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How to Set Program Defaults in Windows Vista

When you want to use a specific program in Windows Vista to perform a particular function (for example, say that you want to use Firefox for browsing the Web), you just need to set that program as the [more…]

How to Log On to Windows XP

You begin the Windows XP log on process by simply turning on your computer. Having to actually log on to Windows XP depends on whether you've created a user account or utilized the password protection [more…]

Remove Red Eye from Photos with Windows Vista

Windows Vista allows you to remove red eye from photos you’ve taken. Red eye is caused when the camera catches the blood-red retina in the back of the eye. [more…]

Rip Tunes from a CD

Ripping music from a CD you own is the most common way to get the music into Windows Media Player. Depending on your particular PC, there are several ways to rip your music. You can simply insert a music [more…]

Editing the Printer Configuration in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

After adding your printer(s) in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, you can edit settings by selecting the printer from the printer list of the Printer Configuration tool and then clicking the Edit button. The [more…]

E-Mail Your Photos

When you e-mail photos, you generally need to reduce them in size compared to the original photo. Vista allows you to resize your photos prior to e-mailing them. [more…]

Vista’s Start Button Menu

The Start button is your entry into Windows Vista. By clicking the Start button, you can open Internet Explorer, see your username, and view your existing network, among other things. Vista’s Start button [more…]

How to Print Documents in Windows XP

Before you print a document in Windows XP, you can choose what pages to print, how many copies to print, and depending on the application, you may be able to collate, choose what type of document to print [more…]

How to Locate Files and Folders in My Computer in Windows Vista

Using My Computer in Windows Vista can help you locate and open files and folders stored on your hard drive or storage media, such as a CD-ROM. But to open any file, you have to find it first, and accessing [more…]

Block Pop-ups

Blocking pop-up windows is a snap in Internet Explorer. To configure pop-up blocking on your computer to get rid of those annoying ads, follow these steps: [more…]

Save a Document

When you are finished working with a document, you will want to save the document. You can save the document to your hard drive, a CD, or a flash drive, for example. [more…]

Displaying a Document in Print Preview Using Windows XP

If you display a document in Print Preview in Windows XP, you see how your document will actually look when printed. Print Preview mode can save you the hassle of printing out documents that don't fit [more…]

Finding Locate Files and Folders in Windows Explorer Using Windows XP

To open any file, you have to find it first, and files and folders in Windows XP is quite simple, using Windows Explorer. If you know where to look, you can follow a path in Windows XP to the file that [more…]

Getting a Closer Look at Solaris 9 Features

The first release of Sun's operating system was called SunOS. The last version of SunOS that was called SunOS by the Sun marketing team was SunOS 4.3.1. Since then, the OS has been marketed as [more…]

How to Create an Effective Password for Your Laptop

If you travel a lot with your laptop or use it in an unsecured area, you should definitely add a secure password to your account in Windows, and change it regularly. [more…]

User Accounts in Windows Vista

User accounts allow several people to work on the same computer in Windows Vista. To access your user account, you log on and enter your username and password. The user account logon screen is shown in [more…]

How to Confirm that Your Laptop Uses the NTFS File System

The NTFS file format is more secure than older methods of formatting a hard drive. You should make sure that your laptop's hard drive is formatted using the NTFS formatting scheme. The how’s and why’s [more…]

How to Log out of Your Windows Account

When several people have accounts on the same computer, you can log out to keep the computer on, toasty, and ready for someone else to log on and use it. Logging out of your Windows account is pretty simple [more…]

Troubleshooting Your Windows Printer

When printing problems occur, you need to troubleshoot your printer. You can troubleshoot your printer by following the tips outlined here.

If you can’t print your document, are you [more…]

How to Add Contacts to Windows Messenger in Windows XP

Adding contacts is critical if you want to use Windows Messenger. You need to add contacts to Messenger so that you can see which of your friends are online, see who's away, see who's too busy to chat, [more…]

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4: Maintaining Your System

The Red Hat Network is a program that is installed by default when you install Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The Red Hat Network software is used to register a profile with Red Hat that contains information [more…]

How to Print Documents in Windows Vista

Before you print a document in Windows Vista, you can choose what pages to print, how many copies to print, whether to collate, and you can choose to print only the objects you've selected in the file. [more…]

How to Get System Information about Your Laptop Hardware

Your laptop’s System icon opens a window or dialog box that serves as a central location for gathering information about your laptop's hardware, controlling that hardware, and performing minor troubleshooting [more…]

Avoid Viruses in Windows Vista

Viruses travel not only in e-mails and programs, but also in screen savers, themes, toolbars, and other Windows add-ons.Because Vista doesn’t include a built-in grogram to protect your computer from viruses [more…]

A Typical Window in Windows Vista

In a typical Windows Vista window, you can find the address bar, the title bar, and scroll bars, among other things. A typical window in Windows Vista is shown in the following figure. [more…]

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