Favorites

Favourites or bookmarks is a list of internet sites that have been visited and kept for future reference. As this list grows it can be come untidy and difficult to navigate. The following section will describe how to delete items and place favourites in folders for easier navigation. Use the buttons below to navigate through…

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Disk Clean Up

Disk cleanup can be used to clear unused files on the hard drive and offers more options than just emptying the recycle bin and deleting temporary internet files. Files such as temp, office setup and old restore points can be removed in one operation; this offers more flexibility for file removal. Use the buttons below…

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Disk Defragmenter

When files are created on the hard disk they are placed one after another. If a file is reopened and worked on, the new part has to be placed in the next available free space, so the file becomes fragmented.  This fragmentation causes the operating system to eventually slow down as it has to reassemble…

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Uninstall Software

In common with installation, uninstalling software should always be done in the correct manner to minimise the risk of corrupting the operating system. The following lesson describes two methods of correctly uninstalling software. 1. using the software’s own uninstaller 2. using the operating systems uninstaller. Use the buttons below to navigate through the lesson Click…

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Managing Desktop Icons in Windows XP

The icons on the desktop can also have their appearance and size changed we have already used the display properties to alter the size of these. Now we will look at placing new ones on the desktop and creating shortcut icons. Use the buttons below to navigate through the lesson To change the look of…

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