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Is There a Way to Get a Notification Sound when Startup is Finished?

Starting up Windows is incredibly complex. While you may not be able run a completion sound, you might be able to add one near the end.

Windows XP

Will Windows XP Keep Working after Support Ends?

The end of support for Windows XP means that Microsoft will no longer be issuing security updates. But there are ways to continue using an older machine safely.

How do I defragment a hard drive on Windows XP?

Defragmenting a hard drive absolutely has its place. There are several ways to get to the controls in Windows XP.

Your child on the internet

How do I slow down my router at night?

Trying to control children’s access to the internet has been a problem since computers first came into the home. A simple low-tech answer might be the best.

Does Having Multiple Partitions Shorten My Hard Disk’s Life?

Hard drives get laid out in fairly complex ways. Second-guessing how your disk heads move as part of a decision whether to use multiple partitions is not really a practical way to save a hard drive from failure.

Infected!

Should I back up if my machine is infected?

If you believe you’ve been hacked, you will want to protect and preserve your data right away. First, make sure exactly what has been hacked.

Que?

Can I Remove Unneeded Language Folders and Files?

Windows does support multiple languages. Unfortunately, many applications developed independently over time and seem to use different techniques for providing internationalization or localization support.

How do I backup multiple partitions?

How you backup partitions depends on your backup software. Most allow you to backup multiple partitions into a single backup image file, but more than likely, you get to choose.

Mouse & Hand

Why Does My Wireless Mouse Stop Responding?

First, we have to be sure that it’s actually the mouse freezing, and not the whole computer. Once that’s decided, we’ll look for solutions.

Question Mark

What is wssetup.exe?

This file could be anything. I’ll show you how to track this file down and do a cleanup – just to be sure that it’s not malware.