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Learning how to use a computer

I'm having a hard time learning how to use a computer, people are usually to busy, or simply do not have the patience to teach me how.

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Re: learning how to use a computer

The way I learned how to use a pc is just playing around with it. Clicking on stuff and memorizing what the result is, is the best way to learn.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

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Aug 11, 2013 | PC Desktops


How to Perform a Defragmentation of your Hard drive, to increase performance!!!

When you install a program on to your computer's hard drive it just simply does so in the quickest way possible. Meaning it will install a program in the first available space that it can find, usually many different places, therefore resulting in what is known as fragments.

These fragments are often far appart causing your computer to become slugish as it has to find the fragments that it needs, to perform the task at hand.

You can therefore make your computer more responsive by arranging these fragments into contiguous pieces of information. In other words all information relating to a program is together in one piece making it quicker to read by your computer system.
This is done with the help of a program called Disk Defragmenter.

Follow these steps;
1.)Double Click My Computer
2.)Right Click the hard drive that is your system drive, usually drive C:
3.)Select Properties
4.)Select the Tools Tab on the top of the box.
5.)Under the Defragmentation heading click Defragment Now...
6.)Disk Defragmenter Now appears.
7.)Select the system disk again usually drive C: (The one with Windows installed on it.)
8.)Now click the Defragment button.

It will take a number of hours to complete, so only perform this when you have the time for it to finish.

The bigger your hard drive the longer it will take.
The benifit of this session is that it makes the computer operate more effieciently and will become more responsive.

The Disk Defragmenter is performed at about once a month, to maintain a good system.

Enjoy the extra performance!

on Jan 16, 2011 | PC Desktops


How to convert PowerPoint to PDF well

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I have a hard time installing AVAST free anti virus download because I am a beginner, can you teach me how to download it safely my PC has no virus protection up to now. Thank you for your assistance.

you dont want avast, it has horrible reviews, besides later on it will slow your computer, and eventually deem itself as a virus, most people dont need virus protection unless they are constantly downloading from shady websites

Sep 19, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Facebook wont come on from school due to filters. How do i get pass it?

If the school has filtered out Facebook, it's their computer and they have done this for good reason.
If you need to get on Facebook, use your own computer or a friend's computer away from school. This site is not in the business of teaching people how to get around corporate firewalls. Sorry

Jul 17, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I have an old hp desktop 8570c. I tried using a product called a "Tornado" to transfer files to another computer. It didn't work. Now when I plug in my computer (hp 8570C), it simply runs with the busy...

please press the start button and after that press F10 key for boot in to safe mode, after your pc will me boot in safe mode at that time u"ll remove your "Tornado" from add remove programms.

Feb 02, 2010 | PC Desktops

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I want to learn how to use or operate acomputer
This link well take you to a site that teaches you all about computers.

Jan 05, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Problem with hard-drive

Stand-by is sometimes in a deeper sleep than desired. Suggest that U disable the hd hibernation. HP is one of the many brands that have trouble with hd hiberation. The hd will always spin-down after delay when not being addressed. U don't save anything going to hibernation. If U leave Ur system on all the time, U need to shut-down and blow or **** the dirt out of the case every coupla months. The dirt will cause over heating and can create problems with the wakeup from hibernation.

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Scaleo 600

Are you still having the same problem?

On a computer an amber light is usually a "busy" light from when the hard drive is being accessed.

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