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Archive for 'Windows 98'

How can I tell how much space my Recycle Bin consumes?

Q: How can I tell how much space I’ll free up by emptying my Recycle Bin? A: When your computer runs low on storage space, most people tell you to empty your Recycle Bin. Like taking out the trash, it permanently deletes your recently deleted files, freeing up storage space. To empty your Recycle Bin, […]

How do I close all currently running programs?

Q: I was reading a manual on a printer I received recently. One of the installation steps was “Close all currently running programs.” I’m not sure how to do this. What do I do? Help! A: Whether you’re reading steps from a printer’s manual or installing a new program, you’ll almost certainly spot this phrase: […]

Upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows 7

Q: How do I transfer files from my old computer running Windows 98 Second Edition to my new Windows 7 computer? It is inconceivable to me that there is no easy way to transfer data from a computer that’s only 10 years old. Hewlett Packard’s tech support people said that it is impossible to transfer […]