How to Use File Shredder to Permanently Delete Files

In the article "How to Securely Delete a File" we saw that using Windows to delete a file is not the way to do so securely. To completely delete a … [Read more...]

How Do I Remove Add/Remove Programs Entries?

Generally, you would use the Control Panel's Add/Remove Programs tool or Vista's Default Programs | Programs and Features page to uninstall programs … [Read more...]

How Do I Find Autostarting Applications?

Frequently when Windows starts a number of other programs start with it. Some of these you will see as small icons in the System Notification Area at … [Read more...]

How Do I Find Out What a DLL File Does?

Sometimes, you might want to know about a particular file; not a data file, but a particular .DLL or .EXE file. While this can be a daunting process … [Read more...]

How Do I Run Older Programs Under Windows?

Many older computer programs may not run correctly if you just click on the program's executable file in Windows; this is particularly true of older … [Read more...]

How Do I Read an Internet Product Page

First, and foremost, keep in mind that the sole purpose of a product page found on the Internet at a product site is to sell you something. Free stuff … [Read more...]

How Do I Set a System Restore Point?

Note: This article shows techniques for Windows XP. It will be updated for Windows Vista soon. (For the impatient: Use the same menu options as below. … [Read more...]

How Do I Find Visual Basic Runtimes?

Frequently a program downloaded from the internet or obtain from other sources requires a file of the form VBRUNxxx.DLL in order to run. Sometimes … [Read more...]

How Do I Use My Browser for FTP?

You don't need to have an FTP program to download files from an FTP site. Just use your Web browser. Using a special Uniform Resource Locator (URL) … [Read more...]

How do You Register/Obtain DLL or OCX Files?

Most programs use some form of library files to hold common routines used by multiple parts of the program. These files typically have the extension … [Read more...]