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Eight Ways To Save Your Computing Butt

Eight Ways To Save Your Computing Butt

| April 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 Station

Universal Hard Drive Docking Station

| April 18, 2015

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 Drive

Use WinDirStat To Visualize Your Hard Drive

| April 18, 2015

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 Safety

How to Educate Your Kids on Computer Safety

| April 13, 2015

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 Machine

How To Run Windows 10 In A Virtual Machine

| April 4, 2015

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 Computer

Eight Simple Ways To Break Your Computer

| April 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

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 PC

Inside A DIY Gaming PC

| March 31, 2015

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 Startup

Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startup

| March 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

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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Free BitDefender Tool To Remove Adware

Free BitDefender Tool To Remove Adware

| March 14, 2015

You can use a free tool from Bitdefender to help detect and remove adware running on your system. What is adware? Adware is a type of malware on your system that might pop up ads while you’re online, or change your home page to something different. Adware is dangerous because it can dramatically affect the […]

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Keep Your PC Clean With The Metro Duster

Keep Your PC Clean With The Metro Duster

| March 14, 2015

Dust build-up in a PC can gradually kill a computer.  Your PC is like a vacuum cleaner in that it pulls dust and debris inside from the floor or your desk. The debris get caught in the fans or just settles on the motherboard. This could eventually cause fan failure and overheating that can slow […]

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