David Purc

David Purc is a IT professional with over eighteen years of experience in the tech industry. He holds CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network + and ITIL certifications. He has been lead writer at PCTechBytes since 2002.

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Roku Is Almost Great

The Roku player is an Internet TV device that allows you to watch many different types of IP TV channels. It’s most notably known for carrying Netflix, Amazon and now Hulu Plus. While the device is pretty straight-forward and easy …

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Repair Disk Permissions in OS X

Repair Disk Permissions in OS X? Yes, it’s true, Mac computers do occasionally need some general maintenance. While Macs do not suffer from file fragmentation as often as a Windows computer, the hard drive will still eventually need some attention …

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Check Your Hard Drive For Errors

Windows scandisk and chkdisk utilities have been around for many years to help you check your hard drive for errors. The purpose of these Windows tools are to check your hard drive for file system errors, and they can also …

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Learn How To Change Or Turn Off UAC In Windows 7

UAC Turn Off Setting User Account Control Pop-Up In Windows

You can turn off UAC (user Account Control) pop-ups in a few simple steps in Windows. User Account Control (UAC) was one of most disrupting new security services added to Windows Vista. It annoyed people so much, most downgraded to …

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Schedule Disk Defragmenter

Disk Defragmenter is a vital part of normal PC maintenance. It is a utility that rearranges the bits of data strewn about your hard drive and reorganizes it so your hard drive doesn’t have to work as hard to get …

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Create An Eee PC Recovery USB

The Asus Eee PC is one of the most popular netbook models on the market. But like any netbook, you may have noticed it does not have an optical drive, so there are no recovery disks. You can, however, create …

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Mac To PC Remote Desktop Connection

The Remote Desktop Protocol has been around for years. Microsoft has improved their Mac client and it’s now easier than ever to connect to your PC with Remote Desktop Connection. Remote Desktop Connection comes included with Office 2011, or you …

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How To React To A Spilled Drink On Laptop

When you compute on the go, typing on airplanes, on the bed, on the floor with your laptop perched precariously on your legs, it’s only a matter of time before you spill a drink on your laptop’s keyboard. Not such …

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Hide Files and Folders In Windows 7

You can hide files and folders in Windows 7 so they are not easily viewable by snoops or family and friends. This is a great way to conceal notes, passwords and other things you do not want out in the …

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Test Your HP Laptop Battery

You can test Your HP Laptop Battery if you suspect it is having issues. Laptop batteries fail after a couple of years. They can fail sooner than that or last longer, depending on the quality of the battery and your …

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Easy And Effective Ways To Wipe A Computer

There are several ways to quickly wipe a computer, and there are a lot of reasons why you would want to do so. For instance, if you are selling a computer, recycling a computer, or simply throwing a computer away, …

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Learn How To Transfer Files Computer To Computer

There are many ways to move files from computer to computer. You can connect to another computer over a traditional network, you can use programs like Dropbox to move files over the Internet, or you can directly attach two computers …

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Clone MAC Address

The ability to Clone MAC Address options is necessary for your router to connect to the Internet. A MAC address is a 12-digit code assigned to a unique piece of hardware for identification. Most ISPs will require you to register …

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Create eMachines Recovery Disk

You can easily create an eMachines recovery disk to restore your eMachines computer back to factory default condition. Like most computers from major brand name manufacturers, eMachines no longer sends recovery disks with your computer, and an eMachines recovery disk …

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View System Information In Windows

There are numerous ways to view information about your computer. You can install programs, you can navigate through complex menus and independently gather specs about your computer, or you can quickly view your computer’s system information right from the Command …

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