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Mon
07
Dec
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Upgrading XP to Win7: How to Make the Transition Easy

Acronis True Image 2010 has recently been released and if you plan to take the plunge to from Windows XP to Windows 7 -- or even Vista to Windows 7, for that matter -- you will definitely want to use this program. From Windows XP to Windows 7: My ... Experience When I moved from XP to Windows 7, I used Acronis True Image no less than 15 times to regain access to my previous Windows installation in order to extract files I simply forgot to backup. In one instance, I used True Image to rescue a configuration file containing 25 email filters I had previously used on my old Windows XP system. I sure ... (view more)

Thu
19
Nov
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'Create Private Torrents', and 'Access Linux Files From Windows'

Create Private Torrents This article explains how to share large files with either your friends privately or with anyone publicly using Bittorrent and uTorrent. Creating Torrents and sharing files can be a risky business, so it's important you're ... prepared. http://www.bootstrike.com Access Linux Files From Windows Want to know how to get safe and quick access to alternative file systems? DiskInternals Linux Reader is a new easy way to do this. This program plays the role of a bridge between your Windows and Ext2/Ext3 Linux file systems. This easy-to-use tool runs under Windows and allows you ... (view more)

Mon
09
Nov
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'Microsoft Research Virtual Wifi', and 'Files To Phones'

Microsoft Research Virtual Wifi Virtual WiFi helps a user connect to multiple IEEE 802.11 networks with one WiFi card. It works by exposing multiple virtual adapters, one for each wireless network to which connectivity is desired. Virtual WiFi uses ... a network hopping scheme to switch the wireless card across the desired wireless networks. http://research.microsoft.com Files To Phones Send any files from PC to a mobile phone. Files to Phones provides free transmission of any files (TXT, MP3, JPG, 3GP, MP4, vCal, vCard) to any Bluetooth devices (mobile phones, smartphones, hand-held devices, ... (view more)

Fri
16
Oct
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Total Security 2009: Total Scam (Ransomware)

What's worse than downloading fake antivirus software and paying to "clean" your system of a virus that never existed in the first place? How about being locked out of your PC and having your files held for a $79.95 ransom? Malware Peddlers Up the ... Ante with Ransomware In the past, malware peddlers cashed in after coaxing innocent people into purchasing fake software they don't need. In an effort to spike profits, however, malware scammers are now upping the ante by infecting PCs and demanding users pay a set ransom to retrieve their files and documents. All it takes is 1 wrong click ... (view more)

Tue
18
Aug
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Incremental Backup: Which files to Keep, or Delete?

Infopackets Reader Jim 'jhg' writes: " Dear Dennis, I am using Acronis True Image [to backup my operating system and personal files] -- great product. I did a full backup and it worked like a charm. I also did five incremental backups. Question: ... should I delete incremental backup numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and save the fifth, or do I save all of them? " Reminder: we have a 50% sale on Disk Director Suite available through Infopackets.com which expires on August 31st, 2009. Also offered is Acronis True Image at 15% off . Click the respective link for more detail. My Response: To quickly answer your ... (view more)

Mon
22
Jun
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4 Ways Win7 is Unlike Any Previous Windows System

While many are expected to snap up Windows 7 when it becomes available in October, there may still be a few of you reluctant to trade in your more familiar Vista or XP operating systems. If you are one of those people that believe you can fine-tune ... these older models to perform almost the same functions as Windows 7, think again. Here are a few compelling reasons why Win7 is unlike any other Microsoft operating system to date: Device Stage: Device Recognition The first feature is something known as Device Stage. This pertains to camera, phone, printer and other external device recognition. ... (view more)

Fri
08
May
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Windows 7 New Details Emerge: Easy Transfer, IE8 Tabs

A couple of improvements to Windows 7 features have emerged. File transfers from computer-to-computer should be easier, while Internet Explorer will give more detail about websites (especially ones that are suspect) in an attempt to increase online ... security and keep users safe online. Windows Easy Transfer: Distinct Profiles The first set of changes is to Windows Easy Transfer, an application designed to make it easier to select and organize the files you want to copy from one computer to another, particularly when switching to a new machine. Rather than presenting users with a list of all ... (view more)

Thu
07
May
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Executable File

In computing, an executable file causes a computer to perform indicated tasks according to encoded instructions, as opposed to a file that only contains data. Files that contain instructions for an interpreter or virtual machine may be considered ... executables, but are more specifically called scripts or bytecode. Executables are also called "binaries" in contrast to the program's source code. Binary Files A binary file is a computer file which may contain any type of data, encoded in binary form for computer storage and processing purposes. For example, a computer document file that contains ... (view more)

Fri
10
Apr
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PogoPlug: Access Remote PC Files, Easily and Secure

An interesting little piece of hardware promises to eliminate wasted upload time when sharing computer files, while reducing stresses associated with forgetfulness. The Pogoplug is a simple device that remotely accesses and shares files on a home ... computer over the Internet. Users connect the Pogoplug to their home network router (via an Ethernet cable), plug in a USB hard drive into Pogoplug, and the device pretty much does the rest. Leave Your Flash Drive and Worry at Home Since the files from your home hard drive are accessible via the Internet, forgetful people never again have to worry ... (view more)

Thu
12
Mar
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'Flash Crypt', and 'Read Memory Dump Files'

FlashCrypt FlashCrypt is effective and reliable folder security software for Microsoft Windows users. It allows you to lock any folder on your computer with a couple of mouse clicks. A military-grade 256-bit AES algorithm guarantees the highest ... level of data protection and FlashCrypt provides extremely easy-to-use, but safe and secure folder protection solution. http://www.fspro.net Read Memory Dump Files This step-by-step article describes how to examine a small Windows memory dump file. You can use this file to determine why your computer has stopped responding and to prevent issues like ... (view more)

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