Archive for the ‘Windows XP Maintenance’ Category

Update Group Policy without Restarting Your Computer

Posted by Rich On March - 23 - 2009

Update Group Policy without Restarting Your Computer

If you make a change to the group policy on your Windows XP Professional; Vista Business or Ultimate; or Windows 7 Ultimate machine, you will need to restart your computer to make the changes take effect. In this guide, you’ll learn how to avoid restarting with a simple command.

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How to Use the Group Policy Editor (Windows 7, Vista, XP)

Posted by Rich On January - 15 - 2009

This guide is included as part of the Windows Guides security and administration series. In this guide, you will learn what the Group Policy Editor is and how to access and configure it.

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Easy Ways to Boost PC Performance

Posted by Guest Post On January - 12 - 2009

In this guest post, James Ricketts explores how to boost  PC performance. Learn more about James at the conclusion of this post.

Computer owners are always on the lookout for ways to boost their PC performance. Anything that will keep their computer running as efficiently as it did when it was brand new. If you stop for a moment and ponder the reasons why the performance of a new PC is so good, you will recall that a new PC is devoid of any unnecessary information and programs. Another reason for its efficiency is that the data residing in it is uncluttered.

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Use Naming Conventions to Organize Your Data

Posted by Rich On November - 10 - 2008

Here you may see the naming conventions I use for my files, this is here just as a guide to get you started on your own system. I set many of these conventions many years ago, but they work. Experience has given me newer ideas, some of which I am currently using.

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Windows Guides File Organization Series

Posted by Rich On November - 10 - 2008

Guides to Help You Organize Your Computer Files

This week, I’m going to run a series of guides that will help you get on top of file organization on your computer.

The following five guides help you create naming conventions, take control of file names on your computer, and find duplicate files. Personally, I always keep my files named properly and I rarely, if ever, lose files. I encourage you to do the same and in these guides I’ll offer you a few tips to get you started.

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Free Up A Lot More Space On Your Computer with CCleaner

Posted by Rich On February - 24 - 2008


Running out of disk space? Been using your new computer for more than a month? It’s time to clean up!

In this tutorial, we’ll learn how to clean up your computer and help it run more efficiently. (This guide is written for Windows XP and Vista.)

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