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Back Up E-mails In Outlook Express

This article describes how to back up your Outlook Express e-mail files and how to retrieve them later.

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Play Music And Video Files

A guide to using the Winamp media player, a free program that is capable of playing many types of music and video files.

Buying A PC

This article features information about buying a new PC, including a list of places where you can buy computers online.

Compress Files

Some files can be too big to be quickly transferred across the Internet or between PCs. This guide describes how to use the WinZip program to compress files for easier transfer and storage.

Set Up Instant Messaging

This article describes how to install Windows Live Messenger to send and receive messages instantly.

Keyboard Shortcuts

A list of key combinations that can be used to perform special functions. By pressing or holding certain keyboard buttons together you can launch new windows, create shortcuts, and quickly copy and paste files.

Install ZoneAlarm Firewall

Installing a good Firewall such as ZoneAlarm is essential to protect your PC online and prevent programs from accessing the Internet without your permission.

Change Display Settings And Text Size

This article explains how to change your display settings to make text easier to read, increase the quality of graphics or choose a new appearance for your desktop.

Things To Do On The Web

On this page are examples of the types of things you can do on the World Wide Web, with some web sites for you to try. There are web site links for shopping, news, travel, music, sports, games and more.


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Open compressed files

In Windows XP, open compressed Zip files by double-clicking them. Click and drag the files inside out to another folder or the Desktop to extract them.

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Notepad++

Notepad++ is a free replacement for Notepad with advanced features making it ideal for text editing and programming.

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View our Computer Jargon page for explanations of common computer and internet terms used on this site.

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