Remember the time your colleague asked you how much RAM (or random-access memory) your PC has, and your only response was a blank stare? Well, that’s something you should know, for RAM determines how many programs you can open at a time, and the size of the files you can open in these programs. So if you still don’t know the RAM of your machine, here’s a quick way to find out: Just right-click on the My Computer icon, and select Properties. You will find the RAM (in megabytes, or MB) under the heading Computer or Performance, in Windows.
My Floppy Has Limited Space!
You have a folder on your hard disk that you want to backup to floppy, but the folder's contents contain more data than the capacity of your 1.44 MB disk. No sweat, just get hold of more floppies.
• Windows Explorer prompts you with a message "Disk is Full. Abort or Retry", which allows you to insert a blank formatted floppy. • After you insert one, hit "Retry", and Explorer will continue the process.
If and when the new floppy becomes full, you'll be prompted, until your job is finished
REMOVE CLUTTER FROM YOUR HARD DRIVE
Over time, we tend to cram our hard disks with a whole host of files --- many of which are not needed anymore. It helps to do a periodic check --- say, every couple of months --- and get rid of the unnecessary clutter. Here’s how you do get rid of applications and documents that you no longer need (in our next tip we will tell you how to remove no-longer-needed backup and temporary files).
After you open your document and application folders, drag the icons of the documents you don’t need to the Recycle Bin (if you’re using a Mac, you drag them into the Trash). Then empty the recycle bin (a bin needs to emptied, right?). For removing unnecessary application programs, use an installer program. If you’re on Windows you can use the Add/remove control panel.