Notes concering Wordfill and VersaCheck
Speeding up your internet connection
Speeding up CDROMS
Windows "Autofixes" .DLLs?
Deletes wrong folder
Scandisk and defrag problems
4-22-98 Brian Covey: Reading
Windows Magazine titled "Win98 The Complete Upgrade Guide" I have found some
On the Start button, under Programs/accessories/system tools you
will find some interesting new appelets. One of wich is SYSTEM
INFORMATION. This program will tell you ANYTHING you want to know about
your Win98 instalation. This appelet also has menu items to start many of
the other system tools.
Also in system tools you will find an appelet called DRIVE
CONVERTER32. This will convert your FAT16 disk system to
FAT32. This is a one-way ordeal. Once you go FAT32 you
cannot go back short of reformatting.
Win Tune-up will delete caches and do a scandisk and then do a defrag.
This is a new defrag that will place the programs you use most close together
on the disk so that they load and cache better. This optimization gets better
as you use Win98 more.
SystemFile Checker scans your system files to see if they are corrupted
or otherwise damaged and gives you an easy way to re-install them. The appelet
looked like you could configure it to scan ANY type of file you want to check.
Windows registry checker will scan the registry looking for potential
problems and will make up to 5 backups.
You can now cut,copy,paste,move files and folders directly on the
Start menu. No need to start up an explorer window except to rename
TweakUI is on the Beta CD under d:\tools\reskit\powertoys. It has
many new features including the "X-Windows" feature that previously had to
be seperately installed.
A Windows Scripting Host is mentioned on the CD. Not sure if this
in new but it looked intriguing. INFO
5-4-98 Brian Covey
Today I discovered a Win98 **Bug**??. Since I am using Beta 3 I hope the
bug is fixed in the store version but I have found that if you try to use
a context menu on the Desktop to create a new... "text document,Winzip file,Paint
Shop Pro file" ect. that it won't do it. It will do a new "Folder" or a new
"Shortcut" but none of the other new items worked. To duplicate this bug
right click on the Desktop. Select "New" and then select "Text Document".
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