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Archive for the ‘System Tune-Up Help’ Category



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?

The Case of the Gray Defrag

Friday, April 13th, 2012

If your defrag is gray and it’s ruining your day, you can fix it! Here’s a way! Continue reading

Veign Usage Monitor

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Windows Task Manager analyzes processes, but it doesn’t do anything about resource consumption. For that, there’s the free Usage Monitor from Veign. Continue reading

Windows automatically reboots after a blue screen of death and writes a log entry in the event log, but if you want Windows to stay at the blue screen until you manually restart the computer here is what you need to do. Continue reading

What the Heck are ActiveX Controls?

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

Are you puzzled by “ActiveX” controls? Well, here’s some info on what these little programs are and how you can avoid them if you want. Continue reading

Does your computer automatically starts in “Safe mode” and it seems nearly impossible to boot Windows back into normal mode? Here is a step by step guide to fix this issue and ensure that Windows starts in normal mode. Continue reading

The Pros and Cons of 64-Bit Windows

Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

This article will explain the pros and cons of a 64-bit windows and will compare the differences of a 32-bit and 64-bit operating system. Continue reading

Getting warnings about high CPU usage? This article will tell you all you need to know about an over-worked CPU and how to correct the problem. Continue reading

Beyond Service Pack 1

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Here’s a helpful article on how do do a repair installation on your Windows machine and get all of your service packs back. Check it out! Continue reading

Is it Safe to Delete Temp Files?

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

This article addresses the issue of the safety of deleting temporary files. Take a look and see for yourself if it’s safe to delete them! Continue reading

Temporary files can slow down your computer. It is important that you make sure to delete them so they do not pose a problem to your computer’s performance. Continue reading

Is Paid Virus Protection Worth the Money?

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Is paid anti-virus protection worth it? Or should you just settle for free, downloadable protection? Continue reading

Are you receiving a message about your CPU usage being too high? If your CPU usage is too high, it will slow down your computer considerably. Take a look at this important information about what you can do to fix this issue. Continue reading

Teamviewer is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and for mobile devices as well. This means, you can access a Windows PC from Linux or a Mac from any mobile device. Continue reading

Tired of the vague messages Windows Network Diagnostic gives you? Learn to troubleshoot the problems your network connection is having right from the Command Prompt. Continue reading

Switching Processors

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

Installing a new processor (CPU) on your motherboard. Note: this tip is for professionals only! Continue reading

This tutorial shows you how to dual boot Windows 8 developer preview without disturbing your existing operating system e.g Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP. Take a look! Continue reading

Solving DRM Issue the Software Way

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

The quickest way to solve a DRM error on your video adapter. It’s a kind of obvious answer, but sometimes those are the best! Continue reading

The C drive hosts out entire operating system, but some other files are also created on the C drive, which eat up additional space. One of them is the pagefile. Here is how you can move the pagefile to a new location. Continue reading

Windows 7 Power Efficiency Report

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Do you have a laptop and want to maximize your battery life? Are you wondering if your battery is still good enough to last a few more months or whether it time to replace it? Make use of Windows 7’s built-in tool to examine the laptop’s energy usage and obtain recommendations to improve performance! Continue reading

Is your computer getting on in years and filled with a variety of drives, cards, connectors, and cables? If this sounds like your hardware, read this and consider looking around the inside of that cluttered computer. Continue reading

Can’t hear anything on your computer? You may be have a corrupt or missing p17.sys. Here’s how to fix it. Continue reading

Blinded by the Pop-up

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Here’s a possible ways to fix a pop-up blocking your computer monitor. Continue reading

If your computer cannot run Firefox 5 in hardware acceleration mode, try disabling hardware acceleration with this tip! Continue reading

Part 1 of our two part series on shut down screens in Windows 7. Learn what to do when you get a “Force Shutdown Screen”. Continue reading

Windows 7 Troubleshooters

Sunday, June 12th, 2011

Whether it is making or changing settings, installing or removing software, or finding and then solving problems with our installation, Microsoft offers a variety of troubleshooting and diagnostic tools to accomplish these tasks in every operating system. Continue reading

Windows 7 Desktop Cleanup Wizard

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Robert in Long Island, NY asks:

In Windows XP there is the Desktop Icon Cleanup Wizard. Is there an equivalent in Windows 7?

The Desktop Cleanup wizard was last featured as a standalone utility in Windows XP. It does not appear in Windows 7, at least not in the same form. Continue reading

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