RSSWindows

Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

Keep Windows Update From Restarting PC

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 […]

continue

Perform A Windows XP Repair Install

Perform A Windows XP Repair Install

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, […]

continue

Find And Delete Gigantic Files On Your Computer

Find And Delete Gigantic Files On Your Computer

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, […]

continue

Edit Photos With Windows Live Photo Gallery

Edit Photos With Windows Live Photo Gallery

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 […]

continue

Automatically Launch A Website Upon Boot

Automatically Launch A Website Upon Boot

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 […]

continue

Windows Event Viewer Exposes Your Problems

Windows Event Viewer Exposes Your Problems

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 […]

continue

Logical Way To Partition A Hard Drive

Logical Way To Partition A Hard Drive

Do you need to partition a hard drive? If you’re thinking about reinstalling Windows or buying a new hard drive, stop a moment and think about how you plan on organizing your Operating System and data. Will you have it all together in one large blob? Or will you partition the drive into multiple logical […]

continue

Everything You Wanted To Know About Disk Defragmenting But Were Afraid To Ask

Everything You Wanted To Know About Disk Defragmenting But Were Afraid To Ask

Disk Defragmenter is a built-in utility for Windows. When you defragment a disk, it rearranges data scattered throughout the drive and puts it in a contiguous order near the front. Because your hard drive has moving parts, organizing files in this manner reduces the read / write times of the drive and speeds up boot […]

continue

Properly Uninstall A Program In Windows

Properly Uninstall A Program In Windows

When it come to uninstalling a program in Windows, we are often surprised to find people are doing it incorrectly, resulting in corrupt files, system crashes and other problems. On a Mac, you simply grab the program folder and drag it into the Trash. Seems simple enough. But the Windows registry system is a bit […]

continue

Turn Off Computer In Windows 8

Turn Off Computer In Windows 8

It should be easy to turn off your computer in Windows 8, right? It is, if you know what you’re doing. But for those new to the public beta of Windows 8, navigating the new graphical user interface can be alien to lifelong Windows users. Once you learn about the secret trapdoor, however, you can […]

continue