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Entries from July 2010

Tweaking and Optimizing XP, the PDF

July 28th, 2010 · 1 Comment

I have taken a large collection of my tips for tweaking and optimizing Windows XP and put them in this PDF just for you. Some tips are “old” and some of the changes suggested were implemented by Microsoft with XP’s Service Pack 3, however I have put them all in one place, just in case. Enjoy […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

The Complete backup guide for Windows XP and older editions

July 13th, 2010 · 4 Comments

I have written numerous articles on backing up and give more than my share of talks on the subject. Today I want to give you a PDF of all that in one free download. It is over 1.25 MB so give it a minute to open. The Complete backup guide for Windows XP and older […]

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Tags: Backing up

Using USB drives for better Windows performance

July 9th, 2010 · No Comments

Over the years I have written several articles on the use of Virtual Memory and how to use it to speed up your computer. Now that you have several “old” and “small” USB thumb or stick drives around that you don’t use anymore you can format them and install them on the back of your […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up

Firefox tweaks

July 9th, 2010 · 1 Comment

With Firefox 4 about to come out, I figure it is way past time to get some tweaks about version 3.x out. Now I used to be a big fan of Firefox until it became more bloated than Internet Explorer and started taking 2 or 3 minutes (literally) to load. But unless I want to […]

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Tags: Optimizing · Speeding Up