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How do I Boot a Compaq 7470?

Whether you use your Compaq Presario 7470 for home, work or a combination of both, controlling the boot options is an important part of maintaining and troubleshooting the unit. Understanding the many ways to boot your 7470 allows you to determine what type of hardware you have on board; it also all

How to Change the Windows XP Professional Boot Screen

The Windows XP operating system displays a "Windows XP" standard bitmap image at the boot up screen by default. Some computer manufacturers change the boot screen to include their logo in addition to the Microsoft Windows XP logo. If you wish personalize your computer by changing the boot screen, yo

How to Use the Path Command

The "path" command was originally a DOS instruction used before Windows became the primary operating system for PCs. It was placed in the autoexec.bat file. "Path," followed by a directory location, told the operating system where to look if it couldn't find a command or program you entered in the c

How to Install Vinyl Replacement Windows

Replacing those old wood-frame sash windows with nice, new, double-hung vinyl windows is a lot easier than you think. In fact, the most complicated part of the project is getting the old windows out. Windows used to be made up of separate parts that were individually built right into the wall, a com

How to Upgrade From Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Pro

When upgrading from one version of Windows to another, Windows usually offers an Upgrade option that allows you to keep all of your files, settings and programs intact during the upgrade. Unfortunately, when you upgrade from Windows Vista Ultimate to Windows 7 Professional Edition, this option is no

How to Activate Windows by Phone in India

Microsoft Windows is an operating system used in most computers and laptops around the world today. Different versions of Windows has been released over the past two decades. Some of the most recent are Windows XP, Windows Vista and the latest one is Windows 7. No matter what version you are using,

How to Fix XP Programs

The Windows XP operating system comes with a number of auxiliary programs, such as Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter, designed to help keep your computer running at peak efficiency. Repairing these native XP programs is necessary when they have been damaged by malware and other system problems. Acc

How to Restore Registry Entry

The Windows registry stores a large amount of data about your operating system. From application pointers to security detail to user preferences, the registry is crucial for system functioning. If you need to revert a registry entry, use the System Restore function.

How do I Get Rid of Windows Antivirus Security Center?

Windows Antivirus Security Center is a fake security program designed to trick users into thinking that it is a legitimate security program associated with Windows. Windows Antivirus Security Center is spread through the Vundo and Zlob trojans. Once installed on your computer, it changes your Intern

How to Reinstall Bonjour

Connectivity problems between your Apple device and computer may be caused by an error in Bonjour. The Bonjour program by Apple is a piece of software that allows your computer to discover devices including printers, audio players and computers on a local network, and by default is included on Macin

How to Get Rid of Reminders on a Computer

Computer reminders refer to registration pop-ups and other program features that constantly appear. There are two basic repositories for computer reminders--within the "Scheduled Tasks Manager" and within the "Startup Utilities". Clearing both locations of all unneeded entries will disable your remi

How to Remove HP Smart Selection

HP Smart Selection is a printing software package designed for use when printing Web pages. If you have HP Smart Selection installed on your computer, you may no longer need it. Deleting programs you no longer require will save you hard drive space. Removing HP Smart Selection software will take abo

How to Fix SCSI in XP

SCSI (Small Computer System Interface) is a hard drive format typically used with drives on large system servers. However, SCSI drives can also be used on personal computers under the Windows operating system with the use of third-party SCSI drivers produced by the drive manufacturer. When your SCSI

How to Run Vista Applications in Windows 2000

If you have an application on your Windows Vista-based computer that is designed to run on the Windows 2000 operating system, you can ensure the software executes smoothly by running it in compatibility mode. Vista includes a built-in compatibility mode for operating systems from the past, including

How Can I Fix a PC That Keeps Rebooting Windows XP?

Windows XP has a built-in protection mechanism that automatically triggers your computer to restart anytime a serious error or conflict has occurred. If you are trying to correct the issue while working within the Operating System, it can be a very irritating feature.

How to Clean & Uninstall Logitech

Logitech software and drivers are often installed with Logitech hardware such as mice. If you are not using your Logitech hardware, you may want to uninstall the Logitech software and drivers. This can be done easily through your Windows Control Panel. After uninstallation, registry values are often

How to Reboot a Toshiba

Occasionally, a problem can occur with a computer that is severe enough to render it virtually inoperable until it is rebooted. If you are using a Toshiba notebook, there are several different methods by which you can restart your computer, including some that will work even when the operating syste

How to Attach Shortcuts to a Taskbar in Windows 7

The Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems both include a helpful feature called the Quick Launch bar. Situated next to the "Start" button on the taskbar, it allows you to quickly add shortcuts to commonly used programs. Although Windows 7 does not provide this specific feature, it

How to Stop the Automatic Updates Service

Microsoft recommends that you allow the Windows Update utility to automatically check for and download new updates for your machine. This is to ensure that your machine stays protected and up to date, even if you forget to perform the check yourself. The problem is that whenever these automatic upda