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How To Add Sites to the Trusted Zone in IE7

Internet Explorer 7 provides four different zones for which you can establish different security settings. Using separate settings for your trusted sites and the rest of the Internet can allow you to view all the content on trusted sites, while limiting the vulnerabilities other sites could potentially exploit. Follow these instructions to add sites to(…)

Blue screen troubleshooting tips – Windows

Normally, the blue screen of death contains a driver name, and some addresses; if you’re lucky, removing that driver will do the trick. But what if there is no driver name on the BSoD? And what if you don’t have all the skills to play with crashdumps and debuggers? In this case, Autoruns comes to(…)

3 Easy Install Steps of Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8

There are nice fonts included with the default Fedora 8 X installation. Some people love it, others want more. If you are fond of using Microsoft fonts, here’s a quick entry on how to have microsoft fonts installed from your Fedora 8 box. Three easy steps on how to install Microsoft Fonts in Fedora 8.(…)

Tips to Avoid Spyware and Virus’s

Pay Attention and Read The biggest problem is that most people do not bother to read the fine print, which is where a lot of companies can get you. Taking the extra 30 seconds to read the fine print can save you hours and hundreds of dollars (which would be spent fixing the computer). First(…)

Converting from Windows to Linux: Hard drives NTFS to Ext3

Introduction Recently I undertaken the task to convert over to the Linux Operating System. After searching the Internet and reading through many tutorials it became clear that the NTFS File-System is not compatible with Linux other than being Read from. At least not with Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Release. There in created another task for me,(…)

HowTo: Windows XP VPN Into Remote Location

Having a Secured VPN (Virtual Private Networking) server is great, especially for businesses with many offices or if you own two homes. How can you connect to these VPNs free? Well I will tell you. With Windows XP Networking you can connect to any VPN site for free and with ease. There is even a(…)

How to improve performance quickly & easily in Windows Vista

If you’re one of the people that still hasn’t been able to figure out how to tune an installation of Windows Vista for performance (and you call yourself an IT Professional?  <grin>) we’ve made it pretty straight forward for you with this basic guide on “Performance & Tuning” for Windows Vista. Windows Vista and SP1(…)

Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Evaluator’s Guide

Windows Internet Explorer 8 Beta 2 Windows Internet Explorer 8 is the next version of the world’s most popular browser that optimizes developer and end-user experiences to provide a window to the Web of online services. Moreover, Internet Explorer 8 offers new features and functionality that enable customers to reach beyond the page in more(…)

How to Install Windows Vista from a high speed USB 2.0 Flash Drive

WHY INSTALL FROM USB FLASH DRIVE? Why would someone want to install a client OS from a thumb drive instead of a DVDROM or over the network?  One reason:  Performance.  Installing Windows Vista from a high speed USB flash drive is in my experience the easiest & fastest way to complete a Windows Vista install.  This is much(…)

How to uninstall Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (SP1) is an important update for Windows Vista. Windows Vista SP1 contains many reliability and usability updates for Windows Vista. After you install Windows Vista SP1, you may notice that a hardware device or an installed program works differently. Therefore, you may want to uninstall Windows Vista SP1 as a(…)

Howto: Install PHP on Windows 2003 Web Edition

1) Download latest version of PHP from 2) Unzip contents to c:php 3) Copy all files from c:phpdlls to c:windowssystem32 4) Copy all files from c:phpsapi to c:windowssystem32 5) Copy c:phpphp.ini to c:windowsphp.ini 6) Open IIS, and add a “Web Service Extension” 7) Call the extension “PHP” 8) set the path as c:windowssystem32php4isapi.dll 9)(…)

How to Start or Stop Window Services using Batch file in Vista/XP/2003/2000

any times people forget what the services do or forget to restart the important ones. Services can be easily changed by creating batchfiles. The important commands are the following NET START – starts the serviceNET STOP – ends the service Before starting this we need to make sure which service you want to start or(…)