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You can squeeze a more performance out of your SATA hard disk drive by enabling write caching. The price though, is an increased risk for data loss/corruption should you experienced a power loss - this risk is less in a laptop because of its battery: 1. Click on the Start Button, enter Device...
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You may be interested to know wat ur system does while booting windows(behind that boot screen). (only in Xp and above) Step 1: start->run and type "msconfig" Step 2: go to boot.ini tab Step 3: Check the /SOS option Step 4: Reboot Now u can see wat the operating system is doing in the...
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CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives can revert to using PIO mode, despite being set to use 'DMA if Available.' Here's how to make Windows XP redetect the DMA capabilities of the drives. This behaviour occurs with the following conditions: Windows XP is the operating system A CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive,...
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Here are a few Windows Explorer shortcuts which we all can put to some use. Move backward to a previous view. => ALT+LEFT ARROW Move forward to a previous view. => ALT+RIGHT ARROW View the folder one level up. => BACKSPACE Copy a file. => CTRL while dragging the...
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INTRODUCTION In the last two parts ( Working with Virtual operating systems (Part II) & Working with Virtual operating systems ) of the article we have seen about creating and configuring a virtual machine. In this part we will look into some of the miscellaneous options in VMware Workstation....
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INTRODUCTION We have discussed the power of VMware ThinApp in the last tutorial; in this we will see how to work with VMware workstation as well as Virtual machines. VMware Workstation is designed to run virtual operating systems. The operating systems will run as if it is in a real system....
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When in trouble on Windows you need to boot into the "Safe Mode", where you have to boot the machine, then pounce on the F8 key to get to the hidden menu etc etc. Here’s how to simply add the Safe Mode to the Windows boot menu so you can easily select it while starting your machine. Some simple...
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Introduction In the Working with Virtual operating systems, we learned some basic stuff about VM ware workstation and its configuration. In this article we will discuss the installation of a Virtual operating system. Booting the operating system As we have discussed already we can...
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Hell i am posting after a long long time... Hope i am welcomed. :p Hehe anyways. The objective of this tutor is to make u ppl aware of advance windows tools like WMIC - Windows Management Instrumentation Command-line and IPSEC - Internet Protocol security. Well in brief... lets begin......
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1. Same process as a MS Word document. From Excel, fire up the VB editor (ALT+F11). 2. The Visual Basic interface will open up. From the INSERT menu, click on MODULE to add a module. 3. A new document opens up. In there, paste the following code: Sub RemoveHyperLinksGLobally() Dim i As...
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Windows Vista works in the background to automatically index all the files in the Start Menu, user profile folders and files setup for offline access by default. If you have many files in these locations and the files change often, the indexing service may slow down your system's performance....
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This tweak improves ur b/w in windows.... Windows uses 20% of your bandwidth Here's how to Get it back A nice little tweak for XP. Microsoft reserve 20% of your available bandwidth for their own purposes (suspect for updates and interrogating your machine etc..) Here's how to get it back:...
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Your Windows XP system probably has the Browse Folders setting configured to Open Each Folder In The Same Window in the Folder Options dialog box. However, sometimes you may wish to open a folder in a separate window. For example, you may want to have two windows open in order to use drag and drop...
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Computer users consistently use very simplistic logic when creating passwords. For example, many of us choose meaningful words, personal dates, or a word commonly found in the dictionary because it makes the password easy to remember. These common practices cause us to sacrifice the security that...
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Why does my computer crash? 1. Bad Hardware 2. Bad Ram 3. Viruses (Unwanted Programs) 4. Denial Of Service Attacks. 5. Overheated. 6. Registry is Corrupt. 1. Bad hardware will say that its hardware conflict it can be Hardware so aren't properly installed on the computer.
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Place the following in a file titled ls.bat: @echo off dir %* /n/p or under Windows 98 since %* and /n are not supported: @echo off dir %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 /w/p
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It's a very common problem that many newbies almost always ignore to correct; that when you try to the Disk Cleanup tool, it may stop responding after giving these messages: Disk Cleanup is calculating how much space you will be able to free on (C:). This may take a few minutes to...
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I am having a dial-up connection at home and I noticed the Windows Update service downloading updates, thereby consuming a big chunk of my valuable bandwidth, I was wondering how could I stop it, I opened the task manager and killed the process named wuauclt.exe but it kept on coming back. I...
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