Author: George Chiang

How to make your PC boot faster

speed up my PC boot timeIf you turn off your computer often, it’s likely that you turn it on just as much.  Sometimes computer load times seem to take so long that you could eat breakfast and perform morning exercises, while still waiting to use your PC. It can be like you’re waiting on a turtle.

While computers have come a long way since the days of floppy drives, there are still things you can do to help shave off some seconds and make your computer boot faster. As a result, you can save time, headaches, and possibly money to make your PC boot faster.…

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How to fix common PC problems

How to fix common PC problemsThis post will be more in broader strokes to accommodate on different Windows operating systems.  So, instructions will not be as detailed and hopefully more easily understood.  If you are having problems with your PC some of these tips and advice can help you fix it.…

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How to Fix a Crashed Computer

Nobody likes a computer crash.  There is a potential loss of work, information and it just plain wastes our time.

When a computer crashes there are numerous possibilities as to why. If it happens enough and in the same ways along with experience, there are ways to identify what’s going on and how to treat stop these crashes.

Due to the backlash of critics on the frequency of Windows crashing early on in Microsoft, they have created a nifty tool to help find solutions.…

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Protect your personal files: Eliminate private information permanently from your hard drive

Whether you’re going to a new job and returning a machine, selling your old computer, or donating it, you need to be very cautious of what information is left on the device.

After all, if it was a personal computer or work machine, it’s more than likely there is sensitive information on them.  They may have held credit card numbers, social security numbers, passwords, birth dates, and even personal emails, everything needed for a nefarious individual to potentially damage and/or harm your life.

The recycle bin is not good enough and is actually a bit elusive in leading you to …

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How to help your parents learn how to use technology

Screenshot of the interface on Google's new Teach Parents Tech site.

For older generations, the first computers that came out served specialized purposes and niche needs.  It was no wonder they didn’t bother to learn about them until they became more powerful and more useful. Now computer are almost a necessity.

For this reason, more often than not, older people (such as your parents) will probably just call someone (like you) to fix it instead of learning the process themselves.  Everyone also has that one or two friends that have no idea how to use technology.  Either way, this post …

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