How to Repair a Faulty Windows Installation Without Reformatting Corrupted system files don't have to ruin your day Nothing will put a crimp in your computing style quite like a Windows error. Although Microsoft's OS has gotten exponentially more stable over the years, it's still very possible for Windows system files to become corrupt, which can cause your system to slow down, freeze, or (in the worst case) refuse to load your operating system at all. When you encounter a Windows error, your first instinct may be to back up your data, grab the ol' installation disk, and weep silently as you press the Reformat button. We're here to tell you there's another way. Note: Though these guides are written for Windows 7, a very similar process will work for Vista or XP. Method 1: Repair Windows Even If You Can't Get To Your Desktop The first method will allow you to repair corrupt system files, even if the problem is so severe that you can't boot all the way to your desktop. Step 1: Insert the Install Disc and Reboot Step 2: Get to the Command Prompt
Gmail Guide: Getting to Know Gmail This series is intended to help you master the important and useful features of Google’s Gmail and its simple but smart interface. By the end of these lessons, we’ll take you from a rookie to a power user. Gmail is one of the most popular webmail services out there. Gmail was one of the first web-based email products to offer a gigabyte of initial storage, trumping many of the other popular webmail services at the time, who typically offered 2 to 4 megabytes. Google also broke with tradition by offering an interface that organizes messages into threads, and while you can still break these threads into individual messages (we’ll talk about this later), it immediately made for a much cleaner inbox. Also, Gmail tread new ground by completely doing away with old school folders. Why Should You Use Gmail? Let’s talk a bit more about Gmail’s best features and why, if you’re not already using Gmail, you might consider starting. Gmail Provides Plenty of Storage Excellent Spam Filtering
iterasi Web Archive The 12 days of e-learning share With the Christmas season upon us I felt it was time for a light-hearted look at how the Twelve Days of Christmas might turn out if your “True Love” brought e-learning gifts rather than the traditional ones. On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Jisc RSC sent to me Twelve learners learning, Eleven skypers skyping, Ten screens a-casting, Nine apps entrancing, Eight moodlers moodling, Seven tweeters tweeting, Six bloggers blogging, Five social nings, Four all important grades, Three electronic pens, Two Google docs, And an advisor from your RSC! Hopefully that little parody raised a smile, but I wouldn’t be doing my job at the RSC if I didn’t show you how you might attempt to implement some of these technologies. 1) ”An advisor from your RSC” - I’ll get the shameless plug over and done with. 2) ”Two Google docs” - across the RSC network we’ve been using GoogleDocs and other parts of the Google cloud for the last few years to work collaboratively from various locations around the UK. Share and Enjoy
What's On My PC | Learning Information Technology – a byte at a time! Getting Things Done: Introduction Last Updated Jun 2, 2011 2:38 PM EDT This column is part one of a seven part series on Getting Things DoneÂ® (GTDÂ®) -- the time and productivity management system by David Allen. Getting Things Done: Introduction Before I say what I'm about to say, let it be known that (A) I've never been called an exaggerator, (B) I'm not known to over-promise, and (C), I read about a book or two a week. There are three books that have had the greatest influence in my life. I've been kind of a productivity/efficiency nut for some time, so I went into this book with great expectations -- especially after reading all the hype about it. Fast forward to about a year ago. I find that when there's too much stuff coming my way I freeze. That was me a year ago -- lots of incredible projects, ideas, and opportunities, but helpless and unable to determine where I was and what I needed to do to advance them. Poor me, but of course there's a happy ending . . . Ugh! "Are you coming down with me to play poker?" 2. 3.
10 tools challenge: Instagram | link2learn in English You do need a tablet or smartphone for this exercise, but I have the feeling that more and more people have that… I really like the visually related social media tools that are around us: Flickr, Pinterest, Instagram. I was thinking of using one for an exercise in which people are invited to make photo’s of situations in the workplace that illustrate a certain change, movement, application of a skill or tool. The focus depends on what is happening in the team. How does Instagram work? Instagram is an app that works on a smartphone and tablet. What makes it social? You can share your photo in the Instagram network and/or sent it to Facebook, Twitter or Flickr. How to use it for a specific group? This question is important for my exercise with a specific team… What is rather useful in Instagram is the use of hashtags. Ideas and experiences Instagram is a rather simple tool to get started with. Make a quiz: where do you think this photo is taken?
Home - Software reviews, downloads, news, free trials, freeware and full commercial software - Downloadcrew How to Get Started with Getting Things Done Last Updated Sep 11, 2008 2:34 PM EDT David Allen's Getting Things Done time-management system is based on some pretty esoteric concepts ("knowledge work," "distributed cognition," the "ready state" of martial arts, and so on), but in actual practice it's cheap and very much do-it-yourself. His bestselling book, Getting Things Done, lays out the method comprehensively, but his fans are so legion that you can actually piece together the elements of his program just by browsing the blogosphere. Clear the Decks GOAL: Record all your commitments to free up mental energy and start accomplishing things. GTD is a totalizing system, so don't expect to just ease yourself in. When all your physical rubble is more or less in one place, it's time for a "mind-sweep": the processing of writing down everything in every aspect of your life that you want to get done-now, next year, or sometime before you die. The Nitty Gritty Trigger List Empty Your Inbox Goal: Break tasks down into actionable steps.