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Windows Users Tech Articles

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33 Windows Users Articles

Group: Windows Users


Topic: Cool Windows Tools

File Transfer Protocol (FTP) has many uses, and there are a host of good FTP programs, both commercial and free. FileZilla is a free, open-source solution that rivals, and even exceeds, some of the best commercial FTP programs.
Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #101669, KB Topic: Cool Windows Tools
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Free Vector Drawing Program.

Vector drawing software is more and more important as programs and web sites become more graphically demanding. Here we introduce two, free alternatives to the traditional - and costly - mainstays.

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100944, KB Topic: Cool Windows Tools
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Topic: Features You Should Know

You should occasionally review your Windows update history and make sure all updates are succeeding.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101224, KB Topic: Features You Should Know
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Topic: Microsoft Office

How do you turn off Markup comments in Microsoft Word so the next time I open a document, I do not see the markup comments by default?

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102212, KB Topic: Microsoft Office
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To read some of the blogs and press releases out there, one might think that Microsoftt has embraced ODF as it's native file format. While that would be cool, it isn't the case, and cause for celebration is premature.

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100549, KB Topic: Microsoft Office
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Topic: Microsoft Outlook

To view the source code of an HTML email as text like you could in Outlook 2003, select Actions | Other Actions | View Source in the Move panel of the ribbon. Also available on the same menu is Message Header and View in Browser.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102265, KB Topic: Microsoft Outlook
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Topic: Online Security

Don't use it until they fix major problems with false positives and until they stop pubicly displaying your email address!

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102178, KB Topic: Online Security
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Topic: Windows 7

There are four different types of logical networks by which you can access files and devices or share an internet connection:

  • Homegroup
  • Workgroup
  • Windows domain
  • Public network
Posted By lowster11, Post #102366, KB Topic: Windows 7
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The Windows 7 Home, Professional, and Ultimate editions will retail at a lower price than Vista. The upgrade pricing is available for XP and Vista users but XP users will have to perform a clean install. Gone is the Business edition. It's now back to it's pre-Vista Professional name.

Windows 7 Pricing:

  • Home Premium New User: $199.99, Upgrade: $119.99
  • Professional New User: $299.99, Upgrade: $199.99
  • Ultimate New User: $319.99, Upgrade: $219.99
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102055, KB Topic: Windows 7
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This begins the saga of my personal experiences with Windows 7.

Although Prestwood IT Solutions has Win7 installed on some machines for testing purposes, I wasn't involved in setting any of them up. What follows are my personal experiences setting up a new Win7 machine for my home office, installing the software I need, and resolving the inevitable problems that arise along they way.

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #102095, KB Topic: Windows 7
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Topic: Windows Users

 

Firefox 4; A look at some of the interesting new developments and improvements in Mozilla's newest release of their web browser, Firefox. Firefox 4 was just recently released a few months back and there are several new and interesting features to be had in Mozilla's newest version. Let's go ahead and take a quick look at what they've delivered.

Posted By Eric Prestwood, Post #102274, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Second article of the series, Windows XP Tip of the Month. Optimize your operating system for faster performance.
Posted By Vicki Nelson, Post #100276, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Optimize your Windows performance by disabling unused Windows Services.

Posted By Vicki Nelson, Post #100274, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Although Windows includes Microsoft's Picture Viewer, it has its limitations. Here's a free replacement with some real horsepower.
Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100586, KB Topic: Windows Users
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This is Windows Firewall 101. It is essential today that you have some type of personal firewall properly configured.
Posted By Vicki Nelson, Post #100282, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Protect your computer before it slows down, you lose data, or someone steals information. The basics are an antivirus program, Windows Updates, and a firewall. Beyond that, I like to use several programs that add layers of protection to your computer.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102023, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Clear up space on your hard drive by deleting temp files left behind by Windows.
Posted By Vicki Nelson, Post #100286, KB Topic: Windows Users
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See what services are running inside of SvcHost.EXE. See what is causing your 99% CPU usage.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100542, KB Topic: Windows Users
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When running an Office application, like Word, have you ever encountered maddeningly slow response in the Open or Save dialogs? Here's the cause - and cure.
Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100924, KB Topic: Windows Users
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If your computer was fast but is now slow, you can use techniques such as adware removers, defrag, and others to bring your PC back to life! You can also add hardware to speed up your computer (RAM, SATA HD, better video card, etc.).

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102022, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Error: Exception has been thrown by target of an invocation.

Solution: Shorten the path of the environmental variable, run SystemPropertiesAdvanced.exe 

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #102720, KB Topic: Windows Users
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This Trojan Horse drops a driver program file to download additional security threats.
Posted By Sally, Post #100446, KB Topic: Windows Users
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How do I uninstall Internet Explorer 9?

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102307, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Vista's new SMB2 file sharing protocol has a fatal defect.

Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100567, KB Topic: Windows Users
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What is the maximum file + path name allowed in Windows?

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #102743, KB Topic: Windows Users
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Topic: Windows Vista

Fixed-space fonts are valuable and desireable in programming editors, because they can allow precise block selection and it's what programmers spend hours every day looking at. Courier and now Courier New have been the standard for years, but now there's another font you should consider.
Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100417, KB Topic: Windows Vista
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Windows Help program (WinHlp32.exe) does not ship with Microsft Vista nore with Windows Server 2008 but is available for download.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101137, KB Topic: Windows Vista
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To create a shortcut, right click on the deskop and select New | Shortcut. The old ways of altering the properties or even copying existing shortcuts is now very limited.

Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #101175, KB Topic: Windows Vista
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With the release of Vista just around the corner, there are two things you should know.
Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100416, KB Topic: Windows Vista
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Topic: Windows XP

Windows XP includes its own backup program, although you may need to do some digging to find it. You can also take your pick of third-party programs (listed at the end of this column) that add bells and whistles you won't find in the basic Windows XP Backup utility.

Posted By lowster11, Post #102172, KB Topic: Windows XP
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Machines running Windows XP hang up during POST (power-on self-test). This problem is bizarre and hard to trace -- but super easy to fix.
Posted By Wes Peterson, Post #100277, KB Topic: Windows XP
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The Microsoft Windows Key (WinKey) does more than just display the Start menu.
Posted By Mike Prestwood, Post #100269, KB Topic: Windows XP
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You've probably used the Find Files feature of Windows in the past. And it seemed slow. By enabling the Indexing Service feature, you will be able to speed up this process, and make searching files, including phrases and words internal to the files on your drive, MUCH faster. Just follow the steps below, and you'll be on your way to a much faster find feature.
Posted By Joshua Delahunty, Post #100273, KB Topic: Windows XP
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