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Updates for Common Windows ErrorsThe Windows operating systems have been designed to be as complete and flawless as possible. However, after their release, errors or incompatibilities can arise, and those that are identified need to be fixed. This is where software patches are used. Downloaded from the Microsoft website, they allow you to fix any problems that have arisen, …

Categories: Updates
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: U1

USB Drives Troubleshooting Removable StorageFor over a decade, the PC industry has been looking for a serious replacement for the floppy disk. The physical vulnerability of floppy disks makes them unsuitable for transporting data and for long-term storage. The USB Flash Drive provides a solid-state technology that is far less vulnerable to damage and also has a capacity many …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: 98, me, 2000, XP
Reference: U2

Uninstalling Software CleanlyIt’s easy to install new software on to your PC. Simply click on the setup.exe or install.exe icon and follow the steps. However, at some point when your PC starts getting slower and slower and your hard drive is so overflowing with programs that you can’t find what you need, it’s time to clean up …

Categories: Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: U240

Uninstallation Problems Solved QuicklyWith a clean uninstallation of the programs that you no longer need, you will create much needed order, simplicity and stability on your system. Not only will you free up wasted space on your hard drive, you’ll also boost performance. However, excess files will unfortunately remain on your system. Browsing your system with Windows Explorer …

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Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: U250

Uninstallation Problems Resolved FastSoftware that you don’t use does nothing but weigh down your computer. By cleanly uninstalling software that you don’t need, you can make your system easier to navigate, improve the organisation and boost the stability of your machine. Not only will you free up your PC of excess programs, but you will also boost performance …

Categories: Basics, Office & Software Programs
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: U251

USB: Free Tools to Get the Most Out of Your Flash DriveIf you travel a lot then you might think that you need to lug a laptop round with all your data, settings and programs stored on it, but think again: a USB flash drive can store your programs and settings as well as your data. You can now save your browser, your email programs and …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP
Reference: U4

Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 8/7At the end of 2001, Microsoft set a milestone and released Windows XP – one of the best operating systems of all time. After 13 years of dedicated service, on 8th April 2014 Microsoft finally ceased support for Windows XP. Now is the time to upgrade to a newer and safer Windows version. You can either install a …

Categories: Optimisation, Updates
Operating Systems: 7, 8
Reference: U450

USB: Troubleshooting Common FaultsThere are two faces to USB. Firstly, it is the great success story of the computing world. A common interface that allows the interconnection and daisy chaining of computer peripherals. No more problems with having the wrong cable, USB will solve them all. This is great in theory but any telephone support service for PC …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 2000, XP
Reference: U5

USB Data ProtectionUSB drives are designed to be portable, which also means that they are easy to lose when you are out and about. If you’ve used your USB memory stick to store important or sensitive data, it could easily fall into the wrong hands. It’s important to take steps to ensure that this doesn’t happen, by …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8
Reference: U500

USB: Connect External Devices USB is great: you can simply connect a device while your PC is running and start to use it right away. However, if Windows doesn’t have a default driver for the device, you first have to install a third-party driver to get things working. It becomes more complicated if the driver is in place …

Categories: Basics, Hardware, Multimedia
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10
Reference: U501

USB External Device TroubleshootingUSB is like a breath of fresh air if you remember configuring hardware devices that used the serial or parallel port. You needed the right cables, the right drivers and the right port settings followed by several re-boots – and then there was no guarantee it would work. USB changed all that. Now you can …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: U502

USB: The Perfect Rescue StickWhen data loss threatens, there’s only one thing that can help: expert rescue systems with step-by-step instructions which you can use to save your important documents and files. If your data is in danger, it can be extremely stressful, particularly if you need immediate access to your PC for work, or if you have personal …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: Vista, 7, 8
Reference: U510

USB Troubleshooting in WindowsUSB, the Universal Serial Bus, is the standard interface for connecting all types of devices to your PC. Whether it’s a keyboard, mouse, printer, or USB flash drive, USB connects all these devices to your PC so that they can be used by Windows. However, the universality has its limits. Some devices don’t work, cryptic …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: U520

USB Emergency Connection Problem FixesIf you believe the adverts, then installing a USB device is easy. All you have to do is to attach it to a free port on your PC, then Windows will automatically recognise the device and install the drivers that you need. The problem is that things don’t always run this smoothly. When they don’t …

Categories: Multimedia
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: U521

USB: Essential Fixes for Hard Drive ErrorsUSB drives are generally fairly simple yet robust pieces of hardware, but things can still go wrong. In this article, well show you how to overcome some of the more common problems. Featured in this article Unlocker …

Categories: Hardware
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: U6

User Profile Tuning and RepairDoes it feel like your computer takes forever to boot up? And when it has started, is working with Windows sluggish, and your installed applications slow? You might have tried some basic optimisation steps, such as cleaning up the startup folder and defragmenting your hard drive, but without any success. If so, it is likely …

Categories: Troubleshooting
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: U600

USB: Protect Your Portable Hard Drive from SnoopersTodays external storage devices sport huge capacities that enable you to carry around your entire digital world while on the move. They often have a USB interface that can be used to quickly and conveniently plug them into any computer with a free USB port. However, this ease-of-use is also a security nightmare especially if …

Categories: Internet & Security
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: U7

Update Troubleshooting for WindowsWhen you install an update, patch or Service Pack you have to be prepared for anything. The update installation processes is so complicated, making changes right at the heart of Windows, that you can almost count on problems occurring – if not during the update process, then perhaps later on while Windows is doing something …

Categories: Troubleshooting, Updates
Operating Systems: XP, Vista, 7
Reference: U850

Updates: Errors Solved Quickly Automatic Updates is an essential feature of all Windows versions, since it provides you with the latest fixes and patches from Microsoft. These updates are important to keep your Windows system up-to-date and close the security holes that invariably crop up in your operating system. However, the installation of a Microsoft update, Service Pack, …

Categories: Hardware, Optimisation
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: U851

Update Management in WindowsAccording to European researchers, in 2015 there were 117,300 separate forms of attack launched on PCs worldwide. In the majority of cases, hackers used gaps in security in the Windows operating system to install malicious code. Once you are infected, hackers can steal your documents, or clean out your bank account. This is why Microsoft …

Categories: Updates
Operating Systems: 7, 8, 10
Reference: U852

 

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