Month: October 2012

How to Create A Windows 8 Password Reset Disk


Windows 8 Start-Up Time Will Be Faster Than Windows 7 and Windows VistaWindows 8 is now available for sale, and if you are upgrading it’s a great idea to create a password reset disk at the same time, just in case you forget your password down the line. You don’t want to be locked out of your PC without a way to gain access again. Here’s how you can create a password reset disk in Windows 8.

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What is Windows Registry

The Windows registry is a directory which stores all the important hardware and operations settings for all versions of Microsoft Windows, including Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, etc.

Over time, this registry can become corrupted and unorganized and you install new programs, uninstall programs, and by spyware and viruses. Often, when you are uninstalling software, it can leave invalid entries in the registry. This can result in a slower computer, frequent errors and system crashes, and other unexplained issues. This is why it’s important to regularly clean your Windows system registry.

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Stay Secure on your Wireless Network

secure your wireless networkHome wireless networks have now become the standard over the traditional wired networks that were common when broadband internet first came around. Remember when you had wires hanging everywhere around the house to get internet in multiple rooms?

Along with the convenience of wireless networks, however, there is still always a concern of security since anyone with an internet-connected device within range could potentially access your network without your knowledge.…

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What are Cookies on the Internet?

what are web cookiesA cookie is a small bit of information that a website puts on your computer hard drive so it can remember something about you at a later time.¬†When you revisit the site that created the cookie, your browser shares the cookie with the site while it’s loading the page. This is usually for the purpose of reminding the website about useful information such as custom preferences you may have set during your last visit or remembering the username and password to log you back into a site without having to retype the information.

Cookies are designed to save you …

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How to Recycle Your Old PC

computer recycling programsComputer systems can be an excellent resource while they work, but once they are old or damaged, they can be challenging to get rid of of. The various parts of your computer are loaded with harmful substances, harmful toxins, and pollutants to make them perform, however, if they are not disposed of properly it can lead to problems.

Recycling is not a well known solution for getting rid of PCs, primarily because it can be a bit challenging to do sensibly. There are several computer recycling programs around the nation, but many PC users are unaware of the options available.…

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