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Should You Upgrade To Windows 10

Windows 10 releases on July 29, 2015. Are you going to get the free upgrade? Are you concerned that Windows 10 will break your computer? As you may already know, Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade to those …

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How To Bypass The Windows 8 Password Screen

You can bypass the Windows 8 password screen by editing the User Account requirements. Generally speaking, you should always have a password to login to Windows–especially if your PC is accessible by others or if you have a laptop that …

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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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Use Windows Troubleshooting To Fix Your Computer

Windows troubleshooting has come a long way since the days of the mysterious BSODs–when your OS would crash and vomit a trail of meaningless code for the end user to try and decipher. Windows actually has a robust troubleshooting utility built …

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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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Use WinDirStat To Visualize Your Hard Drive

Sometimes finding the programs and files that are taking up space on your hard drive is close to impossible. These files can be hidden several directories deep and require some skill to hunt them down. WinDirStat is a free utility …

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How To Run Windows 10 In A Virtual Machine

If you’re not quite ready to commit to Windows 10, you can run the latest version of Microsoft’s Operating System in a virtual machine. In this case, we will be using the Windows 10 Technical Preview and VirtualBox as our virtual …

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Use The Registry To Prevent Programs From Loading At Startup

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 …

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Free BitDefender Tool To Remove Adware

You can use a free tool from Bitdefender to help detect and remove adware running on your system. What is adware? Adware is a type of malware on your system that might pop up ads while you’re online, or change …

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Keep Your PC Clean With The Metro Duster

The Metro Duster is an electric blower for your electronics that will replace those expensive and and inadequate cans of compressed air. It is a great value and a nice addition to any computer enthusiast’s computer tool kit. Dust build-up …

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Autoruns Now With VirusTotal Integration

Microsoft began using VirusTotal in its popular utility Process Explorer last year. VirusTotal is now also integrated with Autoruns in version 13.0. Autoruns is a power-user’s favorite tool for displaying items that are configured to run during the start-up of the Windows. …

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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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Fix The User Profile Service Failed The Logon Error

A Windows user profile is a collection of settings on your PC that contain system preferences and files from your Desktop, Favorites, My Documents and other locations. Your profile is what makes your login unique from other accounts on the computer. If you try to log on …

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Use GlassWire Network Monitor To Visualize Your Traffic

If you were ever curious about which applications or devices in your home were using the most network bandwidth, check out GlassWire’s network monitoring program. This free tool helps you visualize your current and past network activity by application and geographic location, and …

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How To Enable Windows 8 Kiosk Mode

Windows 8.1 has a feature that allows you to limit user access to a single application, turning the computer into a kiosk, rather than a fully-functional PC. This is a great option for children or if you have a presentation …

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Boost Cell Signal Strength With A MicroCell

You do not have to suffer with poor cell phone coverage in your own home. If your cellular connection is spotty, or if you find you only get one or two bars in your home, you can install a device …

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Map Microsoft OneDrive To Your Computer

OneDrive, formally SkyDrive, is Microsoft’s online cloud storage solution that provides 15 Gigs of free storage space for users with a Microsoft account. Storing documents, pictures, movies and other files online is a great alternative backup solution. OneDrive can be …

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Troubleshooting USB Devices

There’s nothing more frustrating than plugging in a USB device and watching as nothing happens. The device does not appear at all or fails to install. In an ideal world, you would plug in a device, Windows would recognize the …

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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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What Is Wrong With My Computer

“What is wrong with my computer?” you ask. Computer troubleshooting is a process requiring both logic and knowledge of every component inside of a PC. Knowing the boot process and the way components interact with each other can save techs …

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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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Windows 8 Power User Tips

Windows 8 is a much more powerful Operating System than it is given credit for. While on the surface it may seem like users have lost a lot of functionality from their beloved Windows 7, power users need not fear …

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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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Download Windows 8 ISO From Microsoft

You can download Windows 8 ISO files and burn them to a disk. The Operating System is available for download by Microsoft and you can use it to reinstall Windows 8 or create a Windows 8 .ISO disk that can …

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Inexpensive Color Laser Printer For Home

While black and white laser printers have been affordable for quite some time, color laser printers have been very expensive and not practical for home use. It’s been hard to find an inexpensive color laser printer suitable for home use. …

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The Perils And Pitfalls Of Your Free Internet

The Internet is a vast wonderland of free sites and services, a glorious cornucopia of software and information donated through the kindness of others who expect nothing in return. Unlike the real world, there is no deceit, no scams or …

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Definitive Guide To Surviving The Death Of Windows XP

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 …

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Samsung HW-F355 Is The Best Soundbar For The Price

As televisions get thinner and thinner, so do the speakers inside the screen. With some televisions being as thin as half an inch, it’s not hard to believe the sound quality on these expensive sets being so terrible. To get …

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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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How To Encrypt Windows Files

TrueCrypt is a popular solution for those who want to encrypt Windows files and folders. Why encrypt Windows files? Privacy is a major factor at home and at the workplace. In addition, as more and more people use portable computers, …

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