Maintain and Upgrade Your PC
Clean-up Your PC
In order to keep your system clean, you need to properly install and uninstall applications.
Many applications tend to leave permanent files laying around on your hard disk.
Your system does not need these files and so, apart from wasting space, sometimes they
may adversely affect the performance of your system. More ...
FREE Ebook - How to Speed Up a Slow Windows Computer for Free
Does your computer run slower than a 69 AMC Gremlin? Before you toss it out that second
floor window try a few things suggested in this ebook. There are many things that can make
a computer run slow, and most of them can be easily fixed by you. More ...
Vista's New Boot Loader Architecture
The boot sequence of Windows Vista and later systems is slightly different from
previous versions. For Windows Vista, the MBR instead loads the Windows Boot
Manager (BOOTMGR), which accesses the Boot Configuration Data store (BCD). More ...
Guide to Getting the Most from Laptop Batteries
Everyone who buys a notebook wants to know how long its battery will last. The brief answer -
it depends! Battery Life is highly variable, depending on how you use your laptop. More ...
The Truth About Power Supplies
Because your power supply is so important to the life of your system, when it's time
to buy a power supply it is essential that you know the difference between a good
power supply and one that is merely adequate. So, what should you look for in a power supply? More ...
A Quick Guide to Wireless Networking
The first thing to do in setting up a wireless home
network is to get the correct equipment. A wireless home networking kit typically,
these come with a firewalled wireless router (e.g. the immensely popular Linksys
WRT54G). Some also bundle a wireless PC card for connecting laptops to the network,
or a wireless USB adapter for connecting desktop PCs. More ...
A Simple Guide To Installing Laptop Memory
You can quite easily install a laptop RAM module that will appreciatively give you more
speed and improved performance. You could get it done by a professional, but why? This
is an extremely simple job. More ...
Hacking Windows Vista
Microsoft has poured millions of person-hours into Windows Vista. Guess what: A few
hours of your own time could make it a whole lot better - more convenient, more
efficient, faster, more secure, and less frustrating. More ...
Vista Product Activation
If Vista Product Activation detects a licensing problem, Vista enters "reduced
functionality mode". Reduced functionality mode doesn't affect your data, but it
will not let you run many of your applications without first entering the product
license key. More ...
Five Maintenance Tips to Resolve Your PC's Performance Issues
If your PC is not running as fast as it used to, it is usually caused by corrupted files too many junk files,
fragmented disk, and registry overload. These common problems can be easily fixed. More ...
Upgrading Your Memory to Improve Performance
Increasing your computer's memory is one of the most powerful ways to improve performance.
The following 12-step guide illustrates how you can install your desktop memory upgrade
in 10 minutes or less. More ...
Video: How to Install More Memory in Your Laptop
This video shows you: How to determine how much memory you have in your laptop, the
location of the memory access door on your laptop, how to select the proper memory
for your laptop, and how to install more memory in your laptop. More ...