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June 2005 - Posts

Forum Discussion: A new DVD burner utilizes 100% of CPU power – The Green Button.

This blog entry was gleaned from TheGreenButton.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

This user might want to make sure that the IDE setting is configured for DMA mode, not PIO mode.

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

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Performance Tip: If you’re in the market for a GPS, read Ask Jake’s GPS Buying Guide – Jake Ludington’s Digital Lifestyle.

This blog entry was gleaned from Jake Ludington’s Digital Lifestyle, a Featured Community Web site.

 

Rather than basing your entire GPS purchase decision on the price of the GPS, it's better to understand the benefits of specific GPS features, style of GPS interfaces and the practical applications you intend for the navigation system.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Forum Discussion: A user’s desktop icons and folders are corrupt and need to be rebuilt – Tweak XP Forums.

This blog entry was gleaned from TweakXP.com  Forums, a Featured Community Web site.

 

When you need to rebuild your desktop icons, the easiest way to do it is with TweakUI.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Time-Saving Tip: Move or copy an entire file with only two clicks of the mouse – WUGNET.

This blog entry was gleaned from WUGNET.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

You don’t have to locate, open, and resave a file to move or copy it; it’s possible to move or copy a file with only two clicks of the mouse with this hot tip from WUGNET.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Forum Discussion: A user is reformatting his PC and needs help with partitions he wants to create – Tweak XP Forums.

This blog entry was gleaned from TweakXP.com  Forums, a Featured Community Web site.

 

This user wants to create a PC with multiple partitions for multiple users and data types. Learn about the pros and cons of this setup at Tweak XP forums.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Troubleshooting Tip: View your command history at the command prompt with this keyboard shortcut – WUGNET.

 

This blog entry was gleaned from WUGNET.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

If you'd like to reuse any previously used command prompt commands, or at least see what you've done, press F7. Your command history will pop up in the Command Prompt window. You can scroll through the commands and press Enter to execute a selected command.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.
Forum Discussion: How to clean inside the PC’s tower – Tweak XP Forums.

This blog entry was gleaned from TweakXP.com  Forums, a Featured Community Web site.

 

What’s the best way to clean inside the PC’s tower – compressed air, cotton swabs, or something else?

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

Troubleshooting Tip: Learn about the Microsoft Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool – Bink.nu.

This blog entry was gleaned from Bink.nu, a Featured Community Web site.

 

This tool checks your computer for infection by specific, prevalent malicious software (including Blaster, Sasser, and Mydoom) and helps to remove the infection if it is found. Microsoft will release an updated version of this tool on the second Tuesday of each month.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

 

Forum Discussion: After a few hours of watching live TV, this users MCE goes from color to black and white – The Green Button.

This blog entry was gleaned from TheGreenButton.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

While watching live TV, this user’s MCE goes from color to black and white. It doesn’t happen when watching DVDs, making this problem all the more bizarre.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.
Interview: Josh Levine, Group Product Manager for the Windows Client Community Group, sits down with Bob Stein of ActiveWin.com to discuss The Hive, an online site dedicated to helping online group leaders, bloggers and other community website owners

This blog entry was gleaned from ActiveWin.com, a Featured Community Web site.

 

The Hive is designed to be a resource where online group leaders, bloggers and site owners can connect with one another and find the latest information on Microsoft Windows and other Microsoft consumer products critical to their readers or group members. The site is sponsored by 15 of the leading Windows community websites in conjunction with Microsoft Windows.

 

by Joli Ballew

Expert Zone Columnist

 

The items on this WebLog are provided as is with no warranties and confer no rights. See Microsoft Information on Terms of Use.

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