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Recovery Disks Do Not Work

Recovery Disks Do Not Work

| January 10, 2014 | 2 Comments

You’ve been responsible. You’ve either created those recovery disks like you were supposed to or you saved the disks that came with the computer. Yet when you try to use them, the recovery disks do not work or the first couple of disks work but it fails on the last disk. Recovery disks are supposed […]

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Why Your Computer Turns On By Itself

Why Your Computer Turns On By Itself

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

When your computer turns on by itself, you may automatically assume either your computer is haunted by malevolent spirits or you are infected by a high-tech computer virus that is scouring your hard drive for credit card information, bank statements and other sensitive information that could ruin your life to the point you have to […]

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The Top 7 Coolest Raspberry Pi Hacks

The Top 7 Coolest Raspberry Pi Hacks

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Raspberry Pi went on sale in February of 2012, and since then hardware hackers have customized the super-cheap personal computer to be everything from a mini Linux laptop to a game console to a supercomputer. Since its release, sales of the credit-card sized PC have skyrocketed, with more than an estimated one million PC […]

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PCTechBytes Top Tech Resolutions

PCTechBytes Top Tech Resolutions

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

From identity theft to online scams to just plain being tech lazy–2013 got a lot of us in trouble. If you got through 2013 without a single virus, being scammed, or if you didn’t suffer a catastrophic hardware issue, then consider yourself lucky. We’ve listed our top tech resolutions you should follow to make this […]

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Find and Recover Lost Documents and Files

Find and Recover Lost Documents and Files

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Files can become lost, moved and even deleted. You can find these documents using several methods. In most cases, you might find that the document hasn’t been deleted, only moved to another folder. Fortunately, Windows has good built-in search capabilities that can help you locate these rogue files. Recovering deleted files, however, might rely on […]

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Test A Power Supply With A Paperclip

Test A Power Supply With A Paperclip

| December 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

This video demonstrates how to test a Corsair power supply. This test only tests the power supply to confirm it is not dead. It does not determine if there is another issue with the power supply or how it will perform under a normal load. You should perform this type of test if you push […]

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How to Retrieve Data from Your Smartphone

How to Retrieve Data from Your Smartphone

| December 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

Considering that 56 percent of American adults have a smartphone and that 34 percent of those conduct most of their online activities on their phones, according to surveys conducted by Pew Research Center’s Pew Internet Project, there is a lot of data out there concentrated in some very small packages. Losing a phone – even […]

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Basic Firewall Security Filters

Basic Firewall Security Filters

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

We have all heard about malicious software being transferred throughout the Internet. Generally, these attacks happen when a user unknowingly downloads and then transfers it without intent.  These attacks happen when the user has given the program permission to install.  The user thinks this program has good intentions, when in reality these programs are usually […]

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Record Your Product Serial Number

Record Your Product Serial Number

| December 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

Keeping track of a product serial number can be a real hassle. You’ve been buying a lot of tech gadgets and gear and that’s great. But have you taken the time to record your product serial numbers? Keeping the model number and s/n of your computers and other electronic devices is essential. It helps to […]

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How To Increase Your Broadband Speed

How To Increase Your Broadband Speed

| December 18, 2013 | 1 Comment

If you need to know how to increase your broadband speed, you need to look at several factors. Internet download speed can be affected by many things, including your Internet plan, the wiring in your home and the hardware and software you use. Having a fast connection these days is important, as downloading movies, television […]

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Guaranteed RDP

Guaranteed RDP

| December 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

I am asked to help my loved ones fix their computer problems.  And, considering that they do not necessarily know what they are doing when using a computer, sometimes problems arise.  Since I live in the city away from my family, I have configured a RDP connection from my location to my family’s computer network.  […]

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Recover SD Card Pictures

Recover SD Card Pictures

| December 14, 2013 | 1 Comment

Have you ever had to recover SD card pictures? There’s nothing more devastating than realizing you have just deleted an important photo from your digital camera. They could be wedding pictures, pictures of your first child, or important work photos and you have no way of retrieving them. Fortunately, you can use third-party software to […]

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