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More Vista Questions Answered

Friday, March 2nd, 2007

More Vista Questions Answered

Have some more questions about Windows Vista? Then read here, because some of them may be answered right here, right now!

To begin, Windows Vista includes a content protection infrastructure that is specifically designed to help ensure that protected commercial audiovisual content, such as newly released HD-DVD or Blu-Ray discs, can be enjoyed on Windows Vista PCs. In many cases, this content has policies associated with… Continue reading

New Daylight Savings Time

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Q:
I’ve been hearing a lot lately about how the Daylight Savings Time is going to change this year. With all the rumors running around, I’m beginning to worry about how my computer will react to the change. Can you provide any insight on that?

A:
I sure can! The new Daylight Savings Time change is right around the corner and I’ve been getting several e-mails about it… Continue reading

Vista Gadgets

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

Q:
In Windows Vista, I’m a little confused about the “gadgets” on the side of my desktop. What’s the purpose of these and is there any way I can get rid of them? Please explain!

A:
When you install Vista on your computer, you will first see just a few of the gadgets Microsoft picked for you on the right hand side of your desktop. But, the… Continue reading

Audio Problems

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Q:
No matter what I do on my computer, my sound stays low. It happens when I listen to music, when I visit certain Web sites and so on. What’s going on? Please help!

A:
Have no fear, the sound doctor is here! The low audio problem, as I like to call it, can be a big pain if it happens to sweep across your computer. No matter… Continue reading

Vista Install Tips

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Q:
I have my copy of Windows Vista and I’m ready to install it. Are there any last minute tips you can give me on doing this? I want to ensure it will all be done right.

A:
That seems to be one of the most asked questions of the month. Ever since Microsoft’s release of the new operating system at the end of January, Vista has become… Continue reading

Scratch No More

Friday, February 16th, 2007

Scratch No More

Do you have an LCD screen for your computer monitor? Whether it be a laptop or a desktop monitor, they’re nice to have. But, then again, they can easily be damaged if something happens to hit it just right. The most common thing with LCD screens is a scratch. That can happen in just a blink of an eye. So, how do you get rid of a… Continue reading

How’s Vista Doing?

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Q:
Do you know how Vista is doing since its release? I haven’t upgraded yet, so I was just curious to see how things were going with it.

A:
That is a wonderful question! I’m sure you’re not the only one who sort of sat back and waited for the Vista results to come in. I bet you’re interested in knowing how many people actually upgraded to the… Continue reading

Windows XP Services – Part 2

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Windows XP Services – Part 2

Are you ready for the second batch of Windows XP services? If you missed out on the first half of them, be sure to check out yesterday’s newsletter. There, you will see letters A through N and today, I’m going to go over letters P through Z (well, it only goes to W, but still!) Are you ready to learn? Then let’s go!

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Windows XP Services – Part 1

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Windows XP Services – Part 1

Have you ever wondered what all kinds of services Windows XP offers? Well, if you have, today is your lucky day, because that’s what we’re going to go over and I’ll be willing to bet that there’s some you’ve never heard of before. Here we go with letters A through N!

Alerter: Notifies selected users and computers of administrative alerts. If the service is… Continue reading

Command Prompt Screen Layouts

Friday, January 26th, 2007

Command Prompt Screen Layouts

You are probably already familiar with the Command Prompt section of your Windows XP, right? You know, the place in which you can easily access the apparently hidden, underneath layer of your computer, also known as the good ol’ DOS Prompt page. Well, if you’re not sure, let me explain a little. This actually allows many options that can make some surprise changes in… Continue reading

Foxit Reader

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Q:
Since you’ve talked about the Adobe Reader program, can you say a few things about the Foxit Reader? I’ve heard of it, but would like to learn more.

A:
I surely can. First of all, for those who may not know, the reason you mentioned the Adobe Reader program in the question is because the Foxit Reader is also a PDF file reader, which offers similar services… Continue reading

Java Update

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Java Update

Many of you have probably already taken care of this, but for those of you who haven’t heard about it, let me fill you in. Recently, a new update for Java was released and it is ready for install as soon as you get a chance. You probably started seeing the “Java Update Available” message pop up in your taskbar around the second week of January or so… Continue reading

Google Earth 4: Finalized

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Google Earth 4: Finalized

Are you a Google Earth fanatic? Well, if you are, you aren’t alone. Google Earth is one of the coolest programs to come from Google in the last few years. And to top it all off, it just keeps getting better. Awhile back, I told you about the Google Earth 4 beta program. Well, today, I’m here to announce the release of the final version!

Yes… Continue reading

Popup Descriptions

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Popup Descriptions

Have you ever sat and really thought about the little popups that are displayed when you select any item, folder, file name or desktop icon on your computer? Perhaps, this feature is disabled on your Windows XP computer, so you might not be able to experience this feature.

Well, either way, in case you’re wondering, Windows XP offers a fast loading, small sized window that appears over each… Continue reading

Adobe Reader Restrictions

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
After you mentioned the new version of Adobe Reader in your security article the other day, I tried to download it, but it would not work. I have Windows 98. Does the new version not work with the older versions of Windows? Please help!

A:
You are not the only one who has run into this problem. We’ve been getting e-mails and phone calls left and right… Continue reading

Mail Merge

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
Can you please explain to us what mail merge is?

A:
That is an excellent question and you’re actually not the only one who has asked me that in a matter of a couple weeks. To be honest with you all, I didn’t know much about it either, so I figured it would be a good idea to check into it, for all of our sakes! So… Continue reading

Mac Programs

Friday, January 12th, 2007

Q:
I know WorldStart usually only runs tips for the Windows operating systems, but I have a Mac and I was wondering if you could tell me about any applications I might want to look out for?

A:
Yes, you are right. We here at WorldStart usually focus more on the Windows operating systems and to be honest, we mainly do that because most of our readers use… Continue reading

Save That Stuff

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Save That Stuff

How often do you order something online or sign up for something on a Web site? I’m guessing you do either of those quite often, because it’s just the way of the world these days. Almost every Web site you visit either has something you need to register for or they’re trying to get you to buy their products. It’s certainly not bad if you do this… Continue reading

Stuck Pixels

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Stuck Pixels

Do you have a new LCD monitor (or even an old one) that seems to have a “stuck” pixel on it? Let me explain a little more. It could be any point on your monitor that seems to always be a little brighter or duller looking than the rest of the colors. This isn’t uncommon, especially with brand new LCD monitors.

Why does this happen? Well, it’s… Continue reading

Windows Address Book

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Windows Address Book

Have you heard of this term before? If not this exact one, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about. The Windows Address Book is basically just another way to describe the address book a lot of us use in Outlook Express. Who knew?!

It is a component of all the Windows operating systems that anyone can use to keep a list of all their contacts. It’s… Continue reading

Comfy Computer

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Q:
When I sit at my computer for too long, my back starts to hurt and my eyes go blurry, among other aches and pains. How can I change what I’m doing so that I don’t hurt so much when I’m finished using my computer? Please help!

A:
I’m sure this is a question that has been on everyone’s mind at one time or another. If the work… Continue reading

Odds and Ends

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Odds and Ends

I was just searching online and I found some interesting articles about upcoming programs, etc. I figured for sure that most of you would be interested in them as well, so I thought I would do an “odds and ends” type of article for today’s Tip of the Day. Hope that sounds okay with everyone else as well. Here we go!

First, I’m going to talk about… Continue reading

Virtual Office

Friday, December 15th, 2006

Virtual Office

Starting a small home business has never ever been easier than it is right now. The Internet and the new technologies/services that have come along with it have made the picture so very rosy for someone who is just starting out. Of course, there’s no doubt that everyone would like a swanky office with nice looking gadgets and everything else, but let’s face it, most people aspiring to… Continue reading

HotKey Shortcuts

Friday, December 8th, 2006

Hotkey Shortcuts

Take a look at your keyboard. Do you see those keys that say F1, F2, F3 and so on? How often do you use those? If you are like most users, it’s probably once in a blue moon. Those keys are called hotkeys and today, I’m going to show you how to make those keys work to your advantage. I’ll do that by giving you the information you… Continue reading

VMWare: Virtual Machine

Friday, December 1st, 2006

VMWare: Virtual Machine

What in the world is this? Just the name of it sounds extremely confusing, but trust me, it’s really not. A virtual machine is almost exactly what it sounds like. A virtual machine is like a whole other computer that you can install on your already existing computer. To explain this more, imagine this program as an illusion. When you use it, you can touch it… Continue reading

Windows Logo Testing

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Q:
What is all this “Windows logo testing” stuff about? Please explain!

A:
Maybe you’ve already run into this and if you haven’t, you probably will sometime in the future. Either way, when it happens, you will get a message that says something like “Software has not passed Windows logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows. Continuing your installation of this software may impair or destabilize… Continue reading

Windows Vista Update

Friday, November 10th, 2006

Q:
Do you have any updated information on Windows Vista? I’m just curious about it and would like to stay informed throughout the whole process, until it is actually released. Any news would be very much appreciated!

A:
Well, you’re in luck, because as a matter of fact, I do have some recent news on the whole Windows Vista phenomenon. Let’s take a gander at what I have… Continue reading

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