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How to Fix or Reinstall Windows Installer

The Windows Installer is a critical system component of any modern Windows operating system; it is responsible for managing the installation and removal of all software for the user. Should this become corrupted, Windows will become difficult to use, as no new software can be implemented for the use...More...

How to Install MS XP OS in a Dell C610

Microsoft Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems currently on the market, despite having first been released in 2001. Though Microsoft has released updated Windows versions twice--Windows Vista and Windows 7--some still prefer Windows XP. Installing it on a Dell computer is more or ...More...

How to Run Netstat on Windows CE 2.0

Windows CE (compact editon) 2.0 is a stripped-down version of the Windows operating system that is used on handheld devices. The Netstat utility in the Windows CE 2.0 operating system is used to manage Internet connections, such as TCP and port connections on the system. Netstat can be accessed thro...More...

How to See Users at the Startup Welcome Screen on Windows

If you have multiple users on your home computer, then you may want each to have the option to click her profile at start up. With Windows 7 at start up, the last logged-in user and "Other Users" are displayed. By clicking "Other Users," you can enter your details. With a slight registry tweak you c...More...

How to Put a Desktop Computer to Sleep in Windows XP

If you spend a great deal of time on your computer each day, but also leave your desk for short periods of time, you may not want to shut down and subsequently boot up your machine repeatedly. An effective way of saving power and letting your computer rest is by putting it to "sleep." You can put yo...More...

What Is Video ActiveX?

Video ActiveX Object Error is a backdoor Trojan that disguises itself as a video codec. Video codecs are software used for compression and decompression of digital video files. Certain video files are designed to be played using certain codecs; otherwise you will not see anything. Video ActiveX infe...More...

How to Install Windows Vista 32 Bit

Windows Vista comes in two different versions: 32 bit and 64 bit. Each version reflects how the processor of your PC handles the operating system. The 32-bit version will have less memory available than the 64 bit and will rely on 32-bit drivers to operate. When you install Windows Vista 32 bit, you...More...

How to Install Uxtheme Dll

Uxtheme.dll is a dynamic link library (DLL) file created by Microsoft to facilitate skinning, which is the customization of a computer screen using desired styles and colors. If you are receiving an error message stating that "Uxtheme.dll is missing" or "Uxtheme.dll is corrupt," you may need to inst...More...

How to Detect an External HDD

An external hard disk drive is an effective way to back up your computer's data. These drives come in many sizes, some with eve more than a terabyte of space. Most of these drives are designed to be used quickly, regardless of the level of computer knowledge you possess. One of the first steps in us...More...

How to Disable Windows Genuine Advantage 2008

Windows Genuine Advantage is something that Microsoft created to detect any computers running pirated copies of Windows XP. It isn't always completely accurate though, and it is annoying if it claims that you are running a pirated copy of Windows when you aren't. It will constantly display notificat...More...

How to Restore an XP Toolbar

Toolbars on the Windows XP system are icons containing a number of graphical shortcuts, streamlining the navigation process of activating programs and features on your XP system. Restoring a toolbar is necessary when you have removed it from the system, only to later decide that you would rather hav...More...

How to Maximize MDI

The Microsoft Office Document Imaging application is a scanning and conversion utility included as one of the extra Microsoft Office tools on the installation disks for Microsoft Office versions 2003, 2007 and XP. The Microsoft Document Imaging application enables the user to scan documents using a ...More...

How to Use Slax to Repair Windows XP That Will Not Boot

When your Microsoft Windows system does not boot properly, the most common reason why involves file system errors. Using a Linux live distribution such as Slax, you can boot into the Linux operating system and use open source tools to check and repair your Windows partitions. Because Slax does not c...More...

How to Hide RARs in JPEGs

To add an additional layer of security to your RAR archive, you can conceal its presence. This goes beyond marking the file as a Windows "hidden" file, which is easily viewed by changing basic Windows Explorer settings. Instead, the RAR file is embedded in a standard JPEG image, which retains its or...More...

How Do I Know If I Am Running Windows 64 Bit?

While 64 bit operating systems have recently emerged as faster alternatives to 32 bit systems, many computer owners do not know if they are running Windows 64 bit. The bit count shows how much information the computer can process at once, as well as its memory capacity. Knowing the bit count of your...More...

How to Uninstall a Security System

System Security is a rogue anti-spyware application that is installed on your computer through backdoor trojans and some malicious websites. This program is spyware, disguising itself as legitimate software. Once it infects your computer system, you will have many pop-up warning messages with fake s...More...

Windows 2K3 Support Tools

Windows Server 2003 support tools can help administrators diagnose and fix issues.pc image by Dron from Fotolia.comWindows Server 2003 was the follow-up server to Windows 2000, and then Windows Server 2003 was replaced by Windows Server 2003 R2. Windows Server 2003 tools help IT......More...

How to Edit the Windows Update Registry

Windows Update is a service and an application that runs in the background of the Windows operating system. When it is enabled, it can automatically download and install updates according to the settings configured in the system. The settings can be edited using the Windows Update Control Panel. How...More...

How to Repair Windows Without the CD

If you don't have the Windows Installation CD and need to repair your system, the best and easiest way to do so is by using the "System Restore" feature. What it does is getting your system back to the state it was in before the problem occurred. The process will take you just a few moments by fol...More...

How to Remove Worm.Somefool.P

Worm.Somefool.P is a computer worm that is a variant of the Netsky worm. Worms are programs that travel from computer to computer on a network and can compromise the security of a system. The Netsky worm has spawned so many variants that McAfee created a standalone removal program, "McAfee Avert Sti...More...