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Erase Windows Internet History

March 30, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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How do i erase my windows computer search history(Not internet search!)?

I looked for this question but didn’t see it. I am NOT looking how to delete search history on the internet like google etc. I am using the windows xp search to search through my computer.
So, When I go into Start-Search-All files and folders
When I start typing-somehow things that i’ve searched for in the past come up in a little drop box below. How do I get rid of that and delete them?
Thanks.
Thanks, I found that when it is highlighted you press the delete key and its gone works. The other ways didnt work at all.

Right-Click Start Button (on the taskbar)
Click Properties

Click Start Menu Tab
Click Customize
Click Advanced Tab
Click the button “Clear List”
Click OK
Click Apply

Erase The Internet Tracks You Leave Behind On Your PC With Covert Surfer – Part I

Erase Windows Pc Data

March 22, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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Data Storage Media – A Guide to Selecting Media For Storing and Backing Up Computer Data

Data, or information stored on your computer, can either be held on fixed disk drives inside the computer or on removable media such as CD’s that can be inserted and removed. Removable media can be used to transfer files between computers or to backup the data already existing on fixed disk drives. There are three types of removable media: Magnetic, Optical and Flash.

Magnetic Storage

Magnetic Storage: Hard disks, floppy disks and digital audiotape are examples of Magnetic storage. They operate through a read/write head, which creates and reads magnetic impressions on the disk.

The downside…

• The magnetic impression only lasts for around five years
• The capacity of most removable magnetic disks is too low for many types of files

Optical storage

Optical Storage holds information in digital form that is written and read by a laser. All CD and DVD devices are examples of this.

The upside…

• Increased capacity: one Optical disc can store the same amount of data as over 500 diskettes
• Durability: they last up to seven times as long as Magnetic forms of storage

Flash Memory (Solid-State Removable Storage)

Solid-state memory (or Flash memory) is a high-performance plug-and-play storage device that contains no moving parts. It is found in digital cameras, video game consoles and digital audio players. You can use it in the form of USB Flash Drives to transfer or backup data. Flash memory is small, light and fast.

Backup

Backup is the copying of files onto portable media so that if your computer crashes, data won’t be lost in oblivion. Backup is usually routine in large businesses but is often neglected by individual users. Some suggest backing up data files and duplicating your hard drive weekly. It takes around 45 minutes to backup a 500-megabyte hard disk.

There are two options- Local or Internet backup. The following is a list of Local backup options. Most of these also double as devices used to transfer data between computers.
• Diskettes
• Zip Drives
• CD’s
• DVD’s
• Flash Drive

Internet Backup

Another backup option is sending your files to an Internet site for safekeeping. If your computer crashes you can simply download them from the site. Here are a few examples of such sites:

Backup Defender- www.backupdefender.co.nz
My Backup- www.mybackup.co.nz

N.B. The author does not recommend or endorse any of the above service providers.

Diskettes and Zip Drives

Diskette

A Diskette is a 3.5-inch removable magnetic disk. The older version, the floppy disk, is 5.25 inches square and flexible. Copying to a diskette is quick and economical.

Ideal for…

• Those who use their PC for personal finance – the diskette enables you to retrieve checkbook balances etc.
• Projects that need to be continuously backed up such as a film script, as it is a cheap alternative.

Not so good for…

• Some newer computer and laptop models that do not have a diskette or floppy drive installed.
• Large amounts of data as diskettes don’t have a great storage capacity

Zip Drives

A Zip drive is a small, square shaped magnetic disk that is ideal for backing up your PC. The 100-megabyte size holds the equivalent of 70 floppy diskettes. They also come in a 250-megabyte size

Ideal for…

• Duplicating your entire disc drive
• Archiving
• Storing graphic images or other large files
• Transferring large files
• Keeping certain data separate from files on your hard disk

The downside…

• They seem to be a fleeting technology – most computers do not have a Zip Disc drive installed and opinion varies on how long they will be around for.

Compact Disks

There are different standards of CD’s that have different capabilities. Just to confuse us they are recognized by seemingly similar acronyms; CD-R, CD-RW, CD+RW, DDCD and E-CD.

CD-R

CD-R (Compact Disc – Recordable) is a CD that can be recorded to only once. It usually holds 74 minutes of audio or 650 MB of data, although newer versions hold up to 80 minutes of audio (700 MB of data). If your PC has CD burning software and a compatible CD-R or CD-RW drive, the CD-R can be used in the same way as a diskette. However unlike a diskette it cannot be deleted or overwritten. Look out for CD-Rs that have an additional protective layer which make them less susceptible to damage caused through scratching.
Ideal for…

• Making music CD’s
• Storing photos
• Storing permanent data

Not so good for…

• Transferring files as they can only be used once

CD-RW/CD+RW

A CD-RW (Compact Disc Rewritable) and CD+RW can be recorded onto as many times as desired. Data can be overwritten and erased. Other than this, the CD-RW is identical to the CD-R. If it wasn’t for their finite durability CD-RW’s and CD+RW’s could be reused endlessly.

Ideal for…

• Transferring files
• Holding temporary data

Not so good for…

• Holding important permanent files-in case they are accidentally deleted

Double Density CD (DDCD)
This disc has a much greater storage capacity than an average CD-R or CD-RW.

Ideal for…
• Backing up
• Storing archival data

Enhanced CD
Enhanced CD (E-CD) is an audio CD with CD-ROM data added. CD-ROM data is added in the space not taken by audio. Recording artists can use this to include videos, lyrics, interviews or promo material. The E-CD can be played on a CD player but to view additional material you need access to a multimedia-capable device, such as a CD-i player, DVD-ROM, or CD-ROM drive.

Bridge Disks
A CD-Bridge disc holds extra information on a CD-ROM XA track. The disc can be played on either a CD-i player attached to a television, or a CD-ROM XA drive attached to a computer. Software such as Photo or a Karaoke CD player can provide lots of fun with the Bridge Disk.

DVD (Digital Versatile Disk): More than movies

Although DVD’s have become more associated with video, they can also hold audio and computer data; hence their name Digital Versatile Disk. Like the CD, a DVD is a 120-mm by 1.2mm thick disk. However the DVD has more tracks than a CD so holds far more data. CD’s have an unvarying storage capacity of 750MB, whereas DVD’s store up to 17GB.

A range of acronyms is also used to distinguish between the different types and capabilities of DVD’s available. These include DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW and DVD-Audio.
DVD-ROM

DVD-ROM (Digital Versatile Disc – Read Only Memory) is similar to a movie DVD, but is designed for computers. The DVD-ROM stores data in the same way that the CD-ROM does and is used in the DVD-ROM drive of your PC.

The upside…

• Larger storage space – hold more data than a CD
• Can be filled with nearly everything; video, music or computer specific data
• A base speed of 1.32 megabytes/sec

The downside…

• Many older computers do not have a DVD-Rom drive installed
• Can be recorded on only once

DVD-Audio

DVD-Audio (DVD-A) is designed for audio data and high-quality music. Its storage capacity is seven times that of a CD and provides at least twice the sound quality. Like the Enhanced CD, DVD-A can contain other data, providing the listener with extra information such as lyrics or images. DVD-A is predicted by many to replace the standard audio CD in the music industry.

DVD-R

Like the CD-R, the DVD-R (Digital Versatile Disc-Recordable) can be recorded on once.

The upside…

• A DVD-R can contain an assortment of information; video, text, audio and computer data

• A DVD-R can be played on your normal DVD video player but remember, if you have additional data not of the same format e.g. video and audio together, you will need a DVD-ROM or Multimedia player of some kind

• A DVD-R is read at the same speed as commercially made DVD’s

DVD-RW and DVD+RW
Similar to the CD-RW, a DVD-RW or DVD+RW (Digital Versatile Disc – Rewritable) can be recorded on, rewritten and erased multiple times. Other than this they are identical to the DVD-R.
DVD minus and plus are just different versions with the same functionality.

The Future of CD/DVD Storage

The majority of the technology industry predicts that soon DVD’s, with their larger storage capacity and faster access time, will replace CD’s. DVD-ROM drives are likely to be sold with new computer systems in the way that CD-ROM drives once were. However we are always on the cusp of newer technologies, such as the HD-ROM.

HD-ROM (High Density-Read Only Memory)

HD-ROM uses a more precise particle beam to write data. This enables information to be written on more durable materials such as metal so storage is virtually permanent. HD-ROM has hundreds of times the storage capacity of the CD-ROM.

Flash Drives

A Flash drive is a small portable memory stick that holds anywhere from 1Mb to 1GB of data. It is surprisingly lightweight and is often worn around the neck or carried as a funky key chain. They are compatible with any PC that has USB port and with Mac OS 9 and OS X, Windows 2000 and XP or Linux 2.4.17.

The upside…

• Durable – more so than CD’s or DVD’s
• No need for batteries or a separate power source
• Convenient – your computer should recognize the additional drive as soon as you insert it into the USB port
• Ideal for backup
• Larger storage capacity then many other portable devices
• More portable than ZIP drives, CD’s and Diskettes
• Quick transfer rate (approx. 1Mb/sec)
• Edit, rewrite, delete as many times as desired
• Help desk personnel can use Flash Drives as a portable toolkit that includes system updates and recovery tools.

The downside…

• More expensive than other portable devices
• Viruses – The portability and compatibility of the Flash Drive increases the chance of spreading viruses. In many cases viruses carried by a Flash Drive will not be detected as most antivirus software is reactive and only recognizes known viruses
• Theft – a Flash Drive can make it easier for data to be stolen from an unlocked PC
• Little Security – the size and weight of the Flash drive makes it very easy to misplace. Most have little or no security features and data is accessed easily. Some Flash Drives do have built in security; either a password or in some cases a finger print system – but this comes at a price.

How To Format Hard Drive on Windows Vista

Erase Windows Password Files

March 17, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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reinstalling windows xp?

I do not want to install the windows xp because it will erase all the pictures and everything out of my computer. I dont know what to do becuase i have soo many viruses. Any help?

Also i tried to recover windows xp instead of installing it, it needs my administrators password. I dont remember my password, is there any way i can find it? i forgot? thanks.

Please help, i need all the files i have because my resumes,pictures,songs, and all important softwares are on my computer, do not know how to keep them without having to reinstall windows xp.

Check out this website: www.majorgeeks.com

These guys are awesome! They will help you out every step of the way. JUst make sure to be patient and follow their instructions to the T.

once at major geeks, go to Support Forum == > MAlware Removal ==> read and run me first. and the follow the directions. This will clean your entire computer.

IF you have some nasty viruses, then it is probable that your media files are also infected. so if you move them to an external hard drive, reformat your computer then move the files back, then more than likely you will just re-infect your computer again.

IMHO just follow the directions on the site and all will be well. just understand that these guys do this for free and it will take them some time to answer your questions.

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Erase Windows Internet Files

March 14, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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Will changing of Product Key erase all files in the computer?

Just a few days ago, my computer broke down and have it repaired. After repairing, I found that my Windows XP Professional is not genuine. I knew that it was not genuine because I can’t download some programs such as Windows Defender and Internet Explorer 7. However, I still have the sticker (which contains the Product ID for Windows XP Home Edition) pasted on my CPU. I was wondering if this KeyUpdateTool.exe from http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/purchase/UpdateInstructions.aspx could really help me to turn my Microsoft Windows XP Professional software to genuine.

Note: My current edition is Windows XP PROFESSIONAL Edition (which has invalid product key). I was wondering if I use the product key (from the sticker) for Windows XP HOME Edition could turn my pirated Windows XP PROFESSIONAL Edition to genuine Windows XP PROFESSIONAL Edition, not to genuine Windows XP Home Edition.

Is this possible?
Oh ya, one more thing. If that is possible, will all my files be erased?

you can,t change the product key cos its xp pro , and xp home . you have to format C: driver and install windows xp home with the key mentioned in the product lable . probbaley all other software aslo you have to install freshlly. whatever data you want to keeep move to other driver before your formating the C: drive

How To Delete Temporary Internet Files

Erase Windows Computer Data

March 10, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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If I use the start up disks to repair the OS, will it erase any data on my computer?

I have irreplacable pictures and videos on my computer. Will repairing/reinstalling my OS (windows XP) erase any of that data?

Two answers:

If you reinstall Windows, kiss your information goodbye. Chances are you’ll have to do what’s known as a Destructive Recovery in order to fix whatever went wrong.

However…if you insert your Windows Disk, boot up, then enter the setup utility choose the “Repair” option. Now enter:

/chkdsk p

Let the utility run, then enter it again:

/chkdsk p

That should fix any startup error you have and repair the boot sector while also not touching any of your precious files.

Good luck!

General Computer Tips : How to Delete Everything on a Hard Drive

Erase Windows Computer Files

March 4, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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Three Things You Can Do to Keep Your Computer Running at Maximum Performance

Although there are many things that can affect the performance of your computer, there are a few simply things you can do each month to help keep your computer running at maximum performance. This article will focus on two problems that impact the performance of your computer and will then explain what you can do about it.

Problem #1: Computer Hard Disk Files

Your computer is always writing information to your hard disk, no matter what you do. Your computer attempts to keep all file information in the same location on your hard drive. As you add and delete files, blank spaces are left between your files. As you add new programs or files, your computer tries to use these blank spaces.

Over time, this reading and writing of files can affect the way your computer performs. The files eventually become scattered in multiple locations on your hard disk rather than in the same location.

Your computer will still find the information. However, the more scattered the information becomes on your hard drive, the more accesses your computer has to make to find (and gather) the information. This requires your hard disk to work harder and do more reading/writing than is necessary. It will slow down your computer by as much as 200% and causes increased wear and tear on your hard drive.

Problem #2: Spyware

If you use the Internet, at some point you will download a file or software program onto your computer. Sometimes you will know something is being downloaded to your computer. Other times you will have no idea. (Although this article will not talk about small files called “cookies”, you may want to look up information on this subject. Cookies are written onto your computer from the Internet.)

Free computer programs (often referred to as Freeware) are a big hit on the Internet. Every day thousands of users download these “free programs”. Although there are some great freeware programs, these programs often have advertisements or tracking code associated with their use. The term “Spyware” refers to programs that gather information about your computer and (Internet) surfing habits without your knowledge. This information is then sold to a third party company as a means of generating revenue.

The problem with Spyware is that it also impacts the performance of your computer. It can make your computer very sluggish and unresponsive.

Three Steps to Improved Computer Performance

Now that we’ve discussed two problems that affect the performance of your computer, let’s discuss three things you can do to get your computer performance back to normal. You should do these three steps in the order presented. Ideally, you should repeat them about once a month or whenever you notice a change in your computer’s performance.

Step #1: Delete Spyware

The first thing you should do is to delete spyware files or programs from your computer. To do this, you can use a free software program such as Ad-Aware SE Personal Edition from LavaSoft. To get the program, go to www.download.com and search for “Ad-Aware SE” (without the quotes). Select “Download Now” and follow the installation instructions. Once the program is installed, you can scan your computer for spyware files. Then, you can select and delete them from your computer.

Note #1: Always be sure to use the “Check for updates now” option to keep your program current.

Note #2: You need to be aware that when you delete spyware files, some of those “free” programs you downloaded may not continue to work correctly. If you have a program you’ve downloaded and want to continue to use, check very carefully what you select to delete from the “Scanning results” once the scan has been completed.

Step #2: Clean up your Hard Disk

Once the spyware is removed, you need to clean up temporary and unwanted files from your hard disk. To do this on your windows PC, select the start option in the lower left hand corner of your computer screen. Then, select the program option. Under the program option, select “Accessories”. Under the “Accessories” option, select “System Tools”. From the System Tools option, select “Disk Cleanup”.

Select the drive you want to clean from the pull-down menu and select OK. Usually, this is Drive C. If you have more than one hard drive, select one at a time. This program will then scan your computer for files that could be erased from your computer. You can safely erase all temporary and Recycle Bin files. You can also check the box of any other files you want the program to erase.

Step #3: Defrag your Hard Disk

Once all the spyware and temporary files are removed, you need to defrag your hard disk. This process simply rewrites your computer files so they are no longer scattered all over your hard disk, but are written in the same location for quick sequential access.

To defrag your hard disk on your windows PC, select the start option in the lower left hand corner of your computer screen. Then, select the program option. Under the program option, select “Accessories”. Under the “Accessories” option, select “System Tools”. From the System Tools option, select “Disk Defragmenter”. First, select the hard drive from your computer. Usually, this is Drive C. However, many computers have multiple hard drives. Select one at a time.

You can select “Analyze” to have the program check out the hard drive and see if it needs to be defragged. The program will prompt you at the completion of its analysis. Use the defragment option as prompted.

Note: If you’ve never used this option before, I would recommend that you select the defragment option.

Once, you’ve completed these three steps, your computer and hard disk should be able to operate at maximum performance. Don’t forget to repeat these steps at least once a month or whenever you notice a change in your computer’s performance

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Erase Msn Pc Files

February 28, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Msn worm.. is it the end for me?

Yup, apparently.

I was stupid and clicked on it knowing it was a virus going on.. i didint know it was the virus itsefl ,i just thought it was a picture because my cousin sent it to me in the middle of talking. it had my email, so i just thought.. hmm i wanna see:) and then… BAM! fucking trojan worm of the friggish evil egomaniac nerds has gone into my pc. I waited for my dad to come from work, since he knows all about it and he just sais..

oh, you’re screwed.

thanks for that daddy, huh. I DONT WANT TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING. i already ”deleted” the worm from my security center.. erased my documents and received files folders.. what else, um, i didnt want to reboot my computer or reinstall my msn since i want to know if there is another way that doesnt have to do that first.
i still have the damn worm in my msn.
other people rebooted their whole pc and the worm, its.. its still there!

any help? please, be my aid

Ya you really need to have malware protection I would get AVG to remove the virus. Google AVG and download the free version and then run a full computer scan. I just have have one question, Trojan Worm? I think your thinking about a Trojan horse or a worm. Trojans are easier to find and get rid of then a worm

How to remove the latest msn virus (sending links when offline)

Erase Windows Web Browser Files

February 25, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

help with these computer questions???

Here is four things I need to know the anwsers to… if you can help me in anyway I would love it so much! Thanks!

1. Under normal circumstances, you can’t erase or add any info to a:
A.Formatted floppy
B.rewitable CD
C.CD-rom
D.hard disk

2.What Important step should you take upon re-booting in the event the computer loses power before Windows can shut down properly?
A.Delete any files still in the recycle bin
B.Run the ScanDisk feature
C. Test your mouse
D. Open your web browser

3. A computer’s CPU and hard drive are found in the:
A. keyboard
B. Power bar
C. main peripheral device
D. system unit

4. An ellipsis following a menu item tells you:
A. there’s a submenu that offers additional choices/
B. the item is linked to a web site
C.your hard drive is out of space
D.a dialog box is available

Answer to question 1:
C Why? Because CD-rom stand for Compact Disk – Read Only Memory, teh rest of the media is writable meaning you can modify it (erase or add)

Answer to question 2:
B Why? Because in case there was data that was corrupted during the power down this will try and fix those errors to prevent further damage to the file system

Answer to question 3:
D why? Although not too clear the answer considers the system unit to be your “case”
a keyboard is simply a peripheral that does not contain much electronics.
a Powerbars…. well they can be delicious, but also some use the term power bar for surge protectors.
main peripheral device, truly i do not know what they consider “the main peripheral device” maybe the monitor, printer… who knows.
that is why you best answer is D

Answer to question 4:
well to tell you the truth the question itself is rather obscure, al previous question are regarding hardware.
This question is focusing on software and an assumption is not easily made, since different system behave differently, i can’t assume the question is based on a windows system or any other system for that matter. for that i will say the aswer could be:

E. All or none of the above

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Erase Msn Web Files

February 1, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

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Erase Msn Internet Tracks Files

January 24, 2010 by admin · Leave a Comment 

Damn MSN address list?

When I go to a site, the drop down arrow on the web address line records where Ive been. Control Panel/ Internet Options, clear history, delete cookies, delete files does NOT get rid of this history. How can I get my damn computer to erase my tracks ? This is when Im on MSN, so this is MSN Explorer, not Internet Explorer. Thanks

Try using Mozilla Firefox instead.
It has a tool to erase all private data.

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