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Copy of an e-mail sent to PCAdvisor re omissions in the helpline section of the current magazine, I am posting this to avoid any confusion that may arise if they attempt to do as in the magazine (especially the first one and find it does not work):
May I point out two omissions in your helpline pages of P.C.Advisor
issue 108 Jul 2004.
One omission: on page 158 "Six free ways to spruce up your PC" item "speed
up your swap file" you omitted to explain that you should select "No Paging
File" on C drive (if C drive is the main one) and then select the other
drive and "custom size" as you correctly state, If this is not done the
original drive will still remain as default.
One omission (or really an easier/quicker way to accomplish): on page 156
"Security" question from Wendy Zhang, The easier way to get into a computer
(win xp home/pro operating system) if there is only one account and the
password is lost/forgotten is to resurrect the original "Administrators"
account that is set up as part of the installation process of win xp
home/pro (if people use the OEM version purchased with the pc they may not
know how to do this) as follows: boot up the pc,when the log on screen
appears Type in "Administrator" (exactly like this except for the quotation
marks) and leave the password box blank, then enter/ok, this should then log
on using the original Admin account (OEM should be usually left blank
depending on the supplier) then the "accounts" can be accessed and passwords
removed/changed,there will be a warning that any encrypted files on the
account will be no longer available (a security measure) if the operating
system was purchased and installed separately you have to hope that the
password is remembered or the person that installed it used a blank or is at
hand (if a second hand machine).
I have had first hand experience of both remedies and they do work.
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