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1. Protect your PC from ESD
Protect your PC from ESD
Computers have a lot of microprocessors in them that are very sensitive to high static voltages. As more manufacturers are able to pack more and more transistors into Processors and other micro-electronics get smaller and smaller there resistance to static is far less. You can easily damage a PC...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:32
2. Windows genuine advantage tool
Windows genuine advantage tool
The windows genuine advantage tool was a program that was first released into service pack 3. The program is an anti-piracy program written by Microsoft that verifies your copy of windows is genuine when it's installed. It doesn't actually do anything in respect to the integrity or security of t...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:32:57
3. CPU sockets
CPU sockets
A CPU socket is the place where the CPU sits and makes connection to the motherboard to function and process tasks. There are loads of different sockets out there today. If you custom build your own PC systems then you know the importance of getting to know the different between the sockets befo...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:33
4. Reinstalling Windows Service Pack 3
Reinstalling Windows Service Pack 3
Service pack 3 is the latest current patch for windows XP machines. The service pack contains all of the previous updates with new features and updates to fix bug issues and patch security flaws. Installing the latest service pack is essential for ensuring that your PC is secure and stable. The...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:37
5. Understanding Bandwidth
Understanding Bandwidth
Bandwidth is a term thats used quite often when referring to network speeds and connectivity. But what exactly is bandwidth and what role does bandwidth play in our computer networks. Bandwidth Is an important factor not only in home networks but for large corporate networks and also very critic...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:37
6. Windows Ports
Windows Ports
A Port in the world of pc's is a virtual connection that is established when two hosts over a network communicate with each other. All ports are different and allow different network protocols and can be blocked or stealth'ed to avoid detection and prevent hacking attacks. Ports are used in tcpi...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:33:30
7. Basic network terminology
Basic network terminology
For anyone who wants to enter the world of IT and computers an employer will expect you to know a bit about PC's and networking before they will consider you for the position. IT is a vast area with so many different roles and skill sets however this doesn't mean its impossible to pickup some ba...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:33:30
8. Installing printers and troubleshooting
Installing printers and troubleshooting
Printers back in the day were not so user friendly, actually speaking truthfully they were quite complicated to setup and often resulted in frustration with most users. You had to configure the port and configure the printer through control panel before you could use it. Today its a lot easier t...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:32:51
9. Different types of virus
Different types of virus
Since the birth of PC's people have tried to find different ways to protect against viruses, but the virus programmers have also sought to find new ways to overcome detection and spread further into a given network. Viruses are prone to attack and target the operating systems that are most comm...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:32:56
10. Disable unnecessary Windows Services
Disable unnecessary Windows Services
There are many windows services that provide functionality to Windows and allow programs to run. Overtime and when installing new programs the services may become overcrowded and need manual intervention to improve PC performance. Actually disabling some of these services can prove useful if you ...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:35:15
11. Manually removing a virus infection
Manually removing a virus infection
Viruses are a pain, a real nightmare, they cause disruption, prevent computers from functioning as they should and wreak havoc over large scale networks and WANs. Viruses are computer programs that are written by 3rd party individual, theres no such thing as a good virus, all of them are bad. A...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:31:23
12. What is a Computer BIOS
What is a Computer BIOS
Each time your PC is turned on it has to rediscover its self and run a quick self test. Every PC does this and its a routine operation. When your PC runs the self test it checks various parts of the system such as memory, power supply, keyboard and other vital system devices. This test is mandat...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:40:50
13. Surge protection
Surge protection
Surge protection is a way which we can help to suppress surges in the electrical wiring to prevent damage to our appliances and IT equipment. Surge protection was invented in the 1950s and its widely used today. Surges are common in workplace environments where heavy machinery is used bit they c...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:37
14. Passwords
Any IT administrator will know the importance of passwords and keeping your password secure. A password gives a user access to a system or resource, while disallowing other users to maintain control and privacy on your network. In practice nobody should share passwords but in reality this does h...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:42:20
15. Novelty USB Drives
Novelty USB Drives
Since the launch of the USB flash drive there has been a novelty of designs available on the market. From the simple elegant design to the out right bizarre, here i have compiled a compilation of drives. Have Fun!
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:41:59
16. Windows Firewall
Windows Firewall
The windows firewall was a feature that was built into windows in an attempt to make the operating system more secure and stop exploits from hijacking the system. There are both good and bad points about using and not using the windows firewall.
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:42:24
17. 3G dongles and Mobile data
3G dongles and Mobile data
3G refers to the 3rd generation mobile network which offers faster speeds that the previous 2G and networks. 3G allows mobile users on the go to access data faster and do more while being mobile. People can use the 3G network using there phone, Ipad, or they can purchase a USB dongle which will ...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:31:34
18. Checklist for reinstalling Windows
Checklist for reinstalling Windows
is a big job to undergo, however if you find yourself in a situation where system restore doesn't work, your recovery disks are shot and your operating system just wont wont you only have this option left. Speaking from personal experience its easy to forget to backup or note down the configurat...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:32:25
19. Ethernet Over Mains
Ethernet Over Mains
Ethernet over mains or powerline networking as its referred to today is a way in which you can network several PCs together by using the electrical cables used to deliver power as antennas to transmit data between two devices. This new invention has made networking in homes easier where you have ...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:33:00
20. Capacitors
A capacitor is an electronic component that stores energy and releases it when necessary. Capacitors are used in lots of electronic and computer parts. There on motherboards and hard drives, in monitors and power supplies, mouse and keyboards. Capacitors also come in many different shapes and s...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:41:59
21. Troubleshooting fax machines
Troubleshooting fax machines
Fax machines are fragile pieces of equipment that contain many sensors moving parts rollers and electronics. Most of the common issues with fax machines resolve around paper jams and color quality. Resisting the temptation to kick the fax machine is sometimes hard however there are many other s...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:40:48
22. Corrupt windows profile
Corrupt windows profile
It's an inevitable fact that at some point you're going to experience some sort of data corruption. Wither this be with your files or to your profile it can cause a lot of stress especially if you don't know how to fix and repair it. Data profiles are unique, there personal, made personal by you...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:40:48
23. Pc cooling
Pc cooling
When it comes to PC's cooling is a big issue. There are various components in your PC that need to be kept cool in order to function correctly. Electronics generate heat as a byproduct, older motherboards and PC's didn't require as much cooling as todays PC's do. As the technology is faster and ...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:42:24
24. Installing a new HDD in windows
Installing a new HDD in windows
Installing a new hard drive is quite a useful skill to have. If you know how to do this then you can easily add more storage to your computer. Storage is always on the increase with drives getting bigger and users eating through more Gigs of data, knowing how to upgrade your hard drive is a cruc...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:31:23
25. Portable Hard drives
Portable Hard drives
Portable media is everywhere, usb sticks, sd cards and external hard drives are amongst the most popular. Portable usb sticks and sd cards are good but they have a size limitation and are not big enough to transport large volumes of data, therefore portable hard drives are one of the most popula...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:37
26. 4 common PC Problems
4 common PC Problems
PC problems can crop up at any time. There are hundreds of problems that can happen to your PC. It could be today, tomorrow, next week or next year, but at some point you may have issues. Thankfully problems today are rare and don't often occur. PC's and manufacturing techniques have become more...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:36:15
27. Top tips to keep your PC running smoothly
Top tips to keep your PC running smoothly
Keeping your computer running smoothly is a challenge today with so many new updates and programs on the market, unless you know how to maintain your computers it can become a challenge and slow your system down overtime. PC maintenance is easy and just like any job if you keep on top of it, the...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:42:24
28. VDSL
VDSL is the next generation of high speed broadband. VDSL stands for very high bit rate digital subscriber line and it combines both fiber and twisted pair cables to a premises. The old standard ADSL used copper cables which spanned the length between the property and the telephone exchange, the...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:41:59
29. Is mobile banking safe
Is mobile banking safe
As more and more devices today become WIFI enabled more and more people are turning to online banking as a way to keep track of there finances on the go. Mobile banking has its advantages as well as being convenient, the ability to check your balance while your out and about has attracted many p...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:36:13
30. Protecting Your IT infrastructure
Protecting Your IT infrastructure
Today in most big businesses the core of there infrastructure is there IT computer systems. A lot of businesses depend on IT technologies to deliver goods are services to customers faster, with more efficiency and accuracy. Its true that IT and computers have changed the face of the industry and...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:31:39
31. Windows pagefile
Windows pagefile
The pagefile is a large file that is located on the primary drive of the system. Its used to swap programs and data in and out of the RAM. This feature was developed a few years back to stop PC's running out of memory and crashing. That was back in the day when 256MB of ram was considered a lot,...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:33:00
32. Improving your adsl connection
Improving your adsl connection
ADSL is a term used when referring to the technology used to join your home to the local telephone exchange. Adsl stands for asynchronous digital subscriber line and it works to provide high speed data to homes over a short geographical distance.its important to remember that while you can increa...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:36:12
33. Upgrading firmware
Upgrading firmware
Firmware is the code behind hardware that makes the device work. Its an instruction set with a series of commands that provides a working platform of instructions to give your hardware life. Firmware is no different to the programming code that makes your alarm clock work, or your coffee machine...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:33:00
34. Basic router settings
Basic router settings
Routers are physical devices that are used to route traffic between hosts on a computer network. In practice they are used to attach computers to a local area network (LAN) and interact with a wide area network (WAN) wan such as the Internet. Configuring them is simple but since settings and lay...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:34:40
35. Quick Launch folder on 7
Quick Launch folder on 7
The quick launch bar was a feature that was first introduced on Windows 98. It was an area next to the start menu that held all of the users shortcuts. What really made this convenient was that only a single mouse click was needed to launch the program, and not only this but you can add any short...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:40:50
36. Troubleshooting hardware and software installs
Troubleshooting hardware and software installs
There's nothing quite more frustrating than when you purchase a new piece of hardware of software and it fails to work properly or just won't install. Technical support is closed and the vendor insists that there's nothing wrong with the product and directs you to there tech support. Fortunately...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:40:50
37. PC Security
PC Security
When it comes down to PC security you can never be. Too careful, just as we lock our doors and have alarms installed in our homes why should we let our defenses down in the virtual world PC security should be at the forefront of the mind of every user. Having suitable protection installed will e...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:42:03
38. Virus Protection
Virus Protection
The main point that I want to cover here is how to check if your anti virus software is running on your PC. This is actually quite a common issue that most users overlook and forget about from time to time. How often do we stop to think, is my anti virus up to date or is it still running when us...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:36:15
39. Replacing your computers PSU
Replacing your computers PSU
The PSU unit in your computer is one of the major components that provides power to your motherboard, hard drives and other peripherals. Without this component your PC just won't start. Most PSU's are built to last years and do, but from time to time these components do fail due to the stresses t...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:36:15
40. Pc maintenance checks
Pc maintenance checks
Your PC is quite a robust and reliable system. Although PC's do have a lifespan of a few years if not more doing some basic checks from time to time will help to keep your PC running in tip top shape. Your PC is similar to a car and regular maintenance will ensure that it runs smoothly for years...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:40:52
41. How to speed up google chrome
How to speed up google chrome
Google Chrome is an easy to use, user friendly browser that is ideal for the novice user. Not only has it been specifically developed over the years to suit user needs with widgets and plug-ins to make the browsing experience easier, more enjoyable and interpret problems but its also automaticall...
Computers & Electronics - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:36:15
42. SD Cards
SD Cards
SD cards are used widely by computer users and digital camera users. There are a handy piece of technology that allows you to carry gigabytes of data around in your pocket. The chip that stores the data is usually no bigger than your finger nail. Small, compact, fast, and reliable are the words ...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 20:32:25
43. Avoiding and preventing a dirty drive
Avoiding and preventing a dirty drive
Ok Well im sure most of you are asking the question, whats a dirty drive??? A Dirty drive is defined when a system doesn't shutdown correctly and files are left unwritten to the drive. Sometimes you can get away with this with out causing damage and corruption to your system however repeat unexp...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:35:15
44. Help ive been dos attacked
Help ive been dos attacked
The work DOS attack might strike fear into the heart of others but its a fairly easy attack to recover from. It stands for denial of service and it basically involves sending a large amount of requests to a server or network device. The attacker will send so much traffic to the device that it wil...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:33:00
45. Diagnosing memory faults
Diagnosing memory faults
Memory fails can be quite complex to diagnose, sometimes windows can pickup on these and identify the problem however what if your PC doesn't even turn on. Memory is needed to do everything on your PC, even before windows is first turned on the Basic Input Output system (BIOS) uses a portion of t...
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:32:14
46. Types of Internet connection
Types of Internet connection
Since the birth of the Internet there has always been an interest to how we can make our Internet connection faster. Its only human to want the biggest, the fastest, the top of the range but you need to know a bit about the technology to understand what speeds each technology can provide.
Computers & Electronics - Sun, 14 Sep 2014 17:33:34

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