Must-read Resources to Help You Better Use Your PC

learn how to make better use of your computerLet’s face it! There are so many different features of the Windows operating system and so many different tasks that can be performed, that you could not possibly understand everything that’s possible and which can make your life easier.

In order to help you make better use of your computer, we have compiled a list of several informative computer help resources that can help with everything from speeding up your computer to learning how to use Microsoft Office.

If you often find yourself at a loss when trying to do things on your computer, read these articles and you will gain a lot of insight.

How to keep your computer at top speed

Our main goal at Free Computer Maintenance is to help you speed up your computer and maintain top speed over time. This involves regularly performing several tasks. This particular resource, which we have mentioned before, is provided by Microsoft itself and it can help you speed up your PC in six simple steps. If you have never tried performing maintenance on your PC, this is a good resource to help you get started.

How to clean your computer

Over time, your computer will inevitably build up dust, dirt, and crumbs from your everyday use. Especially if you rarely touch the actual computer and if you like to eat around your computer, which most of us probably do.

Also provided by Microsoft, this informative Windows resource will help you take the right direction to keeping a cleaner, more presentable computer. Not to mention the cooling benefits cleaning can provide to help extend your computer life span.

How to use Microsoft Office PowerPoint

Creating a presentation or slideshow can seem like a very daunting task if you have never used Microsoft PowerPoint before. There are so many different features to use and templates to choose from, that it can literally be difficult to even get started.

For this reason, Microsoft has provided a useful article that can help you get started performing the basic tasks associated with using PowerPoint. This includes creating a presentation, finding templates, inserting slides, and even adding basic shapes and text to your document.

With these tips you can make a very effective presentation.

How to make your computer easier to hear

Though this resource is actually intended for teachers to help their students hear a PC easier, it is relevant for any computer user who experiences trouble hearing.

There are four options provided, one of which is sure to help you begin hearing what is going on during the use of your Windows PC.

How to make your computer easier to read

Following in the footsteps of the previous resource, there are also steps you can take to make your computer much easier to read if you have difficulty with your eye vision.

PCWorld magazine has step-by-step instructions on how to activate feature of Microsoft Windows that can enlarge the icons and text on your monitor. Now you can take it easy on your eyes while you’re on the computer.

How to fix USB problems

USB devices are now as common as computers themselves, and you can bet that they also experience their fair share of problems when used with a computer.

For help with this, you can refer back to one of our older articles. Though this may seem a little more technical than some of the other resources here, we provide simple steps that can guide you through the process of getting your USB device to function properly with your Windows computer again.

How to stop spam with Gmail provide several steps and tips that you can use to fend off the spam that can litter your email inbox. Rather than trying to sift through spam mail to locate your legitimate emails, you can use features of Gmail to stop spam in its tracks before it reaches your inbox.

How to create strong passwords

In another of our older resources, we provide the tips you need to choose a password that is both strong as well as easy to remember. More secure passwords provide better ease-of-mind in knowing that your computer as well as your personal online accounts are safe from being easily accessed.

Did you know that the most common password used is “password”? Don’t get caught using this as your password if you truly want to keep your private information safe.

How to find our other informative articles

If all of these how-to resources are making you want to learn even more about your PC, we have several more how-to’s that can help you.

Easily finding our how-to blog posts is quite simple with the use of Google. This search engine allow you to perform specific searches that are limited to a single site.

In this case, you want Google to only search through our Free Computer Maintenance articles. Use the following phrase (without quotes of course) to find all of our how-to article:

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Entering a search term, followed by the term “site:” followed by a web URL restricts Google to only searching through your desired website. Just try copying the phrase above and pasting into the Google search field and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about. We have many more articles that are guaranteed to help you make better use of your computer in no time.

If you know of some other resources that can help others learn how to do new things on a computer, please feel free to share in the comments below.

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