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I am still using Windows 98 - I try to be careful not to forward on large funny and interesting files, but do not know how to check the size before sending. I use Outlook Express. I believe it is a simple matter, but do not know how to go about it. Could you help. Many thanks in advance. Brenda

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    Thank you very much for your prompt and easily understood reply.



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Right click on the bar right above your messages where it says "From". Click on "Columns" and put a check mark in the little box that says "size". You should now be able to see the size of your messages.

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How to adjust the page file size in Windows XP


The page file is an area of your hard drive that the system uses as "extra" RAM. Adjusting the page file size in Windows XP is easy -- just follow these steps:

Right click on My Computer (either from the Start menu or from the desktop) and choose Properties. Go to the Advanced tab and click the Settings button under Performance. In the Performance Options window, go to the Advanced tab and at the bottom, under the "Virtual memory" heading, click the button labeled Change.

The Virtual Memory window will open, showing current details about your page file. To adjust the page file size, click the radio button next to "Custom size" (if it's not already selected) and change the initial size and maximum size. (You can make these two the same number.) A good rule of thumb is to make the page file about one and a half times as large as the amount of RAM your system has. So if you have 1 GB of RAM, you could make your page file 1.5 GB. But this is just a recommendation; you can make the page file as large as you want (as long as you have the hard drive space for it).

If your hard drive is slow or you have a ridiculous amount of RAM, you can also try disabling the page file to speed up your system. To turn off the page file, select "No paging file." If your computer becomes unstable or does not run as well as you expected it to, you can always go back in and turn it back on.

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Which is the best option to share large sized data over Internet? The best option is to use WinRAR, which is a powerful archive manager and helps you to send large files like images, videos, songs etc. It not only facilitates sending large sized data but also helps in taking a backup of all your important data stored on your PC.

In other words, WinRAR is an all-in-one utility, which allows taking a backup of data stored on your computer and helps in sending large files. It reduces the overall size of the e-mail attachments and makes them easier to be transferred over Internet.

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In case, you have downloaded files, which are in different formats then you don’t have to worry. This easy-to-use utility helps in decompressing files in different formats like CAB, ARJ, TAR etc., and is also capable to create new archives in RAR and ZIP format.

This utility is available for different operating systems like Mac OS X, Linux, MS DOS and Windows. Presently, the latest version of WinRAR is WinRAR 3.90; this product is also compatible with the new Windows 7 operating system. This utility is available for a free-trial for a specified period of time. You can try this product before purchasing. It allows the users to try this product and make a decision to either continue with the product by registering for the product at its official website.

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flashing a bios, can render your machine/motherboard useless.
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