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Understanding How VB Logical Operators Work Bitwise

Understanding How VB Logical Operators Work Bitwise

The VB logical operators AND, OR, NOT, and Xor do something interesting when they're evaluated 'bitwise' in VB.NET. Starting with a Boolean and an Integer, this article shows exactly what happens and why. It's a great exercise that will ensure that you understand exactly how they......[Read More]
How to Change Windows Search Settings

How to Change Windows Search Settings

All versions of Windows have a search feature included as part of the operating system. This search feature scans the files and folders of the computer, and it can even scan within the contents of documents. The search feature looks for items that match the keywords you are searching for, making it ......[Read More]
How to Get Rid of a Copy of Windows that Is Not Genuine

How to Get Rid of a Copy of Windows that Is Not Genuine

Windows is a series of operating systems for personal computers. The operating system is important because it sets the structure for how everything works. Windows may seem expensive, but when you consider that you are always using it and the built-in functionality it has, its well worth the cost. So......[Read More]
How to Find the Serial Number in Registry Files

How to Find the Serial Number in Registry Files

If you lose a serial number for a computer game or program, it can take a bit of effort to find it. Many computer programs store the serial number in the Registry file, which is a database where Windows allows computer programs to store their settings for profiles, user data, and more. If the serial......[Read More]
How to Download Windows XP Service Pack 2 Without Validation

How to Download Windows XP Service Pack 2 Without Validation

Typically a user would have to employ Windows Update to download and install Windows XP Service Pack 2 onto their computer. However, before Windows Update operates it connects to your Internet connection and validates your copy of Windows XP with the servers at Microsoft. If this validation process ......[Read More]
How to Reinstall BOOTMGR

How to Reinstall BOOTMGR

Windows BOOTMGR is a utility used to boot your computer past the 8GB threshold; it creates and hides partitions, as well as supports the password protection function. For varying reasons, BOOTMGR may not work properly, this could be due to corrupt files or malware. If you see the message "BOOTMGR is......[Read More]
How to Upgrade Vista Home Premium 64 Bit

How to Upgrade Vista Home Premium 64 Bit

Before you upgrade Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Ultimate, you must confirm that your computer is ready for the installation of the new operating system. If you install Windows 7 to your computer without first making the necessary preparations, you may lose......[Read More]
Remote Recording With Windows Media Center

Remote Recording With Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center allows you to watch and record TV programs and movies. To record a program with the Windows Media Center remote control, the computer must be on, and Windows Media Center must be open. You can record the program live or schedule a recording. Scheduled recordings can be of a spec......[Read More]
How to Fix a Sound Card in Windows XP

How to Fix a Sound Card in Windows XP

The sound card on your Windows XP system is controlled by system drivers on the computer. These are the files installed when first placing the sound card in the computer's motherboard, enabling Windows XP to recognize the device. Repairing a corrupt or ineffective sound card on your XP system requir......[Read More]
How to Repair the Registry in Safe Mode

How to Repair the Registry in Safe Mode

The registry is a database that stores vital information for the programs, utilities and operating system installed to your computer. If your registry is causing errors or is corrupted due to a virus infection, consider performing a System Restore. A restore will repair the registry to an earlier co......[Read More]
How to Speed Up the Bubble Screensaver on Vista

How to Speed Up the Bubble Screensaver on Vista

When you have Microsoft Windows Vista installed on your computer, you can choose from a series of default screensavers. The bubble screensaver includes a series of bubbles that float on your screen when your computer is idle for a specific amount of time. If you want to change the default settings a......[Read More]
How Do I Move the Taskbar & the Start Menu on My Computer to the Bottom of the Page?

How Do I Move the Taskbar & the Start Menu on My Computer to the Bottom of the Page?

The Windows Start menu and taskbar have a bad habit of appearing in places other than the bottom of the page. This is not due to a glitch or software malfunction; it is due to human error. It's easy to accidentally move the taskbar to another location, particularly if you have children, who may clic......[Read More]
How to Activate a Windows Screensaver With a Password

How to Activate a Windows Screensaver With a Password

The Windows operating system lets you set up a screensaver, which is an animated image that prevents the desktop image from burning into your monitor. The screensaver has an option for a password. When you set a password on the screensaver, another user is unable to access your desktop without knowi......[Read More]
How to Reinstall Windows XP Professional Without Certification Numbers

How to Reinstall Windows XP Professional Without Certification Numbers

Reinstalling Windows XP is usually fairly easy, as it was designed to be user friendly. However, doing so without the registration key is next to impossible. Fortunately, even if the key is damaged or lost, there are ways to retrieve it. This article presupposes that Windows is being reinstalled on ......[Read More]
How to Restore Icons on the Taskbar for Windows XP

How to Restore Icons on the Taskbar for Windows XP

The taskbar is a central feature of the Microsoft Windows XP operating system. Running across the bottom of the window by default, it provides access to the Windows "Start" button, open programs, the Quick Launch toolbar and the Notification Area. The latter two items allow you to access commonly us......[Read More]
How to Eliminate or Get Rid of MyWebSearch

How to Eliminate or Get Rid of MyWebSearch

MyWebSearch is a toolbar you download for use on Internet Explorer. MyWebSearch provides a pop-up blocker, built-in search engines and the ability to create customized toolbar buttons. This toolbar may seem harmless;. However, many third-party software developers include the MyWebSearch toolbar with......[Read More]
My Screensaver Is Not Working With Windows Vista

My Screensaver Is Not Working With Windows Vista

Windows Vista is one of Microsoft's newest operating systems. Microsoft supports the OS by providing necessary software fixes and downloads through Windows Update. Vista users may occasionally face problems with activating the screensaver on their PC. Microsoft provides a solution to this problem th......[Read More]
The Types of Software Licensing Offered From Software Vendors

The Types of Software Licensing Offered From Software Vendors

When purchasing computer software, individuals are often required to agree to an End User License Agreement. This license serves as binding legal agreement between the software developer and the software buyer outlining terms of use, restrictions, legal responsibilities and liabilities. There are se......[Read More]
How to Sync Outlook Contact Subfolders in Windows Mobile 6.1

How to Sync Outlook Contact Subfolders in Windows Mobile 6.1

With a phone or mobile device running Windows Mobile 6.1, you can synchronize contact data with the Microsoft Outlook application on your PC computer. Unfortunately, the standard Windows Mobile software does not allow you to sync contact subfolders. In order to get around this problem, you can insta......[Read More]