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How to Defrag With a Recovery Console

The Microsoft Windows XP Recovery Console is a system that lets users execute various commands. Many advanced users perform diagnostics on the system when they're unable to start Windows in a conventional manner. Performing a hard disk drive defragmentation (or defrag) via the command line-based Rec...More...

How to Make Your iPhone Work Like a Mac

Mac users will find a lot of similarities between the iPhone and their Mac computers. Many of the applications built into the iPhone, like Safari, iTunes and Contacts, have direct counterparts in the Mac OS X environment. By taking an inventory of the applications you use most on your Mac, you can m...More...

Toshiba A135 Vista Boot Problems

Boot problems can be distressing even for computer experts; computers often require troubleshooting when boot issues occur in order to determine the problem's cause. Recent software changes can prevent a Toshiba Satellite A135 running Windows Vista from booting, as can broken hardware components and...More...

How to Put in F Degrees in Windows Word

In order to prevent keyboards from becoming too cluttered, keyboard manufacturers opt to omit various symbols from keyboards. This is true for even some of the more commonly-used symbols, such as the Fahrenheit degree symbol (°). However, you can easily insert this symbol into your Microsoft Wor...More...

How to Detect the Best MTU for Broadband

MTU stands for Maximum Transmission Unit. The MTU value denotes the maximum size of a packet that your computer sends over a network. The best possible value for your MTU is the value right before your packets become fragmented. Fragmenting occurs when the packet is too large to send in one piece. U...More...

OEM Vs. Retail XP

If your Windows XP operating system comes pre-installed on your system, you may have significantly different features than an XP installation from a retail disc. While most OEM manufacturers include a bevy of program and support features, the retail XP install is comparably bare-boned. In contrast, ...More...

How to Start a Computer With XP Media Center in Safe Mode

If your computer is not starting properly--or is not starting at all--starting it in safe mode can help you to diagnose and resolve the problem. Safe mode is designed to load only the most basic drivers and programs, and that allows the computer to start so that computer users and technicians can de...More...

How to Repair Windows XP After Installing SP3

SP3 (Service Pack 3) is the last major update package that Microsoft released for the Windows XP operating system. If you have installed this service pack onto your XP computer, you can still use the Repair Installation feature of the Windows XP installation disc. The only caveat is that the install...More...

How to Set Your Start Up Programs

You may be annoyed that too many programs start up when you boot up your computer, unnecessarily taking too much of your time. Or you may find yourself using a program so much (for example, an email client or an Internet browser) that you want it starting up with every reboot. You can fix these prob...More...

How to Connect an Xbox360 Through a Vista Computer

Connecting your Xbox 360 console to your Windows Vista PC will allow you to access Windows Media Center from the console. Through the media center, you can play music and watch videos that are saved on your Windows Vista computer. The primary advantage is that this allows the videos and music to pla...More...

How to Get Started with Adobe Flex

A software developer will often build a functional piece of software and then hand it over to a graphic designer for a visual overhaul. The thought of rounding corners, choosing color schemes and designing buttons can be intimidating and unappealing to some people. Adobe Flex completes a majority of...More...

How to Print From WiFi Without Installing the Internet

Printing via WiFi without Internet access is made possible by the printer-sharing capabilities present in Microsoft Windows. Printing wirelessly over a WiFi network without Internet access requires a home or office network consisting of multiple computers connected to a single WiFi router. Additiona...More...

How to Remove or Turn Off Programs in the Quick Launch Taskbar

You can customize your Windows taskbar in several ways. For instance, you can add frequently used programs to Vista's or 7's Quick Launch toolbar, allowing you to load the program from the taskbar rather than locating its shortcut in the "Start" menu. Windows comes with default Quick Launch programs...More...

How to Fix Running Out of Memory in Windows XP

Random access memory (RAM) is a vital component in modern computers that stores data and sends it to the processor enabling the computer to quickly carry out processes and run applications. If a computer runs out of RAM space, it will slow down noticeably as the RAM dumps and saves new data from the...More...

Adding Diigo to the Address Bar in Firefox

The Diigo toolbar for Mozilla Firefox lets users store, access and tag bookmarks online, highlight Web pages, share websites with others, mark pages to read later and more. Since you can access the different features directly from the browser's address bar, you will no longer have to spend time navi...More...

How to Make a Hidden Folder on Windows Home Server

Hidden files and folders in Microsoft Windows come in handy if you share information over a home network but want to keep some of your data private. This doesn't completely block access or encrypt your files, but it makes them invisible unless someone is specifically looking for them. It also clears...More...

How to Configure VirtualBox NAT on Windows

VirtualBox is a free program that enables users to run multiple operating systems on top of the existing computer operating system in a virtual hardware environment. VirtualBox features network configurations that include NAT, or Network Address Translation, that enables a virtual guest operating sy...More...

How to Remove CursorMania

Internet Explorer users have access to a program known as CursorMania that allows Microsoft Windows users to select from thousands of cursors to use on their desktops. While the cursors are cool, the program can greatly slow down your system, and there's still debate surrounding the program's use of...More...

How to Identify a Processor From DOS

The MS-DOS command prompt included with the Windows operating system has a "systeminfo" command that lets you identify several configurations and hardware components, including the installed central processing unit. The command shows you Windows information, network card configurations and any proce...More...