Hardware

Stay current with the components, peripherals and physical parts that constitute your IT department.

  • News // Mar 2006

    Technology@Intel Magazine: March 2006

    The Intel Core microarchitecture is a new foundation for Intel architecture - based desktop, mobile, and mainstream server multi-core processors. This state-of-the-art multi-core - optimized and power-efficient microarchitecture is designed to deliver increased performance and performance per watt - thus increasing overall energy efficiency. The new microarchitecture extends the energy-efficient...

    Provided By Intel

  • News // May 2006

    Technology@Intel Magazine: May 2006

    Enterprise desktop computing environments are increasingly complex - and managing the complexity of these PCs contributes to rising IT costs. Now Intel vPro technology helps businesses reduce IT costs and streamline PC management through a combination of PC hardware and software. Business desktop PCs with Intel vPro technology have built-in...

    Provided By Intel

  • News // Jun 2006

    Technology@Intel Magazine: June 2006

    Servers based on next-generation 64-bit Dual-Core Intel Xeon 5000 series processors help reduce IT operating costs, enhance security and availability, and improve IT agility while delivering the highest dual-processor server performance - all contributing to a low total cost of ownership and higher return on IT investments. The performance and...

    Provided By Intel

  • Downloads // Feb 2004

    Automated Laptop Checkout Tool

    The Automated Laptop Checkout Tool is a VBA-driven Excel workbook that displays an online form to simplify the recording of information about borrowed laptops. The form stores the info in a worksheet and prints a copy for the user and tech to sign.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Aug 2012

    10+ tools you should have in your support tech repair kit

    Some techs seem to get by with just a multi-tool and a smile, but the rest of us need something more substantial. Here are 12 essential items to carry with you whenever you make a desktop call.

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // May 2005

    Computer hardware inventory list

    When you're troubleshooting hardware problems, you need to know the make and model of the equipment you're dealing with. But if you've never worked on the PC before, that can be a challenge. This update of our hardware inventory list will make it easy to record the necessary details for...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Downloads // Mar 2005

    HP BIOS POST error code list

    When an HP Integrity, NetServer, Carrier Grade Server, Proliant, Kayak, Pavilion, Vectra, or Workstation machine fails its POST, the error code messages can be a helpful troubleshooting tool. Yet deciphering these cryptic clues can be a tedious and frustrating process. This document simplifies the process by linking you to the...

    Provided By TechRepublic

  • Book chapters // Mar 2006

    Master laptop problem solving and troubleshooting

    This sample chapter, taken from Upgrading and Repairing Laptops, 2nd Edition, discusses how to fix some laptop and portable PC hardware problems. Troubleshooting laptop and portable PC hardware problems can seem like a huge challenge, even ifyou're experienced with solving problems on desktop PCs.This sample chapter, taken from Upgrading...

    Provided By Que Publishing

  • Downloads // May 2007

    Windows Vista services that can be disabled

    One of the most effective ways to secure a Windows workstation is to turn off unnecessary services. This reference sheet lists the Windows Vista services, describes each one's function, specifies whether you can safely disable it, and outlines what will happen if you do. The list assumes the machine is...

    Provided By Scott Lowe

  • White Papers // Apr 2007

    Making PC Lifecycle Management Work for You: A Four-Phase Approach

    PC Lifecycle Management (PCLM) provides a cohesive and effective solution. PCLM is the practice of managing end-user systems from purchase to retirement. It covers everything from initial deployment to upgrading, patching, and decommissioning the systems. Though it sounds like traditional desktop management, PCLM is different in one key way: It...

    Provided By Attachmate

  • White Papers // Sep 2007

    Scan to PC Desktop Professional Workgroup Edition v9.1: Personalize Your Xerox Network Scanning and Your PDF Workflow

    The single greatest challenge today to streamlining document-based processes in the office is the fact that there are three dominant, yet incompatible, document formats - Paper, Microsoft Office and PDF. A significant majority of knowledge and information in the office is still in paper format. Locked in a paper document,...

    Provided By Xerox

  • Related Offers // Feb 2004

    Office Professional 2003 Evaluation Kit

    Microsoft? Office Professional 2003 provides familiar, easy-to-use applications for document authoring, analysis, information gathering, presentation, and communication. Simplify the use of information into business processes, dramatically improve e-mail and calendar use, integrate collaboration into the way your employees work, and enable the protection and control of sensitive business information. ...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Related Offers // Feb 2004

    World?s fastest color printer for under $1,000, only from Xerox

    Enter to win a 50" HDTV ($10,999 USD) or a Xerox Phaser(R) 8400 Color Printer ($999 USD). Get sizzling performance at a brilliant price with the world's fastest color printer at 24 ppm for under $1,000. Get productivity to burn, without burning a hole in your budget.

    Provided By Xerox

  • Related Offers (non-promo) // Feb 2004

    Win with color that won?t quit!

    Endurance and Speed A winner in the printing triathlon, brilliant color that won't quit with 26 ppm color at full 2400 dpi resolution. Enter to win a 50" HDTV ($10,999 USD) or a Xerox Phaser(R) 6250 Color Laser Printer ($1,999 USD).

    Provided By Xerox

  • Downloads // Jun 2008

    How do I... Connect an Apple iPod to an Ubuntu Linux PC?

    It is indeed possible to connect an Apple iPod MP3 player to a personal computer running Ubuntu Linux. Jack Wallen shows you what open source software application you need and how to set it up. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Linux and...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    Send mail with eSMTP for a simple, single-user system

    Programs like Sendmail or Postfix work great for multi-user systems or servers, but this setup may be more complex than you need for a single-user desktop system. Vincent Danen introduces you to eSMTP, which is a more lightweight mail solution, but that also allows per-user configuration files, making it useful...

    Provided By Vincent Danen

  • Downloads // Aug 2008

    How do I... Recover a damaged Windows XP user profile?

    A user profile on a Windows XP system contains all the files and settings needed to configure your work environment. If the user profile becomes damaged, The operating system will then automatically create a new user profile and log you into this new profile complete with default settings. Greg Shultz...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jul 2008

    How do I... Use BootVis to improve XP boot performance?

    Windows XP was designed to optimize the boot process so users can boot their machines and access the operating system as quickly as possible. For the most part, XP is successful. There is, however, almost always room for improvement, and BootVis.exe, a free Microsoft utility, can help you get the...

    Provided By Jim McIntyre

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Microsoft bows to feedback and brings back real file backup in Windows 7

    In Windows 7, Microsoft has retooled the backup utility and bought back the ability to choose exactly which files and folders that you want to backup. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use Windows 7's Backup and Restore tool...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Nehalem now: 10 reasons to upgrade to the new Intel microarchitecture

    Intel's Nehalem processor architecture offers some impressive new technologies, including enhanced Hyper Threading, TurboBoost, and Quick Path Interconnect. See why Deb Shinder says a Nehalem-based system will let you do more and do it faster -- and at the lowest operating cost ever.This download is also available as an...

    Provided By Deb Shinder

  • Downloads // May 2009

    Customize the [Windows]+E key shortcut to open what you want

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to use AutoHotkey in Vista to re-route the [Windows]+E so that Windows Explorer opens a folder of your choice. He also provides you with a list of all of the standard [Windows] key shortcuts....

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    How do I... Hunt down hard disk resource hogs?

    Find out how to narrow your search for the cause of system slowdowns by configuring the Performance Monitor and Task Manager to reveal rogue processes that can tie up valuable system resources. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Brien Posey

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    How do I... Use RichCopy for high powered file copy and transfers?

    If you copy large amounts of files or have a need to copy from one machine to another - RichCopy is the tool for you. Jack Wallen shows you how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Use Reverse Integration to 'slipstream' Windows Vista SP1 and SP2

    Having a Windows Vista install DVD with the latest service packs can be very helpful - especially if you reinstall Windows more than a couple of times a year or if you have to deploy Windows Vista to multiple computers. Alan Norton shows how he creates one. This download is...

    Provided By Alan Norton

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Uncover the performance benefits of the Favorite Links list in Vista

    It seems that many users are unaware of the navigational features of Microsoft Vista's Favorite Links list. In this edition of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz delves into the Favorite Links list feature and shows you how to take full advantage of its features. He will...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    eEye Retina Network Security Scanner v5.10 & REM Security Management Console: Product Report on PCI Suitability

    In Q3 of 2008, NSS Labs performed comprehensive testing of the eEye Retina Network Security Scanner v5.10 as a Vulnerability Assessment Scanner (VA) for internal use within payment card environments. This paper contains the conclusions and associated data from a series of exacting tests performed on software installed in real-world...

    Provided By NSS Labs

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    How do I encrypt Thunderbird email with Enigmail?

    Enigmail is an extension that should be added by anyone needing security in their email exchanges. It takes the less-than-user-friendly task of encryption and makes it simple enough for anyone to use. Jack Wallen explains how it works. This download is also available as an entry in the

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    How do I... Change the Product Key in Windows XP? (Updated)

    In 2003, TechRepublic first published the procedure for changing the Product Key in Microsoft Windows XP. Since then, Microsoft has made the process easier and safer by providing an applet for just that purpose. Mark Kaelin shows you the applet and the updated process. This download is also available as...

    Provided By Mark W. Kaelin

  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Successful Virtual Desktop Deployments With VMware: Where to Start and Proven Best Practices

    Architecture and product selection are critical elements of successful virtual desktop deployments that directly impact the virtual desktop infrastructure's ability to realize a Return On Investment (ROI) and ensure user acceptance. The presenter of this webcast focuses on the necessary virtual infrastructure, server, storage, network and security architectural decisions that...

    Provided By VMware

  • Downloads // Jun 2009

    Determine if your hardware can support Windows XP Mode in Windows 7

    In this edition of the Windows Vista and 7 Report, Greg Shultz helps you cut through all the hype surrounding the hardware requirements for running Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 by describing the procedures he went through to determine if hardware would support Windows XP Mode. This download is...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Webcasts // Jun 2009

    Live Event: Activate Today! Realize ROI with Intel® vPro™ Technology and LANDesk

    Join the team from the Intel vPro Expert Center for an informative Webcast on the ROI savings and activation process for PCs with Intel? vPro? technology and LANDesk. This live TechRepublic Webcast, featuring Q&A, will be hosted by James Hilliard and feature special guest speakers from Intel Corporation, ...

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Digitizer Drivers for Windows Touch and Pen-Based Computers

    This paper provides information about digitizer drivers for Windows Touch and pen-based computers for the Windows family of operating systems. Windows Touch is the name for the touch and multitouch capabilities that are built into the Windows 7 platform. The paper also describes how Window 7 interfaces with digitizer drivers...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Jul 2009

    10 ergonomic keyboards that actually do their job

    If you do a lot of typing -- or if you have employees who do a lot of typing - ergonomic keyboards make a great deal of sense. Jack Wallen reviews 10 outstanding keyboards that will prevent the strain that standard keyboards place on the body.This download is also available...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Sep 2008

    How do I... Configure Windows Home Server for remote access?

    Microsoft Windows Home Server brings many of the server-side applications available to enterprises and small businesses to the home. One of the more useful features of the WHS is the ability to securely connect to your home network remotely. Steven Warren shows you how to set up a remote connection...

    Provided By Steven Warren

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    Explore the Problem Steps Recorder in Windows 7

    The Problem Steps Recorder will record each and every step a user takes and document the entire operation in both screen captures and step-by-step details. This new Microsoft Windows 7 tool will then save the recorded information as a compiled HTML file and package it up in a ZIP file...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // Jan 2009

    How do I... Tweak performance with Vista Service Optimizer?

    The Vista Service Optimizer is a tool that can diagnose your machine and offer up suggestions for eking out more performance. Whether you want to handle the task manually or have the Service Optimizer take care of them automatically, this tool might be just the solution for a sluggish Vista...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // Dec 2008

    10 things to look for in a flat-panel monitor

    Flat-panel monitors offer numerous benefits, and quality (and prices) continue to improve. But you'll need to consider several factors when you begin to weigh the choices -- everything from resolution, latency, and power consumption to display controls and warranties. Here's a rundown of the key things to keep in mind.This...

    Provided By Erik Eckel

  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    MSDN Webcast: BenkoTips Live and on Demand: Working With Expression and XAML (Level 100)

    XAML is a powerful platform for building the next generation of useable applications and Microsoft Expression takes the creative possibilities to a new level. The professional design tools and innovative technologies in Expression gives the flexibility and freedom to bring the vision to reality whether one is designing creative and...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // Feb 2009

    How do I... Remap my keyboard with KeyTweak?

    For the power user nothing equals efficiency like having your keyboard keys mapped in just the right way for your particular needs. Jack Wallen explains how to use KeyTweak to map the keys on your keyboard just they way you want them. This download is also available as an entry...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Deploying and Managing Thin Clients

    This white paper has reviewed some of the considerations for a large-scale thin client deployment program and discussed how to design and manage a thin client computing infrastructure with Wyse Device Manager, (WDM). This has shown that while thin client management may appear straightforward at the outset, a sophisticated management...

    Provided By Wyse Technology