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How to Restore Data to a Different User on XP Home

In Windows XP (Home and Professional editions), administrative users have the ability to create multiple user accounts to enable other people to access their computer. If a certain user no longer needs access to your computer but you still need the use of some of their files, you can delete their ac...More...

Tricks & Tips of Troubleshooting in Windows XP

Many PCs and laptops still run Windows XP.computer image by Hao Wang from Fotolia.comMicrosoft's Windows XP is one of the most popular operating systems of all time. From its introduction in 2001, it came preloaded on many PCs and laptops, leading to widespread adoption. While no longer......More...

How Do I Run a Recovery DVD on an Asus F3J Notebook?

A recovery DVD is a disk that comes with the computer. You use it to recover your hard drive any time there is a problem with it. The recovery DVD will usually contain the basic Windows files needed to boot into Windows setup, which will allow you to recover your hard drive. Asus is a company that m...More...

How to Install VB6 Runtime Without Rebooting

The Visual Basic 6 language is an older compiler that uses DLLs specific to the older language. If you download an older program on your computer, you must install these files to run the custom software. Newer Windows operating systems do not require you to reboot, but older Windows operating system...More...

How to Fix the File System on a USB Drive in Vista

The file system on a computer refers to the specific way in which your computer stores files on your hard drive. Every storage device in existence, from hard drives to USB flash drives to even small Micro SD cards, has a file system. Certain file systems are not compatible with certain computer manu...More...

How to Install Windows 2000 With No CD

Microsoft Windows 2000, like all Windows operating systems, is installed using an installation CD-ROM. But sometimes a user needs to reinstall the operating system when the installation CD, or a CD drive, is not available. In these cases, there is an alternative to Windows installation using the ori...More...

How to Fix an Svchost.exe Application Error Without the Internet

According to PC Hell, the svchost.exe error occurs in Windows XP due to a corrupted Windows Update executable file. Microsoft installed Windows Update so that computers could automatically download patches and fixes from the Microsoft website automatically without a user having to log on. While Micr...More...

How to Change a Standard Vista Account to an Administrator

When you first install the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system on your computer you must have one administrator account and then you can add multiple standard user accounts. A user with a standard account cannot access specific folder or files, download and install applications or make any syst...More...

How to Sort a Listbox Numerically to Get the Smallest Value

The ASP.NET "ListBox" control lets you display several values in a drop-down box from which users can choose. The ListBox control contains a "Sort" function that sorts the items in the list. If you have a list of numbers, then the values are listed with the smallest value first. The Sort function ca...More...

How Do I Stop Happili From Redirecting?

Happili is a virus that causes all Internet searches to be redirected to the Happili.com website on infected computers. The Happili.com website is filled with spam and advertising, and no matter what website you try to navigate to, you are always redirected back to Happili.com. Windows computers com...More...

How to Disable the Wireless Settings of ThinkVantage

IBM computers running Windows XP often include ThinkVantage utilities, including the Wireless Settings management tool for dealing with connectivity issues. Some users disable the ThinkVantage Wireless Settings tool and use the Windows Wireless Network configuration interface instead. You can disabl...More...

How to Make a Phone Call Initiated Web Application

The traditional methods of typing in a uniform resource locator (URL), or typing information into a search box, are not the only methods of requesting websites. It is now possible to call websites with voice-activated systems. Some mobile phone producers have combined voice-to-text ability to automa...More...

How do I Make Extension Jambs for Anderson Casement Windows?

Extension jambs are used to make a window or door fit in a thicker wall than it was originally designed for. For instance, adding extension jambs to a window designed for a two by four wall will allow the window to fit in a two by six wall. Extension jambs are usually made using screen stock, which ...More...

How to Make Limewire Pro Speed Up Faster

Limewire Pro is a file sharing program that allows users to download files in different formats. It is one of the most popular and widely used downloading programs in the Internet. This open source, peer-to-peer program is used to search for audio files, video files, games, software and documents on...More...

How to Change Your Name in YouTube

YouTube is a website that allows you to view and upload videos. If you have a YouTube account, you can add your name and other personal information to your profile page. If you want to change the name in your profile to something different, it takes little time to do so....More...

Network Operating Systems Explained

A network operating system is a collection of software that controls the traffic -- the units of data, known as "packets" -- throughout a local area network or wide area network. A network operating system also controls access to network resources, such as shared files and folders and printers, for ...More...

How to Speed Up Your Laptop Without Administrative Rights

Though you might have benign intentions when you try to speed up your laptop, doing so could destabilize the system for all who share the PC. Windows supports the creation and use of multiple accounts, but the laptop has only one operating system, central processing unit, memory bank and hard drive...More...

How to Test a Macbook Logic Board

One of the most critical pieces of hardware inside Apple's desktop and laptop computers is the logic board. Just like motherboards on PCs, a logic board is responsible for housing all of the connections to the computer's various components. If you are noticing major problems with your MacBook or jus...More...

How to Access the Windows Recovery Console Without a CD

The recovery console is a troubleshooting feature in the Windows XP operating system that is typically available strictly from the installation CD. Avoid the cumbersome need to use the CD to reach the recovery console by installing the recovery console files on your computer. This process takes arou...More...