ou’ve downloaded 4 utilities that can save your bacon when your computer starts acting up. As discussed in previous posts, malware can create havoc on your computer, make you believe in hardware failures, or silently steal your information, or use your computer as their host for sending spam mails to your contacts, or more. When your computer starts acting up … Read More
Prepare before stuff hits the fan (3) Create a Sytems Restore point...
reate a restore point. Get prepared for mayhem—malware invasions, incomplete software installations, or software conflicts, hardware incompatibilities—when your computer is healthy and runs like a dream. A restore point is like a Windows ‘undo’. You can restore your computer to the moment you created that restore point, meaning that everything that happened or was installed after that restore point will … Read More
Trojans can kill your internet connection! (2) Now's the time for that Recover Disk!
ere is a question for you: Did you create a recovery disk set as you were prompted to do when you got your computer? If you did, congratulations, you are computer savvy. If you didn’t, be grateful that the factory settings, which include the operating system, are hidden in a protected section of the hard disk that you cannot delete. … Read More
Essential keyboard shortcuts Use your keyboard like a pro...
wrote about some essential keyboard shortcuts in an earlier post, but perhaps it’s time for a refresher and some additions. Some of these shortcuts won’t apply if your computer is configured to open files with one click of your mouse. What would we do without UNDO? [Ctrl] + [z] = UNDO the mistake you just made. In a program that … Read More
I spilled water onto my notebook computer Don't panic, learn what to do!
esterday knocked an open bottle of water and managed to grab it before the whole thing spilled into my NEW VAIO notebook computer. But a good splash landed on parts of the keyboard anyway. The computer was running. I grabbed a paper towel and tried to sop up some of the water very gently from the keys, powered down, unplugged … Read More