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Protect IIS log files by moving them to a secure location

Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) remains one of the most compelling targets for hackers and script kiddies. By default, these Web servers must allow public access to their resources. If I had to guess, I’d say these servers spend more … Continue reading

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Add Copy To and Move To Windows Explorer

Add Copy To and Move To Windows Explorer This Microsoft Windows Registry edit put add Copy To and Move To on the right-click context menu of Windows Explorer. Adding Copy To and Move To functionality to the Windows Explorer right-click … Continue reading

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Keeping up with the Age of Cpu’s !

The original IBM PC came with any CPU you wanted, so long as it was an Intel 8088. Today, just as you can get a car in just about any color you want, it seems like there’s an almost endless … Continue reading

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Renaming the Administrator account in Windows XP

The Administrator account exists on all computers running Windows XP Professional and Home. This gives potential hackers, half the information they need to access your computer—all they have to do is guess your password. You can make it more difficult … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting the Blue Screen of Death in Windows

Have you every blue screened your computer and a cryptic stop code was delivered. What do you do now? Well, next time that happens, use Windbg to find out which application or driver is the culprit. You can download Windbg … Continue reading

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What makes a fast CPU fast?

Years ago, it was possible to figure out how faster processor was going to be by just looking at its clock speed. Granted, there were a couple of other factors that determine the processor’s speed, such as wait state. For … Continue reading

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Retrieving information for multiple Windows disk drives

If you’re working with multiple Windows XP disk drives, you can easily create a pie chart to show the amount of free and used space on each drive—both removable and floppy. Read this tip to learn how to utilize free … Continue reading

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More room on the taskbar in Windows

Do you occasionally find yourself needing more room on the taskbar in order to view your applications running on Windows XP? While the Group Similar Taskbar Buttons option allows you to consolidate the amount of space that applications use on … Continue reading

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Create quick shortcuts to Explorer in Windows

You may already know how to use command-line options with Windows Explorer (Explorer.exe) to specify the folder in which Explorer starts, have it focus on a particular folder or file, and other options. But if you simply want to know … Continue reading

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Quickly access special characters in Windows

Do you often use special characters in your word processing documents? For example, suppose that you frequently use euro currency figures and use the euro sign. If so, chances are good that each time you need to use the euro … Continue reading

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