Use a flash drive to give your PC a quick boost of energy

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Sometimes you might be in a situation where you need to give your computer a quick boost of RAM (memory) in order for it to be able to handle an extra load.  Maybe you’re working on an older computer, and you have Word, Chrome, Photoshop and maybe a few other programs all running at the [...] Read more »

Is Windows XP support ending or not?

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Not long ago, I posted about how Windows XP was going to be dangerous to use after April 8, 2014 because Microsoft was ending support for it.  So any new security holes that were discovered would not be patched up after that date.  Recently Microsoft announced that, since 95% of the world’s ATM machines are [...] Read more »

How to skip the “Safely Remove Hardware” USB process

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One thing that is kind of inconvenient about Windows is the process of removing a flash drive, portable drive or external hard drive from a USB port.  Can’t just yank it out – no way – that would be too easy!  Instead, you have to find the icon in the System Tray, click it, choose [...] Read more »

Why Windows XP will be dangerous to use

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“So Microsoft won’t send out XP updates any more, what’s the big deal?” “My XP computer works fine – I’m going to use it until it dies!” “They’re not going to force me to upgrade!”   Those are some of the reactions that computer users have had, when advised that they will need to [...] Read more »

Installing sketchy software? Create a restore point first

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No matter how careful you normally are with your computer, there are probably some times when you kind of push the limits of “safe” usage.  I do this sometimes too.  I’m talking specifically about installing software that you aren’t 100% sure is safe.  This could mean a program that you discovered on a Google search [...] Read more »

How to show 2 more clocks in other time zones

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Do you find yourself needing/wanting to always know what time it is in a time zone other than your own?  Here’s how to always display that on your Windows computer.  With this procedure, you can display your OWN time zone as you probably already do, plus you can display one or two OTHER time zones [...] Read more »

How to create an amazing God Mode folder in Windows

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When I came across this recently, I only had one question: How have I not known about this already?  I will admit this is not necessarily something that every computer user will want to use all the time, but if you like being in full control of your Windows computer, I think you’ll love this [...] Read more »

Send a Gmail email by mistake? Quick, grab it back!

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Have you ever had that sick feeling, right after you click the “Send” button on an email… when you immediately wish you had not sent that message?  It might be an angry or impulsive response to your boss, your spouse, or a friend – but as soon as you sent it, you wish you could [...] Read more »

How to make sure your Windows search includes your Outlook emails

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Recently I was dealing with a client of mine that owns a small business (actually it’s not all that small, as he does several million dollars in business each year).  Charles was getting frustrated with his computer because it wouldn’t do what he wanted it to do.  What made the situation even more maddening for [...] Read more »

How to move your Windows taskbar to any edge of the screen

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Sometimes I’ll be at the home or business of a client, checking out a problem on their Windows computer, and I’ll notice that their taskbar is positioned on the top edge of the screen, or on the left or right side.  Since the taskbar is normally on the bottom edge of the screen, I have [...] Read more »

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