Using Windows XP Mode
Windows7 uses XP Mode for older application compatibility. Here's what that means and how to get it up and running..
Prevent Google's image popup search mode
Hate Google's new image search popup mode? I do. A modification in Firefox can revert it back to classic mode..
Increase Facebook's font size
FB getting too small to read? Here's how to increase the font size on the fly (works on any website)
PHP and MySQL
Getting a PHP page to access a MySQL database is a very useful thing indeed..
Play DOS games in Windows
DOSBox allows old DOS games to run in the Windows environment..
Hotmail and Outlook can talk!
Configure Microsoft Outlook to grab Windows Live mail..
VPC: Run Windows7 alongside XP or Vista
Ever considered trying out Windows7 without losing your existing computer setup? Sounds too good to be true, don't it. Welcome to the world of Virtual computing..
Disk, drive and data management
This article introduces the need to keep data separate from the operating system. Basic disk partitioning theory is presented together with a rationale for why separate drives can help to keep data safe and aid with the backup process. The writer had clearly been reading too many academic journals when he wrote this introduction and promises to lighten up a bit..
Managing disk partitions
Creating extra partitions is a useful way to keep data away from operating system and program files. This guide shows how to shrink the C: drive to make space for a data drive for ease of backup and to help keep data safe.
Move the My Documents folder
On the subject of keeping data separate from system and program files, this article shows how easy it is to move the My Documents
folder to another drive for easier backup.
Open Windows Explorer in a specific location
Force Windows Explorer to open and automatically display the default folder of your choice.
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