Author Archives: Fred Langa

Fred Langa

About Fred Langa

Fred Langa is senior editor. His LangaList Newsletter merged with Windows Secrets on Nov. 16, 2006. Prior to that, Fred was editor of Byte Magazine (1987 to 1991) and editorial director of CMP Media (1991 to 1996), overseeing Windows Magazine and others.

Adjusting The Boot Menu Delay

I’m impressed! That tweak of yours to remove the restrictions in the Recovery
Console is a good one. (See "Incredibly Useful Tweak"
) I installed it, made the registry change, and it works just as it should….

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Excellent Flash-Drive Software

Hey Fred, Great news letter. The Plus edition is
worth every penny.

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Web Site “Script Errors”

Fred, A friend showed me last night a problem that he
doesn’t know how to correct (neither do I). His ISP is —  
(commonly called ATT but really Southern Bell. SBC bought out ATT, not the other way around.) Anyway, whenever he goes on line to sbc, he gets a
script error. Apparently sbc uses some form of Internet Explorer since the
script error concerns IE. (My friend prefers Netscape). How are script
errors corrected?

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Stymied In Making A Boot CD

Fred, as a subscriber for several years I truly have
learned a lot. Now I want to create a bootable CD. It seems to me even with
all the files etc. laid before me I can not master this process. I did create a
slipstream xp-sp2 disc and it worked perfectly.

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Faster Downloads Via “RWIN” Tweak

Dear Fred, I have been having some problems lately with my
broadband internet connection. My ISP repair guy came to the rescue and
found a wiring issue which he quickly repaired. I then got curious as to
how much the repairs made to the overall speed of my connection. I checked
a couple of places and was quite pleased with my connection, but one of them
said that I should increase my Receive Buffer by 63KB to improve my
performance. Could you explain how I could go about changing my receive
buffer size. The below is the complete report from the test station.
Thanks in advance. David Wilson

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Another Reader-Recommended Program Launcher

Fred,  In , a reader mentioned
PowerPro program launcher. I’ve been using a small Freeware program called PBar
since Windows 98 days.

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Reinstall Win98 W/O Reformat

‘morning Fred,

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