How to Schedule a Batch File to Run in XP

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Previously, I wrote an article on how to create your own batch files using regular DOS commands and today I will talk about how you can schedule that batch file […]

How to Add a Local DNS Lookup to Hosts File

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When you add a permanent entry to the local DNS cache on your PC, it will always override the information provided by the nameserver. If a nameserver gives the wrong […]

How to Troubleshoot Audio Issues in Windows 7 and Vista

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Sound in Windows Vista and 7 is quite a bit more complicated than it needs to be, so troubleshooting sound problems is a real chore. The best way to fix […]

Configure Search Indexing Options for Windows Vista and 7

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If you want to improve your searches, the best place to start is with the indexing feature itself. In Control Panel, open the Indexing Options window to show the folders […]

How to Configure Interrupt Request (IRQ) Priorities in Windows

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Most components directly attached to your motherboard—including PCI slots, IDE controllers, serial ports, the keyboard port, and even your motherboard’s CMOS—have individual interrupt requests (IRQs) assigned to them. An interrupt […]

What is the Difference Between Primary/Extended Partition and Logical Drive?

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I am often asked the question about the difference between a primary and a logical partition. In this post I will do my best to explain the difference between the […]

Restore Show Desktop icon in Windows Vista, 7, 8 and 10

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By default in older versions of Windows, the Quick Launch toolbar comes with a Show Desktop button, which allows you to quickly hide all open windows and access stuff on […]

How to Convert Hard Drive from FAT to NTFS

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The filesystem is the invisible mechanism on your hard disk that is responsible for keeping track of all the data stored on the drive. Think of it as a massive […]

Which WiFi Encryption is Best?

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Encrypting your wireless network accomplishes two things: it helps keep out leeches (i.e your neighbours) who would otherwise use your WiFi for free Internet, and it helps prevent intruders from […]

What is hiberfil.sys?

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To avoid some of the drawbacks of Vista’s Sleep power-saving mode, you can hibernate your PC. Hibernate saves a copy of everything in your PC’s memory (RAM) onto your hard […]