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Windows Power Options

One of my loyal readers Ian McMillan suggested that perhaps I should focus an article on the power options available in Windows as the most people won’t get any further than using the ‘shut down’ option when they have finished using their machine and there are some potentially more useful options available to users of [...]

Windows XP Service Pack 2

A question I recently received from one of my readers has prompted me to recap on the advantages of upgrading your Windows XP system to Service Pack 2.

Hello Chris,

Although I live in Leicestershire, I read the Herald Express on the Internet daily and enjoy [...]

Windows XP Powertoys

Years ago I used remember downloading a suite of programs designed to allow Windows users to add functionality to their Operating System as well as alter more advanced settings not readily available so whilst searching for something to write about today I thought I’d check that these products were still available free of charge from [...]

Spybot

This week the following question has prompted me to revise and republish an article that I printed last year as I believe that the program I recommend should still be one that all users have installed on their machine.

A question I have been [...]

Manufacturer Updates

I received the letter below a week or so back following on from my advice for readers to upgrade their copies of Windows XP to the newly released Service Pack 2. I thought this users experience would serve as a good example to explain how the majority of problems [...]

Windows XP Service Pack 2

This week sees the release of Windows XP Service Pack 2; another monster update developed by Microsoft to close a number of holes in their Windows XP Operating System. Most of you will know the procedure by now - Go to the Microsoft website, download a [...]

Sasser Virus

This week I’ve been considering setting up a dating agency for virus programmers; in my opinion if we could get them out of the house and into social circles then they wouldn’t spend their Saturday nights creating viruses such as the Sasser worm which I’ve had to spend this week [...]

Readers Questions

Once again I’m taking the time out this week to help my readers with any problems they’ve been experiencing.

I am writing to take up your offer of advice made in your column in the Herald Express. I have a problem with my PC [...]

Windows Longhorn

Let’s take a moment to gaze into the future - The year is 2005 and Microsoft is releasing Windows Longhorn to the world; the operating system that will take over from Windows XP. Of course I’m not a fortune teller so I can’t predict exactly what the Operating System will [...]

RPC Bug #2

Unbeknown to many users of the Windows XP Operating System is that it includes a perfectly capable piece of software that allows your computer to send and receives faxes using the modem built in to your computer. Of course I’m assuming that you, my reader are amongst the 99% of the [...]