• Using Ad-Aware 2007 Free to remove Spyware & Hijackers from Your Computer Image

    Using Ad-Aware 2007 Free to remove Spyware & Hijackers from Your Computer

    An excellent free program to include in your collection of anti-spyware programs is Ad-Aware 2007 Free. This tutorial will provide instructions on how to install, configure, and remove malware from your computer using Ad-Aware 2007. It is important to note, though, that Ad-Aware 2007 is not compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME. If you are using those operating systems then you must follow the instructions on using the older Ad-Aware 6 SE Personal edition.

  • How to take a Screenshot on Microsoft Surface Image

    How to take a Screenshot on Microsoft Surface

    Do you want to share screenshots of your new Microsoft Surface screens? To create them, you do not need to purchase any programs or download any applications. Instead you can use a built-in Microsoft Surface button combination to create the screenshot and save it directly into your Pictures folder. As the Touch Cover and the Type Cover do not have a Print Screen key, the Microsoft Surface instead uses a different combination.

  • How to Shrink and Extend NTFS Volumes in Windows Image

    How to Shrink and Extend NTFS Volumes in Windows

    In the past when you needed to resize a partition in Windows you had to use a 3rd party utility such as Partition Magic, Disk Director, or open source utilities such as Gparted and Ranish Partition Manager. These 3rd party programs, though, are no longer needed when using Windows as it has partition, or volume, resizing functionality built directly into the Windows Disk Management utility.

  • How to use Vista's Complete PC Backup and Restore utility Image

    How to use Vista's Complete PC Backup and Restore utility

    Windows Vista Business, Ultimate, and Enterprise come with a more advanced backup and restore utility called Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore. This program allows you to create an entire backup of your computer that can be used to restore your computer in the case of system-wide failure. Unlike the standard backup and restore feature that comes with all the versions of Windows Vista, Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore allows you to not only restore your data but also the complete operating system and other critical system files.

  • How to start the Windows 7 Recovery Environment Image

    How to start the Windows 7 Recovery Environment

    The Windows 7 Recovery Environment is a way to boot your computer into an offline mode where you can run various recovery and diagnostic tools that can be used to try and resolve problems with Windows. This environment is particularly helpful in resolving issues when Windows crashes, does not start, or when you have malware that cannot be removed while Windows is running. Using this environment allows you to gain access to your files and Windows Registry information even when Windows is not started.

  • Tracing a hacker Image

    Tracing a hacker

    Have you ever been connected to your computer when something strange happens? A CD drive opens on its own, your mouse moves by itself, programs close without any errors, or your printer starts printing out of nowhere? When this happens, one of the first thoughts that may pop into your head is that someone has hacked your computer and is playing around with you. Then you start feeling anger tinged with a bit of fear, because someone is violating your personal space without your permission and potentially accessing your private data. At these times instead of panicking, this tutorial will show what to do and how to potentially help you track down the hacker and report them to the authorities.

  • Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet Image

    Simple and easy ways to keep your computer safe and secure on the Internet

    Let's face it, the Internet is not a very safe place. There are hackers trying to access your computer, worms trying to infect you, malicious Trojans disguised as helpful programs, and spyware that reports your activities back to their makers. In many cases those who become infected unknowingly become a breeding ground for unwanted programs and criminal activity. It does not have to be this way. With proper education and smart computing the Internet can be a safe, useful, and fun place to visit without having to worry about what is lurking around the corner.

  • How to use the Windows Snipping Tool Image

    How to use the Windows Snipping Tool

    The Snipping Tool is a program that is part of Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Window 8. Snipping Tool allows you to take selections of your windows or desktop and save them as snips, or screen shots, on your computer. In the past if you wanted a full featured screen shot program you needed to spend some money to purchase a commercial one. If you needed basic screen shot capability, past versions of Windows enabled you to take screen shots by pressing the the PrintScreen button to take a picture of your entire screen or Alt-Printscreen to take a screen shot of just the active window. This screen shot would be placed in your clipboard that you can then paste in another image program of your choice.

  • Windows Vista Feature Guide Image

    Windows Vista Feature Guide

    A Windows Vista feature is simply a set of programs or a particular capability of the operating system that can be enabled or disabled by an administrator. It is important to note that in Windows Vista, when you remove or disable a feature, you are not actually removing files from your hard drive, but rather just deactivating them. Therefore disabling a feature should not be used as a method of freeing up hard drive space. On the other hand, by disabling a feature you may gain an increase in performance due to memory and processor utilization no longer being allocated towards the particular feature.

  • Understanding, Identifying and Upgrading the RAM in your PC Image

    Understanding, Identifying and Upgrading the RAM in your PC

    This tutorial is intended to explain what RAM is and give some background on different memory technologies in order to help you identify the RAM in your PC. It will also discuss RAM speed and timing parameters to help you understand the specifications often quoted on vendors' websites. Its final aim is to assist you in upgrading your system by suggesting some tools and strategies to help you choose new RAM. It is written from the standpoint of a desktop PC owner but most of the concepts apply to laptops and notebooks as well. Like all PC components, RAM has gone through a number of evolutionary changes (and some revolutionary changes) and only the RAM designed for your computer will work in your computer. There are literally hundreds of different RAM products on the market today so it is important to know the correct type for your system. I am attempting to write this for the non-technical user but the further I get the more I descend into techno-babble so you may need to learn a few terms along the way. I'll assume familiarity with common terms like Megabytes and Gigabytes etc. Finally I should say I'm not a memory expert, some of the information here I came across in the process of writing this tutorial, but I hope you will get as much out of this exploration of RAM as I have.

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