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A comprehensive review of desktop computer components, including component descriptions, specifications, connections, and compatibility. 1. Introduction | 2. Chipset | 3. Motherboard | 4. Processor | 5. Memory | 6. PCIe | 7. GPU | 8. Internal Data Storage | 9. USB | 10. Case | 11. Power Supply | 12. Resources And Additional Information.
A list of the Intel 3/4/5/6/7/8/9/100 Series Chipset (Desktop) and the Intel X58 Express/X79 Express/X99 Chipset driver support for Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, including the Intel desktop chipset's chipset, LAN, audio, and graphics devices.
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A list of the Windows 9x/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 system requirements for processor, memory, and hard disk.
A list of the version of web browser, email client, Windows Media Player, and DirectX bundled with Windows 98/ME/2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, including Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 at various Service Pack, Update, and Version levels.
Some Windows vulnerabilities can be exploited without user interaction as soon as the computer is placed online. Therefore, after performing a clean installation of Windows, it is necessary to resolve the known examples of these vulnerabilities before placing the computer online, including before running Windows Update or Microsoft Update. Learn how to secure a clean installation of Windows 7/8.1/10.
The Windows notification area Network icon provides network status and diagnostic information. Learn how to diagnose network connection issues by interpreting the Windows XP/Vista/7 notification area Network icon.
Unexpected and/or excessive computer network activity is a warning sign that the computer might be infected with malware. Therefore, as an in-depth method for detecting malware infection, it is recommended that users monitor their computers for unexpected and/or excessive computer network activity. SoftPerfect NetWorx is a lightweight, unobtrusive, free application that displays the computer network transfer rate in each direction over time.
The Windows 2000/XP Setup Disks are a series of floppy disks (four/six) from which is loaded the exact same Windows 2000/XP Setup preinstallation environment that is loaded from the Windows 2000/XP product CD. Therefore, if a computer does not boot from the Windows 2000/XP product CD and you do not want to configure the BIOS to boot from CD/DVD drives, an alternative is to boot the computer from the Windows 2000/XP Setup Disks. Learn how to create, and how to boot a computer from, the Windows 2000/XP Setup Disks.
Compared to the Windows 9x/ME/2000 graphical user interface (GUI), the Windows XP default GUI appears lively and exciting. However, it also decreases user productivity and computer performance. Learn how to improve productivity and performance by changing the Windows XP default GUI to that more reminiscent of the Windows 98/ME/2000 GUI.
By default, Windows 2000/XP hides particular files, folders, and file extensions from appearing in My Computer and Windows Explorer. This is to prevent the user from tampering with files and folders required for the proper functioning of the system. Some advanced tasks, however, require access to the hidden files, folders, and file extensions. Learn how to show the hidden files, folders, and file extensions in Windows 2000/XP.
Information on the Windows 9x/ME Startup Disk. 1. Introduction | 2. The Windows 9x/ME Startup Disk Is A Bootable Floppy Disk | 3. Creating The Windows 9x/ME Startup Disk | 4. Booting A Computer From The Windows 9x/ME Startup | 5. The Windows 98/ME Startup Disk EBD.CAB File And RAMDrive | 6. The Windows 98/ME Startup Disk DOS Mode CD/DVD Drive Support | 7. The Windows 9x/ME Startup Disk Utilities | 8. Can The Windows 98/ME Startup Disk Be Used To Prepare For And Initialize The Installation Of Windows 9x/ME From The Windows 9x/ME Product CD? | 9. Resources And Additional Information.
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Internet Explorer does not provide a method for backing up and restoring Favorites, and the method it provides for organizing Favorites is cumbersome. Learn how to quickly back up, restore, and organize Favorites with My Computer and/or Windows Explorer.
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Outlook Express/Windows Mail contain Preview Pane vulnerabilities that allow specially crafted emails to infect computers with malware by simply opening the email message, not an email attachment, in the Preview Pane. Making matters worse, by default, Outlook Express/Windows Mail automatically open email messages in the Preview Pane. Fortunately, this default behavior can be disabled by disabling the Preview Pane. Learn how to prevent infection by malware that exploits Outlook Express/Windows Mail Preview Pane vulnerabilities by disabling the Preview Pane.
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A rescue disk is bootable media that provides functionalities and utilities for fixing computer problems that prevent the computer from starting normally. Different rescue disks provide different functionalities and utilities. Compare rescue disk functionalities and utilities. 1. AVG Rescue CD | 2. Avira AntiVir Rescue System | 3. BitDefender Rescue CD | 4. F-Secure Rescue CD | 5. Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 | 6. Norton Bootable Recovery Tool.
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Computer Help And Resources established January 2014.
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Last Reviewed/Updated: 01 Jan 2020