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Below are our articles relating to general computing where we answer frequently asked questions or write articles related to projects we are working on.

Microsoft Outlook How to leave email messages on your email server

Whenever you receive an email the data will be sent to your email server. This email server may be a free service such as Hotmail, Yahoo or AOL or a private email service from a hosting account such as Fasthosts, 1and1 or Heart Internet. Inicialy the email data will be sent and saved onto your em...

Toshiba Fingerprint Utility says duplicate records already exist

When I upgraded my Toshiba Tecra A10-104 from Microsoft Windows Vista to Windows 7 my fingerprint logon feature along with all my other Toshiba bundled applications needed to be reinstalled. Because I had done a full format clean installation I presumed everything was wiped, this was obviously not t...

10 Things You Should do Before Calling Technical Support

Often its the simplest of things that cause computer problems and nearly always expensive on site repair bills can be avoided by doing a few checks yourself. Here are our top 10 Things You Should do Before Calling Technical Support: 1: Check everything is plugged in and that extentions have power...

Decreasing boot time in Windows XP with minlogon

Minlogon is a component from Microsoft XPE (XP embedded) that bypasses the regular XP startup and login procedure and speeds up boot up time. It can be implimented very quickly and for installations that are used by just one user or where a quick boot up is required it is ideal. I recently used this...

How do I enable JavaScript in my browser

In order to view certain pages or make use of certain features on a website, often you will need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. JavaScript is a scripting language which enables Web authors to design interactive Web sites. Most of today's Web pages require JavaScript in order to func...

POP vs IMAP What is the difference

We are ofthen asked the question "What's the difference between POP and IMAP? What should I use?". Both IMAP and POP are different protocols used to connect to an e-mail account and access its data(your email messages). Each protocol has its own unique benefit, listed below is infor...

How to Remove Browser Proxy Settings

If you have used a proxy server to access a University or work network you may need to now remove these settings to connect to other networks. Scroll down for removal instructions. What is a proxy server? A proxy server, also known as a "proxy" or "application level gateway", is a computer that ...


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