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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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Ensuring Maximum Performance on Windows 7 Systems

A while back we shared some tips on how to make Windows Vista perform at a faster and more efficient manner.  Now we want to do that for Windows 7 but not to only say the same things but to build on it and add some other tips Vista users may use as well.

Disabling Search Index

Since Vista, Microsoft has incorporated a neat feature in Windows 7 that’s very accessible, the search function.  Pressing “Start” or the WINDOWS button there is a small search field on the bottom that functions very similarly with Mac’s Quicksilver.  The difference is that …

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How to make your old computer run like new

As time goes on our computers become more and more cluttered from the demands we put on them.  New, old and removed programs can clutter your hard drive with unused files, and junk builds up as we use our PCs to explore the messy Internet.

In addition, the programs that once ran so well on your computer regularly get updated with new features that demand more from our computers than the previous versions. All of this can make a fairly new computer run like an old PC that has been through the ringer.  If your computer no longer runs like …

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How to Improve PC Performance and Make Windows Run Faster

Sure your state-of-the-art computer looks shiny and fast when you first purchase it, but as always, it seems to get slower over time. You install anti-virus software and dozens of applications, download thousands of MP3 music files, and before you know it, your PC seems to respond extremely slow to every action you try to perform.

So how can you fix your system to get it running like new again? Here are some invaluable tips on how to improve performance and make Windows run faster on your PC again, without upgrading hardware!…

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7 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 7

Though it is hardly a “Brand New” operating system, having been released in October 2009, many PC users still have not made the upgrade to Windows 7, for various reasons.

If you are still running Windows Vista or Windows XP on your computer, here are 7 reasons why you should upgrade to the latest release, Windows 7.…

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