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Run With Vista

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Run With Vista

Have you made the switch to the new operating system of Windows Vista yet? If you have, are you getting a little frustrated with being away from everything you knew in XP? I mean, going from XP to Vista is an extreme change and it can be very difficult getting used to all the new features. I know I felt that way when I first started working… Continue reading

Recycle Bin Storage

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Recycle Bin Storage

Are you aware that your Recycle Bin could be eating up a large portion of your hard drive space? Well, believe it or not, but by default, the Recycle Bin is set to have a total storage capacity of 10 percent of each of your local drives.

For example, if you have a hard drive that has been formatted into two logical drives (the term “logical” is… Continue reading

Improve Your Wireless Network

Friday, June 1st, 2007

As cool and handy as the concept of a wireless network is, it can very rapidly get frustrating. This happens primarily because of signal strength issues, which in turn, affects your browsing and downloading speeds. And before you know it, you just simply aren’t getting as fast of a speed in the bedroom as you are in the living room. Well, today I will take you through an informative and… Continue reading

The Mac Leopard

Friday, May 25th, 2007

Q:
You’re always talking about the new Windows Vista, but can you tell us anything about Apple’s new operating system for Macs? I believe it’s called the Leopard and I would love to learn some more about it!

A:
Excellent question! You’re right, we here at WorldStart are always talking about the new operating system of Windows Vista and I guess, with getting all caught up in that… Continue reading

Start Menu Programs

Friday, May 18th, 2007

Start Menu Programs

How often do you look at the items under your Start menu? What’s all there? Is everything that’s listed there really necessary? Well, either way you answer that last question, you may notice that in the very first column of your Start menu, there is a list of programs. You may also notice that those are programs you’ve recently used. Continue reading as I explain what exactly… Continue reading

Program Access and Defaults

Thursday, May 10th, 2007

Q:
I was looking around in my Add/Remove Programs area in the Control Panel and I found something on the side that said “Set Program Access and Defaults.” What does this mean and should I even mess with it?

A:
You can use this feature to change the default programs you use for certain activities you do while on your computer. For example, such activities as… Continue reading

Admin: Yes or No?

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Q:
Is there an easy way to tell if I have Administrator rights or not?

A:
Have you ever run into a situation where you had to sign in to your computer under the Administrator account? I mean, sometimes certain software programs, etc. require you to have Administrator rights before you can actually install anything on your PC. (You can read this article

Vista System Restore

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Vista System Restore

Are you one of the many computer users who went from using Windows XP to Windows Vista? It seems to be “the thing to do” these days, but let’s be honest here. Are you having trouble finding some of the things you absolutely loved using in XP? How about the system restore feature, for example? I know that’s one of my favorites, but it’s so… Continue reading

Tweak VI

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Q:
Do you know anything about Tweak VI?

A:
As a matter of fact, I do! I actually saw this being discussed on our message board and as soon as I saw the name, I had to check it out. So, without any further ado, what is Tweak VI? Well, it just so happens to be the first software designed to “both tweak and optimize” the new operating… Continue reading

Cannot Delete File

Friday, April 20th, 2007

Sometimes when I try to delete a file from my computer, it comes up with a “Cannot Delete File” error. Why does this happen and is there any way I can get around it? Please help!

Worry no more! I can help, I can help! And believe me, I feel your pain. I often get that same error message and let me tell you, it ranks… Continue reading

Modifying Visual Effects

Friday, April 13th, 2007

Modifying Visual Effects

When I chose today’s tip topic of visual effects, I tried a lot of different programs before arriving at the one below. I’m just telling you this so you know that you’re getting the crème de la crème. I can guarantee it!

First off, I’ll show you this really cool program called Glass2K. It allows you to, as you might guess, make your computer windows transparent. You… Continue reading

Branding Your Computer

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Branding Your Computer

Guess what! I have some great news for all of you! Today, I’m going to show you how to make some very cool modifications to your computer. I’ll share with you how you can make your experience with Windows XP a whole lot easier and more fun too!

For this tip, I’ll be showing you a couple of ways you can modify Windows to personalize and brand… Continue reading

Clear Those Passwords

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Clear Those Passwords

In the past, we here at WorldStart have told you how you can set your Web browser to save all the passwords you use for certain Web sites, etc. So, what happens when you don’t want those passwords saved anymore? You never know when you may want to keep your options open or even change a password. In that case, you just have to clear them out… Continue reading

Vista File and Print Sharing

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Vista File and Print Sharing

In this article, I will show you how users can set up some share points of their own in the new Windows Vista operating system. In almost every office, it eventually becomes necessary for users to collaborate on documents. In the past, this has often meant that the administrator has to set up a special location for the shared documents and create a special security… Continue reading

Key Tweak

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Q:
Often times, when I’m playing a game on my computer, I accidentally hit that key on my keyboard that has the little flying flag on it. Whenever I do that, my game gets messed up. Is there an easy way to disable that key while I’m playing my game and then maybe turn it back on when I’m finished? Please help!

A:
That is a very good… Continue reading

Vista Account Pictures

Friday, March 9th, 2007

If you’re using Windows Vista, by now, you’ve probably set up the accounts you want for the computer. You know, one for yourself, one for your spouse, one for your children or grandchildren, etc. Setting up those accounts can take some time, in order to ensure that you have them just the way you want them.

So, in all the hustle and bustle of that, I doubt you’ve had any… Continue reading

Customizing Your Fonts and Colors

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Customizing Your Fonts and Colors

Did you know that you can customize the fonts and colors of all the Windows and Internet Explorer HTML pages on the Internet? Well, if you didn’t before, you know now!

First, here is how you would change the colors for a standard window (for example, the My Documents window) in Windows.

1.) Go to Start, Control Panel to open the Control Panel.

2.)

Administrator Rights

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Q:
I went to install a new program on my Windows XP computer the other day, but it wouldn’t let me because of something to do with Administrator rights. How can I log into my Administrator account so I can get this program installed? Please help me!

A:
When you’re installing a new program on to your computer, certain ones may give you an error message… Continue reading

Restart Shortcut

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Restart Shortcut

Okay, get this! How would you like to have a shortcut right on your desktop that allows you to instantly restart your computer? That’s right, with just a double click, you could do a quick reboot, without all the extra hassle. Awhile back, I ran a tip for a shutdown shortcut and ever since, you all have been begging for the restart instructions. Well, wait no… Continue reading

Which OS Do You Have?

Friday, February 16th, 2007

I just bought a computer from a friend of mine and they didn’t know a whole lot about it. Therefore, I don’t even know which operating system it has. How can I determine that?

Don’t feel bad! This sort of thing happens to a lot of people. Whenever you make a deal on a computer from a friend or family member, chances are, you’re not going to know… Continue reading

Make a Point

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Make a Point

What do I mean by the word point? Well, in this case, I am referring to a system restore point. And yes, you should make one! I know we have covered this before in our newsletter, but I’ve been getting several e-mails about it lately and besides that, it’s just a very important topic. I figured now would be a good time to go over it again… Continue reading

Be Punctual

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Be Punctual

Does your computer contain an alarm clock?

Can you set your computer to remind you about something?

Does your computer tell you what time it is after a certain amount of time has gone by?

If you answered no to any of those questions, you should definitely take a look at this tip!

Today, I am going to explain to you how you can get an alarm clock… Continue reading

MS Office 2007

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Q:
Please tell us all about the new Office 2007. I’ve been anxiously waiting!

A:
Yes, I know I promised a couple days ago that I would tell you about Office 2007 (also called Office Online) and well, I plum forgot to do it yesterday. I do apologize, but hopefully today’s explanation will make up for the wait you’ve had to endure.

Okay, so for those of you… Continue reading

Change Your XP Sounds

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Change Your XP Sounds

Are you are getting tired of hearing the same old sounds that Windows XP makes when it’s going through its routine tasks (or non-routine tasks, for that matter?!) If you are, did you know that you can easily change the sounds to something more pleasing to you and your ears?

Now, I’m talking about sounds that accompany events and tasks, such as when Windows XP starts… Continue reading

Vista Features

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Q:
You promised in yesterday’s newsletter that you would go over some more of the new features in Vista and I wanted to make sure you were going to hold true to that. I’m very interested in learning as much as I can about the new operating system, so any information you can provide would be great.

A:
You are absolutely correct! I did promise that and even… Continue reading

Vista is Here!

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Vista is Here!

Can I have a drum roll, please?! The wait is over! Microsoft’s new operating system of Windows Vista has been released and it is ready for anyone who wants to take advantage. I don’t know about you, but I know that a lot of people have been very excited about this for a long time. It’s the biggest release Microsoft has had since they introduced Windows XP… Continue reading

Vista FAQs

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Vista FAQs

The purpose of these FAQs is to give you some answers to the questions that have been lingering around about the new operating system. They will provide you with some general information about Windows® Vista™. So, wonder no more, here come the answers!

Q: What is Windows Vista?

A: Windows Vista is Microsoft’s next generation operating system, formerly known by its code name of “Longhorn.” Originally announced in… Continue reading

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