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is a global computer support site that has helped
thousands of people in need of computer help. With the help
of talented support volunteers, we hope to continue to provide
free quality support for years to come. We are constantly
adding to this site to better serve the guests that come to
us for help.
ActiveWin.com, was created by Robert Stein, Byron Hinson and Wayne Flyers in 1997 after the
succession from the original site ActiveIE.com, with the goal of providing the
latest Microsoft company news, information, downloads, drivers, tips, support,
software news, hardware news, and much more. On June 25, 1998 the site you see
today was opened.
For Newbies They
have moved (now called the Newbie Club) but you can use the
site as a starting point for beginners and those who
think they're better than the rest of us.
Win95 is about anything and everything Windows
related not just the OS itself.
Files One stop location for any driver file
you may need. Webmaster claims there are over 10k downloads
a day. That's a bunch!
You have to register (it's free), but once inside you'll find
links to download sites from a huge searchable database of
driver info. And for rare or no-longer-supported drivers,
there's a member-to-member area where people can share the
driver they have with others seeking same.
Fix Windows is a troubleshooting site for Windows.
File Extension Definitions: Need
to know what program goes with a file extension? Here are
sites that will aid you in your search.
Extension Search Just
input in your questionable file extension for short
definition. It can also take you directly to the extension's
definition page at Wotsit.
User - File Types Complete listing of file
extensions. Search page to find an extension definition.
- Encyclopedia More than 14,000 definitions of computer terms and concepts.
programmer's resource site that has file format information on
many file types.
Outlook Express Inside OE5 is a source of technical
information, help and tips for users of Microsoft Outlook
Express 5 & 6 for Windows®.
Surgery for Windows. This
site gives help with the all facets of the Windows environment.
On this page you will find an Index of the
InfiniSource Windows TechFiles. The Windows TechFiles provide more in-depth coverage
of various issues encountered in the everyday use of the Windows operating
Windows Scripting Guide
Provides technical resources, information and source code to help you automate the Windows operating system using Windows Script Host
(WSH) and the VBScript and JScript scripting languages.
If anyone is having problems diagnosing some of those anonymous apps
that appear in your startup folder, go to this site for a very extensive and
informative list. The startup
tips section of this site is also very helpful and informative for
troubleshooting and information.
Another general purpose Windows 98 site.
Applications List Here you will find a
large variety of shareware, freeware, and commercial software
Clemenzi has pulled together an impressive collection of tips
and tricks for Windows Explorer.
Windows Tips and Help.
98 Annoyances One visit and you will understand
why I list this site.
Find out how to uninstall parts of Windows 98 and lighten
the load on your resources. Want to remove Internet Explorer
and Outlook Express? They will show you how.
files Good site for all types of
software. If I am looking for any software I
generally look here first.
Windows Registry Guide,
Formerly Regedit.com, provides an extensive range registry tips, tricks & tweaks for optimizing, enhancing and securing the Windows operating system.
9x Shutdown Troubleshooter Solutions
to shutdown problems.
Resources Part of PC Week's eWeek web site. This page offers links to
getting help with your desktop. It has links to: downloads,
product finder, help, tips, news, reviews and more.
site for freeware programs. Site claims to be nothing but
free software. More than just Windows.
Shareware Archives, libraries and download sites on the Internet.
Works More than just a computer site. But does provide plenty of
and internet information. Find out how e-mail
works. Then take a quick course on Operating
Times Tech Section This
link will take you to the Cutting Edge section of the Times.
There are also several regular columns posted on the site. Try: 411,
PC Focus, Click
Here, DoIt, and Tech
Help Desk Not just a Windows help site.
It's a site that offers computer help in the form of tutorials
that cover everything from how to use the Internet to installing
hardware and even over clocking
& Assoc. A really good publisher,
O'Reilly & Associates, now has Windows books
up the yazoo.
Network Help What do we all
dream of? More speed! This well-diagrammed little piece gives
cable users some ideas that we're sure the cable companies
won't like. How's 1.3 Mbps sound for a download? There are
piles of stuff available here. A tutorial on setting up a
home network? No problemo. Only for Wintel users, though.