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    • How to Backup Windows XP Drivers

      How to Backup Windows XP Drivers

      The term driver refers to files that permit hardware and software programs to interface with the Windows Operating System (OS). All hardware components require a driver file in order to work properly with the Windows XP OS unless they are compatible with one of the generic driver files included with the OS. These files are

    • How to Map a Network Drive

      How to Map a Network Drive

      Mapping a network drive is extremely quick and easy. When someone maps a network drive he/she is configuring a file folder on a remote computer that can share files or folders of data over a Local Area Network (LAN). Users can map a network drive with Window Explorer if they are running Windows XP. Users

    • How to Delete Deleted Files Permanently

      How to Delete Deleted Files Permanently

      Contrary to popular belief, deleting files from the Recycle Bin does not completely remove the file from the computer. Instead, deleting a file simply tells the computer that the memory it was using is no longer needed. When the computer needs the memory for other files, it overwrites the original information. However, until the file

    • How to Erase a Hard Drive in Windows

      How to Erase a Hard Drive in Windows

      Erasing a hard drive is relatively straight forward and only takes about an hour to accomplish. There are several ways to erase a hard drive and each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Below are few methods for reformatting, using disk sanitizing software, or specifically deleting files. Erase a Hard Drive by Reformatting It

    • How to Check Hard Drive Capacity in Windows

      How to Check Hard Drive Capacity in Windows

      Your hard drive is where your computer stores the operating system and most folders and files that it uses. Hard drives have grown in capacity over the years, and as storage capacity has increased so has the amount of data one can store on his or her computer. Knowing not only the capacity of your

    • How to Scan Disk

      How to Scan Disk

      Scan Disk is one of the most common maintenance tools bundled with an operating system such as Windows. This is an application that checks the computer’s hard drive for errors and bad sectors. Once Scan Disk finds an error in the hard drive, it will attempt to fix it. There are a number of reasons

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