Some excellent reader feedback came in this month that lets us get even more out of task automation.
One little password trick and two freeware tools can help you ease your PC maintenance chores and unleash the full power of Windows Task Scheduler.
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.