boosting the performance of your system can be a difficult and time-consuming task. Dont worry, because weve done the hard work for you. We have collected together the best performance-enhancing tools available on this website, and put together this essential …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: T41

Tools: Essential Free Tools for Windows UsersMicrosoft is following a trend of including less bundled software with Windows, leaving it up to third party developers to fill in the features that other operating systems include as standard. As well as essential features that are required to make your PC usable, many other operating systems include tools to tune and manage your …

Categories: Basics
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: T43

Troubleshooting: Prevent Errors Getting Out of ControlBefore you know it, minor errors can quickly spiral out of control and cause more serious problems. Regardless of the version of Windows you use, errors are a fact of life, and need to be kept under control if you are to avoid serious problems. The registry is a prime example of an area of …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: T44

Tuning: Vital Tools for Super-fast PerformanceNo matter how old your PC is or what version of Windows it is running, there will always be room for improvement as far as performance is concerned. The problem is, over time, your PC will get cluttered up with all kinds of rubbish, applications you dont use, badly configured settings and unnecessary background programs. …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: T45