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Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation

Windows 10 tip: Repair your Windows 10 installation

Performing a clean install or a reset means you have to reinstall apps and desktop programs and start over with settings and preferences. If you suspect Windows has become damaged, there's a less drastic solution: Run Setup to repair Windows. Here's how.

February 1, 2017 by in Windows 10

Windows 10 tip: Reset your PC completely

Windows 10 tip: Reset your PC completely

Windows 10's Reset option allows you to remove apps, settings, and drivers, effectively giving you a clean install without the hassles of a regular setup. You can keep your files if you're planning to reuse the PC, or wipe everything if you're selling or giving away the device.

January 26, 2017 by in Windows 10

Vista Tips 'Tab Browsing'

Tabbed browsing is a feature that has been available in alternative browsers for many years but Microsoft has finally caught up with IE7. Here is a demo on how to make the most out of the new feature and also a demonstration Vista's shrink-to-fit feature, which automatically resizes pages before sending them to your printer.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'Ready Boost'

If your system has slowed down because you are working on a very large PowerPoint or Photoshop file, an extra boost in memory is likely to help improve system performance. This video demonstrates how a feature called ReadyBoost allows a standard USB stick to temporarily increase Vista's performance.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'Email Attachments'

Sending photos that are too large is a waste of bandwidth and can be very annoying for the recipient. This video shows how using Vista's reformatting feature can help ensure pictures are not too large -- or small -- for their purpose.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'DVD Maker'

Find out how to create a professional-looking DVD menu that will help other people navigate the contents of your home-made DVDs. The best part is that the whole process takes a little more than one minute.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'Command Bar'

Vista's "soft" Command bar makes performing actions on specific files or folders -- such as printing, sharing or burning onto CD -- much easier than before.We spoke to Microsoft Australia's Paul Randle for these tips and tricks.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Vista Tips 'Bread Crumbs'

Previous versions of Windows have required users to be familiar with the logical directory structure of their hard drive. Breadcrumbs mean this information is less important in Vista and can easily be hidden.

April 16, 2007 in Windows

Licence costs may delay DET Vista plans

Windows Vista seems to be better at fighting off virus infections then XP but the NSW Department of Education and Training (DET) will delay an upgrade unless licensing costs are reduced.In the third part of this four-part interview, Tim Anderson, DET Information Services Director, told ZDNet Australia that Vista is easier to patch and has an "inherently stable core" when it comes to fighting virus infections.

December 6, 2006 in Windows

O2 Xphone IIm

O2 Xphone IIm

O2's Xphone IIm should appeal to those who want a smarter than average phone, but against serious smartphone opposition it comes a very distinct second.

June 20, 2005 by in Windows

First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

First Look: Windows XP Service Pack 2

 Windows XP SP2  Introduction Improved network protection Memory overflow protection Safer e-mail handling More secure Internet browsing Improved Windows Update Requirements Conclusions Screenshots The forthcoming Service Pack 2 for Windows XP is actually a significant upgrade for Microsoft's OS, delivering much-needed security enhancements.

March 24, 2004 by in Windows

Motorola MPx200

Motorola MPx200

Heavyweights Motorola and Microsoft unite to produce the MPx200; a sleek, all-black clamshell smart phone. Read our Australian review.

March 15, 2004 by in Windows

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