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Speed Up XP Boot with a Boot Defrag.

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Help, Windows XP | Tags: , , , |

Internet Fixes has advice on how to Speed Up XP Boot with a Boot Defrag.

This is very simple and puts all the boot files close together to speed up the boot process.

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Create a hidden folder

Posted on April 19, 2010. Filed under: Files, Help, Security | Tags: , , , , , , |

Internet Fixes shows how to Create a hidden folder.

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Turn Your Netbook into a Feature-Rich E-Book Reader

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: Help, Tutorials | Tags: , , , , |

Lifehacker has a post on how to Turn Your Netbook into a Feature-Rich E-Book Reader.

This includes turning the screen sideways, various reader software, and other tips.

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How to Put Your PC to Good Use While You’re Sleeping

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: backups, BitTorrent, DVD, Help | Tags: , , , , , |

Ever wonder what your computer gets up to while you’re asleep?

Lifehacker has a post on how to How to Put Your PC to Good Use While You’re Sleeping.

Several maintenance tasks can be done, various downloads handled, and long slow processes run.

Take a look at the possibilities.

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How Do I Speed Up Hundreds of Audio Files?

Posted on March 15, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Help, MP3, Sound | Tags: , , , , , |

Lifehacker has a post on How Do I Speed Up Hundreds of Audio Files?

This is a how-to post on using the freeware Audacity to speed up audio files, such as audio books, so they run faster without too much distortion.

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Get help from the Windows 7 Reliability Monitor

Posted on March 8, 2010. Filed under: Help, Windows 7, Windows Vista | Tags: , , |

Windows Secrets tell you how to Get help from the Windows Reliability Monitor.

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10 common issues you can fix with a registry hack

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Help | Tags: , , , , |

Tech Republic has 10 common issues you can fix with a registry hack.

Remember to BACK UP YOUR REGISTRY before you try any of these.

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x86 virtualization – Wikipedia

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

x86 virtualization as explained by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Some of the links may help, along with explanations, of running “virtual machine” versions of other software, such as the XP mode of Windows 7 and what it can run on.

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Inside my laptop

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Hardware, Help | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Inside my laptop is a site that covers the insides of various brands, using photos and instructions.

Looking to upgrade your memory?  Change to a faster hard drive?  Replace a part?  You might find the information you need here.

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How do I create shutdown shortcuts in Microsoft Windows 7?

Posted on February 15, 2010. Filed under: Help, Macros & Shortcuts, Windows 7 | Tags: , |

TechRepublic has a post on How do I create shutdown shortcuts in Microsoft Windows 7?

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Delete a stubborn page break in Word

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Word | Tags: , , , , , , |

TechRepublic has the answer on how to Delete a stubborn page break in Word.

“Here’s the problem: You can’t delete page (or column) breaks when Track Changes is enabled. As a writer, she frequently works with Track Changes on, and that was indeed the problem. If you need to delete a page break, you must turn off Track Changes, delete the break (make sure you’re in Normal view), and enable Track Changes when you’re done.”

More information on the post.

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TweakUAC: Disable annoying UAC in Windows 7, Vista

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Help, Windows 7, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , |

Freeware Genius has a post on how to Disable annoying UAC security prompts in Windows 7, Vista by switching to UAC quiet mode.

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Cheat Sheet /Quick Reference Card Directory

Posted on February 1, 2010. Filed under: Help, programming | Tags: , , , , , , , |

devcheatsheet.com has a Cheat Sheet and Quick Reference Card Directory.

Software (Adobe Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Excel, Visio, etc.), color codes, HTML, Twitter, Linux, languages, Ruby on Rails, and much more help in quick reference formats.

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10 common issues for registry hacking

Posted on October 25, 2009. Filed under: Help | Tags: , , , |

TechRepublic has 10 common issues you can fix with a registry hack.

  • Disable AutoPlay
  • increase the maximum number of simultaneous downloads
  • change the name of the registered user
  • prevent the Recycle Bin from being deleted
  • eliminate cached logons
  • encrypt/decrypt from a shortcut menu
  • delay Windows Activation
  • relocate offline files
  • disable Vista’s User Account Control
  • don’t display last user who logged in
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10+ things to check when your presentation runs into technical problems

Posted on September 14, 2009. Filed under: Hardware, Help, Microsoft PowerPoint, presentation | Tags: , , |

Oops. Everyone is waiting but you can’t get the show on the big screen….

TechRepublic has 10+ things to check when your presentation runs into technical problems.

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Mac Help and Tutorials

Posted on August 10, 2009. Filed under: Help, Macintosh | Tags: , , , , |

Mac Help and Tutorials is another source of information for Mac users.

Did you just get an iMac, iBook, Power Mac G5 or new to the Mac OS?

Need some help getting comfortable with your Mac?

Are you an experienced Mac user just looking for a trick you never knew or trying to understand what these OS9 features are all about? Now I’ve even begun an OSX tutorial.

From original tutorials to articles to links across the web.”

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Backup your registry in Windows XP

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: backups, Help, Windows XP | Tags: , , , |

Internet Fixes has a post on how to Backup your registry in Windows XP..

This is a vital first step before changing anything in the Registry or using any kind of registry cleaner.

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How do I add music symbols to my Word document?

Posted on July 17, 2009. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Word, Music, Techniques | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ask Owen blogs on How do I add music symbols to my Word document?.

Musical sharps, flats, and naturals not in the font you’re using? This post covers the Unicode method to insert those symbols anyway. Nice trick for writing about music!

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Top 10 Ways to Clean Up Your PC

Posted on July 13, 2009. Filed under: Help, Microsoft Windows | Tags: , , , |

Lifehacker has a post on the Top 10 Ways to Clean Up Your PC and speed it up.

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