Category «Software Tips»

Tips from Microsoft for Windows XP

Microsoft does a good job at providing tips and tricks for visitors to their website. The Windows XP portion of their site has an Expert Zone Community with all sorts of great help. They also have other tips that are posted from time to time. Two notable ones are: 5 cool Windows XP tips http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/homeusers/articles/5tips.mspx …

Antispam software

Every since I did a review of Inboxer, I’ve been using it quite successfully to filter my email. I check a dozen accounts and get about 2000 messages a day. There are probably only a couple dozen messages that are good. However, I’ve noticed lately that Inboxer seemed to be classifying more and more messages …

BartPE

The recent Langalist from Fred Langa mentioned a must have repair and recovery tool, BartPE. BartPE is a tool that loads a live version of Windows XP or 2003 (an operating system that can be started during the boot process from a bootable CD that is run entirely from the CD). I tested the tool …

Windows and Office Shortcuts

The July 29 issue of the TechRepublic Windows XP tips newsletter I get had a listing of a bunch of documents they have showing shortcuts for various programs: Speed up regular tasks with these keyboard shortcuts for Windows and Office All users — including IT professionals — have repetitive tasks that they do over and …

Softland’s Backup4all

I got an email some time ago from Softland, a software development company. They make a product called Backup4all. Backup just got easier! Backup4all is an award-winning backup software for Windows. It was designed to protect your valuable data from partial or total loss by automating tasks, password protecting and compressing it to save storage …

How can I retrieve my Windows 2000/XP/2003 or Office 2000/XP CD Key?

Sometimes you might need to retrieve the CD Key used to install Windows in order to find out if it’s legally purchased, or just for safe keeping. I usually find myself in that position whenever I’m at a client’s location, trying to see if the copy of Windows 2000 he’s using is indeed legally registered. …

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