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Thu
23
Apr
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Can't login to Windows XP? How to Reset Your Password

Infopackets Reader R. Thomas writes: " Dear Dennis, I forgot my user password (with administrator access rights). I tried booting into safe mode, hoping that it would login me in as the 'Admin' user, but I forgot the admin user password, too! How ... can I get past this? " My response: There are a number of ways to get past this. In fact, you can use a hidden Administrator account in Windows XP to reset your main user password. In this article, I'll explain how you can login as the administrator in Windows XP using Safe Mode. If that doesn't work, I've linked to another article ... (view more)

Fri
17
Apr
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Apple Responds to MS Ads: PCs Are 'No Bargain'

Apple recently made its first public comment on ads from Microsoft depicting shoppers that reject Mac computers in favor of PCs . Surprisingly, Apple agrees with some of the ads' conclusions. Bill Evans, a spokesman for the company, told ... BusinessWeek that "The one thing that both Apple and Microsoft can agree on is that everyone thinks the Mac is cool." However, he rejects the implication that PCs are better value, arguing "A PC is no bargain when it doesn't do what you want." (Source: businessweek.com ) The PC Price Is Right The Microsoft campaign involves 'ordinary shoppers' who are tasked ... (view more)

Fri
12
Dec
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Windows XP Causing Jump In Used PC Sales

Some used PCs are reportedly being purchased not for hardware but because people want to get their hands on a copy of Windows XP instead of newer operating system Vista. A recent Gartner study found that about 197 million PCs were discarded because ... Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system created a demand for PCs with greater hardware capabilities. Of those 197 million PCs that were discarded, 44% were put up for sale. David Daoud, research manager at IDC, said that many consumers and businesses prefer used PCs with Windows XP because they still have older copies of software programs that ... (view more)

Thu
11
Dec
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'PC SMS Receiver', and 'Virtual Clone Drive'

PC SMS Receiver PC SMS Receiver is an application for receiving SMS messages on your computer via a GSM - UMTS mobile phone or modem connected to a serial port, USB, Bluetooth or infrared port. http://smsrecv.narod.ru/ Virtual Clone Drive Virtual ... CloneDrive works and behaves just like a physical CD/DVD drive, however it exists only virtually. Image files generated with CloneDVD or CloneCD can be mounted onto a virtual drive from your hard-disk or from a network drive and used in the same manner as inserting them into a normal CD/DVD drive. Probably the best virtual drive software, Virtual ... (view more)

Mon
17
Nov
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'Dm2', and 'Windows Xp Tablet Pc Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack'

Dm2 DM2 provides several Windows enhancements that may help in every-day work. One of the nicest and most popular features of DM2 is minimizing windows to floating icons, freeing both task bar and tray bar space. Moreover, DM2 can manipulate windows ... in various ways, such as minimizing to tray, roll to caption, resize, align to screen borders, hide, set the opacity, etc. http://dm2.sourceforge.net Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005 Recognizer Pack adds international handwriting recognizers to a Tablet PC or other personal computer. ... (view more)

Mon
29
Sep
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Microsoft Ads Made with a Mac?

As if those Mac ads featuring the bumbling PC (acted magnificently by John Hodgman) weren't embarrassing enough, according to some reports PC-favorite Microsoft may be in fact advertising for Apple with its new "I'm a PC" campaign. Digital images ... posted to Microsoft's official website emblazoned with the "I'm a PC" ad appear to have been created not on PCs after all, but on Macs. At least, that's the word after scrupulous onlookers peered beyond the files' originating-software stamp. According to PC World, at least four of the images Microsoft recently posted on its PressPass site display " ... (view more)

Fri
26
Sep
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No More Seinfeld, But Microsoft Ad Blitz Continues

For those of you who hated the Seinfeld Microsoft adverts -- and your responses tell us there are quite a few of you -- there's good news. The tales of Jerry and Bill are done for now, replaced by a relatively direct response to Apple's ... long-standing campaign, "I'm a Mac, and I'm a PC." According to Microsoft, this was the plan all along: a spokesman says the two Gates and Seinfeld ads were simply a teaser and the firm hasn't cut the series short. That makes the ads -- short on either plot or message -- even more baffling, as well as making Seinfeld's $10 million payoff seem even more ... (view more)

Thu
07
Aug
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Software That Improves...Wait, What Was it...Oh, Memory

Finally, software tools for those that have difficulty remembering things. Both IBM and Microsoft are currently testing software designed to improve individual memory. Let's face it, people today are overwhelmed with information and data -- so much ... so that they can't process it or retrieve it when needed. The new software will help with that by combining pictures, sounds, dates, times, locations, and text that is recorded through some type of everyday mobile electronic device (like a smart cell phone) and indexed for later retrieval. (Source: computerworld.com ) The IBM version of the ... (view more)

Mon
16
Jun
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'Magic Transfer', and 'Smart Pc Suite'

MAGIC TRANSFER Magic Transfer is the easiest solution for synchronizing settings and information on several PCs that you use constantly! Many people use two or more PCs: at work, at home, on a trip or at friends' place! If all of these computers, in ... some magic manner, were able to keep track of all your recent changes and all the work done, you would find in Favorites a new bookmark or would have all the emails from your office PC in your home computer. http://smartpctools.com/products/ Smart Pc Suite Make your PC run faster and ensure problem-free operation, protect your security and recover ... (view more)

Thu
31
Jan
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'Pc Lock', and 'Make Bootable'

Pc Lock Makes your Pen Drive a device to lock your PC or notebook. That's not all; this page contains a number of exciting selections, including the option to send and receive email via that Pen Drive or even a feature that easily allows a user to ... zip its contents. Also listed are drivers for USB versions 1.1 and 2.0. http://www.pendrive.com/downloads/generic.html Make Bootable Makes your Pen Drive bootable. http://www.pendrive.com/downloads/generic.html (view more)

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