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How to Open a Shell on the HTC EVO 4G Command Prompt

The HTC EVO 4G is an Android-run mobile device that can be used much like a Linux computer when using its shell commands. Entering the shell requires that you use some type of command prompt on a Windows, Linux or OSX computer. You can install applications, reboot, delete files and do many more thin

How to Maximize Windows XP Performance

It's no secret that Windows systems can become a little sluggish over time. Whether bogged down by antivirus software or a design application, slow performance can cause serious frustration. With regular system maintenance and updates, however, you can keep the Windows XP system running optimally.

How to Fix Vista Scroll Bars

The scroll bar in the Microsoft Windows Vista operating system is an essential user interface in many applications and programs. Scroll bars, which are useful in Web browsers when viewing a particularly long or wide web page, such as a lengthy newspaper article, can be vertical or horizontal.<

Making Icons Larger With Windows XP

Why Change the Size?Windows XP comes with a standard size for its desktop icons of 32 by 32 pixels. This is likely the size of the icons on your desktop if you are running Windows XP. They are a comfortable size for many people on standard monitors. However, Windows XP also has the...

How to Clean Win32 Generic Host Internet

If you get a gray error message pop-up on your computer screen along with an Internet connection that suddenly shuts down, this may indicate a Win32 Generic Host issue. The error occurs if the registry has been corrupted by something like a virus. Viruses can change the settings on your registry, wh

How to Start Up Programs in Windows XP

Windows XP allows users to configure programs to launch automatically when the computer is started, saving the time and effort of launching them manually through system folders or the "Start" menu. This feature especially comes in handy with programs used frequently. Users can add as many programs

How to Uninstall Programs Using the Command Prompt

Most people rely on the Add/Remove Programs utility in Windows to uninstall programs. However, this does not always work. If you want to make sure that a program is really erased from your hard drive, you may want to use the command prompt to delete it. This is a simple operation, provided you follo

How to Reduce Page Filing in Vista Premium

Paging is a process where all or part of a program's memory is stored in a file -- termed "paging file" -- on the hard drive. This allows Vista to move infrequently used parts of the system's memory to the hard drive to free up physical memory. If your paging file is excessively large, Vista makes m

How to Reboot a Vista Windows System

Windows Vista is a release of Microsoft Windows that first came out in November of 2006. Although it is capable of installing many programs and running applications for long periods of time, Vista will need to be restarted after installing major software updates, or periodically if system performanc

How to Install Windows XP on an A15-S1692 Laptop

The A15-S1692 laptop was developed and manufactured by the Toshiba corporation as a "powerful and portable multimedia" computer. Though the A15-S1692 is sold pre-installed with Windows XP, if you removed the operating system and now want to switch back, you will have to install the software again th

How to Install Themes in Xubuntu 8.10

Xubuntu 8.10 is a community-developed Linux operating system based on Ubuntu. The main difference between Ubuntu and Xubuntu is the window manager. Ubuntu uses Gnome and Xubuntu uses XFCE. Changing the look of XFCE in Xubuntu is easy. There are hundreds of community-developed themes, wallpapers and

How to Check Direct X Version on Vista

DirectX is a graphics toolset used on the Microsoft Windows platform to drive video games, videos and graphical "eye candy" in the operating system. If you use Windows Vista, you can check what version of DirectX you are using by launching a diagnostic utility that analyzes your system.

How to Reformat a Corrupt Disk

If your hard disk drive has become corrupted, it usually means that a problem has developed with the drive's file system. This can happen for several reasons such as a data error, a faulty software application, or infection by a computer virus. In any case, without a readable file system, your hard

My Windows Explorer Taskbar Crashes After Installing Adobe

Adobe offers you a wide range of applications, including, but not limited to, Reader, Acrobat, Flash Player and Photoshop. One of the issues that you may notice after installing any of its applications is that your Windows Explorer taskbar tends to crash. This may make it difficult for you to access

How to Activate a Windows XP Product Key

Starting with Windows XP Microsoft made registering its operating systems mandatory to prevent software from being pirated. Once each computer product key is registered, another person trying to register the same key for a different machine will not be able to and his installation of Windows will no

How to Update Perl on OS X Snow Leopard

Mac OS X Snow Leopard ships with two versions of Perl, both 5.8 and 5.10, that can be set using the system's environment variables. To upgrade any version, you need to install an additional package. Perl.org recommends using the ActivePerl packages since they are the only binary packages compiled sp

How to Dual Boot Windows 7 into Linux

Although most new laptops come preinstalled with Windows 7, it is possible to run Linux on the same computer without removing the Windows operating system. To do this, you must install Linux alongside Windows in a separate partition of the hard drive --- a task that is relatively easy to do. The fiv

How to Clean Up the Task Manager Processes

Windows operating systems use a program called Windows Task Manager to view actively running processes or programs that you have started, processes that started upon powering on your computer, system performance, networking information and computer user information. The Processes tab of the Task Man

What Does Close All Browser Windows Mean?

Internet browsers display webpages in windows or tabs. Several windows can be open at a time, allowing the user to switch between the open windows. During software installation, users are asked to close all open browser windows in order to continue with the installation process.

How to Use Templates in DNN

DNN is an abbreviation for Dot Net Nuke. It is an open source web content management platform, or CMS, for Microsoft ASP.NET. Using a template with the system changes the way your website will look. One advantage to using a template is that once you purchase it, all you have to do is put it on the s