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How to Stop Windows XP From Using the PageFile for SWAP

You can stop Windows XP from using the pagefile.sys file for SWAP memory however it is not typically recommended. Most suggestions on the Internet say that you should always make the pagefile 1.5 times the amount of physical memory you have in the Windows PC. It is also mentioned that you should have at least 1GB of memory if you are going to disable the Windows SWAP. Windows should not use SWAP (pagefile.sys) unless it has run out of RAM (memory) to use however I noticed on my PC that it appeared as though SWAP was being used after only 20% or so of my actual physical memory was being used so I decided to try disabling the SWAP and so far it has made most things faster on my PC.

To disable the Windows SWAP memory usage follow the below simple steps which will require a reboot at the end of configuration.

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Get the BIOS Version for Windows XP Computer

Getting the BIOS version for a Windows XP PC is easy using the Registry Editor. You will need to start up the Registry Editor and then drill down into the Registry to locate your BIOS version.

  1. Start Windows Registry:Click the Windows Start button followed by Run. Type in “regedit” and click the OK button. This will launch the Windows Registry Editor.

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Install the Latest PostgreSQL Yum Repository for CentOS

Keeping PostgreSQL updated via yum should be done via the pgdg yum repository supplied by pgsqlrpms.org. The latest CentOS PostgreSQL repo can be viewed here.   You will need to download the repo and then install using rpm as shown below. bash wget http://yum.pgsqlrpms.org/reporpms/8.4/pgdg-centos-8.4-1.noarch.rpm rpm -Uhv pgdg-centos-8.4-1.noarch.rpm Another helpful postgresql install and management link is located…

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WordPress Plugin: QuickCode Quick Reference Information

I typically post a lot of code or Linux shell data into WordPress posts using the SyntaxHighlighter plugin however in some scenarios that doesn’t always work the best so I use the QuickCode plugin. Since QuickCode is only rarely used I always forget the possible options that are available so this is a quick reference to those options.

QuickCode: A WordPress plugin formater

Standard QuickCode Post With No Options:
[quickcode]
<?php print “This is sample code line one”; ?>
<?php print “This is sample code line two”; ?>
<?php print “This is sample code line three, Question Defense ROCKS!”; ?>
[/quickcode]