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Win 9x - Share desktop settings

Increasingly often in the hectic workplace environment, you may find yourself using multiple computers, all of which are also used by several people. What if you all have different desktop settings?

Win 9x - Lost clusters explained

Often, users find that when they run a system monitoring tool, such as Norton Utilities, it reports that their PC has lost clusters. Many readers have wondered what lost clusters are and how you get them.

Clean the right-click menu

Uninstalling a program should remove all the changes it made to Windows, but, sometimes, to get rid of the context-menu options an uninstalled program leaves behind, you have to edit the Registry.

Romeo & Juliet virus prompts software feud

Two families in Shakespeare's Verona didn't like each other, so a couple of kids lost their lives. Now security companies can't agree whether a recently discovered virus named after the pair is lethal too.

Hardware, ready to wear

Today's computers can be desktops, laptops, or even palmtops. But are you ready for computer tank tops?

Smile for security

Passface lets you trade your password for pictures, but proceed with caution at this unusual site.

Y2K: a good time for virus protection

Anticipating an outbreak of Y2K-related viruses, Microsoft has encouraged nine software vendors to offer free 90-day trial versions of their antivirus programs.

Archive Outlook Express e-mail

Outlook Express's folders offer a convenient way to organise your e-mail once you've received and read it, but archiving messages to somewhere else for long-term storage is another matter. Here's how . . .

How to upgrade to IE 5

The easiest way to upgrade to IE 5 is to install it over IE 4.x. Be warned though, it will leave junk behind. Here's how to find the old data and delete it.


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