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Window Trim Components

Window Trim Components

Window trim keeps heat in and gives a finished look.window; image by lisichka from Fotolia.comWindows are the problem children of many houses. Obviously, they are necessary to allow light in and to maintain contact with the outside world. Nevertheless, windows are expensive, lose heat,.........[Read More]
How to Detach the Taskbar

How to Detach the Taskbar

By default, the Microsoft Windows taskbar is locked in position at the bottom of the screen. You can detach it from this location and move it around the screen. This can give you more viewable space, or simply be more appealing to you. You can accomplish this from the desktop.......[Read More]
Windows CE Tips

Windows CE Tips

Windows CE, or Windows Embedded Compact, is a lightweight Windows operating system designed for minimalistic computers and embedded systems. It is a distinct version of Windows rather than a distilled version of the desktop version of the popular operating system. As such, it has a unique.........[Read More]
Gumblar Bot Removal

Gumblar Bot Removal

The Gumblar virus allows a bot network to connect to an infected computer. Once the virus is active on a computer, it can download and execute malicious code that transmits personal and password information to remote servers, among other potentially malicious activity. To remove the Gumblar worm, yo......[Read More]
How to Repair Freeware in Windows XP

How to Repair Freeware in Windows XP

The freeware files stored on your Windows XP hard drive can become corrupt and non-functional due to problems with the system hardware. This is caused by malware, drive failure, or user error, necessitating repair to make your now-corrupt files functional again. Resolve this issue by repairing the f......[Read More]
How to Hide Windows on the Mac

How to Hide Windows on the Mac

Having a lot of windows open on your Mac won't cause a draft, but it could lead to clutter and confusion. Here's how to keep your desktop organized.......[Read More]
How to Get Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life to Run on Windows XP

How to Get Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life to Run on Windows XP

"Evolution: The Game of Intelligent Life" is a simulation developed by Crossover Technology and published by Interplay. The game was released for the PC on Dec. 1, 1997, and allows the player to control the evolution of various species and race against other players to the top of the evolutionary fo......[Read More]
How to Install a New Window Without Removing the Old Frame

How to Install a New Window Without Removing the Old Frame

New replacement windows today are sold in prehung, self-contained units are that much easier to install than the old individual-sash windows. The unit is held in place by "stop" molding, which is a border of wood trim in the front and back of the window opening. This stop trim is distinct from the w......[Read More]
How Do I Determine Which Product Key Is Associated With My PC?

How Do I Determine Which Product Key Is Associated With My PC?

Software purchased in retail stores is usually accompanied with packaging or documents marked with product "keycodes" that permit you to activate the product on your computer. Trial software downloaded from the Internet often provide keycodes in the form of an email once you pay for or register the ......[Read More]
How to Fix WinHTTP DLL

How to Fix WinHTTP DLL

Winhttp.dll is a Windows Dynamic Link Library file. Dynamic Link Library files contain common-language instructions that multiple programs and parts of the operating system can access to perform requested functions. This particular file is used by Windows HTTP Services and impacts multiple Web and n......[Read More]
How to Modify Remote Access to the Registry & System Key Values

How to Modify Remote Access to the Registry & System Key Values

Remote access to the registry is turned off by default. The remote registry access is a service that runs on your computer. You turn the service on and off, depending on whether or not you want to allow remote access to the computer's registry key values. Turning it off disables access, and turning ......[Read More]
How to Create the Date in Windows

How to Create the Date in Windows

Windows operating systems allow users to view the current time and date. Some applications in Windows perform tasks that are based on a specific schedule. Thus, it is important to set up the right time on your operating system. The time is displayed at the notification area, which is located at the ......[Read More]
How to Disable Windows Media Center IR Detect

How to Disable Windows Media Center IR Detect

There is no way to shut off the infrared (IR) detector directly from Windows Media Center (WMC), but you can shut it off before using WMC. Disabling Windows Media Receiver Service in the "Local Services" window will stop the IR connection. The process can be easily reversed to turn IR back......[Read More]
How to Stop Popup Windows

How to Stop Popup Windows

Popup windows are an annoyance to computer and Internet users. They can range from simple ads on various websites to repeated displays on your computer at any time. Popups can be a sign that you have adware installed on your computer, or simply that you don't have your browser's popup blocker turned......[Read More]
How do I Clear the Run List on Vista OS?

How do I Clear the Run List on Vista OS?

The Windows Vista operating system stores a list of programs you run, as well as locations and file names you type into the start menu. Vista remembers programs you run so that it can display the most frequently used programs in your start menu. However, the run list can be a privacy concern, partic......[Read More]
How To Reinstall System 32 Files

How To Reinstall System 32 Files

Many of the critical files used to run the Windows operating system are stored within a folder called "system32" on the local hard drive. If files in this folder are damaged or become corrupted, you might notice a wide range of problems. The only way to completely reinstall the "system32" folder is ......[Read More]
How to Trim Out a Window With 1X4s

How to Trim Out a Window With 1X4s

You can buy all kinds of window trim, including formal, fancy styles, but sometimes you want something simpler. If you have a workshop, tool shed or very rustic cabin that needs interior window trim, and you want it to look as simple as possible, buy a few straight one-by-fours. They can be cut and ......[Read More]
How to Format Windows XP Sp2

How to Format Windows XP Sp2

Formatting your computer to Windows XP SP2 requires a few hours of your time and the installation CD. Formatting erases all data from your computer, which prepares your computer for a clean installation of Windows XP SP2. If you already have Windows XP SP2 installed, reformatting and installing Wind......[Read More]
Send and Receive EMail using Visual Basic

Send and Receive EMail using Visual Basic

An About Visual Basic reader asked: How do I use Visual Basic to send and receive email?? A question and answer from About Visual Basic.......[Read More]
How to Disable the Blue Screen Auto-Reboot

How to Disable the Blue Screen Auto-Reboot

Windows based computers, including the latest Windows 7 Operating system, when dealing with a system crash, will throw the computer to a blue screen with errors on it, and then quickly reboot. In many cases it happens so fast you don't get a chance to read what the problem was or what caused it. And......[Read More]