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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 ...

PC Technician's Guide to Providing Telephone Support
Troubleshooting PC problems over a telephone is a difficult task. Always keep complete support incident documentation. If you can't solve the problem, follow your company's escalation policy. If a problem is taking a long time to solve, try to work out a temporary work-around with the customer so that they can stay in business. By following the steps in this article you'll be able to provide successful telephone technical support. More ...

How to Reset Windows 7 Password
I would like to think you're reading this article because you've forgotten your Windows 7 password, but we both know it's really because you want access to a computer you're not authorized to use. If the authorized user didn't bother to create a password reset disk, or if they hid it where you can't find it, you'll need to use a windows 7 password cracker tool. 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 ...

To Protect Your PC Disable the Windows Scripting Host
Anyone can use Windows Notepad to create a script to read, modify, create, or delete files on your PC, including the registry and other configuration files. A script can be executed by clicking on the name of the script within an email message. More ...

Put HyperTerminal on Windows 7
HyperTerminal was included with all versions of Windows up to Windows XP. If your operating system is newer than Windows XP you can copy Hyperterminal from a Windows XP system. More ...

Planning a Backup and Restoration of Files for Disaster Recovery
Planning a backup and restoration of files is the most important step to protect data from accidental loss in the event of data deletion or a hard disk failure. The backup copy can be used to restore lost or damaged data. More ...

Introduction to Windows PowerShell
PowerShell is a more powerful replacement for the command shell. this article explains how to run PowerShell and how to create and run PowerShell scripts. More ...

WSH to Master Your Computer
With Windows 2000 and higher, Microsoft included a program called Windows Scripting Host (WSH) that allows scripts to be run on a computer outside of a webpage. In effect, DOS batch files have returned, except scripts are multi-tasking and have a lot more power. More ...

DOS Switches and Wild Cards
DOS (Disk Operating System) is an interface that a system administrator can use to perform tasks and configure the system by typing text commands. There are many commands available with the DOS command line interface, most of them feature switches, and wild cards which make them very powerful. More ...

Introduction to DOS
The first PCs didn't use the Windows Operating System, they used DOS. DOS has an interface where the user types text commands. The DOS interface is still available in Windows Vista, and is still used regularly by the most skilled system administrators. More ...

How to Share a Folder in Windows 7
One of the main advantages of a network is the ability to share files. This article shows you how to configure Windows 7 to share files and folders on a network. More ...