The good ol’ Recovery Console from Windows XP has morphed into five separate Vista tools.
XP’s console was good for system recovery after a crash, but it’s gone in Vista, replaced by different tools and a whole new front end.
Once you know the trick, Task Scheduler can do just about anything but make the coffee.
The key is using a means of program control that dates back to the ancient days of DOS: command-line parameters.
Ever wonder if someone’s mining your ISP’s mail server for addresses?
Here’s one way to test for malfeasance at your mail server — and I’ll show you several other ways to keep your e-mail address out of the wrong hands.
In this, my eighth and final column on my Housecalls across the continent, we see how editing the Registry resolves a Symantec networking problem.
Symantec’s Norton Antivirus requires a larger IRPStackSize than the default value in order to handle data in a peer-to-peer network.
In this column, the seventh in my series on Housecalls across North America, we see just how much space a proper PC housecleaning might free up.
Nearing the end of my cross-country journey, I also take some time to ponder what I’ve accomplished during the trip.
Today’s Housecall, in the sixth article of my eight-part series, shows how to set up Norton’s LiveUpdate to run from a password-protected user account without constantly having to log on.
After finishing in Toronto, I enjoyed more views of the Great Lakes as I made my way through the night to my native New Hampshire.
In today’s Housecall, I help a Toronto reader choose and install a new power supply, focusing on the merits of large, slow fans over small, fast ones.
On the way there, I indulged my historical imagination as I traversed the vast expanses of the Canadian plains and enjoyed views of the Great Lakes.
This week, a Windows Secrets reader learns what has been hogging his computer’s resources and causing sluggish performance.
In this article — the fourth in a series of eight on my Housecalls with readers — we identify the Symantec/Norton security suite as the main culprit responsible for a PC’s drastic drop in performance.
This week, I travel through the Wild West to help our second Housecall winner hunt PC space hogs in Tacoma, Wash.
My trip west took me from dramatic, wind-sculpted landscapes, whose colors ranged from deep red to muted adobe, to the lush green of the Pacific Northwest.
In this second of eight installments about my travels, I finish helping a Windows Secrets reader decluttering his Startup folder, sorting out an IP address issue, and testing his laptop’s firewall.
In Part One last week, I described the beginning of my first Housecall (a free, day-long PC tune-up and tech session given to four contest winners).