Follow these tips and you
will definitely have a much faster and more reliable PC!
Take your PC to Bed: Using the Advanced Power
Management feature under Windows 98 gives you the option to use the
sleep command. That way, you can send your PC to sleep instead of
shutting it down and then restarting it. It's as simple as pressing a
button and then pressing the same button to wake it up. You can tell
Windows after how many minutes/hours of inactivity to automatically sleep
the machine in the Advanced Power Management section of the Control
Faster Internet Access: If you use the internet for reference and
the sites you visit are rarely updated then try the following. In IE
(the same can be done in Netscape) go to Tools, Internet Options.
Next, click on Settings... in the Temporary Internet Files
section. Finally, select Never for the first option and double the
amount of storage space to use, click OK!
13. Benchmarking: Benchmarking can be very useful when run
frequently. It can tell you how your PC's components are performing and
then compare them to other machines like yours. For example, when you
overclock your PC, you want to know how much more speed you have and
whether it is stable. All this and more can be discovered using
benchmarking. An excellent piece of software for doing this job is
SiSoft Sandra which can be found in the Downloads File Archive!
Refresh the Taskbar without restarting: If you in some way change
the taskbar, either in Regedit or elsewhere, you can refresh the task bar
without restarting. Hold down Ctrl Alt Del, and
double click on Explorer. Say Yes to close Explorer, but no
to closing Windows. This will refresh the Taskbar and system tray.
Quick CD Eject: Instead of pushing the button on your drive,
right-click your CD drive letter in My Computer and click on Eject.
This will also remove any icons that have become associated with the CD
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