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It turns out that resetting your Windows account password is frighteningly easy as long as you have physical access to the machine.
The difference between the various types of things we might call “memory” is a fundamental concept that’s often confused. I’ll review the basics.
At some point, you’re going to need your Windows installation CD/DVD. If you don’t have it, you could be severely out of luck. I’ll review alternatives.
There are various options to access one email account from multiple computers, and there are pros and cons to each.
Windows is constantly starting and stopping programs as part of its normal operations. You can see exactly what programs are being run using a Windows technique called process auditing.
If your webmaster leaves unexpectedly, you can have a lot of trouble getting access to your own website. I’ll review some of the things that you need to do to prepare – just in case.
We’ll try to isolate the reason your forwards are getting multiplied, and then look at the only way to really stop the problem once and for all!
It is not reliably possible to determine if an email has been read or opened. They keyword there is reliably. There are techniques that get some information, but it’s impossible to be 100% accurate.
Outlook’s PST or Personal STore is a single file that holds your email, contacts, and more. You can use Outlook itself to find the location of the file.
You can’t add data to an image to make it better, but there are some tricks that can make it visually more appealing.
In my opinion, background updates are awesome. I love that Chrome is always up to date without my ever even having to think about it. Let’s look at why.
Advertisements, just like in newspapers or magazines, are nothing more than rented space on a page and should never be confused with recommendations.
The Windows system utility CHKDSK is a powerful and useful tool in diagnosing and repairing certain types of disk problems. I’ll review several ways to run it, and try and describe what it does.
There are several ways websites can reasonably approximate your location and serve up ads specific to locale. We’ll look at each.
DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, and is how computers request and receive “dynamic” IP addresses as well as additional configuration information.
Windows File Compression automatically compresses files so they take up less space. In the best of circumstances, it can free up a lot of space, but all too frequently it’s not as much as you might expect, and there is a cost.
Where to host your website depends on what kind of a website it is. Options range from free to expensive based on your needs.
DAT files are used by many different applications. To know what to do with a DAT file, you need to know which application created it.
Libraries are a feature added to Windows 7 that allow multiple folders to viewed as if they are one. It’s not new, but it can be very confusing.
As platforms like Windows, Mac, and Linux have all matured, the differences in fundamental capabilities are getting smaller – in many cases, small enough that which one you choose can often boil down to simple personal preference.
NAT is a fundamental technology used by routers allowing you to share internet connections and stay safe. I’ll give a conceptual overview.
Every so often, anti-malware software can go a little nuts, thinking that every email that you get is spam or a virus. Turn that scanning feature off.
With email account hacking on the rise, it’s important to understand what it takes to keep your account (and its address book) safe from compromise.
Electronic greeting cards, or ecards, seem like a nice idea, but often end up giving the recipient more than you intended, in the form of spam or worse.
If your contacts are getting email from you that you didn’t send, then it’s very likely that your email account has been compromised.
You hear a lot about the wireless internet, but it’s not something you can just connect to anywhere. It’s more often something you purchase and set up.
Email can be sent in several formats, the most common being plain text and HTML. We’ll look at the difference, and which might be preferable.
Here’s what to do when you see appcompat.txt.