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What is the best defrag software

June 19th, 2012 By Ivy 1,273 views | 0 Comments
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Disk defragmenter software has come with the MS-DOS as well as the earliest vrsions of Windows. For every version of Windows has its built-in disk defragmenter application, the actual software in the current market is the real helpful program. That’s why computer users are looking for better disk defragmenter software than the ones came with the computer operating system such as Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP or more. Nowadays, more and more companies have aimed at producing the best disk defragmenter software such as Diskeeper, O&O Defrag, Acebyte Utilities, which can be used to take their system back to new.

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How to do system restore in Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7

June 12th, 2012 By Ivy 2,709 views | 0 Comments
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Computer runs slower and slower day by day? Want to return your system to a previous status? Don’t forget the useful feature called System Restore. This article will show computer users how to use the System Restore in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

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Useful Tips on Data Recovery

May 11th, 2012 By Ivy 1,594 views | 0 Comments
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Want to backup computer data? Read the following useful tips on data recovery first!

1. Believe data recovery is possible by proper data recovery software

2. Make regular backups in your daily work or home use. The following can be for your option:

a. Back up data onto floppy disk

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Tips to Improve Computer Perfomance

March 29th, 2012 By Ivy 2,023 views | 0 Comments

1. Virus Scan Program – If the computer you are using doesn’t have a virus scan there are free scans available online, and one really should be installed on your computer, run automatically at a set time every week, updated regularly. Most computer problems can be prevented just by having a virus scanner installed.

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How to Backup Registry in Windows 7/Vista/XP

March 22nd, 2012 By Ivy 1,915 views | 0 Comments
step-by-step guide on how to backup registry in Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7

The most important Windows system information is usually stored in the registry. It is also one of the main factors affecting system stability. A lot of software failures are related to the registry; therefore registry backup has become a solution to many problems. Here we’ll explain a step-by-step guide on how to back up the Windows registry in Windows 9x/Me/XP/Vista/7.

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How Acebyte File Splitter Works?

March 5th, 2012 By Ivy 1,723 views | 0 Comments
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Acebyte File Splitter feature in the free system care tool Acebyte Utilities offers a quick and easy way to split text or data files into any size of smaller files as well as joining these small files back into the original file. Now let’s see how Acebyte File Splitter works to split large file and join the split file pieces into the original file respectively.

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How to Choose the Best Internet Browser for Your Computer

February 20th, 2012 By Ivy 2,618 views | 0 Comments
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How to choose the best Internet browser for your computer – Internet Explorer, Chrome or Firefox?

Every computer user wants to get a better, faster and more stable Internet browser. That’s why they never cease looking for the best Internet browser for their computers. Internet Explorer from Microsoft is always the king of the hill and has the largest market share till now. While, no one can ignore Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome, for they are becoming more and more popular all over the world. To reply “how to choose the best Internet browser for your computer”, you need know more about the existing Internet browsers.

Some people take Internet Explorer as the best Internet browser. Because people can find Internet Explorer in every new computer they purchase by default. The result is that people just keep the IE without trying to use other browsers. Although IE is very easy to use and compatible with almost all websites while other browsers may fail to surf for the incompatibility issues, IE also has its main disadvantage like security flaws, which make your computers easily to be infected.

Mozilla Firefox is always chosen by experienced computer users. People love it for its add-ons and extensions. Everyone from software and web developers to artists, musicians, social media fans and people who want to protect their computers can find even everything they need in the add-ons. In fact, Firefox has become the second most popular web browser in the world. Mozilla Firefox has always been updated frequently and even more stable than Internet Explorer. That’s why millions of people from the world download it and use it as their best Internet browser.

Comparing Internet and Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome is a new browser. But this new browser is very popular for it is a fast, intuitive and safe browser. Chrome also offers a lot of add-ons and very easy to use. The most important thing is that Chrome can open your website at a high speed even if you are on a very slow Internet connection. If the speed is your top priority, Google Chrome is what you need and the best Internet browser for you.

Till now, you may notice that every Internet browser has its advantages and disadvantages. How to choose the best Internet browser for your computer? That’s up to your computer performance and experience. Our final goal is to find the most comfortable Internet browser.

Top 9 Useful and Free Computer Maintenance Tips

February 9th, 2012 By Ivy 1,900 views | 0 Comments

PC maintenance is something like cleaning and organizing your house. It is very important for your computer. For regular PC maintenance will make it much easier to work or play on computer. The following will collect some most important and useful PC maintenance tips to improve your PC performance and let your PC run faster.

1. Put all your working files in one folder in a specified hard drive. Make full use of subfolders to let your files organized and put them into the right place. Thus you do not need to spend too much time on opening your files and your computer will run faster.

2. Forbid putting your personal or important files on C: drive. Once your PC crashes or something else forces you to format your hard drive, everything in your C: drive will be lost forever. That is why we do not recommend putting your important files or data in C: drive. If you have personal data on the C: drive now, go to move them to other folder immediately.

3. Manage to uninstall the unwanted programs installed on your PC, especially the large ones. Too many unwanted programs installed will slow your PC down. Follow steps below to uninstall them correctly. Please do not delete them directly and rudely for it may cause Windows errors. Go to Start – Control Panel – Add or Remove Programs – choose the unwanted program and right click to remove it from the list.

4. If you have unzipped a zip file and get your correct files or data in the zip file, do not forget to delete the original zip file from your PC.

5. Back up your drivers for your hardware and paid software installer files timely. Therefore once your PC is formatted or broken, you can retrieve and use your hardware or software without any trouble. A flash drive usually works well for this purpose.

6. Keep your antivirus software or anti-spyware utilities updated with the latest benefits, and do full scan weekly.

7. Back up your PC data weekly or monthly. It’s up to you.

8. Clean up your temporary files. Use the free PC cleaner Acebyte Utilities to clean up all temp files, internet histories or other duplicate files and so on with ease.

9. Make your software or drivers for hardware installed always the latest. Thus you can always enjoy the latest and best hardware or software.

In fact, there are also many other tips for your PC maintenance. I will continue to offer more and more helpful such PC maintenance tips to help your computer run faster and better.

Top 5 Good Habits for Your PC Health

February 8th, 2012 By Ivy 1,837 views | 0 Comments
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Every computer user knows that it will be very frustrating to work on a slow, disorganized PC, and it happens to most of us. In this article, we will introduce some easy-to-follow ways on how to make your computer working on the right trace by keeping the 5 good habits in using useful utilities in Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

 

Habit 1  To organize your folders in hard drive.

When we are in a hurry or busy on other things, it is very easy to put our files or data into the wrong folder or wrong location. It will make you in trouble when you want to find and open your file next time by wasting you a lot of time. That’s why we say to keep your files or folders organized by removing the clutter with a filing system is a great way to keep your PC health.

Step 1. Find the files you do not need any more in your hard drive.

Step 2. Take your time to plan the think about the best way you want to organize your files. Some questions like how do you spend time on your computer, what do you create, which category you want your folder to be and so on will give you a favor on the right folders you need.

Step 3. In fact, subfolders are also a good way to organize your folders in hard drive. Before creating folders or subfolders, please make sure you use logical, easy to understand names for your folders or subfolders for better PC organization.

Step 4. You also need to inspect and clean your folders regularly, for example, delete old, duplicate or unneeded files or folders to make sure that the important files are saved in the right folders, which can save you a lot of time and improve your working efficiency.

 

Habit 2 Clear your hard drive timely

After organizing your files and folders and clearing your desktop, now it is time to organize your data. Thanks to Windows. It offers its users to very smart and powerful utilities to clean up your hard drives, namely Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter, which can help you free up your hard drive space and make your computer running faster.

Let’s know more on these two utilities. Disk Cleanup can compress your old files to free up storage space in hard drive. While Disk Defragmenter can scan your hard drive and consolidate files that might be scattered across the disk.

You can choose which utility to use, it is up to you. But, please remember to clean up hard drive at least once a month by manual. For Windows Vista users, they are lucky for the Disk Defragmenter in Windows Vista is automatically scheduled to run once a week. You do not run it by manual. What is more, you can change the scheduled time (default is Sunday at 4 A.M.) as you like.

Habit 3. Make full use of system restore feature

System Restore is such a program in Windows that can work as a life-saver when you have been the unfortunate recipient of unstable software, a badly timed power outage, or even a damaging thunderstorm. System Restore works to record all your important documents, settings, and preferences on your PC. If you find your files are damaged or inaccessible, System Restore is a good choice to restore your computer to the same state it was in before the data was lost.

The only thing you need to do is to use System Restore to create restore points daily and whenever you install device drivers, automatic updates or some other applications.

Habit 4. Remember to keep Windows and Microsoft Office latest

To offer better services to its users, computer programs are continually improved based on customer feedback and regular product testing. These improvements can solve most common problems including the new ones. Windows gives you a little utility to keep your Windows Update. It is suggested to keep this feature on always. By checking Microsoft Update, you can get the most recent Windows and Microsoft Office improvements available to your computer.

Habit 5. Have at least one antivirus software installed on your computer

To keep your computer safe and improve PC health, there is another thing you must do, to install at least antivirus software on your computer. There are a lot of such antivirus software in the current market, here we recommend some freeware for your reference like Microsoft, AVG, Norton, Acebyte or McAfee. No matter what antivirus software you have installed, the most important you need to do is to keep your antivirus software up to date regularly. Some antivirus software providers allow you to enjoy free trial version. But once the trial version is expired, you are exposed to buy the full version.

 

How to Make Full Use of Context Menu for Computer Control

January 27th, 2012 By Ivy 2,122 views | 0 Comments
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Each control on computer has its own and clear feature for PC users. For example, a button is usually used to be double clicked to open or start an action. So is the context menu. That is to say, if you right click, not left click, you will enter a special menu. To make full use of these context menus, you can control your computer better to make PC running faster.

 

Guide on how to activate context menu on computer:

Step 1. Activate ControlContext, which is a Microsoft Visual C++ MFC application

Step 2. Make it as Dialog Box without the AboutBox

Step 3. In Context-Sensitive Menu on Controls, key in Dialog Title

Step 4. Add a button to Dialog Box, and do changes: ID to IDC_SUBMIT_BTN and Caption to Submit

Step 5. Add a check box to the Dialog Box, and do changes: ID to IDC_APPROVED_CHK and Caption to Approved

Step 6. Show the Add Resource window and double click on Menu:

Step 7. Do the changes: IDR_MENU1 to IDR_SUBMIT in ID and create it as below:

Step 8. Changes the IDs to ID_POPUP_GREEN, ID_POPUP_RED, ID_POPUP_YELLOW, ID_POPUP_BLUE, ID_POPUP_WHITE, and ID_POPUP_FUCHSIA

Step 9. Turn to the Dialog Box and click its body. In the appeared Properties window, press the messages button .

Step 10. Implement the even as below by clicking the arrow of WM_CONTEXTMENU combo box:

void CControlContextDlg::OnContextMenu(CWnd* /*pWnd*/, CPoint point)

{

// TODO: Add your message handler code here

// Load the desired menu

CMenu mnuPopupSubmit;

mnuPopupSubmit.LoadMenu(IDR_SUBMIT);

// Get a pointer to the button

CButton *pButton;

pButton = reinterpret_cast<CButton *>(GetDlgItem(IDC_SUBMIT_BTN));

// Find the rectangle around the button

CRect rectSubmitButton;

pButton->GetWindowRect(&rectSubmitButton);

// Get a pointer to the first item of the menu

CMenu *mnuPopupMenu = mnuPopupSubmit.GetSubMenu(0);

ASSERT(mnuPopupMenu);

// Find out if the user right-clicked the button

// because we are interested only in the button

if( rectSubmitButton.PtInRect(point) ) // Since the user right-clicked the button, display the context menu

mnuPopupMenu->TrackPopupMenu(TPM_LEFTALIGN | TPM_RIGHTBUTTON, point.x, point.y, this);

}

 

Step 11. Implement its Click even shown as below by double clicking the Submit button in the dialog box:

void CControlContextDlg::OnBnClickedSubmitBtn()
{
               // TODO: Add your control notification handler code here
               AfxMessageBox("You clicked the Submit button but ain't nothin' to do right now!!!");
}

Step 12. Show the IDR_SUBMIT menu and right click the Green menu and then click Add Even Handler, finally set the Class List to CControlContextDlg

Step 13. Then turn to the IDR_SUBMIT menu, right click the Red mune and click Add Event Handler, finally set the Class List to CControlContextDlg

Step 14. Now you will implement the events as following:

void CControlContextDlg::OnPopupGreen()
{
               // TODO: Add your command handler code here
               AfxMessageBox("You selected the Green menu item");
}

 

void CControlContextDlg::OnPopupRed()
{
               // TODO: Add your command handler code here
               AfxMessageBox("You selected the Red menu item");
}

Step 15. Excute the application and right click on the Submit button as below:

Step 16. Change the OnContextMenu() event as below to display the other menu:

void CControlContextDlg::OnContextMenu(CWnd* /*pWnd*/, CPoint point)
{
               // TODO: Add your message handler code here
               // Load the desired menu
               CMenu mnuPopupSubmit;
               CMenu mnuPopupApproval;
 
               mnuPopupSubmit.LoadMenu(IDR_SUBMIT);
               mnuPopupApproval.LoadMenu(IDR_APPROVAL);
 
               // Get a pointer to the button
               CButton *pButton, *chkApproval;
 
               pButton = reinterpret_cast<CButton *>(GetDlgItem(IDC_SUBMIT_BTN));
               chkApproval = reinterpret_cast<CButton *>(GetDlgItem(IDC_APPROVED_CHK));
 
               // Find the rectangle around the control
               CRect rectSubmitButton, rectApprovalButton;
 
               pButton->GetWindowRect(&rectSubmitButton);
               chkApproval->GetWindowRect(&rectApprovalButton);
 
               // Get a pointer to the first item of the menu
               CMenu *mnuPopupMenu = mnuPopupSubmit.GetSubMenu(0);
               CMenu *mnuPopupMenu2 = mnuPopupApproval.GetSubMenu(0);
               ASSERT(mnuPopupMenu);
               ASSERT(mnuPopupApproval);
               
               // Find out if the user right-clicked a button
               if( rectSubmitButton.PtInRect(point) ) // Since the user right-clicked a button, display its context menu
                               mnuPopupMenu->TrackPopupMenu(TPM_LEFTALIGN | TPM_RIGHTBUTTON, point.x, point.y, this);
               else if( rectApprovalButton.PtInRect(point) )
                               mnuPopupMenu2->TrackPopupMenu(TPM_LEFTALIGN | TPM_RIGHTBUTTON, point.x, point.y, this);
}

Step 17. Show the IDR_APPROVAL menu

Step 18. Right click every menu and then click Add Event Handler, set the Class List to CContextMenuDlg, finally you will be able to implement the events as below:

void CControlContextDlg::OnPopupUnderreview()
{
               // TODO: Add your command handler code here
               CheckDlgButton(IDC_APPROVED_CHK, BST_INDETERMINATE);
}
 
void CControlContextDlg::OnPopupApproved()
{
               // TODO: Add your command handler code here
               CheckDlgButton(IDC_APPROVED_CHK, BST_CHECKED);
}
 
void CControlContextDlg::OnPopupRejected()
{
               // TODO: Add your command handler code here
               CheckDlgButton(IDC_APPROVED_CHK, BST_UNCHECKED);

Step 19. Now you can test the application.

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