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Removing and Installing the Hard Drive
Before you remove the hard drive, you should backup all files on your old drive and capture your system information using a separate utility. Even though you may not need this utility, it's worth its weight in gold should something go wrong with the installation of the new drive. 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 ...

Printer Cartridge Price Fixing
The ink cartridge for a low end HP printer, containing only one tiny ounce of ink, costs a mind boggling $30.00! That?s price gouging, and all printer manufacturers are doing it. That?s called PRICE FIXING and it?s illegal. More ...

Avoid Cancer by Using USB Wired Keyboard and Mouse
Study after study has found that microwave radiation causes cancer. Do you really want to sit in front of,lay your hands on, and wrap your hand around a wireless computer mouse? More ...

An Uninterruptible Power Supply Can Save Your PC
You absolutely MUST have a surge protector to guard your system against electrical spikes and surges, and do NOT sacrifice quality to save a few dollars. Leaving your PC with inferior surge protection is tantamount to inviting unthinkable disaster. More ...

How To Properly Install A New Motherboard
The motherboard is the most expensive computer component so be sure to treat and handle it with great care. There are a few things you should do to ensure no motherboard damage occur as you prepare for the installation. More ...

How and When to Upgrade Your Sound Card
Installing a new dedicated sound card in an empty expansion bay will greatly improve the quality and sound of anything you listen to on your computer, especially those awesome in depth games you play. More ...

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 ...

Reloading Windows XP
If you have been running Windows XP for a couple of years or more you may find that it is not running quite as quickly and smoothly as it was when you did your first install. The purpose of this guide is to give you a checklist to follow so that a reloading of Windows goes smoothly the first time. More ...

Video - How To Refill Your Laser Printer Toner Cartridge
New toner cartridges can cost from $100.00 to $400.00. Why waste your money buying new toner cartridges. This video shows you how easy it is for you to refill your own toner cartridges. 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 ...

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 ...