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How to Narrow the Search Parameters in Windows 7

How to Narrow the Search Parameters in Windows 7

Windows 7 provides a number of methods to narrow the search parameters to find specific files or folders on your computer or any attached devices. These include using predefined filters built into the Windows 7 search box, system keywords, Boolean filters or the natural language search function. Cer
How to Remove a Graphics Driver in Safe Mode Using Device Manager

How to Remove a Graphics Driver in Safe Mode Using Device Manager

If you have encountered a problem that denies access to driver removal in Windows 7, such as a virus or corrupted operating system, starting the PC in safe mode can alleviate your troubles. Safe mode is a startup configuration of Windows that uses a bare-minimum number of files and drivers to operat
How to Determine a Windows XP Version

How to Determine a Windows XP Version

The Windows XP operating system comes in two flavors: Home Edition and Professional. Windows XP makes it easy for you to find out the version you are running, should you need to know, for example for a technical support query.
How to Add Side Information to a Login Script

How to Add Side Information to a Login Script

In Windows XP or Windows Vista, you can use a login script (which Microsoft calls a "logon" script) to run a series of tasks when a user logs in. You might, for instance, want to start certain programs at login time or perhaps you need to map network drives to the correct drive letters. You can writ
How to Speed Up Utorrent in Vista

How to Speed Up Utorrent in Vista

The torrent client uTorrent behaves in Windows Vista as it does in any other operating system. uTorrent searches its network for users sharing files you are interested in downloading to your own computer. To speed up your torrent or file download speed, you must configure your settings to operate mo
How to Find an OS Product Key

How to Find an OS Product Key

Each time you install the Windows operating system, you must enter in the unique product key for that operating system. Each Windows disc comes with a different product key. If you purchased your computer from a retail store, you don't need to worry about locating the product key unless you have to
How to Back Up LiveJournal Entries

How to Back Up LiveJournal Entries

LiveJournal is a social network and blogging platform that allows you to create and customize your own online journal with your free account. You can personalize extensively the posts on a LiveJournal blog, adding your own avatars, music, mood gauges, tags and other details. You can also use your Li
Registry Tools

Registry Tools

If you're experiencing frequent errors or slowdown in your Windows-based computer, you may want to look into cleaning up your registry. The registry organizes and controls many settings and processes at a fundamental level on your system. However, over time it is very common for registry settings an
How to Disable PXE

How to Disable PXE

The Preboot Execution Environment (PXE) enables a PC to boot to a network location, eliminating the need for locally-attached hard disk drives. In PCs with PXE-enabled Network Interface Cards (NICs), PXE appears as a boot option when you start up the PC. Since PXE booting is mostly used in specializ
How to Clean the Internet Address Bar for Windows 2000

How to Clean the Internet Address Bar for Windows 2000

Surfing the Internet can often be a misery when someone can easily see where and what you've been searching. However, users have the ability to clean their search history from the web browser's address bar. If you are using Windows 2000, the designated web browser is Internet Explorer. By making a f
How to Upgrade Windows in a Computer

How to Upgrade Windows in a Computer

When you upgrade your Windows operating system, you must first make sure that your hardware is compatible with the new operating system. If it isn't, you won't be able to upgrade. If your hardware can handle a newer version of the Windows operating system, you can upgrade Windows without losing any
How to Upgrade to Windows Professional

How to Upgrade to Windows Professional

Windows 7 is Microsoft's newest operating system for personal computers. There are three different versions of the operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate. All three systems are available for download at the Microsoft upgrade website. Users of the prev
How to View Your Windows XP Account Administrator Password Using Command Prompt

How to View Your Windows XP Account Administrator Password Using Command Prompt

Windows XP operating system administrators have complete access to each part of the operating system. If you lose your password or delete it by accident, you can get view it from your command prompt. Once you have the password in your possession again, you will regain access to each part of your lap
Is Visual Basic in Trouble?

Is Visual Basic in Trouble?

A survey from Evans Data has highlighted an apparent drop in the popularity of Visual Basic. In this article, the Visual Basic Site Guide for About.Com explains what he thinks it all means.
How to Repair NTLDR in Windows XP

How to Repair NTLDR in Windows XP

The NTLDR or Windows boot loader is a critical system file in the Windows XP operating system. If the file becomes damaged, Windows XP will be unable to boot. Windows may also display an error message, such as "NTLDR is missing" or "NTLDR not found." In order to repair the NTLDR, you will need your
How to Copy & Paste Shortcuts

How to Copy & Paste Shortcuts

Programs and files on the Microsoft Windows operating system exist in a single location on the computer's hard drive. Because this location may require several clicks to access, the system allows you to reach the content using a link that points to the actual location. Known as shortcuts, these link
Difference Between Microsoft Windows XP & XP Professional

Difference Between Microsoft Windows XP & XP Professional

A few differences exist between Windows XP, usually considered the Home version, and XP Professional. Which one you use or consider for an upgrade depends on how you plan to use your computer.
Troubleshooting a Svchost File

Troubleshooting a Svchost File

Svchost.exe contains services required to perform specific functions in Windows 7 and earlier editions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. (For example, svchost.exe hosts the service "Audiosrv" or "Windows Audio Service," a process that manages and controls audio devices installed to the comp
How to Use Debugging Tools After a Crash

How to Use Debugging Tools After a Crash

Computers crash for several reasons. The most common reason is viruses or malware on the system. Other reasons include bad drivers, corrupted system files and registry errors. If you are having problems with your system after a crash, Windows 7 offers several ways for you to fix the computer. You do
Windows Internal Tools

Windows Internal Tools

Microsoft Windows has several built-in tools that help users keep their computers running well.manos en teclado 30409 image by pablo from Fotolia.comBuilt into Microsoft Windows users can find internal tools that optimize the way the computer runs. These utilities range in purpose. For...