Category «Software Tips»

Microsoft Codename Max

Microsoft® Codename Max is not like any other product. That’s because it’s not a product—it’s your opportunity to try an exciting new user experience from Microsoft. Today Max lets you make lists of your photos and turn them into beautiful slide shows to share with your family and friends. Tomorrow…who knows? With just a few …

WinBackup 2.0

I recently received an email from Kevin J. Vella, the PR Manager for Uniblue, a global software development company. He passed along information about their WinBackup 2.0 product, “an extremely powerful backup and restore solution that is already proving to be highly popular.” WinBackup 2.0 is not just an improved version. After two years in …

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 …

Microsoft Online Crash Analysis

The latest issue of Windows IT Pro magazine has an informative article about Windows Error Reporting. Have you ever noticed that when a program crashes on a recent Microsoft operating system, that a little window pops up asking if you want to send an error report? Well, that is the Windows Error Reporting. If you …

Folder Size Explorer Extension

One thing that has always been missing from Windows Explorer is the ability to see how large a folder is. How many files are in a folder and sub-folder would be nice, but seeing the total space taken would be best. Well, the Folder Size Explorer Extension tries to do the latter: Folder Size Explorer …

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 …

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