Charles from MA. writes: My HD crashed and I lost win 7 replacement discs. Is there any generic version of Win7 I can use? Continue reading
If you’re in the market for a new computer this year and decide to take advantage of some of the holiday specials, you’ll quickly find they come preloaded with a lot of junk. Everything from trials and limited time software to plug-ins, pop-ups, and quick launch programs you either don’t need or won’t want. PC Decrapifier is the… Continue reading
Turning on the ability to view protected operating system files is sometimes required for certain fixes to your operating system or virus removal/spyware removal, however it also shows you files not intended to be seen by the user. Continue reading
A reader named Carol writes us this week with a low virtual memory message in Windows XP. She wants to keep her computer, but she’s having difficulty with this error. How do you fix it? How do you increase your virtual memory? What other things can she do to improve her PC? Continue reading
The good news is that Windows 7 isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Microsoft has traditionally offered long support cycles – for businesses especially, due to corporate customers needing guaranteed support for 3-5 years at a time. In other words, Windows 7 will continue to be supported by Microsoft with software patches, security updates and software. Continue reading
Should I have several anti-virus programs installed on my machine? Can I run an anti-virus program from a removable drive? Which anti-malware program has the coolest name? If you’ve ever found yourself asking any of these questions, you’ll find the answers here. Continue reading
The clock battery (otherwise known as the CMOS battery) is a battery that is used to keep the system clock counting and the user settings saved in your motherboard’s circuitry. Over time, the battery can run out of energy and require replacing. These batteries are style CR2032 and are very easy to replace. Continue reading
Cheryl from OH writes:
A friend of mine told me she turns her monitor off, but leaves her tower run at night. Is there an advantage to this?
The practice of leaving a computer on, but turning the monitor off is mostly used in the office/corporate environment, because many updates/system upgrades are done by
Paul from MN writes:
I was surfing the web and came across a free computer operating system called Ubuntu. It says it is as good or better then the standard ones – claiming it cannot be infected by spyware, viruses, or be hacked.
Have you heard of it and what are
Donna from Hamden, CT writes:
Yesterday I purchased an Apple IMac desk top computer. It’s a really big change from Windows 7. The salesperson showed me some things, but today I’m finding I can’t get out of certain websites – like the Slingo game I play. I don’t see a home button to go to. Can you help me figure this out please?