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How to Change a Dell Boot Order

The boot order tells your computer which devices it should check first for bootable material. These devices include your computer's CD-ROM drive, the hard drive, any USB or external storage devices, and the network--if applicable. Each computer manufacturer typically has a slightly different way of

How to Install the SCO OpenServer Operating System

SCO's OpenServer operating system is a server operating system that is a version of Unix, which is generally used in the enterprise setting. SCO OpenServer runs on commodity hardware and does not require expensive mainframe systems. You can install the SCO OpenServer operating system with a SCO Open

How to Use Keyboard Commands to Move Around in a Document

You can move around in a document by using various keyboard commands. If you are working on a long document, keyboard commands can be much faster than scrolling. These instructions are for Windows computers only.

How to Sync a Mac to a Verizon V3M

If you have your contacts stored on your Macintosh computer and want to avoid the hassle of manually entering each contact into your Verizon V3M mobile phone, the iSync application on your computer can do the work for you in a matter of minutes. ISync is an application that copies your contacts from

How to Install No One Lives Forever

No One Lives Forever is a first-person shooter that was originally released in 2000. It is a comical parody of the many spy movies and stories and has been described as a mix between Austin Powers and James Bond. The main protagonist is a spy by the name of Cate Archer. Cate works for an organizatio

How to Recover a Windows XP Password or Reset It

When you log in to a user account on your Windows XP computer, you typically type in a password to access the operating system. However, if you do not remember your password or want to reset the current password, you can do so by logging on as the administrator. This grants you access to all passwor

How to Diagnose a Bad Capacitor

Electrolytic capacitors have a finite life and will eventually fail. It's good maintenance practice to replace them on a regular schedule. But some capacitors will begin to fail long before the end of their predicted service life. A few tests can help reveal weakening capacitors before they fail cat

How to Use Kaspersky Anti-Virus With System Restore

Kaspersky Anti-Virus comes with a System Restore Wizard designed to detect any changes in your computer system that may have been caused by malicious programs, malware objects, incorrect operation of system applications or system failures. If the wizard discovers threats and changes, it will provide

How do I Change SATA to IDE in a Dell Dimension 9200?

The Dell Dimension 9200, a desktop computer, supports a range of Intel processors including the Pentium 4, Pentium D and Pentium Core 2 Duo. Its motherboard includes a Intel P965 chipset with support for up to 4 gigabytes of DDR2 RAM and on-board support for four SATA drives. One of the things th

How to Remove a Password From XP

When using your XP computer system, you may have created a variety of different passwords for different content. However, outside sources can eventually learn these passwords, rendering them useless. Luckily, there is a way you can easily remove the password from your Windows XP computer; at the sam

How to Use Pyxis Supply Cabinets

Pyxis supply cabinets are widely used in hospitals, medical clinics, urgent care centers and doctors offices. These secure cabinets are designed to hold commonly used medical supplies, from standard IV bags and syringes to test equipment and breathing tubes. Nurses and other medical personnel can us

Palm OS

Palm OS is the operating system that was initially developed by Palm for use on handheld devices…

Managing High Traffic Websites Through Root Servers

Root servers are expensive than dedicated hosting but website owners could still control the cost by joining hands with a friendly web host. Presence of a number of service providers is an opportunity for website owners to shop around.

How to Add RAM to My Lenovo Laptop

If you want your Lenovo laptop to run faster, install more RAM (random access memory). Installing more RAM in your laptop is one of the surest ways to increase almost every aspect of your computer's performance. Your applications will load faster, and you will be more productive because you can open

How to Use a USB With a Laptop

Universal serial bus (USB) cables are used to connect a variety of peripherals to your laptop; like cameras, cellphones and mp3 players. The USB port auto-recognizes the cable when it is plugged into the port--sending power and allowing data to travel between your laptop and your device. Use the ins

How to Set Up a LAN on My Acer Aspire 4520

Connecting your Acer Aspire 4520 to the Internet and your home network requires correctly setting up your local area network. A LAN is a wired or wireless computer network that connects workstations and computers together. Use a LAN to connect devices such as printers, external hard drives and Inter

How to Change a Name on the Net

If you're like most people, in the last 10 to 20 years the amount of online accounts you have under your name has grown exponentially. Most sites require a username and a real name to set up an account, and changing these can be a somewhat difficult process that is usually specific to the website. H