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Issue 141, January 2005

Get free speed from your PC by tweaking your memory timings, BIOS upgrades, CD emulation and faster networking or overclocking.

PC Answers 141

25 tips
Scanning documents isn’t as easy as it sounds, if you want to do it properly that is. We take you through everything you need to know to get the best looking documents.

Complete Guide: Encryption
Nothing’s safe these days so encryption is the way forward.

Project: Image-editing masterclass
In the first part of our four part series, we take a look at some of the common problems you may have with your images.

Our latest addition to PC Answers, if you have heard of Linux but haven’t actually started using it, this is the guide for you. This month we take you through taking your first steps.

5-minute guide
Along with viruses spyware is something you should be very wary of.

Desktop tweaking
Give your PC a Mac look.

Hack the Registry
Remove the tracks of what you have been doing on your PC.

XP admin tools
Microsoft Management console may sound dull but it’s very handy if you want to keep an eye on what you system is doing. We show you how to use it.

How Windows works
What exactly happens when you run a software package? We delve inside the code and show you.

Hardware project
If your PC crashes one way of getting it to work again is to use a recovery disk, but what if you don’t have a floppy drive? Well you could use a USB memory key, here’s how you do it.

How to upgrade your motherboard
Would you like some more features on your PC? By upgrading your motherboard you will do, we tell you everything you need to know.

With the government sounding out the possibilities for expanding the gambling industry in the UK we take a look a what we may be in store for.

Firewall group test
With the number of viruses on the increase you really do need a firewall, but which one. We put eight to the test.

Case group test
Thinking of building your own PC? You’ll need something to put it in so why not check out our review of eight of the best cases on the market.

Ask the experts
Once again we’ve rounded up the PC Answers experts in order to solve your problems. We’ve got eight pages of tips you really can’t be without.

Hardware helpdesk
If you’ve got a problem with your PC or other hardware then this is where you need to go, PC Answers will sort you out.

It’s all very well having firewall but is it set up correctly? If it isn’t, it’s not worth having.

On the CDs
Serif PagePlus 7
F-Secure Anti Virus

Official Microsoft Windows 98 support disc
If you run Windows 98 then this is the disc you need to get the best from Windows 98

This article first appeared in PC Answers Issue 141 - January 2005

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