Computers

Five Steps to Buying a Computer

If it's your first time buying a computer and stepping onto the computer field, finding a new upgrade from your old one, or just want another PC then this guide is great for you! Many people see buying a new piece of technology they have no knowledge about scary, especially a computer. There are so many things to take into consideration! When first heading into a PC store down the street you may get completely confusing terms by a salesperson. How much ram do you need? How much hard drive...
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The difference between DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW explained

There's DVD+R, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, and even DVD-ROM! So what's the difference between all of these different names, aren't all DVDs the same? Well, it's not quite that simple.

Let's first start with the most obvious difference: some have R and some have RW. The "R" stands for readable, while the "W" stands for writeable.

The main difference between DVD-R and DVD-RW, or DVD+R and DVD+RW is that the R disc formats can only be written to once, and then it is only readable and can’t be...
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How to Keep Your Ink Catridges Good after Removing from Printer

Keeping your ink cartridges good and usable after you have removed them from your printer is possible. The following instructions will explain how best to achieve this.

Steps
After you are completed your printing tasks, take out the cartridge(s).Wrap them in plastic wrap. Make sure it is on it tight, so that not much air can get through. It is the air that makes the cartridge dry out.Store in a cool, dark place.When you are ready to use the cartridge again, just take it out. Be careful, there...
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Change Text on XP Start Button

Step 1 - Modify Explorer.exe File

In order to make the changes, the file explorer.exe located at C:\Windows needs to be edited. Since explorer.exe is a binary file it requires a special editor. For purposes of this article I have used Resource Hacker. Resource HackerTM is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on...
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Caught A Virus

If you've let your guard down--or even if you haven't--it can be hard to tell if your PC is infected. Here's what to do if you suspect the worst.


Heard this one before? You must run antivirus software and keep it up to date or else your PC will get infected, you'll lose all your data, and you'll incur the wrath of every e-mail buddy you unknowingly infect because of your carelessness.

You know they're right. Yet for one reason or another, you're not running...
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