Configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program Configure Internet Explorer to open Office documents in the appropriate Office program When you click an HTML link to a Microsoft Office file (such as a Microsoft Word or Excel document), Internet Explorer may open the file in Internet Explorer, instead of opening the file in the appropriate Office program. This behavior may occur if Internet Explorer is configured to host documents for Office programs that are installed on the computer. By default, Internet Explorer is configured to host documents for Office programs.
With Vista at least seven months away, we'll all be using Windows XP for some time to come. Here's how to make the most of performance, disk space, and all-around usability. Tip 5: Automatically optimize your hard drive. One of the keys to system performance is an optimized hard drive. Typically, you optimize your hard drive using Windows' Defrag utility. Microsoft Windows XP | Top 10 Windows XP Tips Of All Time | April 21, 2006
The best thing about Windows is the amazing programs that developers outside of Microsoft create to make the OS better. Here's my list--in no particular order--of the ten best Windows freebies of 2005. Shrink Your Files If your Web site needs some speed or your photo collection takes up too much disk space, try Nuetools' StripFile. The program can shrink HTML and common Web image files (GIF, JPEG, and PNG) not by altering the content but by removing nonessential information such as color profiles and comments. Adjust the utility's Settings options to specify the kind of data it should remove. Windows Tips: Great Freeware Squeezes More Out of Windows