http://www.pctechbytes.com Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:56:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 Eight Ways To Save Your Computing Butthttp://www.pctechbytes.com/tips/eigh-ways-to-save-your-computing-butt/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/tips/eigh-ways-to-save-your-computing-butt/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:34:53 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=58195 It goes without saying we all need to have current Microsoft Windows updates and virus protection running on our systems. But what else do we need to do to keep our computers running at optimal performance levels, while maintaing security and protecting our valuable data? Below are several things you should be doing that could […]

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Universal Hard Drive Docking Stationhttp://www.pctechbytes.com/reviews/universal-hard-drive-docking-station/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/reviews/universal-hard-drive-docking-station/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:07:55 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60447 Having a universal docking station is essential if you want to backup files from one drive to another, image a drive or clone your existing system. This type of dock should be an essential part of any professional’s or computer enthusiast’s tool box. The Startech Universal Hard Drive Dock allows you to interface with 2.5 […]

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Use WinDirStat To Visualize Your Hard Drivehttp://www.pctechbytes.com/software/use-windirstat-to-visualize-your-hard-drive/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/software/use-windirstat-to-visualize-your-hard-drive/#comments Sat, 18 Apr 2015 11:51:45 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60441 Sometimes finding the programs and files that are taking up space on your hard drive is close to impossible. These files can be hidden several directories deep and require some skill to hunt them down. WinDirStat is a free utility that uses large, color-coded blocks to show you these files so you can choose whether […]

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How to Educate Your Kids on Computer Safetyhttp://www.pctechbytes.com/tips/how-to-educate-your-kids-on-computer-safety/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/tips/how-to-educate-your-kids-on-computer-safety/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 23:56:35 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60436 As a parent, one of the most important jobs that you will ever have involves keeping your kids safe and secure at all times. This is difficult enough when they leave the house each day, and exponentially harder when they have access to the Internet. From the moment your kids start using the computer, it […]

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How To Run Windows 10 In A Virtual Machinehttp://www.pctechbytes.com/windows-10/how-to-run-windows-10-in-a-virtual-machine/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/windows-10/how-to-run-windows-10-in-a-virtual-machine/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 15:00:27 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60404 If you’re not quite ready to commit to Windows 10, you can run the latest version of Microsoft’s Operating System in a virtual machine. In this case, we will be using the Windows 10 Technical Preview and VirtualBox as our virtual environment. Both are free. At the time of this article, Windows 10 is only available […]

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Eight Simple Ways To Break Your Computerhttp://www.pctechbytes.com/troubleshoot/how-to-break-your-computer/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/troubleshoot/how-to-break-your-computer/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2015 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=1460 We’ve had a lot of very interesting posts in our forums over the years so we decided to list some of the most common ways people have broken their computers in hopes of preventing others from making some of these mistakes. So here are some of ways to break your PC, just in case you […]

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Inside A DIY Gaming PChttp://www.pctechbytes.com/gaming/inside-a-diy-gaming-pc/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/gaming/inside-a-diy-gaming-pc/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:41:51 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=60398 PC World built one of the most powerful gaming computers on the market to test the features and functionality of some of the highest-powered and sophisticated games being developed today, such as Battlefield Hardline or Skyrim. So, what exactly is in this monster of a machine? Let’s find out. Processor The heart and soul of […]

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Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startuphttp://www.pctechbytes.com/windows/use-the-registry-to-prevent-programs-from-loading-at-startup/ http://www.pctechbytes.com/windows/use-the-registry-to-prevent-programs-from-loading-at-startup/#comments Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:50:51 +0000 http://www.pctechbytes.com/?p=57326 Programs that automatically launch when you boot your computer can be a convenience, but more often than not they are a nuisance. There are numerous ways to prevent a program from launching each time you boot your computer. You can use the Microsoft Configuration Utility (msconfig) and uncheck these programs, you can remove their shortcuts […]

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