Maintain and Upgrade Your PC
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 ...
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 ...
Four Tips to Finding Quality PC Cleaner Software
Ken Blake, Microsoft MVP says registry cleaning programs are all snake oil. Cleaning of the
registry isn't needed and is dangerous. Leave the registry alone and don't use any registry cleaner. More ...
Create Your Own Super Control Panel
The problem with the Control Panel is that there are too many utilities that we never
use. If we locate the utility we need, we still have to figure out which tab contains
the control we need. Let's design our own Super Control Panel that contains only the
utilities we need, identifies them logically, and takes us directly to the tab we need. More ...
How to Upgrade Your PC's Graphics Card
Almost every motherboard has integrated video circuitry, but it's usually not sufficient for today's
power 3D game enthusiast. They always replace the on-board video circuitry with the latest
high-performance video graphics card. Here's how to upgrade your PC's graphics card. More ...
Windows Vista Upgrade - What to Watch Out For
You may be wondering if your computer is "Vista Ready". My first gripe with Vista.
If you are currently running Windows 2000, there is no upgrade offered to Vista. This
article is designed to point out a few potential pitfalls. More ...
Turn Off Windows XP Service Pack 2 Firewall
If your PC is running Windows XP Service Pack 2, the first thing you need to do is
turn off the firewall. Why? Because a serious firewall blocks unwanted inbound and
OUTBOUND connections. SP2's firewall does not block unwanted outbound connections. 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 ...
Digital Photography Printing - Simplifying the Pixels and DPI's
When it comes to getting the printing done, there are a few things one should keep
in mind to prevent wasting too much of quality photo paper, and the costly printing
ink. In this article, we'll review a few basic terms related to digital photography
and offer a few tips on getting the best prints. More ...
How to Backup Windows XP Home Edition
How many hours of work did you put into creating that data? One little event, like
a power line spike from a lightning strike, and all that work could be lost. Unfortunately,
backing up with Windows XP Home Edition is not as simple as it should be. More ...
How to Backup Your Hard Drive
We all know that we should back up our system as soon as possible. But if you're like most
of us, you will get to it tomorrow. Taking the time to backup your data or entire hard drive
is not as painstaking as it may seem. 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 ...