OK, you made that New Year’s resolution to back up and so far you are following through. But there is one thing about backups that doesn’t get mentioned often enough. The whole point of a backup is to be able to restore it if something happens to your system. That’s why backups have to be [...]
I just installed a fresh version of Windows 7 on a clean system. The installation disk came with service pack 1 and was the newest available. Nonetheless, after installation I still had to download 103 updates labeled important and with a total size of 316.6 MB. As so often happens, 2 of the 103 updates [...]
PC users love keyboard shortcuts. They help make using a computer easier and faster. In fact, there are thousands of them so, unless you have an extraordinary memory, you have to pick and choose those that suit your own personal way of using a computer. To help you find some that appeal to you, here [...]
I’ve said more than once that Windows is too complicated for general use by normal people. This contention is confirmed in spades by a recent post from Mark Russinovich, who is one of the world’s leading Windows experts. In fact, he may be the leading expert. But guess what? When he went to fix a [...]
The latest data from NetMarketShare on what operating systems are being used shows Windows XP has slipped some but is still on nearly half of computers surveyed. The graphic below shows the numbers:
The firewall in Windows 7 is a lot more powerful and versatile than the one in Windows XP. It has a lot of settings to help keep your PC safe from Internet intruders and malware. Read about it at this article I have written.
There’s been a lot of noise about Windows 8 lately but Windows 7 is likely to be the best and newest Microsoft operating system for quite a while. Many people are still using Windows XP but, if you are one of those thinking about upgrading to Windows 7, go to this link to learn what’s [...]