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Our computer tutorial section offers answers to some of the more common questions we have seen related to computer issues, operating systems and hardware problems.

Remote Desktop XP

  Windows XP Pro includes a nifty feature that’s not widely used. The Remote Desktop XP feature allows you to remotely access files and run programs on your computer from any local (on the same network) computer running the Window’s operating system, even as old as Windows 95. This feature is not available in the Home version of Windows XP. ...

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Linux Mint

I have tried various linux distributions since 1999. My latest favorite is Linux Mint. Linux Mint focuses on usability, not unlike Ubuntu – which it is based on. They share the same codebase and overall software selection. What sets Linux Mint apart, is it’s elegant, well thought-out interface. While ubuntu once had – what I considered – a decent layout ...

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Import or Restore Outlook Emails

I’m assuming that you’re coming from my backup Outlook e-mail article, and are ready to restore Outlook contacts, e-mail messages, calendar items, etc back into your fresh install of Windows. (Or fresh re-install of Outlook, onto another computer, whatever.) To start out, open Outlook. This barren, desolate view should be what you’re presented with. Now that we’re in, let the ...

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Windows 7 Hosts File Ignored

windows 7 host file

Windows 7 has easily been the best version of the operating system to date, by far. While Vista came with plenty of quirks, Microsoft seems to have learned from the mistakes made and corrected many of them for their release of 7. Unfortunately, nothing is perfect, and the odd quirk where Windows 7 ignores its hosts file is a good ...

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Internet Explorer Slow

A: First, make sure you have a good anti-virus / spy ware installed. You will find articles here that offer comparisons, and how to buy them. If you don’t have one, your computer may be loaded with cookies, spy ware, and / or viruses. Immediate installation and a virus scan are needed. Assuming you have virus and spy ware protection, along with a ...

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Restore Dell Inspiron Mini 10 to Factory Settings

dell Inspiron Mini 10

If you want the solution, on how to restore your dell Inspiron mini 10 without the background information –feel free to skip to the bottom of the article for the solution. Instructions for PC Restore on Dell Inspirion Mini 10 Don’t Work If like me you’ve purchased a Dell Inspiron mini and you’re looking to perform a factory restore on it you’ve probably ...

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How to Restore Windows 7 on an eMachine

From: Betty Subject: Windows 7 Recovery – eMachines W6409 A friend of my daughters accidentally erased my Windows 7 from my computer and I don’t have the disc for it! How can I recover it from my computer memory? Shouldn’t it be on my hard drive? Even so, I’m not too well computer savvy and don’t know how to retrieve it! How can I restore ...

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Map Windows Live Skydrive in Windows 7

Online storage is all the rage nowadays, with many providers giving you multiple gigabytes of space on their servers for free. Microsoft’s Windows Live SkyDrive is among the best with an excellent user interface, 25GB of storage for free, the ability to upload multiple files at once, and much more. Since all that is required for use of the service ...

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Isass.exe – Application Error 0xC00000005

Name: Clair Garrett As soon as i turn my PC on I get a box up saying Isass.exe – Application error on the top. Inside the box it says: This application as failed to initialize properly (0XC00000005). ANY ADVICE YOU COULD GIVE ME WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECIEVED! THANK YOU! ____________________________________ Does the computer finish booting up after you receive this error message ...

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Better backups

Back your data up! That concludes lesson number one. An external hard drive can be a lifesaver; as I discovered a few years back when my laptop hard drive went to heaven (actually, hopefully it went to hell, since it died on me at an inconvenient time). I lost several personal files. With that out of the way, why just ...

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