How to care for an UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply.
How to add a Command Window and a Run Command to Windows 8 and Windows 7.
How to take control of the icons on your Windows desktop.
When opening a file that Windows doesn’t recognize – use caution when choosing how to open the file by default.
20 steps to a fresh, clean reinstallation of Firefox.
For those who take the leap to Windows 8.1 – take along a Start button.
How to configure Internet Explorer tabs to always open to your default home page.
We recently asked our TechTalk contributors to recommend a favorite FREE application or tool that they currently use. This post is Terry Stockdale’s response to our request.
For some Gmail users the tab interface is causing them to miss emails. Here is how to revert back to the non-tabbed interface.
When connecting to a network while running Windows 7 or Windows 8 – you will be prompted with an option to Trust or Not Trust a Network.
You can make full set of administrator tools much more accessible by putting a link directly on the Windows 7 Start Menu.
Terry helps a longtime subscriber tackle a hit and miss web browsing challenge with a wireless network.
Learn how to assign a new drive letter on your Windows PC.
Seem obvious how to make your Windows 7 system sleep and shutdown…but what about Hibernate?
Terry purchased a new hard drive and had dreams of boundless storage space. Little did he know – that new space would be so difficult to locate.
Microsoft has called it the Status Area…now known as the Notifications Area…most just know it as the bottom right corner of Windows.
When does replacing a hard drive make more sense than simply adding more storage?
Add an extra layer of security to your ‘sleeping’ Windows PC with this tip from our friend Terry Stockdale. Congratulations to Terry on his 9th year of providing great tips.
Windows is packed with features -some good, some bad, some useful and some you would rather get rid of. Terry explains how to turn Windows features on or off.
Customize a Windows theme with your own images, photos, sounds and color preferences
The System Restore tool included in Windows has improved over time and when used correctly it can be a great resource to come back from a system disaster.
Windows 7 allows users to adjust power saving features and adjust when your computer powers down or sleeps.
I received an email from a subscriber recently who was having a problem with the icons that were displayed in Windows Explorer. He wanted thumbnails of the images or videos to be displayed instead of the icons.
A subscriber wrote with a network problem, not directly a computer problem, but networking his Blu-Ray player:
If you’re still using dialup Internet access for use from home, you should start thinking about “broadband”.
Before buying a new PC, consider these limitations of a notebook computer, as compared to a typical desktop computer.
One of the features that I’ve had trouble finding in any PDF creation software other than ClickBook (which I use) is the ability to print multiple times into the PDF creation software’s program, and then to be able to save the prints as one big PDF file.
Secrets to troubleshooting problems with your cable/dsl router.
One of the features of Windows 7, and earlier versions of Windows, also, is the ability to change some configuration options for the Windows Start Menu and the Windows Task Bar.
It’s easy to take control of your Windows Start Menu.
Sometimes, a Windows computer will simply get confused. Reboots don’t solve the problem. All the pertinent program, networking and firewall configurations are right. But Windows just doesn’t work right — and functions that DID work don’t work now.
Windows 7 has a number of options that you can modify to make it easier to use…
Are you safe when you use the wireless network at your local coffee shop or airport? Maybe. Maybe not.
The most important things you can do for your wireless system…
How to answer the questions of “Who is an Administrator user on our computer?” and “why do we even have an Administrator user ID?”
One big problem that users have run into is that Outlook 2000 and 2003 won’t work with a PST file larger that 2 GB.
I’m not sure why Microsoft thought it was important to remove the Run command from the Start Menu, but they did. Fortunately, they also gave us the ability to add it back to the menu easily.
I wrote the original version of this article in June, 2007. This week, I’m expanding an article from mid-2007 —it seems that a lot of people want to remove carriage returns (form feeds) from their documents!
I have just completed a total backup via Acronis on my external hard drive. Is there any reason to save previous total backups?
I had a question recently about a flash drive problem. Well, it wasn’t really a flash drive — it was an SD card from a camera… but the symptoms and the procedures are the same.
Several years ago, I wrote an article about how to access the Internet while travelling. It focused on using a notebook computer with dialup access, using a hotel business center’s computer (or a friend’s whom you were visiting) to access your emails. Little more than that. So much has changed…
What does CPU Usage mean and what should it be?
When you delete files (normally) they go to the recycle bin. How come E-mail doesn’t work the same way.
The best way to back up your digital pictures and save them for the future.
Troubleshooting problems connecting a shared printer on a 32-bit Windows computer to a 64-bit Windows 7 computer.
Do I Need an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)? I’m beginning to think that I really do…
Adding a Save-As Button, or any of a large number of other functional buttons, to Word 2007, Excel 2007 and PowerPoint 2007 is easy.