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Computer tips to help keep your desktop computer, laptop computer and other devices running properly.

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PCTechBytes Ultimate Guide To Improve PC Performance

The PCTechBytes Ultimate Guide To Improve PC Performance was created to help our users navigate the confusing and tedious job of computer maintenance. Routine maintenance isn’t enough to improve PC performance, however. You have to roll up your sleeves and …

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Why Your Computer Hates You

“My computer hates me” is something I have heard countless times. There are reasons why your computer runs slow, crashes or just plain acts weird. Perhaps you’ve been neglecting it, or you’ve been unintentionally doing things that have been affecting …

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PCTechBytes Round Table: Computer Disaster Preparedness

Our round table this session deals with user computer disaster preparedness. We all know hard drives fail and malware happens. What is your ability to get back to a fully-functional state with no loss of data? Our forum experts share …

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Find and Recover Lost Documents and Files

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 …

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Tips For Your New Computer

You purchased a new computer. Congratulations! Now what? Do you just go along your merry way surfing the web, creating spreadsheets, playing Solitaire or changing your desktop background to a picture showing three furry kittens in a basket? No. There …

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Eight Ways To Save Your Computing Butt

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 …

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Tips To Revitalize Your Old Computer

Remember the love affair you once had with your computer? Those late nights sitting in front of the screen, your face aglow in its radiant LED light? You’d sit there for hours surfing AOL or playing games like Mahjong or …

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How To Vacation Like A True Geek

Despite our best efforts, the day inevitably comes when a geek is forced to go on a vacation far away from the safe haven of their Gigabit-connected lifestyle and venture to a far away land where technology is dubious at …

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How To Manage Your Parent’s Computer Remotely

Inevitably, there will come a time in your life when you have to manage your parent’s computer remotely. There’s nothing more frustrating for both parties than trying to explain what to do over the phone. The best way to manage …

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Dear Scammer: Thank You

I just wanted to take a moment out of my busy day of filtering my email, removing spam comments from my website and watching the Unavailable numbers flash on my caller ID to say Thank You to all of those …

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Automatically Shutdown Computer Each Night

To shut down or not to shut down, that is the question. Since the birth of personal computing, users have been debating whether or not it is necessary to shut down your computer every night. Some complain it takes too …

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PCTechBytes Top Tech Resolutions

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 …

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Record Your Product Serial Number

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 …

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Weekly Computer Maintenance

Your PC is not unlike a car that requires routine maintenance. Computers actually require a weekly, monthly and annual computer maintenance schedule.  Computer maintenance should be performed at certain time intervals, and if that maintenance schedule is ignored, your computer …

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Best Websites For Computer Drivers and Manuals

Do you need computer drivers or manuals? While in my numerous endeavors, I have come across many different sites that I rely on constantly.  Some are ones you may have heard of while others are golden gems hiding out in …

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