Hardware

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

  • News // May 2015

    Technology@Intel Magazine: February 2006

    Based on dual-core technology, Intel Core Duo rewrites the rules of computing and delivers breakthrough performance with amazingly low power consumption. The Intel Core Duo processor is at the heart of Intel's premium desktop and notebook platforms: Intel Viiv Technology, and Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology, respectively. The Intel Core...

    Provided By Intel

  • News // May 2015

    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 2015

    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 // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    Use this registry file to enable S3 sleep mode in Windows XP

    Windows XP includes a registry key that prevents PCs from dropping down to S3 sleep mode when USB KB/Mouse devices are detected. Microsoft implemented this setting by default because some hardware won't be able to wake from S3 mode if a USB keyboard and mouse are plugged in. This registry...

    Provided By George Ou

  • White Papers // May 2015

    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

  • Downloads // May 2015

    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

  • Downloads // May 2015

    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

  • White Papers // May 2015

    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

  • Downloads // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    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 2015

    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

  • White Papers // May 2015

    The Promise of Desktop Virtualization: Desktop Virtualization Can Help Rein in the Costs of Managing and Maintaining PC Infrastructures

    Much like server virtualization, virtualizing desktops involves separating the physical location of a client device from its logical interface. In practical terms, desktop virtualization allows end users to access all of their data and applications without being tied down to a specific hardware device. It also allows IT departments to...

    Provided By IDG (International Data Group)

  • Downloads // May 2015

    10 things you should do before, during, and after reinstalling Windows

    There are some very good reasons why you might want to reinstall Microsoft Windows. Whether it is 2000, XP or Vista, the registry can become corrupted or it can accumulate settings for programs long since forgotten, leading to sluggish performance. Alan Norton documents the steps needed to properly reinstall Windows....

    Provided By Alan Norton

  • Downloads // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    Increase Vista performance by trimming startup programs

    If you're currently running Microsoft Windows Vista on a system with only 1GB of RAM you know that the system can, at times, be frustratingly slow -- especially when you are running extremely memory intensive applications. You can bump up Vista performance by trimming back startup programs that may not...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2015

    Take back control of Vista's default programs and the Open With list

    Ever had one application establish itself as the default for a certain file type against your wishes? In Microsoft Windows Vista, with some specialized knowledge and some tweaking, you can regain control over your default applications, especially when it comes to the Open With menu. In this edition of the...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Webcasts // May 2015

    MSDN Webcast: Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems (Level 100)

    Available through 2016, the Windows XP Professional for Embedded Systems operating system is a great solution for embedded systems including kiosks, Automated Teller Machines (ATMs), industrial controllers, and large medical devices. The attendee of this webcast will learn how to take advantage of the full power of the Windows XP...

    Provided By Microsoft

  • Downloads // May 2015

    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

  • Downloads // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    Wake a hibernating Windows XP machine based on your schedule

    Put your computer on a schedule. Greg Shultz describes how to wake a PC in hibernation mode using the Scheduled Task Wizard feature of Microsoft Windows XP. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Related Offers // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    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) // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    Tools to monitor memory usage in Windows 7

    With Windows 7, there are some slight, but notable, changes in the way that memory usage is reported on the Performance tab of the Task Manager. In this issue of the Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes a closer look at the changes on Task Manager's Performance...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2015

    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

  • Downloads // May 2015

    Get rid of old device drivers hidden in Vista

    Over time unused, but still installed, drivers can cause problems if they inadvertently become enabled. When you're troubleshooting a problem in Microsoft Vista that you suspect is related to a driver, you can locate and remove any old and unused drivers by enabling a special feature in Device Manager that...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2015

    Use Bootsect to extract Vista or Windows 7 from a dual-boot configuration

    You can use the Bootsect command to remove the Windows Boot Manager and its Boot Configuration Data system from the boot partition of a hard drive and replace it with Windows XP's NTLDR boot management system. In this week's Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you the...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2015

    How do I... Create an installation flash drive for Windows 7?

    Installing any Windows operating system from a flash drive does not require third-party tools. Steven Warren shows you a no nonsense approach to creating a flash key drive that you can use to install the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system. This download is also available as an entry in the...

    Provided By Steven Warren

  • White Papers // May 2015

    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

  • Downloads // May 2015

    Some big changes are coming for Windows Explorer in Windows 7

    The Microsoft Windows 7 team has spent a great deal of time and effort on honing the user interface in Windows Explorer. In this issue of the Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz takes a look at some of the many Windows Explorer changes you will find...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2015

    How do I... Remove unwanted files with Ccleaner in one click?

    Combining the features of Ccleaner with Click & Clean gives you the power to remove unwanted and unnecessary files from a Microsoft Windows PC in one click. Jack Wallen shows you how to set it up. This download is also available as an entry in the TechRepublic Microsoft Windows Blog.

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Downloads // May 2015

    How do I... Benchmark USB drives with CheckFlash?

    CheckFlash is an easy to use USB flash drive benchmarking tool that can handle a few important tasks for those administrators who have a need to know their devices are up to the task. In this introduction to CheckFlash, Jack Wallen shows you how to run a both the Read...

    Provided By Jack Wallen

  • Webcasts // May 2015

    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 // May 2015

    Tweak Windows Vista's Logon screen to meet your needs

    It is possible to change the configuration of the Microsoft Windows Vista Logon screen to show the text you want it to show. In this edition of the Windows Vista & 7 Report, Greg Shultz shows you how to tweak Vista's Logon screen. This download is also available as an...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Webcasts // May 2015

    The Meaning of the "v" in Intel vPro Technology

    The presenter explains what the "v" in Intel vPro Technology means.

    Provided By Intel

  • White Papers // May 2015

    ASIC Implementation of Autocorrelation and CORDIC Algorithm for OFDM Based WLAN

    This paper deals with design and implementation of Autocorrelator and CORDIC algorithm for OFDM based WLAN on ASIC. The architectures of both Autocorrelator and CORDIC are processed through ASIC Design flow to check for the timing of both setup as well as hold time for 130nm technology. Autocorrelator is designed...

    Provided By Sri Venkateswara University

  • Downloads // May 2015

    Take a closer look at Windows 7's Jump List feature

    Jump Lists are a new feature in Microsoft Windows 7 that are designed to make it easier to find what you want and perform common operations associated with an application. In this edition of the Windows Vista & Windows 7 Report, Greg Shultz introduces you to Windows 7's Jump List...

    Provided By Greg Shultz

  • Downloads // May 2015

    How do I... Scan, cure, and optimize Windows with RegCure?

    Windows users know how critical it is to keep the registry clear of obsolete, missing, and/or corrupt entries. Most users (and/or administrators) do not have the time or the skills to search through every registry entry to find problematic entries. For that there are plenty of cleaners, like RegCure, to...

    Provided By Jack Wallen