Posts Tagged ‘system’

Do You Know What is Running on Your System?

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Here’s a helpful trick for conserving resources on your PC …

The programs running on your computer are not limited to what shows up as tabs on you taskbar and icons in your system tray. A lot of programs are running in the background. If you were not aware of this, or you have not checked in awhile, then there is probably software running that you do not need. It is time to take a look and figure out exactly what your computer is up to.

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Why You Should Always Install Windows on Disk Zero

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

This article contains a few good Windows installation tips, and an interesting explanation as to why Windows works the way it does.

Windows has always had what many people believe to be an unconventional and frustrating method of addressing physical hard disks.  I’m talking here about drive letters.  These virtual constructs, I can only really describe them as that, are pointers to the actual names of the disks in your computer.  This works in a different way to Unix systems where the OS and the user both refer to the actual disk address.

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Sys Information – Windows System Information Tool

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

I haven’t tried this myself, but it seems to have some interesting features …

Sometimes you may need information about a computer system, for instance to troubleshoot a issue or to look up the exact type of hardware of the PC system. Sys Information is a free and handy tool that can do that, and some more. It is not as sophisticated as previously reviewed applications Speccy, PC Wizard or System Information for Windows.

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