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How to Detect and Repair Disk Errors on your Windows PC

While many Windows users have only heard of the Disk Cleanup and Disk Defragmenter tools to optimize computer performance, there is still yet another tool built-in to the Windows operating system that you can use.

Microsoft’s Error Checking utility checks the integrity of the files stored on your hard drive and will attempt to automatically fix file system errors and recover bad drive sectors.

To explain, as you use your computer and hard drive, over time the drive can develop bad sectors (a section of the drive that can no longer be successfully accessed by Windows, usually due to permanent …

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Get ready for faster boot times with Windows 8



In recent weeks more and more information has slowly become available regarding the highly anticicapted, yet-to-be-released Windows 8 operating system.

From the positive first impressions it has set to news that the blue screen of death has been redesigned, Windows 8 is set to radically change the way Microsoft’s flagship OS is perceived.

Now, in a recent MSDN blog post, Microsoft’s Windows divisional chief Steve Sinofsky has promised much faster boot times for Windows 8.…

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How to use ReadyBoost in Windows 7 to speed up your PC

If you are running Windows 7 on your PC, and you have an unused USB flash drive, then you can use ReadyBoost to speed up your system.  Using a fairly new concept, ReadyBoost, allows you to use flash memory—like a USB flash drive or a memory card—to virtually add system memory and improve performance without having to physically open your computer to add standard memory modules.

Check out this short video from Mike Agerbo of GetConnectedTV to get a better understanding of how ReadyBoost works in Windows 7.



Here are step-by-step instructions on how to turn ReadyBoost on or off …

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Fix Software Install/Uninstall Problems with Microsoft’s New Utility

If you have been experiencing issues with installing or uninstalling software on your Windows computer, your solution may now be in sight.

Microsoft has now released a Fix-It to diagnose problematic installing and uninstalling issues. Although it is usually not a problem to install or uninstall most Windows software, problems can occur during this process, causing programs to not install or uninstall properly.

“Installation issues are often caused by missing dependencies, for instance when a program that requires the Microsoft .NET Framework needs to be installed without the proper Framework version installed on the system, states Windows 7 News.…

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Windows is Now More Secure Than You Think

You hear it all the time. It’s almost considered common knowledge that Microsoft’s Windows operating system is insecure, unsafe, and an easy target for hackers.

But now, according to renown security firm Kaspersky Lab, that conventional wisdom is just plain wrong.

In their latest quarterly malware report, Kaspersky Lab’s discovered that none of the top 10 malware and security threats are Microsoft-related. That’s right… not even ONE.

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