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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 ...

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 ...

Why Not Defragment Your Hard Disk Today?
Does your computer run as fast as it did the first day you brought it home from the store? If you have been using it for several months or more, more than likely it has begun to operate more slowly. The most common cause is a fragmented hard disk. More ...

Printers - A Practical Buyers Guide
Buying a printer can be a complicated business, there are more shapes, sizes and types of printers available to the home and small business user than ever before. Printers have also become specialized for their intended purpose. More ...

How to Protect Your Electronics from Electrical Surge Events
In this article you'll learn what are Electrical Surge, Spike Events are and how you protect your electronics from them. Here are some guidelines that you should use when selecting a Surge Protector. More ...

How Power Surges Can Smoke Your PC
Surge protectors are often the last thing most people buy when setting up a new computer system. By using a power strip (a fancy extension cord) in place of surge protector you are setting yourself up to damage your computer. 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 ...

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 ...

How to Install a New DVD Drive
When you are ready to begin installing your new DVD Drive, ave plenty of room on your desk or table to work. Allow enough space to move around and to be able to move the system unit as well. More ...

Working With the Registry
The Registry is normally modified through Administrative or Control Panel utilities, but it is possible to edit the Registry directly. It's wise to backup the Registry before making any changes. More ...

Free TweakUI User Interface Configuration Utility
TweakUI is one of a group of utilities called "PowerToys" that you can download from Microsoft's web site for free. TweakUI makes it easy to configure several Windows Interface options that are difficult to find or are not available in Control Panel. 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 ...