When Pesky Programs Won't Go Away

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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By Stephen Bucaro

Are you a shareware junkie? Have you installed and removed many programs from your computer? This can make your computer take longer to start and run sluggish, or even cause reoccurring error messages.

During installation a program copies files torepparttar 107818 applications folder,repparttar 107819 Windows folder, and creates entries inrepparttar 107820 registry. The problem is that when you uninstall a program, it may leave behind pieces of itself and entries inrepparttar 107821 registry. Your hard disk and registry can become bloated.

To solve this problem, Microsoft licensedrepparttar 107822 Install Shield software to establish a standard Install and Uninstall procedure. When you install an application on your computer it copies its own uninstall utility to your hard drive. This Uninstall utility properly removes every piece ofrepparttar 107823 program and removes every entry that it made inrepparttar 107824 registry.

If an application does not automatically install itself, you can install it withrepparttar 107825 Add/Remove Programs utility in Control Panel. When installing an application this utility searchesrepparttar 107826 application for a program named setup.exe. Programs that comply with Microsoft's logo requirement provide a setup program that listsrepparttar 107827 application inrepparttar 107828 Add/Remove Programs list and registers an uninstall utility.

To remove an application from your computer, userepparttar 107829 Add/Remove Programs utility. Just deletingrepparttar 107830 program without usingrepparttar 107831 Add/Remove Programs utility leaves behind pieces ofrepparttar 107832 application and entries inrepparttar 107833 registry.

Unfortunately sometimesrepparttar 107834 Add/Remove Programs utility doesn't work. Eitherrepparttar 107835 application didn't register an uninstall utility, orrepparttar 107836 uninstall utility is not atrepparttar 107837 location indicated inrepparttar 107838 registry. Sometimesrepparttar 107839 uninstall utility can't remove allrepparttar 107840 pieces ofrepparttar 107841 program because they're not atrepparttar 107842 location indicated in its uninstall log.

Be the Master of Your Printer

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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By Stephen Bucaro

Sometimes you need a print immediately, other times you need to continue working with your application while printing. You can make your printer accommodate your needs by configuring your printers "Spool Settings" and "Print Queue".

An application can transfer its data much faster than any mechanical printer can createrepparttar 107818 document on paper. For this reason, when you print,repparttar 107819 data goes to a "spool" which acts as a buffer between your application andrepparttar 107820 printer.

If you need a print immediately, you can setrepparttar 107821 spool to start printing as soon as it gets enough data to createrepparttar 107822 first page ofrepparttar 107823 document. But this forces your application to wait until that first page is transferred torepparttar 107824 spool.

If you prefer to continue working with your application, you can setrepparttar 107825 spool to start printing after it has receivedrepparttar 107826 entire document. This movesrepparttar 107827 printing operation torepparttar 107828 background.

To configurerepparttar 107829 printers Spool Setting, select Start | Settings | Printers. Inrepparttar 107830 Printers window, right-click onrepparttar 107831 icon forrepparttar 107832 printer you want, and inrepparttar 107833 popup window select "Properties". Inrepparttar 107834 printers Properties dialog box, onrepparttar 107835 "Details" tab, click onrepparttar 107836 [Spool Settings...] button.

Inrepparttar 107837 Spool Settings dialog box, setrepparttar 107838 radio button for "Spool print jobs so program finishes printing faster". Then setrepparttar 107839 radio button for either "Start printing after last page is spooled", or "Start printing after first page is spooled".

If need a print super fast, you can setrepparttar 107840 radio button for "Print directly torepparttar 107841 printer". This bypassesrepparttar 107842 spool entirely. Note: Ifrepparttar 107843 printer is shared, you may not haverepparttar 107844 option to print directly torepparttar 107845 printer. If you haverepparttar 107846 required rights, you can temporarily disable sharing.

Ifrepparttar 107847 printer is near your computer and you don't want to be disturbed by printer noise, you can pauserepparttar 107848 printer. Right-click onrepparttar 107849 printer's icon and inrepparttar 107850 popup menu click on "Pause Printing". Then when you are ready to go to break or lunch, click on "Pause Printing" again to letrepparttar 107851 printer work while you are away.

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