Maintain and Upgrade Your PC
A Quick Guide to Wireless Networking
The first thing to do in setting up a wireless home
network is to get the correct equipment. A wireless home networking kit typically,
these come with a firewalled wireless router (e.g. the immensely popular Linksys
WRT54G). Some also bundle a wireless PC card for connecting laptops to the network,
or a wireless USB adapter for connecting desktop PCs. 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 ...
Do We Really Need Windows Vista?
Windows Vista requires new equipment and more memory to run efficiently and it may
have problems using current XP hardware or software. In this article I'll look at
whether we actually need Vista. More ...
Installing An Optical Drive Guide
Adding a fast optical drive will increase your PC's flexibility and even if you're
on a budget, drives that read and burn any format won't put you in the poorhouse.
For less than 100 bucks you can get an 8X DVD combo drive that writes to all major
formats of rewritable DVD. 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 ...
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 ...
Five Maintenance Tips to Resolve Your PC's Performance Issues
If your PC is not running as fast as it used to, it is usually caused by corrupted files too many junk files, fragmented disk, and registry overload. These common problems can be easily fixed. More ...
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) - Backbone of Your Small Business
An Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) is normally bought as an afterthought, if any
money is left after buying the PCs. But a UPS not only keeps work going in case of
a power cut, but also protects machines as an advanced surge protector and a device
that provides clean power supply essential for a PC. More ...
Using the System File Checker
Windows requires many different system files in order to start and run properly. If your
computer is not properly protected, a malicious program like a virus or spyware might modify
or delete a system file. Or if your system crashes, system file might get corrupted. You can
use Windows built-in "System File Checker" utility to scan your computers system files. 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...