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  1. Windows Easy Transfer simplifies the transition from one computer to another. The application locates all of the personal files and settings stored to your PC and condenses them into a single file to be exported to another location. After moving the data to an external drive, run Windows Easy Transfer on your new computer. The program imports, or unpacks, the file and copies all of your information to the appropriate libraries. Instructions 1. Press "Windows-Q" to open Search, type "Easy Transfer" and then select "Windows Easy Transfer" from the results. 2. Enter your admi
  2. As far as your computer is concerned, there’s no difference between a folder named “my stuff” or “My Stuff,” so Windows may not always accept uppercase or lowercase changes to files or folders. Microsoft calls this “prettying the path,” and it takes just a few steps to get around this for an individual file or folder. You can also prevent Windows from ignoring capitalization changes by editing your Registry, but this is recommended only for very advanced users, with prior experience editing a registry. Instructions Single-Item Fixes 1. Right-click on the file or folder you want
  3. The desktop is the mainstay for all users of laptop and desktop computers -- it's the place to store temporary files, post notes and do all the tasks that computer users do. Some people don't mind if their desktop is cluttered with lots of icons, while others feel the need to have a clean slate to work with. If you're having issues with deleted or unwanted items on your desktop -- including links to things you may have downloaded -- it can be frustrating when they won't go away. To fix the problem, start with the simple stuff and then move on to more involved steps for removing those unwanted
  4. Streaming HD video can challenge the capabilities of even the most powerful cutting-edge computer. If you're seeing stuttering and buffering issues when attempting to play a video stream, one or more parts of your system is being pushed too hard and you may find that your CPU usage is extremely high. Before you replace your processor, take a look at how streaming works and why a new CPU may not be the answer. Network Slowdowns · One of the most crucial elements comes into play before the stream even reaches your local PC. It takes a robust network to transfer high definition video d
  5. Browser Issues Some laptop users have found that their fingerprint scanners are not compatible with their preferred browser. In particular, a number of complaints have been raised by users who have found that Google Chrome is not compatible with certain fingerprint-scanning software. Wear and Tear Over time, a scanner will need routine maintenance to continue to work correctly. For example, cords can fray or the reader can accumulate grime. Periodically clean the surface of the reader with an electronics cleaning putty or dry microfiber cloth. User Error One issue that can
  6. Corrupted memory can cause problems for computer users, ranging from sluggish software to operating instability and crashes. While there are utilities that are designed to perform memory tests from within the operating system, these programs can't always detect memory corruption because there are too many programs accessing the memory while the operating system is loading. To receive accurate results when testing for corrupted memory, use a a utility that tests the memory before the operating system boots up. Instructions 1.Burn the memory testing software that you wish to use onto a CD
  7. Sometimes computers can be downright frustrating. When something happens to disrupt your routine, it can put you on edge. However, computers can be fixed and you can go back to being happy! Following some easy steps to troubleshooting a computer can quickly diagnose and potentially solve most problems you are having. 1.Ensure that all plugs and connectors are plugged in on your laptop or desktop computer. Sometimes the problem is as simple as knocking the plug loose in the outlet or jostling your computer's case so that something has become disengaged. 2. Run an anti-virus program ---
  8. Due to their small size and lack of ventilation, laptops tend to overheat more than desktop computers. A noisy cooling fan that runs continuously is one sign that your laptop is overheating. Laptop overheating can also cause a loss of performance, system crashes, and even permanent damage to components. The goal is to make sure your laptop has proper ventilation and is kept as cool as possible. Instructions 1. Always use your laptop on a tray, desktop, or other cool surface. If you use it on your lap, make sure clothes, upholstery or bedding are not blocking the case vents. Blocked vent
  9. The reasons laptop speakers cease functioning can be varied. It may, for example, be the result of a hardware problem, a software problem or user error. If you can determine the cause or nature of the problem, you may be able to fix the issue or bypass the problem altogether by using headphones or external speakers. Identifying the nature of the problem through troubleshooting will likely allow you to avoid unnecessary inconvenience and repair bills. Instructions 1. Turn up the volume level on your computer software and ensure that the computer's audio is not muted. Adjust the vol
  10. Hi there, Still feel boring to clean the Recycle Bin ? Here is a tip to clean Recycle Bin using Wise Disk Cleaner to help you clean it easy. Please do as the following instructions indicated, Run Wise Disk Cleaner/Wise Care 365----Common Cleaner----Useless Files In Computer----click the gray arrow ahead of “Windows System”----find and check the item named "Empty Recycle Bin" Thanks!
  11. File disappearance from a computer’s hard drive is caused by several factors, such as malicious software, physical damage and user error. You can prevent file disappearance through primary, secondary and tertiary prevention methods, such as data backup, running consistent security scans and maintaining the hard drive’s physical integrity. Viruses · Computer viruses, such as Trojan Subseven and Trojan Y3K Rat, alter a hard drive’s directory structure and eliminate a user’s files upon opening. Other viruses, such as file infector and multipartate, overwrite files while maintaining
  12. Windows XP alerts you when disk space reaches a critical level, but you have several options to free up hard drive space. XP includes an built-in utility, called Disk Cleanup, that deletes unnecessary files from the most common locations. More disk space can be gained by deleting files manually or moving them to an external hard drive. Low Disk Space Warning · Windows XP warns you when it detects your computer is running out of disk space. The first warning comes when less than 200 megabytes of space is available: a pop-up window will appear for ten seconds once every session (
  13. When your keyboard produces something like "@#$%^&*!" when you press the number keys, it may seem like your computer has an attitude problem. What's more likely is that you accidentally enabled the Sticky Keys feature in Windows. Sticky Keys allows users with physical limitations to lock the Shift key and other modifier keys so they can complete complicated combos such as Ctrl-Alt-Del by pressing one key at a time. You can usually disable the feature from the keyboard, but in some cases you may have to modify your Windows settings. Instructions 1. Press the "Shift" key twice in a r
  14. When your computer freezes, it's a sign that you might be about to lose your work. This is especially frustrating if you haven't had the chance to save the files you were working with at the time of the freeze, and you also haven't backed up your work on an external device. However, don't give up just yet; instead, try a few troubleshooting steps to try to fix the freezing and avoid having to redo your work Instructions 1. Wait a few minutes for your computer to attempt to recover. Sometimes freezing can be temporary while your computer sorts out a task or ends a process that's causin
  15. Signs that someone has been tampering with your computer could be very subtle. You might have noticed a suspicious program that is suddenly running, weird messages are constantly popping up, or your PC might just not be running as it should. Some tampering may not be detected at all, such as certain keylogger apps that are designed to be running quietly in the background without your notice. A keylogger records everything you type and sends it on to another person, compromising your privacy and security, so the sooner you get rid of it, the better. Secure Your Hardware If you s
  16. If Outlook is managing to send and receive emails but your browser refuses to get online, either your Internet connection isn't strong or stable enough to load full websites or something is blocking your browser while allowing Outlook to operate -- this blockage could be anything from an incorrectly configured firewall to a malfunctioning browser add-on. Check Your Internet Connection · Emails, particularly if they are plain text messages without attachments or images, are small files that can be uploaded or downloaded very quickly. If you have a sluggish Web connection or a co
  17. A 501 is HTTP status code for not implemented. This status code is received when the server does not support the facility required. Web server overload If the server that is handling the web page you're attempting to load is experiencing high traffic or is otherwise overloaded, it may be unable to complete your request and generate this error. If you're experiencing this error on a known good page, try loading the page again in a few minutes. If that is unsuccessful, try loading the page again later that day, or the next day. Web server errors This error can also be encounter
  18. Hi there, If you want to activate Autocomplete in Windows 2000 and later versions, please follow the below steps. 1. Open the Microsoft Windows registry editor by clicking Start, Run, type Regedit and click OK. 2. In the Microsoft Windows registry editor open the below folders. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE Software Microsoft Command Processor 3. In the command processor open the below two registry keys and change their value to 9. CompletionChar PathCompleteChar 4. Once the above steps have been completed close out of the registry editor and open the com
  19. Quickly see past problems encountered by Windows Vista, and any solutions to those problems by clicking Start and typing problem reports and solutions and press enter. In addition to finding solutions to problems, this will also allow you to see a complete history of problems reported on the computer.
  20. Hi there, Still feel bothered by the slower display load time of Windows Explorer? You will get rid of this issue after reading the following tips below. Speed up the display load time of Microsoft Windows Explorer by disabling the feature that allows you to search for network printers and folders. By default each time Windows Explorer is opened it will attempt to locate any network printer or folder on your computer network. If your computer is not on a network or you have no network printers, folders, or shares disable this option by following the below steps. 1. Open Wi
  21. Hi guys, Has you even met 403 Error, and do you know how to fix it? The following are something you can know about it. How You Might See the 403 Error 403 Forbidden error messages are sometimes customized by the websites they appear on but for the most part, you'll see them in one of the following ways: • "403 Forbidden" • "HTTP 403" • "Forbidden: You don't have permission to access [directory] on this server." • "Forbidden" • "Error 403" • "HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden" • "Error 403 - Forbidden" • "HTTP Error 403 - Forbidden" The 403 Forbidden error displ
  22. Hi guys, Here are some tips for Windows 7 below and hopefully you can get help from it. Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts Use the below Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts to make the most of your Windows 7 experience. Windows key and the arrow keys Pressing the Windows key and Left or Right arrow keys will dock the window your viewing to the left or right-hand side of the screen. Pressing the Windows key and the Up arrow will maximize a window and pressing the Windows key and the Down arrow will resize and then minimize the window. Use Shift: To stretch a window vertically,
  23. Hi guys, Many people may don't know how to enter the BIOS or CMOS setup and now we bring the following article to show you. Note: This document doesn't help users who cannot enter BIOS or CMOS setup because of a password. Because of the wide variety of computer and BIOS manufacturers over the evolution of computers, there are numerous ways to enter the BIOS or CMOS Setup. Below is a listing of the majority of these methods as well as other recommendations for entering the BIOS setup. New computers Computers that have been manufactured in the last few years will allow you
  24. Hi GUYS, Below is a list of our top ten Google tricks many people who use Google don't know about. Definitions Pull up the definition of the word by typing define followed by the word you want the definition for. For example, typing: define bravura would display the definition of that word. Local search Visit Google Local enter the area you want to search and the keyword of the place you want to find. For example, typing: restaurant at the above link would display local restaurants. Phone number lookup Enter a full phone number with area code to display the name and address
  25. Different sorts of computer startup problems call for different troubleshooting approaches. Read ahead to find out details about some common startup problems along with the ways to fix them. Most of the complains regarding computer problems pertain to either performance, speed or network issues. However, computer startup issues, though not as ubiquitous as the aforementioned ones, do occur and when they do, they're quite harassing! While issues related to task speed, OS performance and network issues can be troubleshot by following the right instructions, startup issues are a trifle difficult
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