We all have daily maintenance routines in our lives from taking care of our health to the vehicles we drive to work in. Just like we have to take a proactive approach with our cars, for example taking it to the mechanic shop for oil changes and checkups, these preventative steps will help prevent the chances of a breakdown.
Running the follow three programs are the most important maintenance tasks. When performed on regular intervals they will assist in keeping your computer healthy and maintained!
It is important that you perform the basic maintenance …
I’ve always liked that Windows gives me multiple ways to perform popular tasks. Say you want to print something. You could go to the File menu and select the Print command, or you can press the Ctrl button and the letter P. Ctrl+P is just one example of a keyboard shortcut. Shortcuts combine two or more keys to do something special that neither key does alone.
Chances are, you use your PC to do a lot of things at once. I prefer to use shortcuts whenever possible. It’s kind of amazing how much time you can save by cutting out …
Windows 8 is now available for purchase by Windows computer users who are running Windows Vista or Windows 7. This all despite the fact that many PC users have not even upgraded to Windows 7 yet. For those of you who are interested in Windows 8 and intend to upgrade soon, here are a few facts about Microsoft’s latest and greatest operating system.
It has an innovative New User Interface
When you use Windows 8 for the first time, the first thing you will notice is the dramatic change of the standard interface. Windows 8 utilizes Microsoft’s new Metro interface. …
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.…
There are few things worse when you are in a hurry than waiting for a slow computer to start.
Even after Windows loads, more processes you don’t need to use that are set to run on startup can slow your computer to a crawl.
One way to fix your computer’s boot time is to use theMicrosoft Configuration tool, or msconfig.exe. This tool can influence many important facets of your computer, so be sure to follow the steps below.
- Click on the Start button.
- Type msconfig in the Search bar and hit Enter.
- In the newly