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10 Ways to Kill a Laptop

  1 Drop it. Inside most laptops is a rotating hard disc, it spins at 7500 revolutions per minute, that is incredibly fast and it is writing and reading information on finely spaced tracks. If you drop a laptop you … Continue reading

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PC behaving badly

It could be malicious software http://t.co/4Tt6BspK8T

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Is your fan working hard?

It could be your cooler is clogged – this one was, but after a quick clean all was restored to peace and quiet.

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Windows 9 is coming

Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users, and yes it will have a Start button.

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How to deal with fraudulent emails

Good advice from BT http://home.bt.com/techgadgets/internet/how-to-deal-with-fraudulent-emails-11363932621450

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Saving Pages docs as Word docs

Pages – the built in word-processor on Macs and iPads is a great application, so too is Word on a PC. But its no good composing your school newsletter, poster for your local band or anything else in Pages if … Continue reading

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Attachments by Gmail

Using Gmail its even easier to send a picture or a link. Or you can send several – its just drag and drop. Click on “Compose” put in an address and drop the files or links you want to send. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus and XP

I used to promote this free antivirus and I still do for Windows Vista and more recent versions of Windows, but for XP Microsoft are using it to make life uncomfortable for XP users. Slowing the machine and popping up … Continue reading

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Change your Windows 7 password

Watch this video from Microsoft. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-change-password-hint#1TC=windows-7 There’s also a simpler way but you can’t change your password hint. This one also works in Windows 8. Hit Crtl , Alt and Del – you’ll see.

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Dirty Dell

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