Windows 8 – Change Startup Programs

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To change the startup programs in Windows XP and Windows 7, you had to open the System Configuration utility by clicking on Start, then typing in MSCONFIG. Clicking on the Startup tab showed you all of the startup items and you simply unchecked the ones you didn’t want to load when Windows boots. In Windows […]

5 Ways to Secure Your Data and Information

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As more and more of your data is stored digitally on computers and servers all over the world, the more important it is to keep as much of that data locked down. Hackers are stealing credit card numbers and bank account numbers on a daily basis and stealing someone’s identity is about as easy as […]

How to Delete Messages on Facebook for Good

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Hmm, so you sent an inappropriate message to someone on Facebook two years ago and now it’s coming back to haunt you? Well, that’s Facebook! They will keep every last detail you ever click on or type into their website. Since the launch of messages on Facebook, you can view your chat/message history all the […]

Troubleshoot Adobe Flash Player Has Stopped Working

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Upon upgrading to the latest version of Adobe Flash Player on my windows computer, Flash Player has been crashing randomly, but more so when I use a web browser. Each time it crashes, an error prompt appears with an Adobe Flash Player has stopped working message. This is quite annoying, but it’s not too difficult to […]

Use Windows Defender Offline Tool to Fix an Infected PC

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I had a client the other day whose PC was practically dead because they clicked on one of those pop up ads while on some sketchy website. Something got downloaded and their computer was infected with malware and wouldn’t load properly. When trying to log into Windows, they kept getting some error like the one […]

Fix Delay When Typing in Windows

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I recently ran into a very annoying problem while using Microsoft Word on my Windows machine. Firstly, it’s a fairly fast machine and so I kind of knew it was not a hardware issue when I saw there was a delay between typing characters on the keyboard and the characters showing up on the screen. Sometimes […]

Enhance Windows Right-Click Function

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The right-click mouse function offers a ton of convenience, and we often use right-click for several tasks; but because this is such a core feature of Windows, we often overlook how much simpler this function makes everyday tasks. This is not the easy button, this is the easy button. The right-click or secondary click option […]

Automatically Activate Windows 7 and Microsoft Office From a Clean Install

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The Windows activation process is usually quite simple… with the first Windows activation. Simply enter your product activation key, let Windows register the key, and you’re set to go. However, if you reinstall Windows several times… subsequent Windows activations can be a pain in the ***. In today’s post, we will review how you can […]

Build Your Own Personal Cloud Storage Server

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We commonly post about Dropbox and other popular cloud services which seem to be all the hype as of recently. This is quite understandable, as cloud services are undeniably convenient. Not only do they allow us to push our favorite content to the multiple devices that we use, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets, but […]

What Type of Data Do Websites Collect About You

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Since the birth of the internet, website analytics and tracking software has constantly evolved and gotten more complex. Used mainly for business and marketing, most data collection software can account various details about a visitor whenever the website is visited. In today’s post, we will review some common items that many of the net’s most […]