Windows Slow Startup

Now that you’ve switched on the power button on your PC, you can go and brew fresh coffee for the whole office because that’s how long your system takes to go from ‘on’ to ‘active’. If your PC is being bogged down by a huge number of preinstalled and unwanted applications and programs which … [Read more...]

Re-Install Windows Operating System

Nobody ever wants something to go wrong with their computer, but sometimes technology gets the better of us all. When something goes awry with your Windows Operating System, fixing it can be as simple as rebooting or as drastic as reinstalling the entire operating system. Should you ever need to … [Read more...]

Create a Restore Point in Windows 7

Many of the more serious problems encountered by computer users can be directly attributed to system files. These files include the Windows Registry, DLL files and device drivers. These files are often changed when new programs are installed, or they can become corrupted by unexpected power outages, … [Read more...]

How to set up a Windows7 HomeGroup

Once upon a time, home networking for the average user was a bit of a hassle to set up. Sharing files across a Local Access Network and configuring printers and other devices to work with multiple computers was often a tedious process. Fortunately, those days are long behind us thanks to an … [Read more...]

Start up your PC in SAFE MODE

Windows safe mode is a system startup option designed to assist in troubleshooting problems with the Windows operating system. When a computer is started in safe mode, Windows loads only the very basic drivers and system files that are necessary to run the computer. This allows you to verify that … [Read more...]

How to Update Drivers for your PC

Device drivers play an important role in your computer experience. A large percentage of computer problems are driver-related issues, and knowing how to deal with these issues can save a great deal of time and repair cost. While the functionality of drivers is a very complex topic, the windows … [Read more...]

Create a Windows Repair Disk

A Windows Rescue Disk is simply a CD containing system restore and recovery software for Windows Vista or Windows 7. A Windows Rescue Disk does not necessarily contain a copy of Windows, although Windows installation disks do include the restore and recovery functionality. Instead, a recovery disk … [Read more...]

Speed Up Windows Vista

The Microsoft Vista operating system brings a lot of bells and whistles - some beautifully rendered screens, backgrounds, menu bars, and window borders.  However as most users realized, these same frills are a huge draw on computer resources and most PCs were simply underpowered and ill-equipped to … [Read more...]

Speed Up Windows 7

Windows 7 is already a highly responsive and fast operating system compared to its predecessors.  However, sometimes your system becomes sluggish and you wonder how you can improve its performance.  The reason for this sluggishness may be that you are running Windows 7 on an old or out-of-date PC or … [Read more...]

Speed Up Windows XP

Contrary to popular belief, computers do age. As you might have noticed, the longer you use your computer the slower it runs, particularly a system running on Windows XP. The most likely reason for your system slowing down is the increasing level of demand you put on your hardware with animated … [Read more...]