People love special effects. We like those little things like transparent window edges, and menus that seem to slide out from nowhere. Yet those effects also take up computer resources and slows it down a bit.
Windows has some decent tools to help you take care of your computer. The best part is that they are free and already on your computer. Last week we talked about the Disk Defragmenter utility. This week we’ll look at the Disk Cleanup tool.
Over time, computers will run slower and slower. Just like everything else, they need some maintenance every once in awhile. On of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do is defragmenting your hard drive. Sounds pretty technical, but it’s a simple process.
Microsoft is coming out with a new version of Windows, called Windows 10. The last time Microsoft came out with a completely new version, Windows 8, it caused a lot of grief.
If you’ve got a computer, you know about Microsoft Office. You know that you can use Word to create documents like letters or signs. You can use Excel spreadsheets to do your budget or track your DVDs.
Gone. Your stomach flops and you wonder how you could have hit delete when you meant to hit save. That’s a horrible moment. It’s a moment that is likely to happen to anyone, sooner or later.
Convenience is one of the reasons for computers to exist. You love using your mouse to just point and click to make things happen. You’d think that it doesn’t get easier than that.
It’s that time of year again…sort of. Time to open up the windows and clean out the staleness of winter. Time for a spring cleaning. Might as well give your computer a spring cleaning too. Yes, computers do need cleaning, physically and virtually.
If you can read, you can learn to do anything. My father was fond of saying that, and he was right. Anytime I’ve wanted to know how to do something, I’ve been able to find a book or two that would tell me. That goes
Computers are great when they work; expensive boat anchors when they don’t. It’s preparing for those times that they don’t work that we’ll look at today.