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Definitive Guide To Surviving The Death Of Windows XP

Definitive Guide To Surviving The Death Of Windows XP

| March 16, 2014 | 4 Comments

On April 8th 2014, Microsoft will unplug life support for Windows XP. There will be no more security updates or tech support for the beloved Operating System that has been the workhorse OS for business and home users for the past 12 years. But what does this mean for the millions of users still running […]

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Fix BOOTMGR Is Missing

Fix BOOTMGR Is Missing

| December 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

You can fix BOOTMGR is Missing Press CTRL+Alt+Del to restart error in Windows, but you first need to determine why the BIOS cannot find a bootable drive. This can be caused by hard drive errors, a bad hard drive, or a configuration problem within Windows or the BIOS itself. If the BIOS cannot find a bootable […]

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BSOD Flashes Too Quickly

BSOD Flashes Too Quickly

| December 7, 2013 | 4 Comments

If you’re experiencing a system crash where the blue screen of death disappears too quickly, you know how frustrating it is to track down the source of the problem. If the BSOD flashes too quickly to read, you need a program that can analyze your system dumps and display them in a way you can […]

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How To Track Your Computer’s Boot Time

How To Track Your Computer’s Boot Time

| October 6, 2013 | 22 Comments

Computers slow down over time. There are a lot of reasons why this happens. A PC will boot the fastest after a clean install. But after installing a lot of different applications and falling behind on your general computer maintenance, your computer’s boot time will gradually increase. You can use the Windows Event Viewer to […]

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Simple Steps to Speed Up Boot Up Time

Simple Steps to Speed Up Boot Up Time

| March 8, 2013 | 3 Comments

One of the questions that anyone involved in computer repair has invariably heard hundreds of times is “How can I make my computer start up faster?” The easy answer is “don’t turn it off.” However, this approach has a few problems. First, never turning your computer off when you’re done with it will take a […]

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Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

| December 4, 2012 | 8 Comments

Updating your computer is a very vital step taken to protect from security exploits and malware in general.  It is something that has to be done on a regular basis to keep your computer running as smooth as possible.  But…. one of its very unfortunate side effects is to remind you to restart over and […]

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Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startup

Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startup

| August 20, 2012 | 1 Comment

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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Perform A Windows XP Repair Install

Perform A Windows XP Repair Install

| June 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

We here at PCTechbytes have been asked numerous times how one could fix an Operating System issue without a reformat and loss of data and programs.  Sometimes a program is not reinstallable because the product key is long since gone or the install disc has been lost in the shuffle.  Whatever your reasons may be, […]

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Find And Delete Gigantic Files On Your Computer

Find And Delete Gigantic Files On Your Computer

| June 7, 2012 | 5 Comments

Computer hard drives are massive, and space is rarely an issue for most people these days. You should not allow huge, obsolete files to clutter your hard drive, however, as your computer will perform better if it has more space; Defrags will take less time to run, and backups will require less space. In addition, […]

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Edit Photos With Windows Live Photo Gallery

Edit Photos With Windows Live Photo Gallery

| May 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

You don’t need to spend a lot of money to get a quality photo editor. Windows Live Essentials comes with Windows Live Photo Gallery, an all-in-one tool to help you tweak, share and display your pictures. If you do not already have Windows Live Essentials installed, you can get it from here for free. Along […]

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Automatically Launch A Website Upon Boot

Automatically Launch A Website Upon Boot

| May 21, 2012 | 0 Comments

Most of us perform the same tasks each time we boot up the computer. Whether you go online to check the latest sports scores, or if you open Gmail to see if you have any new Emails, you can automate this task by having your computer launch that website for you as soon as you […]

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Windows Event Viewer Exposes Your Problems

Windows Event Viewer Exposes Your Problems

| May 10, 2012 | 3 Comments

Think you have a finely-tuned Windows machine? Think again. You’ve done everything you’re supposed to do: You’ve kept up on Windows Updates, your hardware drivers are current, and you perform routine maintenance. You computer seems to be running just fine, thank you very much. But have you peeked into that cold, dark keyhole called the […]

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