Introduction To System Configuration Utility and How To Launch The Program In All Versions of Windows

Introduction To Microsoft System Configuration Utility Obviously the first thing you need to learn before actually using MSCONFIG is what the the program is there for and what it does. MSCONFIG is short for Microsoft System Configuration Utility and as its name implies is a small utility bundled in all…

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How To Disable Indexing Functions in Windows XP, and Windows 7

Windows includes an indexing service that can be used to catalog every file on your hard drive, similar to the way you cataloged your CD or DVD titles into a database. The primary advantage to indexing the contents of an entire hard drive makes searching for a particular file a…

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How To Turn Off Windows System Restore Functions in Windows XP, 7, and 10

Background Information: System Restore is a function introduced with the release of Windows Millennium edition to help put a system back in working order when problems arise with the operating system. Although System Restore works well for minor glitches in the operating system, it’s not suitable for resolving complex problems…

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Introduction to the Windows Desktop and How to Customize the Desktop

Article Heading The Windows desktop is the equivalent of your “real desktop”, where you keep things you’re working on right now. Program windows, applications, and games all can be opened on the desktop. Applications can be switched to, closed, or customized based on how you use them. When you want to…

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How To Minimize, Maximize, Open and Close Windows

The term minimize refers to the process of making an active window invisible on the desktop. You would use the minimize option when you want to switch to and use a different window. This blog will describe different actions that can be applied to opened and unopened program windows. Minimize…

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How To Open an Application or Program Window in a Windows Environment – Basic Guide To Windows

In Windows, the term opening windows refers to launching a program or application. You can open programs via a shortcut or through the Start menu. There are several different ways you can open Windows. This blog will describe how to complete that task. [Top of Page] How To Open A…

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Basic Window, Buttons, and Dialog Box Commands in a Windows Operating System Environment – Basic Guide To Windows

In Windows, there are some basics commands and buttons that you should get familiar with in order to master a Windows operating system and how to move around Windows. In this blog I explain the Minimize, Maximize, and Close buttons. Basic Window Buttons On all Windows based systems, there are…

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How To Log On and Off A Windows Operating System – Basic Guide To Windows

In this blog I teach you concepts associated with logging in and out of a Windows operating system, so that you can understand the basics of what happens when you sit down at your computer and start to use it. The term logging on and off Windows simply refers to…

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How To Stream Bluetooth Audio From A Windows 10 Computer To Bookshelf Speakers Using MPOW Wireless Bluetooth Audio Receiver

Here’s a review of a new device I picked up the other day from Amazon.ca. It is a Bluetooth enabled audio receiver that connects to your computer’s bluetooth source that has to be installed and paired. This item can be purchased from Amazon for just under $25. I received free…

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Basic Guide to Windows – Anatomy of a Window / Dissection of Window Components

Windows is a graphically driven operating system (opposed to a command line driven operating system) in which multiple windows may be open simultaneously. In this post, I explain the anatomy of a window with emphasis on the specific parts that construct an application window and descriptions of the elements that…

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How To Determine The Version of Windows Being Used On A Computer

Whether you are looking to upgrade your existing Windows computer system or are troubleshooting a pesky problem, identifying the version of Windows being used on your computer, is the first step in making educated upgrading or troubleshooting decisions. This article will provide an understanding of how to determine what version…

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How To Use Winamp Pro To Playback Your Music and Video Files

There is no doubting the fact that Winamp is an old program and has generated large amounts of skepticism from many people because of its security flaws within the software due to lack of security updates. However, if you are searching for a music player that can easily handle the…

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How To Use Windows Media Player To Categorize, Organize, and Playback Your Favorite Music and Video Files

Windows Media Player is often overlooked as a decent media player. It’s a free software program available to any user who is looking to play back and manage their music and video collections. This blog will provide an overview of how Windows Media Player works and how you can start…

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How To Use WinADR To Record Live Analog, Cassette Tapes, and LP Recordings Into MP3 Music

There are a variety of software applications available that can record and encode audio from tape decks, cd players, and live internet streams. The basics of what you need to know is that most music on physical mediums is in an analog format. Computers are digital machines and can only…

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Spotify Music: Your New Music Player

When it comes to streaming music from your computer and mobile devices, you have a lot of choices. In this digital age, we have reach a new evolution in music. You no longer have to be limited to playing music back from your dusty LP and tape collection; you can…

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