Archives for October 2014

Do-It-Yourself Fixes to Common Computer Problems/Issues

Do-It-Yourself Fixes to Common Computer Problems/Issues

By the End of This Tutorial. You’ll Be Able To:

Ø Figure out what to do in a crisis (and what not to do)

Ø Sniff out the cause of a problem

Ø Make sense out of at least five DOS error messages

Ø Bring your mouse pointer out of hiding

Ø Get your keyboard back to normal when it flips out

Computers are fickle. You might use your computer all week without a problem. Then, on Friday, you try to run a program you’ve been using all week, and the following message appears on-screen: [Read more…]

Optimizing Your Computer’s Performance

Optimizing Your Computer’s Performance

By the End of This Tutorial, You’ll Be Able To:

Ø Remove programs from your hard drive

Ø Remove Windows features that you don’t use

Ø Double your hard disk storage for free

Ø Give your programs more memory without installing more RAM

Ø Make your CD-ROM drive run faster in Windows 95

Your computer is like a car. You might be able to use it without ever tuning it up or changing the oil, but it probably won’t last as long or run as well. In this tutorial, you will learn some basic computer maintenance that will help keep your computer running trouble-free and at peak performance. [Read more…]

Computer – Buying And Setting Up A PC / Laptop

Buying and Setting Up a Computer

By the End of This Tutorial, You’ll Be Able To:

Ø Buy a computer that won’t be obsolete in a year

Ø Pick the fastest and the most affordable chip

Ø Get a hard disk drive that’s big enough…and fast enough

Ø Connect all the computer parts without blowing up anything

If you already bought your dream computer, reading this tutorial may be hazardous to your mental health. You may find out that the computer you have is already obsolete (I know mine is). Maybe you should have gotten 16 megabytes of RAM instead of 8. Maybe the slimline (space-saving) case wasn’t the best choice, and you really should have considered buying a 64-bit graphics accelerator card (whatever that is). All these doubts and second-guesses can only make you bitter (and broke), so just Optimizing Your Computer’s Performance
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Doing the Internet Shuffle

Doing the Internet Shuffle

By the End of This Tutorial. You’ll Be Able To;

Ø Describe the Internet in 25 words or less

Ø Name three ways you can connect to the Internet

Ø Poke around in computers all over the world

Ø View pictures, movies, and sounds

Ø Write a complete sentence using only Internet acronyms

Unless you’ve set up permanent residence in the New York subway, you’ve probably heard the terms “Internet” and “information superhighway.” The Internet is a massive computer network connecting thousands of computers all over the world, including computers at universities, libraries, businesses, government agencies, and research facilities. [Read more…]