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How to Disable Powerdesk

How to Disable Powerdesk

PowerDesk is desktop utility software designed by VCOM Inc. for Windows operating systems. Among its many features are a file manager, file finder, dialog helper, and utilities to manage your digital camera and music files. If you are upgrading to another computer or maybe turning the machine over t......[Read More]
How to Turn an iMac Into a Router

How to Turn an iMac Into a Router

Apple's Intel-based iMac series of computers feature two network interfaces built in, including wired and wireless Ethernet. Apple iMacs can be expanded with additional USB-based network interfaces as well. The Mac OS X operating system includes the ability to share a network connection, which effec......[Read More]
How To Switch Between Monitors

How To Switch Between Monitors

All PCs are capable of connecting to multiple monitors at a single moment. And with the development of LCD TVs and downloadable media, connecting your computer to your television set becomes both easier and more of a necessity. While it's possible to connect your PC to another monitor in order to ex......[Read More]
How to Calculate Cumulative Total

How to Calculate Cumulative Total

The ability to easily perform calculations automatically is a strong suit of spreadsheet programs, making them the ideal application for tasks such as keeping a cumulative total. In just a few minutes of entry, you can create a spreadsheet which can store all of the individual entries in one column,......[Read More]
How to Disable the Windows Security Balloon

How to Disable the Windows Security Balloon

Windows Security Center includes a firewall, an anti-spyware utility and user account control. If you are not satisfied with the service level of these programs you might install a different brand. The Security Center always notifies you of any changes in the settings, even if your computer is secur......[Read More]
Problems With SpamKiller

Problems With SpamKiller

McAfee SpamKiller is a program that will add spam protection to any POP3 email accounts such as those from Hotmail and AOL. The program works with most third-party email applications such as Microsoft Outlook and Mozilla Thunderbird. Once the program has been installed, it can be used to automatical......[Read More]
How to Reinstall Windows XP Without Deleting Microsoft

How to Reinstall Windows XP Without Deleting Microsoft

If you have Microsoft products on your computer, such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook or Microsoft Excel, you may be wondering how you can go about reinstalling your Windows XP operating system without deleting those Microsoft products. There is a way to reinstall Windows XP (called a Repair In......[Read More]
How to Register Windows XP for Free

How to Register Windows XP for Free

Registering your copy of Windows XP is part of the operating system's activation process. While activating proves that your copy of XP is genuine, registering lets Microsoft contact you with information updates, upgrades, bug fixes and other benefits. You can receive these alerts by either email or ......[Read More]
Sansa M240 is Not Recognized in XP

Sansa M240 is Not Recognized in XP

Although it's compatible with Windows XP operating systems, Sansa m240 will not necessarily connect to the computer without proper setup. A computer is needed to transfer music to the player, so when your computer won't recognize it, the problem may be with the player or the computer itself.......[Read More]
What Is the Meaning of Variance Analysis?

What Is the Meaning of Variance Analysis?

Variance analysis refers to analyzing the difference between an expected cost and the actual cost. In economics, this concept is important for success. Entrepreneurs must be able to accurately estimate costs in order to set appropriate prices and maximize their profits.......[Read More]
How to Create Custom Pop-up Boxes With Javascript

How to Create Custom Pop-up Boxes With Javascript

One of the best ways to launch unique, custom popup boxes is to build a pop-up generator. A JavaScript function that creates a customized popup command can reduce programming time. By changing a few variables that affect a pop-up's size and functionality, you can pass those variables to the popup ge......[Read More]
How to Recover Corrupt Files in the System

How to Recover Corrupt Files in the System

One of the great features of Microsoft Windows is how simply it normally opens files and accesses their content. Every once in a while, however, an error can keep a file from being opened. One of the most common errors is a corrupt file, which can be extremely frustrating when the file's needed cont......[Read More]
How to Change a Windows XP MCE Product Key

How to Change a Windows XP MCE Product Key

All versions of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system, including the Media Center Edition, require the entry of a 25-character product key during the installation process. Found on the back of the Windows XP installation disc case, this key acts as a piracy deterrent, since only one XP installat......[Read More]
How to Resolve a Cyclic Redundancy Check

How to Resolve a Cyclic Redundancy Check

A cyclic redundancy error occurs in one particular section, or sector, of you desktop or laptop's hard drive. This error prevents you from accessing files stored on the sector of your PC's hard drive. When this error occurs, you can repair it without having to download or purchase a program or softw......[Read More]
How to Fix the Windows XP Setup Loop

How to Fix the Windows XP Setup Loop

Even when a Microsoft Windows XP installation goes smoothly, it can be tedious as you wait for the operating system to finally complete the process. But when you run into the notorious "looping" problem that can occur during the Windows XP setup process, that tedium can turn into pure frustration as......[Read More]
How to Repair a Corrupt NTLDR With an Easy Fix

How to Repair a Corrupt NTLDR With an Easy Fix

If you start up your computer and receive an "NTLDR is missing" error, you probably have a missing or corrupted boot loader, which is used to start the operating system. This error can prevent you from being able to start Windows, even in "safe mode." The easiest way to fix an NTLDR error is to use ......[Read More]
How to Upgrade Windows Messenger

How to Upgrade Windows Messenger

Windows Messenger, also known as Windows Live Messenger, is a popular instant messaging tool for the Windows operating system. The software often releases new versions of the program to update its features or correct security concerns. The process to upgrade your version of Windows Live Messenger to......[Read More]
What Is the Windows Vista UAC?

What Is the Windows Vista UAC?

Windows Vista introduced a new security feature called User Account Control, or UAC. Windows Vista users will recognize this as the box that comes up saying that "Windows needs your permission to continue" when they try to perform certain activities on their computers, such as installing new softwar......[Read More]
How to Install a Laptop Antenna

How to Install a Laptop Antenna

When using a laptop computer there are two different reasons why you might want to install an antenna. The first it to obtain television broadcast signals through the built in TV tuner, the other is ti increase the range of your wireless Internet connection. Whatever method you are using the install......[Read More]
How to Configure Shared Windows Folders for Maximum Network Protection

How to Configure Shared Windows Folders for Maximum Network Protection

Windows allows you to set configurations such as permissions for shared folders. By default, Windows sets the shared folder with permissions for everyone to access it. To maximize protection and block unwanted access, you must remove "Everyone" from the list of accessible users and specify the users......[Read More]