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Move Skype History From Windows XP To Windows 7

If you got a new computer like me then you probably want to move your Skype history from your old computer to the new one. In my case I needed to move my Skype history from a Windows XP computer to a Windows 7 computer. This is fairly easy but you want to make sure to do this as quickly as possible so you don’t loose any new conversations on the new computer when you copy the actual data over to the new computer. Follow the directions below and you will have all of your Skype history on the new computer in no time. The below has the same concept on any Operating System but the guidelines are very similar for all Windows computers and Windows Vista has the same path as Windows 7.

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Windows Tool: Applications Running In 64-Bit 0r 32-Bit Mode, Services x86 or x86_64

I recently purchased a new Dell laptop running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit which is the first 64-Bit computer I have ever had as my main computer. I have done some work in the past on computers using 64-Bit operating systems but now that I have one there are a lot of questions coming up regarding how applications launch and specifically what mode they are running in. On Windows 7 64-Bit there are two different “Program Files” directories which allow 64-Bit applications to run as well as 32-Bit applications to run. Below I explain how to verify if a Windows service is running in 32-Bit (x86) mode or 64-Bit (x86_64) mode.

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When You Sync the iPod Touch Or iPhone Where Are The Backups Stored

By default when you  connect your iPhone or Touch to your Windows PC the device will sync with your iTunes. The sync not only synchronizes certain data as described below but it also does a backup of data stored on the iDevice as well. This backup will allow you to restore most items back to your iPhone or iPod Touch if something happens to the data located on that device. Knowing the location of this data can be important in case you want to also take that data and make another backup off of your computer.

iPhone/iPod Touch Default Backup Locations:

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Turn Off Windows XP and Application Errors from Being Sent to Microsoft

You can disable Windows XP Operating System and application errors from being sent to Microsoft. Even though these errors are confidential and will not have your personal information attached to them disabling the errors will stop you from being prompted to send the errors to Microsoft every time something crashes or you kill a process. Also whenever these errors are disabled from being sent to Microsoft you have the option to either still notify you or to not do so. My recommendation would be that even though you disable the errors from being sent to Microsoft annonymously that you should definitely still be notified of these critical errors.

Follow the below steps which detail how to not send the errors to Microsoft but to still watn you of such errors.