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How to Set Up a New DSL Connection in Windows XP

How to Set Up a New DSL Connection in Windows XP

DSL, or digital subscriber line, Internet service is a popular form of Internet service used by many people for their home connections. DSL connections are quite user-friendly, to the degree that even the least technically-inclined user can setup a DSL connection on their home computer using Windows
How to Set a 3GB Startup Switch in Vista 32

How to Set a 3GB Startup Switch in Vista 32

A 32-bit version of Windows Vista only has the capability to support up to 4GB (gigabytes) of system memory (RAM), from which it reserves 2GB for user-mode programs and the other 2GB for kernel-mode programs. If you want to increase the amount of system memory reserved for user-mode programs from 2G
How to Get the Windows Vista Sidebar

How to Get the Windows Vista Sidebar

All editions of the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system include a Sidebar that appears on the right side of the desktop. You can customize the Sidebar to display a wide range of content, including a clock, a calendar, notes, weather information, stock quotes, computer memory usage and headlines
How to Remove DNSChanger

How to Remove DNSChanger

The DNSChanger virus redirects your browser to malware-infected websites when you click a Google link. If your antivirus does not detect the virus and remove it, you can manually remove the application that's running in the background. The DNSChanger virus adds several drivers to the computer to red
Troubleshooting a Screen Freeze in Windows 2000 Professional

Troubleshooting a Screen Freeze in Windows 2000 Professional

Computer screen freeze while running a program or task happens with any operating system, including Windows 2000 Professional. When a computer screen freezes, the computer is generally "locked up" and is unable to perform any actions. This usually means you need to restart the system. Troubleshootin
How to Add USB 2 to Windows 98

How to Add USB 2 to Windows 98

USB first started to make its appearance with the Windows 98 operating system. However, this is version 1.1, and the upgraded USB 2.0 provides a far faster data transfer rate. If you are looking to improve the transfer speed of your Windows computer, it is possible to internally install a USB 2.0 PC
How to Run XP & Windows 7 on One PC

How to Run XP & Windows 7 on One PC

With Windows XP, Microsoft seemed to recognize that users of previous versions of Windows would be reluctant to switch. XP didn't use the same boot sector as Windows 95, 98 or Millennium editions of Windows, so XP could run in a dual-boot setup with any of its predecessors. Not so with Windows 7, wh
How to Restore XP Files

How to Restore XP Files

Be it by user error, software bug or malicious attack, sometimes files get deleted, overwritten or corrupted. This means that any one or more of the installed applications on the computer could malfunction, or cease to function altogether. Worse yet, said file could be a critical system file, or a r
About NOD 32

About NOD 32

NOD32 is an antivirus program produced by the software company ESET. It is available as a standalone product or as part of the ESET Smart Security software suite.
How to Stop Skype Spammers

How to Stop Skype Spammers

Avoiding Skype spammers is easy most of the time, because a Skype user whom you have not added as a contact cannot send you messages. If you do not add contacts you don't know personally, a spammer will be unable to communicate with you beyond sending friend requests. This does not completely stop s
How to Recover a DVD Using Cyclic Redundancy Check

How to Recover a DVD Using Cyclic Redundancy Check

Just like hard drives, DVDs can get cyclic redundancy check errors. While these errors on a hard drive are more malicious, errors on a DVD are quite simple. The errors stem from an unclean DVD. If large smudges are on a DVD, the laser cannot read it.
How to Uninstall & Reinstall MSN From Vista

How to Uninstall & Reinstall MSN From Vista

MSN Explorer is a Web browser designed by Microsoft. It was actually discontinued, but it can still be downloaded for use. If you own a Vista computer and want to use MSN, you still can even though you may run in to a few compatibility issues. Because of the compatibility issues, you may find yourse
Do iMacs Have CMD?

Do iMacs Have CMD?

If you are accustomed to using the command prompt on a PC running Windows, you can perform similar tasks on a iMac running the OS X operating system, using Apple’s native Terminal application. All new iMacs come also with a keyboard that has a command, or CMD, key, which you can use to make ke
How to Show My Briefcase in Windows Vista

How to Show My Briefcase in Windows Vista

Windows Vista comes with a program called "Briefcase" that allows users to create a file that can be used to synchronize two computers. After a briefcase is created, files and folders can be added to it just like any other folder. Using this feature can save time because, instead of re-saving files,
How to Play Videos and DVDs on Windows XP

How to Play Videos and DVDs on Windows XP

If you want to play a DVD or video in the Windows XP operating system, you can do so using the native program for that system, which is Windows Media Player. This piece of software allows you to play DVD discs, as well as video files that are in compatible video formats such as WMV, which stands for
How to Install XP Home Over XP Pro

How to Install XP Home Over XP Pro

Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home are two editions of Windows XP that may confuse some users since the Home version costs a bit more than the Professional. In terms of looks, however, they are so alike that finding out the differences is not easy at first glance. This is why some people ma
How to Upgrade XP Home to XP Media Center

How to Upgrade XP Home to XP Media Center

There are three major versions of the Windows XP operating system: Windows XP Home Edition, XP Professional, and XP Media Center Edition. The latest is Windows XP Media Center Edition, which contains most of the features and functionality of the Professional Edition but with one major addition, the
How to Dress Up Neopets

How to Dress Up Neopets

The virtual world of Neopets allows you to create your own pet and customize it with different types of accessories and items of clothing. You can obtain scarves, glasses, shirts, dresses and more from shops, auctions and the trading post. Items that your Neopets can wear are identified as wearable
How to Restore Default Fonts in Windows XP

How to Restore Default Fonts in Windows XP

Windows XP, one of the top operating systems, comes with many default options in nearly every area of use. Although options can be added and deleted from your Windows program, using the default options is easiest for the system, is most compatible with other programs, and occupies the least amount o
How to Drywall an Arch Window

How to Drywall an Arch Window

The challenge when adding a layer of drywall to an arch, either in a window or door, is to not break the piece of drywall. It may look challenging but following a few simple steps can make the process easy. Securely attaching the drywall to the arch will ensure that the bead goes on easily when doin