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Articles found: 22

Mail: Using Windows 10’s Email AppFor the first time in years, Windows comes with a practical built-in email program. It’s a fairly simple affair, as its simple name – Mail – suggests, but sometimes ‘simple’ is best! It handles all the basics of sending and receiving messages, reading and writing them, and organising them into folders. Best of all, Windows …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 10
Reference: M005

Making Windows StableThe Windows operating system was designed to be as stable as possible on the widest range of computers. The fact is, every PC that Windows is installed on is different. The installed software and changed default settings on your PC all culminate in a system that is unique. However, there is one area of the …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: M1

Malware Detection and RemovalIf your computer suddenly starts running extremely slowly, or behaves in an odd way, a virus or Trojan could have managed to penetrate your defences. If this happens, you need to act quickly because an infected PC can quickly spread malware to other computers on your home network and cause a lot of damage. With …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: M100

Memory and Cache Tuning for Optimised PerformanceWindows system RAM and cache memory are complicated areas designed to speed-up how Windows works. For example, cache RAM speeds-up your PC by providing a temporary storage area for hardware devices that talk to each other at different speeds, such as your hard disk and processor, meaning that the fastest device is not constantly waiting …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: M12

Maintenance: Annual PC Cleanup TasksThere are many PC maintenance tasks that must be carried out every week in order to keep your PC healthy. As well as your regular maintenance tasks it is also essential that you perform a periodic, complete system overhaul at least once a year, to keep your PC in tip-top working order. This article shows …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: M14

Motherboard: Upgrade Your PC EasilyYou may think that if your PCs motherboard lacks the features you need, such as USB2 or PCI Express slots, then you have to upgrade your whole PC. This isnt the case, providing you can find a motherboard that will support your current CPU and RAM. All you have to do then is simply replace …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: M21

Maintenance: Essential Steps to Spring Clean WindowsYour computer is a complex machine that needs attention every once in a while to keep it in good working order. If youre a car owner, for example, then youll know how important regular servicing is and what can happen if you dont regularly care for your investment. The same is true for your PC. …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: M22

Maintenance: Essential Routine Steps for Vista & XPPerforming regular maintenance on your PC is an essential task that you need to do in order to keep your computer running efficiently. Just like a car, your PC is a complex machine that needs frequent health checks. By routinely auditing your system, you will increase the chances of spotting problems and be able to …

Categories: Installation & Setup
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: M23

Maintenance: Keep Your PC Running All-year-roundJust like any machinery, computers need oiling on a regular basis to keep them running in tip-top condition and provide you with trouble-free operation. In the space of a year, your PC can develop numerous faults that can affect both its physical and logical parts. For example, the operating system is a very complex environment …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: M3

Money Saving: Low-cost Upgrades for Your PCIf your computer is starting to seem a little sluggish and is not running the latest software as quickly as you would like, there are a number of tweaks you can apply to help speed things up. But this can only help to improve performance to a certain level, and to get the most from …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: M30

Media Player TroubleshootingBanish Playback Problems and Inexplicable Crashes when Using Media Player Windows Media Player is one of the basic programs included with Windows, so it’s no wonder that most users use the Media Player to play videos and audio files. Media Player can even be used to watch content streamed directly from the Internet, and play …

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Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: M300

Media Player Error RepairMedia Player is part of the basic setup on Windows 10/8.1/7, so it’s no wonder that the majority of Windows users use Media Player to play back audio andvideo files. Thanks to the automatic setup for most media types, Media Player even launches automatically when you double-click on a music or video file. Featured in …

Categories: Multimedia
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: M301

Memory and Cache Optimisation for Perfect PerformanceYou may think that your PC only has one type of memory the main system RAM. However, there are memory chips throughout your motherboard in addition to main RAM on your graphics card, hard disk and even built into your processor. All these little segments of memory are designed to speed-up your PC, by giving …

Categories: Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: M4

Memory Optimisation for a Faster SystemYour PC’s RAM is second only to your processor in terms of importance and without either your PC wouldn’t work. Because it is so crucial, your RAM also has a great influence on the overall performance of your PC. Too little RAM will definitely make your PC feel sluggish but, even if you have a …

Categories: Hardware, Optimisation
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: M400

Memory: Optimal Configuration 2 GB, or more, RAM is required to run Windows on today’s PCs with any degree of performance. While Windows is running, it uses the RAM for practically every operation and the more you have, the faster your system will run. Parts of the operating system, drivers, applications and the files you are working …

Categories: Basics, Hardware, Optimisation
Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: M401

The MotherboardThe motherboard is the foundation on which your entire computer system is built. It connects each of your computers components together such as sound and graphic cards, hard drive and mouse. It also allows the Central Processing Unit (CPU) to move information it needs from one component to another as it carries out your instructions. …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: M5

Motherboard Problem TroubleshootingThe motherboard is the backbone of your PC. It contains the key electronic components that allow your processor, memory, hard drive and other hardware components to communicate. The type of motherboard you have also dictates the size of PC case you can use and what other devices you can attach to your computer. If you …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: 98, 2000, XP, Vista
Reference: M6

Microsoft Account: Optimal ConfigurationYou need to have a free Microsoft account to access almost all online services from Microsoft, and you can also use it to log into Windows 10 and 8.1, to take advantage of the extra benefits that it offers. You can connect your devices together if you have a Microsoft account, in order to have …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems:
Reference: M600

Media Centre: Windows Powered Home EntertainmentIn recent years, the PC has been transformed from a machine used only for work into an entertainment tool. Digital music and video formats make it possible to enjoy your favourite music and movies at your computer, but much of the software used to playback these files is somewhat limited. In this article, were going …

Categories: Multimedia
Operating Systems: XP, Vista
Reference: M7

Messenger: Secure Communication for WindowsEveryone likes to keep in touch and whether its friends or family, its always good to drop someone a line to see how theyre doing. However, many people overlook the part their computers can play in this, and while email is a good way of communicating, Windows also comes with another built-in tool that can …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: M8

 

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