Use antivirus software. That means: having it installed on your computer, checking daily for updated virus signature, and then actually scanning all the files on your computer at least once per week, and having it scan incoming email all the time.
Always back up important documents. Have one, preferably 2 backup system for your data. Here at hints-n-tips we were burgled and the thieves took the backup tapes as well. It is a good idea to keep more than one set of data at more than one location.
Do you get annoyed whenever you insert a compact disk into the CD-ROM drive and it automatically plays. Bypass the auto-play by holding down shift whilst inserting the CD-ROM.
Windows Media Player will display the cover art for albums as it plays the tracks — if it found the picture on the Internet when you copied the tracks from the CD. If it didn’t, or if you have lots of pre-WMP music files, you can put your own copy of the cover art in the same directory as the tracks. Just call it folder.jpg and Windows Media Player will pick it up and display it.
If you want to swap the mouse buttons for a left handed person, you can do this from the command line. Win9x: RUNDLL user.exe,SwapMouseButton Win2000: RUNDLL32 user32.dll,SwapMouseButton To swap it back again to a right-hand mouse, you need to run the mouse icon from the Control Panel.
Microsoft said that removing IE may make Windows unstable because it has key components that makes Windows function properly. Well, there is a way to remove it completely. Go to this site and get IEradicator. Many people have used it before and removed IE with no problems afterwards.
If you use the standard NT style of login and want to hide the last user, 1. Start the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) 2. Go to Computer Configuration / Windows Settings / Security Settings / Local Policies / Security Options 3. Scroll down to Interactive logon: Do not display last user name 4. Set it to Enable
To quickly change the font size in your Office application (Word, Front Page, Publisher or PowerPoint), Highlight the text you want to change. Press: CTRL+SHIFT+> – To Increase the size CTRL+SHIFT+< – To Decrease the size
Try using the Control key with the mouse wheel. This works a zoom function. I know you do this for Office 2k applications as well, but in IE it just works on the text, so the page stays somewhat the same.