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How To Have Two (Multiple) Copies Of Windows
Having two operating systems is not as difficult as many of us consider. It just requires little hard work and some good equipment.
Make Windows XP Run Faster!
A friend told me: "My computer startup seems to be taking a long time. And when the hard disk finally stops churning, everything just seems slower than when it was new.
Compile .BAT Files into Native Windows Applications (.EXE)
Since the DOS days, batch files have been one of the most convenient and immediate ways to accomplish certain tasks. Even today it's possible to find some remarkably sophisticated utilities written as command-line batch files.
Choosing a Portable MP3 Player: Part 1
MP3 players are everywhere! It seems that the number of makes and models in this market is growing daily, with features and capabilities intended to appeal to just about anyone shopping for one of these devices.MP3 players have been around much longer than the Apple iPod , but there is no arguing that this one device opened the market to a much larger customer base.
How Does My PC Get Hot
There are many sources of heat that can raise the temperature in your PC. No, I'm not talking about the Tabasco sauce you dripped over your keyboard when you ate that bowl of chili at your desk, and no, I'm not talking about that Pamela Anderson (or Ricky Martin poster, depending on your taste) above your desk.
Be Your Own IT Department
If you use a computer, you need to know more than just how to use your email and surf the web. You need to know that you are protected.
Learn the Lost Art of Touch Typing
Computers have replaced typewriters, but two-finger, hunt-and-peck typing can never replace the touch typing of a trained professional.A recent report by Robert Johnson in the Boston Globe highlights the decline of typing skills.
Your Home is in Your Hands
I would like to tell you about a magic home. You or your children have bought a home and fixed it up very nicely.
Image Formats: GIF, JPEG, BMP
When browsing the internet you are likely to come across many different image formats. However, the most common formats are: CompuServe GIF, JPEG, and Bitmaps.
Looking For an MP3 Player?
If you don't have an mp3 player, and even if you do, you should check out all the new stuff that's going on. I'm hoping this article will give you some idea of what kind of mp3 player you want and some tips on what to look for in an mp3 player.
Taking Advantage of the iPod Experience
Music lovers have been carrying around radios and other bulky music devices in order to take their tunes along with them as they go from place to place. With the iPod - a portable unit that's manufactured by Apple - the music experience offers a higher quality in a much more compact size.
Deleting and Destroying Data Forever
Peoples' private information needs to stay private, even after it has been erased. Wait a minute, after it's been erased?Have you ever given away an old computer or diskette, deleting the files off it, or giving it a quick format to make sure your information is gone? That might not be enough to stop some one from easily recovering the information!When you delete a file, normally the operating system and file system say, "ok the file is gone!" but at the physical level the information is still there.
USB Drives - What to Look For in a USB Device
Those small USB drives have so many names, pocket drives, thumb drives, USB Pen, Jump drives, and several other names, but when it comes down to it, we are all talking about a small portable, reusable storage media that fits in the palm of your hand!There are a couple major factors you should consider when you select a USB drive. The size of the storage media you require, and the size and shape of the device itself.
Healthy Webmasters Choose Ergonomic Computer Products
Webmasters usually sit at their computers much longer in a day than most other office workers, sometimes up to 10 and 12 hours. This can bring about the potential for physical discomforts that are attributed to prolonged use and the repetitive tasks that they perform on computers every day.
How To Recognize The Telltale Signs Of Spyware
Spyware is the software that collects information about your online activities and preferences. The information is then sent to another computer with the intention of selling it to online advertisers.
Lightning Season: How to Avoid Data Loss
We have just entered the time of year that most electrical storms occur.Sudden loss of power, power surges, and electrical spikes are all very common causes of computer damage.
How To Remove One Operating System from a Dual Boot Windows XP Computer
In Windows Xp, you can install two operating systems on the same hard disk of one computer.Whether you have two copies of Windows Xp, or two different operating systems, then you end up with dual boot machine when you restart your Windows Xp computer.
Cisco CCNA Certification: Five Things To Do DURING The Exam
There are plenty of articles out there about how to prepare for the CCNA exam. However, there are also things you can do to increase your chances of success on exam day during the most important part of the entire process -- the time that you're actually taking the test.
BIOS - Basic Input Output SystemThe central processing unit of a computer needs to communicate with the many hardware devices installed in your computer.The BIOS of a computer contains a piece of software that enables the CPU to communicate with the many devices a computer has installed.
Three Things You Can Do to Keep Your Computer Running at Maximum Performance
Although there are many things that can affect the performance of your computer, there are a few simply things you can do each month to help keep your computer running at maximum performance. This article will focus on two problems that impact the performance of your computer and will then explain what you can do about it.
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