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Script to Display the Processes Running on a Computer
Processes are the programs or tasks running on a computer. The most common way to view the processes is with Task Manager. To get a quick list you could use a script. Below is a script that displays the processes running on a computer. More ...

Application, Program, Process, Service, Thread; What Does it All Mean?
Although applications, services, and processes are all pretty much the same thing, generally if its a program that displays a user interface, you should call it an application. A program that doesn't displays a user interface, you should call a service. More ...

Choosing a Tape Drive
Tape drives remain the leading technology used by organizations for backup and archiving. How do you select a tape drive that satisfies your needs without blowing the budget? The following are just some of the main factors to consider. More ...

Firewall Rules
Firewall rules allow or block a program through the firewall on your Windows PC. Windows presets a bunch of firewall rules, you create firewall rules, and programs can create rules when they're installed. To view the list of firewall rules, follow these steps. More ...

Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc
One of the most important things you should have with your PC is a System Repair Disc. A System Repair Disc can be used to restore your operating system in the event of a catastrophic failure. To create a System Repair Disc, open the Control Panel and, in the System and Security group, click on Backup and Restore. More ...

View a Brief List of Windows 10's Recent Problems
Windows 10 Problem Report and the reliability history chart give you some information about your computer's problems without the overwhelming detail provided by other tools such as Event Viewer. More ...

Turn Off Windows 10 Snap and Shake
Windows 10 Snap and Shake amuses people who do not have to use Microsoft's operating system to do actual productive work. Here is how to turn it off. More ...

Easy PC to PC Files and Settings Transfer Cable
The Belkin Easy Transfer Cable has you covered when it's time to migrate from a PC running an older version to a new computer running Windows 7. Your user accounts, Windows settings, files and folders, pictures and photos, MP3s, videos, program settings and data, and e-mail messages, settings, and contacts will all be transferred over to your new computer without a fuss. More ...

Disable Programs That Run at Startup on Windows 10
Some programs start at the same time you start your computer. This can cause your computer to start slower, and because these pre-loaded programs stake out a portion of memory, they can cause your computer to run slower too. More ...

Use the HOSTS File to Block Web Sites
When you type a domain name into your Web browser, Internet Protocol contacts a computer that is a domain name server to look up the IP address of the Web site. In the early days, the Internet didn't need domain name servers. More ...

What Is Virtualization and What Are the Benefits?
The term virtualization most commonly refers to server virtualization - running multiple operating systems on a single physical computer. While most computers only have one installed operating system, server virtualization software allows a computer to run several operating systems. More ...

Disable Long Filenames to Improve Window's Performance
To be backword compatible with 16-bit FAT partitions, both the VFAT and the NTFS file systems create two names for each file, the long filename and a short filename compatible with the FAT file system. More ...