Posts tagged updates

My Computer is Slow to Boot- Why?

Does it take a long time for your computer to turn on and load Windows? Do you hit the power button, walk away to get a cup of coffee and by the time you come back, it’s only just bringing icons up on the desktop? There are several possible reasons that your computer is slow […]

Tune-up Software: Not the Answer for Slow Computers

Are you tired of your sluggish computer? Have you been looking for ways to speed it up? If you think a tune-up software will help, that’s not the best solution. There’s no legitimate tune-up software on the market with proven results of better system performance. However, there are many PUPs available, potentially unwanted programs, which, […]

Windows 10 Upgrade: Crash Course

We’ve received about a dozen calls in the last week from computer users who say that their machines running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 automatically upgraded to Windows 10.  They didn’t want it and don’t remember clicking on anything to allow it, but one day after shutting down, the computer rebooted to a screen saying, […]

How long will my Microsoft Windows operating system be supported?

With all released Microsoft software, including the Windows operating system, there is an official end date to when it is no longer supported. Microsoft breaks down the dates by “mainstream support” and “extended support”. What is the difference between “mainstream support” and “extended support”? “Mainstream support” means that 1) Microsoft will continue to enhance and […]

5 Internet Terms Everyone Should Know

We use the Internet every day, and access it on desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.  Despite the ability users have to check e-mail, surf the web, and update social networking sites, many may be unfamiliar with some of the most basic Internet terms.  Here is a list of Five Basic Internet Terms everyone should know: […]

Bloatware

One of the most common complaints about computer performance is sluggishness in running.  After a few years or sometimes even a few months, the machine that was speedy and slick when new is now taking far too long to load.  Various factors contribute to this, but users may be unaware that even brand new computers […]

Cleanup for Computer Components

Spring is giving way to summer, so while you finish up your spring cleaning list, consider adding your computer to it.  Towers, monitors, screens, and keyboards can quickly collect dust, and as devices that we use for several hours on a daily basis and may share with family members or coworkers, some basic cleaning every […]

Tips for Protecting Your Personal Information on Facebook

The use of social networking sites like Facebook has exploded in recent years.  Now, everyone and their second cousin has an online profile that they update constantly, which makes online safety an issue of the utmost importance.  Maybe you’re a parent or grandparent who doesn’t have or want to bother with Facebook, but it’s wise […]

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