About 15 percent of all household energy use comes from electronics such as computers and printers.paper feed image by Glenn Jenkinson from Fotolia.comThe Energy Star program began in 1992 as a joint venture between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy to...
Whether you want to create a gift certificate or a certificate that praises an academic or business related achievement, you can use Microsoft Word to design a template that suits your needs. Many certificates follow a basic structure that includes a title, subtitle, recipient’s name, date of
The Windows XP operating system has a unique utility called the Recovery Console. This application gives you command-line access to the operating system without booting into it, allowing you to make repairs and changes to much of the system. This is handy for situations where you are unable to launc
Uninstalling programs and features in a Windows computer operating system can be done through the Control Panel utility, which is included in all Windows versions. Be aware that uninstalling a program does not delete the installation files for that program from the computer. Uninstallation removes t
Service Pack 2 is a security update for computers running the Windows XP operating system. Even after the update is successfully installed, previously installed programs, such as Windows Media Player, are not compatible with certain audio and video files, such as MP4 files. In order to play an MP4 f
The presence of a Gobewowi.dll file on your system is an indication of the .Vundo Trojan horse virus on your system. Any Trojan is dangerous and can slow down your system dramatically and cause an excess of pop ups when browsing the Internet; more worryingly it can allow third parties to access priv
Creating a bridge network is a good alternative if you have a small number of computers that you would like to network without a router. For instance, if you have three computers, two of which have one Ethernet port and third has two Ethernet ports, you can connect the first two computers to the du
The DC7100 is a type of business-class desktop computer released by HP. Typically, when you view your system resources in the Task Manager, you are only able to see what percentage and how much of your computer's total memory is being used, but you don't actually get to see how much memory is instal
TVersity is a free downloadable media server that allows users to stream files from a computer to other devices. The service includes the ability to enable a Web interface for use with Web browsers. The Web interface allows TVersity to be used from devices that have a Web browser, such as mobile pho
Windows boot disks are floppy disks used to get the computer into a state where commands can be given from a command line prompt. The most recent version of Windows to use a boot disk is Windows XP, which has the ability to make a boot disk from within the operating system.
Troubleshooting "Roller Coaster Tycoon 3" on your Windows Vista operating system should allow you to determine what is causing the game to malfunction. You can create and virtually ride roller coasters with this game. With the native tools that are on your Vista system, you can repair the game. Ofte
One of the most useful features of Cubase SE is its ability to sequence notes and MIDI information to individual tracks within a project. All that is needed to begin sequencing is a MIDI controller keyboard, an open project and knowing the right buttons to push in the software. Correctly adding MIDI
Every time you visit a web page, your Internet browser automatically downloads small files and saves them to a cache. This process is designed to make it faster to load pages that have been visited before. However, over time these small files can accumulate, taking up valuable space. Windows Vista
The Microsoft Windows Update feature is included with all Microsoft Windows operating systems. The Microsoft Windows Update feature is configured during the installation of the operating system. Microsoft recommends that the user configure the Windows Update to automatically check for and install up
Despite the recent releases of Windows Vista and Windows 7, Windows XP still remains the favored operating system for most computer users. Its simple interface, effective design and high degree of compatibility often outshine even the newer versions of Windows by a substantial margin. Installing Win
Windows NT is an advanced operating system that was introduced by Microsoft in 1993. Although it is similar to Windows 95, Windows NT provides more in the arena of security and administrative tasks, but not as much in the area of gaming and other user-driven features. When a computer starts up, or b
Running software programs during a computer's startup can be a convenient tool. Quite a few of the the programs, though, may be unnecessary and cause your computer to run slower than normal, particularly when it starts, or boots, up. Because of this, it is recommended that only the most essential pr
When analyzing your network connection and the various performances, it may be useful to capture the results of a task to a log. If you are pinging a packet (where you check the connection between your computer and a specific packet at a destination host) and need to know the results over a period o
MyClass isn't seen nearly as often in code as the more common Me and MyBase keywords. In fact, most programmers may not even be aware how how it's used. This Quick Tip explains MyClass and compares it to Me and MyBase.
Toshiba Satellite 2545CDS laptops were produced with Windows 98 and Windows 2000 as the default operating systems. The two most popular Windows operating systems are now Windows Vista and Windows XP. Most users wanting to upgrade their operating system on a Toshiba Satellite 2545CDS laptop will want