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Msconfig - Microsoft's Secret Weapon to Increase Your Computer's Speed
Often when you install software it will, by default, load into your system's memory when you turn your computer on. All these programs loading into memory will eventually mean a snail will beat your computer in a race! Msconfig gives you a central location to manage a variety of your computer's options. More ...

Computer Technician's Guide to Safety
There are many hazards that the computer technician must be aware of. These include Physical Hazards, Mechanical Hazards, Chemical Hazards, Electric Shock Hazard, and CRT Monitor High-Voltage Hazard. More ...

Disable Automatic Wireless Configuration in Windows 7
Windows provides two services that configure your PC to connect to a wireless network. WLAN AutoConfig and WWAN AutoConfig. Both services are started automatically when you start your PC. If you don't use a wireless network or mobile broadband, for security reasons you may want to disable these services. More ...

How to Disable Windows 10 OneDrive
Microsoft claims OneDrive is built in to Windows 10, and can't be uninstalled. But they do provide instructions to stop the sync process, so it doesn't send your files to OneDrive. More ...

How to Transfer a Large Amount of Data Between Two Windows 10 Computers
The best way to transfer a large amount of data from one Windows 10 computer to another is to use network a connection between the two computers, and then use Robocopy. More ...

Application, Program, Process, Service, Thread; What Does it All Mean?
Although applications, services, and processes are all pretty much the same thing, generally if its a program that displays a user interface, you should call it an application. A program that doesn't displays a user interface, you should call a service. More ...

Is Your Critical PC Data Adequately Protected From Disaster?
For small businesses or home users protecting and managing disaster scenarios merge the three industrial IT fields of Disaster Recovery, High Availability and Backup. Using best practice from industry and modern desktop PC's with sophisticated hardware and software it's amazing just how much we can do. More ...

Basic Functions of Microsoft Active Directory
Active Directory is a distributed directory service included with Microsoft Server operating systems. Active Directory enables centralized, secure management of an entire network. This article describes the basic functions of Active Directory. More ...

Find Your WiFi Password on Windows 10
One of the most common reasons to find your Wi-Fi password is to use it on another PC or device to connect to your Wi-Fi network. Here's how. More ...

Disable Unnecessary Background Apps
A background app is a program that runs in the background. They take up memory space, using network bandwidth, and if you're using a portable device, drain your battery. More ...

Put HyperTerminal on Windows 7
HyperTerminal was included with all versions of Windows up to Windows XP. If your operating system is newer than Windows XP you can copy Hyperterminal from a Windows XP system. More ...

Video Tutorial 1 - The Windows 7 Backup and Restore Utility
This is a series of tutorials about how to use Windows 7 Backup and Restore Utility. In this tutorial you'll learn how to perform a backup. In Tutorial 2 You'll learn how to recover files from a backup. In Tutorial 3 You'll learn how to restore your PC from a system image. More ...