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More XP File Transfer Tips

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Find out how to save your data when upgrading from an outdated Windows XP computer. Continue reading

How Do I Change Icons in Windows 7?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

Learn how to change icons on your desktop in Windows 7. Continue reading

Why Can’t I Eject My USB Device?

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

Find out why your USB drives can’t be safely removed and how to fix the problem. Continue reading

Why Can’t I Hear Sounds In Google Chrome?

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Find out how to get sound working again in the Google Chrome web browser. Continue reading

How Do I Turn Off Safe Search?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Find out why your browser always brings up the “SafeSearch” page and how to fix this problem. Continue reading

Find out the difference between Standby and Hibernate and discover how to find the Hibernate feature in Windows XP. Continue reading

Can I Disable My Laptop’s Touchpad?

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Use this tip to disable your laptop’s touchpad while using an external mouse. Continue reading

Use this tip to clear a hard drive of personal data before donating or selling a computer. Continue reading

What’s A Good Alternative To Photoshop?

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Learn about the different free and paid options available as a substitute for the pricey, subscription-based Adobe Photoshop tool. Continue reading

Discover how to save individual images from PowerPoint presentations with this helpful tip. Continue reading

How Do I Get Rid Of MixiDK V30?

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Use this tip to get rid of annoying toolbars that come bundled with other downloaded software. Continue reading

Use this tip to find out how to associate your PDF files with Adobe Reader. Continue reading

Learn how the Windows 7 notification area works, and how you can prevent icons from appearing there. Continue reading

Preview panel gone missing in Gmail? This tip explains how to get it back! Continue reading

Find out why you have so many Visual C++ entries in your add/remove programs list and whether or not you should delete them. Continue reading

Christa from Lake Charles, La writes: I have a Dell Dimension 3100 running Windows XP. I have not been able to use my system restore for awhile. Even if I just try to go back to the day before it says that my computer cannot be restored to that date. Please help. Continue reading

Carl from Henderson, NV writes: Under COMPUTER I have a Removable Disk F. There is nothing plugged in to generate this drive info. I have no idea where it came from. How can I remove this in Windows 7? This tip shows how to remove a phantom drive letter appearing in the “Computer” menu. Continue reading

Previewing Emails Before Opening

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Ed wants to know how he can spot e-mail spam. This tip explains how to preview messages without opening them. Continue reading

Is your “new folder” option missing? Learn how to restore it so you can create folders by right-clicking again. Continue reading

Find out how to make a backup recovery disc for your eMachines computer if you’ve lost the original CD. Continue reading

Why does my URL text become garbled?

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

Abner from Boynton Beach, FL writes: Whenever I type a URL, instead of the letters I wanted to insert, I get a garbled set of letters that resemble nothing I entered or anything else that make sense. Answer: An add-on is likely the culprit, here’s how to find the one responsible. Continue reading

Need a feed reader to replace Google Reader? This tip explains how to quickly export all your Google Reader subscriptions to a different RSS feed reading program. Continue reading

What is Crowd Funding?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Learn all about a new way to connect backers with creators of creative content – crowd funding! Continue reading

Mary from Tallahassee, FL writes:

A few months ago, my computer lost its ability to play sounds (yes, I have been mute for that long). Over that time I’ve checked everything I can find that appears to have anything to do with sound. Every device, driver, etc. states that they are functioning properly. Still I have no sound. Do you have any idea what could have caused me to lose sound or how to fix it? Any light you can shed on this problem will be most appreciated. Answer: Use this tip to troubleshoot audio problems when your computer’s sound goes out. Continue reading

How Do I Back Up Outlook Contacts And Emails?

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

This tip explains how to backup your Outlook contacts and email messages so you don’t lose your data if your hard drive crashes. Continue reading

Why Does My CPU Usage Jump To 100%?

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

My CPU usage keeps going up to 100 per cent, everything is at a standstill, nothing works. Any ideas? Find out why your CPU usage jumps to high levels and how to stop it from happening. Continue reading

Restoring Email Toolbars

Thursday, February 7th, 2013

Learn how to restore your missing menu bar if it has disappeared from the top of your email program. Continue reading

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