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Adjust Virtual Memory

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Adjust Virtual Memory

If you have two hard drives in your computer and your C: drive is about full, you can tell Windows to use your other drive for virtual memory .
OR—if you have one hard drive that is faster than the other, it’s probably better to use that one for virtual memory, since your data is retrieved faster.

In any event, if you want… Continue reading

Virtual Memory

Wednesday, November 10th, 2004

Q:
What is Virtual Memory?

A:
Virtual memory is non-physical memory (yeah, like that helps).

Windows uses virtual memory when it doesn’t have enough “regular” physical memory to perform a task. When it does this, Windows uses your hard drive to store information that normally would be put into your RAM memory. Here’s an overly simplified example:

Let’s say… Continue reading

Clear Your Temporary Internet Files

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Clear Your Temporary Internet Files

As you surf the web, every page, every graphic, cookie, etc. is saved in your temporary internet files. Why is this? Well, for one, if you visit a page often it brings up the files from the cache rather than getting them online, thus making the page appear quicker. The down side is that this can cause an old page to come up when content… Continue reading

Maximize Dial-up Modem Settings

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Maximize Dial-up Modem Settings

Did you know that by changing a few settings you can make your dial-up modem run better? That’s right—you might have a fast modem and a good connection, but you’re not getting the best performance. With a few adjustments, you can get faster connection speeds.

NOTE: Since every PC configuration is different, these adjustments might not work for everyone.

With Windows 95, 98 & ME you’ll… Continue reading

Quiet your modem

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Shut Up and Dial!

The “regular” way to get rid of excess modem noise is to go to the Control Panel , open the Modems icon, click your modem, then the Properties button, and turn the volume down from there.

Well, I ran that tip in the past and it always seems that there are people out there who it doesn’t work for. So, I did some digging and came… Continue reading

See your Operating System

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Q:
I have a 220 GB hard drive but my Operating System can’t see it all. Do I need some other software or something?

A:
If you have an older computer or Windows XP using the FAT32 filing system, and your hard drive is over 32GB, you’ll need to split it into partitions . Even with the newer NTFS (Win… Continue reading

Find out what your Windows Hotfixes do

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004

Find out what your Windows Hotfixes do

Every now and then my Windows XP automatically updates. Usually these are to plug holes in the system (as you know, Windows XP is a work in progress). But what exactly do all those hotfixes do? Well, I discovered a way to find out.

First, you need to go to your Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs. Next, scroll down toward the… Continue reading

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