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Windows 7: Disable Scheduled Tasks
This section provides a tutorial example on how to review tasks that have been scheduled to run on a Windows 7 system in the background and disable any unwanted tasks.
2016-10-20, 1430👍, 4💬

💬 2016-10-20 Herong: Branksome, your right panel is probably turned off. You can turn it on by clicking the last icon below the menu. You can also ac...

💬 2016-10-18 Branksome: On my Win7 system, there is no right panel with an option to delete. What I would prefer to do is reduce the schedule to run les...

💬 2016-03-30 Herong: David, There is a button on "Task Scheduler" to disable all of them. You should not allow any program to be scheduled on your ho...

💬 2016-03-23 David Betts: Hi, I was looking for a solution that disabled all tasks. However I can now find my way around the entries . I think I will leav...

"sc.exe query type= driver" - All Device Driver Services
This section provides a tutorial example on how to list all device driver services with 'sc.exe' Service Controller command tool.
2016-10-15, 723👍, 2💬

💬 2016-10-15 Herong: Jay, I don't know the answer. Hope other visitors can help to explain.

💬 2016-10-14 Jay: How do you interpret this? CHECKPOINT : 0x0

Configuring Crossover Cable Network
This section provides a tutorial example on how to configure a crossover cable network.
2016-10-06, 929👍, 2💬

💬 2016-10-06 Herong: John, good question, and I don't know the answer. Maybe someone else can help to answer.

💬 2016-09-29 John Wboson: Two computers, one headless - no keyboard, no mouse, no monitor would be a welcome example through a cross-over or IPV6 connecti...

Configuring and Managing System Services
This chapter provides a quick introduction of Windows system services. Topics include service related concepts and tools, creating and deleting services using 'sc.exe', starting, stopping, or disabling services with the services console, ending service processes with 'Task Manager'.
2016-09-23, 582👍, 2💬

💬 2016-09-23 Herong: Sue, where do you see the "no printer paper" message, on the computer?

💬 2016-09-20 sue: I need to get rid of message that says no printer paper when there is paper, U cannot type as per the instructions and read the ...

Enable/Disable Services with "msconfig.exe"
This section describes a tutorial example on how to enable or disable a predefined service with the system configuration tool 'msconfig.exe'.
2016-06-27, 3875👍, 4💬

💬 2016-06-27 Herong: Sam, True. You should not disable all services. I will add a warning in the next update. Thanks.

💬 2016-06-25 sam: Should mention not to disable all services incl ms coz pc wifi and and network setting off and unable to used net.

💬 2015-12-04 Herong: Don, if a service has a status of "stopped", then it is not running on the system. You can leave it there as is. Or you can foll...

💬 2015-12-04 Don Pendleton: Many drivers and other items say stopped and following your instructions does not change them. The stopped word stays the same. ...

Windows 8: Turning on Windows Defender
This section provides a tutorial example on how to turn on Windows Defender for real-time protection on Windows 8 systems.
2016-06-08, 9549👍, 5💬

💬 2016-06-08 Herong: Steve, which part was not working?

💬 2016-06-01 Steve: Didn't work

💬 2016-01-27 Er.Jasim Anamangadan: Thanking you Helped me out Thanks Er.Jasim Anamangadan

💬 2015-08-26 Ivan: Quite easy to follow!

💬 2015-08-07 anonymous: this really helped me !! i googled some of the solutions but it make me go to command prompt.. but this one is very easy and sim...

Installing Internet Explorer (IE) 10
This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install Internet Explorer 10 on a Windows 7 system.
2016-05-10, 314👍, 1💬

💬 2016-05-10 Emad: Thanks

Removing IE Addon "Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper"
This section provides a tutorial example on how to disable and remove 'Windows Live ID Sign-in Helper' addon from Internet Explorer.
2016-05-04, 2054👍, 1💬

💬 2016-05-04 mphuludi normn masekela: I forgot my yahoo pass word

System Startup Selections - Normal and Diagnostic Startups
This section describes 3 startup modes provided by the system configuration tool 'msconfig.exe' and how to use the Diagnose Startup mode.
2016-04-30, 1764👍, 1💬

💬 2015-12-14 bazzah: evoking the blackvomit.

Windows 7: Event Log Viewer
This section provides a tutorial example on how to review all event log entries with the Event Viewer on a Windows 7 system.
2016-04-14, 137👍, 1💬

"sc.exe" - A Command Line Tool to Manage Services
This section describes the Service Controller (SC) command line tool, sc.exe, which can be used to add new services, or to query, modify, start, stop and delete existing services.
2016-04-06, 3219👍, 1💬

💬 2016-04-06 Ambadas: ya great full command ...

Windows 8: Verify Factory Reset
This section provides a tutorial example on how to verify the factory reset partition on the hard disk on Windows 8 system.
2016-03-11, 323👍, 1💬

💬 2016-03-11 25dollarsupport: Have you try to contact 25dollarsupport.com tech support

HijackThis - Browser Hijacker Diagnosis Tool
This chapter provides tutorial examples on HijackThis, a browser hijacker detection and open source tool. Topics include installing HijackThis; scanning system settings for changes; fixing changed settings; reviewing running processes, startup programs, and installed programs.
2016-02-27, 225👍, 1💬

Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal
This chapter provides a quick description of Internet Explorer (IE) trojan 'Puper - trojan.popuper' and notes on how to remove 'Puper' from your Windows system.
2016-02-25, 383👍, 1💬

💬 2015-09-18 steph: need to remove virus

UserInit - Winlogon Registry Key
This section provides a tutorial example on how to undo changes done by the PWS Trojan on the UserInit registry value under the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Window sNT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon registry key.
2016-02-25, 3669👍, 2💬

💬 2015-10-22 Herong: Hi John, you are right that we need keep the comma at the end. Tutorial will be updated in the next version. Thanks.

💬 2015-10-21 John: You have left the comma off!! It is important you do not forget the comma or your computer will not boot. Userinit=C:\WINDOWS\sy...

Registry Hives - HKCR, HKCU, HKLM, HKU, HKCC, and HKPD
This section provides quick introductions on the Windows registry hives - top level registry keys on Windows XP systems.
2016-02-24, 9667👍, 1💬

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"WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool
This chapter provides an introduction of WinRAR. Topics include installing WinRAR 3.42, adding files and sub directories to RAR/ZIP files, extracting files from RAR/ZIP files, setting passwords to RAR files, setting Windows Explorer context menu for WinZip, running WinRAR in command line windows.
2016-02-20, 203👍, 0💬

Enabling Pop-up Blocker
This section provides a tutorial example on how to enable the Pop-up Blocker and change its settings in Internet Explorer 10.
2016-02-17, 503👍, 1💬

💬 2016-02-17 Stoj: Will give it a try. Thanks.

"regedit.exe" - Finding Registry Keys for FreeCell
This section provides a tutorial example on how to find FreeCell registry keys with the 'regedit' search function.
2016-02-04, 713👍, 1💬

💬 2016-02-04 KennyB: There is no "free cell " under applets in Windows 7.

Downloading and Installing FileZilla 3.1.5
This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install the free FTP client program, FileZilla 3.1.5 on a Windows system.
2016-01-31, 749👍, 1💬

💬 2016-01-31 ganes: good

Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance
This chapter provides a quick introduction of system startup programs. Topics include system performance affected by startup programs, listing startup program with HijackThis, locations of startup program settings, removing startup program setting from Windows registry and startup folders.
2015-10-19, 166👍, 1💬

Saving Images in BMP (Windows Bitmap) Format
This section provides a tutorial example on how to save an image in BMP (Windows Bitmap) format with 24-bit colors.
2015-08-22, 5058👍, 2💬

💬 2015-08-22 Herong: Gordon, the "Windows BMP image" format is actually the Windows BGR pixel format. You test it by create an image with RGB="3377ff...

💬 2015-08-19 gordon: But a real Windows bitmap file is BGR pixel format. Where is that option in Gimp?

Windows Security Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
This free book is a collection of tutorial notes written by the author while he was dealing with security issues with Microsoft Windows systems. Key topics include anti-virus tools, virus and trojan removal techniques, security issues with browser add-on applications.
2015-07-18, 213👍, 0💬

Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples
This free book is a tutorial book for regular users of Windows systems. It is a collection of tutorial notes written by the author while he was learning and using Microsoft Windows systems. Key words include FTP, Network, Graphics, HijackThis, Internet Explorer, WinZIP, WinRAR, Process, Service, Spy...
2015-07-17, 195👍, 0💬

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