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Archive for the ‘System Tune-Up Help’ Category



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Find out how to save your data when upgrading from an outdated Windows XP computer.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

Windows Upgrade Options For XP Users

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

What’s your best upgrade option from XP? We compare Windows 7 and 8. Continue reading

Learn how to decipher your computer beep codes. They don’t have to be a mystery. Continue reading

Will Reformatting Kill A Virus?

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

Reformatting your hard drive will remove a virus from your system, but there are also some less radical solutions. Continue reading

Monitor With a Dark Half

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

If you have a monitor with one half darker than the other, there are a number of possibilities from monitor failure to cable failure, but there are some things that you can check. Continue reading

Internet Explorer Error in Outlook

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

When you try to attach or copy and paste into Outlook and you get an “Internet Explorer Must Close” window, it may be time to update the versions of your software. Continue reading

Is there a limit to how many times you can use your Windows 7 disk to re-format your computer? Continue reading

Shirleylou needs some help opening her backup CDs. We talk her through the process. 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

Learn how to fix a “security center service cannot be started” message in Windows. Continue reading

Afraid of ELF emissions from your home WiFi? Find out if you need to worry and some solutions. 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

Charlie from New Jersey writes: After removing a virus from my computer I’m unable to install anything. A message comes up saying: Windows Installer is missing….I’m using Vista, 32 Home Premium Version. Can you help? Thank you Answer:… Continue reading

Crys from West Indies writes: I have an HP a6700f Desktop and while using it, the computer freezes for a couple seconds with an irritating sound. Sometimes a popup says the graphics card recovered from a crash and this happens every 10 minutes or so. I’m guessing its the graphics card….but i opened it up an found none. Can you provide any suggestions? Continue reading

Can I Upgrade To Windows 7?

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Shirley from FL writes: I have a Compaq laptop with Vista on it. It is about 4 years old, am I able to put Windows 7 on it? Since I can not afford at this time a new laptop I would like to get rid of Vista since I do not like it. Answer: Shirley, I’ve got some great news for you. If your PC is running Vista then it… Continue reading

Evict User Data from Used Computer

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Roy from Las Vegas, NV writes: Bought a used computer from a friend that wanted a new one. Now, I can’t get his name from showing up in the USERS etc. Have changed everything suggested by the Worldstart Forum. Still it comes up! Is there a simple way to change his to mine? I am listed as the owner etc now and in the registry but his name keeps showing up! Continue reading

Continuing Your Backup

Monday, May 27th, 2013

When you do a backup, what information is backed up? Does it pick up where it left off, or does it simply back everything up? And how do you know when your destination drive is full? Continue reading

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

Always get irritated by touchpad while typing? Using TouchFreeze, Touchpad can be disabled while you are typing. Here is the step-by-step process to install TouchFreeze in Windows7. Continue reading

If you’re getting a pop-up from Adobe saying that Flash needs to store information on your hard drive, this article will explain why and how to stop it. Continue reading

Can I Add USB 3.0 To My Motherboard?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Rahul from Rajasthan writes: I enjoy your daily newsletter and find them quite informative. I want to know if there’s some way I can install a USB 3.0 card on my Asus P5KPL-AM/PS motherboard running Windows XP Service Pack 3. Warm regards. Answer: A USB 3.0 card is an expansion card you place in your computer which will offer USB 3… Continue reading

James from Oklahoma writes: Yesterday I was doing a security scan of my wife’s computer and had noticed that after the scan finished it had 2,000,000 plus files, where are all these files coming from? How do I get files reduced? Answer: As you use your computer to browse the web, download e-mail, edit photos and all of the other daily tasks, many small files are created and stored in the process. These files… Continue reading

Gary from Australia writes: I have a Toshiba Satellite Laptop (Centrino) which was originally preloaded with Vista. A few years ago I upgraded to 7. I am now giving away the laptop and would like to wipe the hard drive clean. If I format the drive will I lose the operating system 7? Continue reading

Irene from Jacksonville FL writes: I am a premium member of WorldStart, I love this helpful newsletter! Esp the tips! I’m having a problem viewing any videos sent to me, I can’t see YouTube videos, I have Adobe Flash and even deleted it and downloaded it again! but it says please download Adobe Flash player?? And it’s already on my laptop!! PLEASE HELP! Continue reading

502 Bad Gateway Error?

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Harvey from Pensacola writes: How do you repair the “502 Bad Gateway” error? Answer: There is some good news and bad news when it comes to 502 Gateway errors. The good news is it’s probably not your computer’s fault. The bad news is there isn’t much you can do to fix it if it isn’t… Continue reading

How To Remove Startup Programs

Monday, April 1st, 2013

George from Illinois writes: When I use “Startup” on the System Configuration Utility, it is cluttered with many programs that I no longer have or will never use. Is there some way to delete these? Answer: Startup programs can be a significant drain on system performance and increase the time it takes your computer to completely start up… Continue reading

Network Icon Lost – How To Restore

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Stan from PA writes: I used to have two little icons that looked like displays on my taskbar to indicate a connection to the internet. I lost them. How do I get them back? Answer: Your networking notification icon may be hidden. The easiest way to unhide the notification is to… Continue reading

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