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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A Guide to Cleaning Your Mouse
Have you noticed your mouse gets a bit erratic or unresponsive? The problem may simply be grit and grime - plain or dirt! Both optical and mechanical mice suffer from the accumulation of dirt and oils from our hands and dust on the mousing surface. Here are the directions you need to give your mouse a good bath! 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...