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Tuning-up Windows XP Computer
The purpose of this procedure is to get your computer running again in peak performance just like the day you purchased it. Many of the steps listed here will free up wasted hard disk space, increase protection of personal information from outside intrusions, and clean and reorganize the system registry. More ...

Configure Windows Defender on Windows 10
McAfee and Norton are top notch antivirus programs, and if you're configuring a business computer, there are reasons you should stick with one of those. The disadvantage for the home user is that you have to pay for them. But Windows Defender is Windows 10 built-in antivirus program. More ...

How To Refill Your Ink Cartridge
The following is included in a typical ink refill kit: ink bottles, syringes and detailed instructions. Some kits include an air balance clip for balancing the air inside the cartridge to ensure proper ink flow. More ...

Windows 7 Action Center Lets You Control Alerts
Annoyed by Window's constantly nagging pop-up messages? Windows 7 Action Center lets you decide which Windows 7 alerts you see and which you don?t. Action Center monitors many system security and system maintenance features of your computer and if the status of a monitored item changes it notifies you with a message in the notification area on the taskbar. More ...

Satellite Internet Service Basics
Satellite Internet services are used in locations where terrestrial Internet access is not available and in locations which move frequently. There are three types of satellite internet service. More ...

How to Add or Replace a Graphics Card
Remove the old graphics card, if you had one. Your monitor may have been connected to the integrated graphics card. You won't be removing this one. Take the new card and place it in the slot you just took the old card out of, that is, if this card is made for the same type of slot. More ...

Wireless Router Setup
A wireless network is set-up for sharing access to the internet, files, printers, and other computer functions. A Wireless network is also used in offices and homes so one can have internet access and local network connection anywhere in the office or at home. More ...

Using Your PC as a Home Theater
What could be better than relaxing at home watching a film, browsing the Internet, enjoying your favourite music or TV show in digital High Definition, or spending a couple of hours whacking your enemy in World of Warcraft. Once upon a time you needed at least half a dozen different expensive items of hardware in your home to do this, but not any more. More ...

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 ...

How to Create an Emergency Repair Disk
If your operating system is Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000, it isn't bootable with a boot disk. With these operating systems you need an Emergency Repair Disk that works with the systems built-in repair functions. More ...

Disable Windows Automatic Update
To make your Windows operating system more reliable, disable automatic Windows Update. If you don't beleive me, just google the phrase "windows update causes problems" and you'll receive over 50 million results. 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 ...