Windows

Screenshot Simulation: Microsoft Outlook 2002

The following is a screenshot simulation of the popular email program, Outlook 2002 (also known as Outlook XP). This simulation can be used when helping someone configure their Outlook 2002 settings/preferences remotely (and you’re not in front of a PC with Outlook 2002 installed). This simulation will even walk you through adding a new email account to Outlook 2002. Note: the sim will launch in a new window or tab.

Microsoft Outlook 2002 settings

How to play .shn files in Windows

It’s pretty straight forward – download and install Winamp and the ShnAmp plugin for Winamp.

When you install the ShnAmp plugin, make sure to place an X in the box labeled Associate .shn files with Winamp. That way you can just double-click your shn’s and Winamp will open and start playing them.

setting up shnamp for windows

How to set up and begin using Thunderbird 1.x (Windows)

Simple to use, powerful, and customizable, Thunderbird is a full-featured email application. Easily import your existing email accounts and messages. Spell check as you type, global inbox, deleting attachments and advanced message filtering round out Thunderbird’s modern feature set. Best of all, it’s entirely free.

This tutorial will guide you in installing, setting up and using Thunderbird for the first time. …

How to download, install and use Open Office

Open Office (officially titled OpenOffice.org) is a free, open source Office Suite – similar to the not-at-all-free Microsoft Office. Open Office includes a word processor (think MS Word), spreadsheet application (think MS Excel), presentation tool (think MS PowerPoint) and more. This tutorial will guide you in downloading, installing and using Open Office – and answer a number of commonly asked questions at the same time… …

How to share a keyboard and mouse with multiple computers

If you have two or more computers on your desk, and each has its own monitor(s), you can use the same keyboard and mouse to control them all – by using Synergy. Imagine moving your cursor to the side of your screen and having it appear on the monitor next to it – and that monitor is connected to a totally different computer. That’s why Synergy allows you to do. This tutorial will guide you in setting up Synergy in Windows .. …

Using System Restore in Windows XP

This tutorial will explain the System Restore feature of Windows XP, and how to use it. System Restore lets you “revert” your computer to a previous date if a problem occurs. To do this, System Restore constantly monitors your PC looking for changes to the operating system, such as an application or driver installation, and then automatically creates a restore point when it detects a change. Because these snapshots are comprised primarily of required system files, it’s very much worth noting that System Restore does NOT back up or save your documents (including emails, bookmarks, passwords, spreadsheets etc). If you were hoping System Restore could help you retrieve a lost document, you’re sadly out of luck.. …