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OK. What do you have and what do want to update? Hard drive? Memory? Video? etc.. Let me know and and I will help.

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Can i ask where to find my drivers?


Right click on My Computer > Click Properties > On the System Properities menu click on the Hardware tab > Click Device manager > Expand the menu Sound, Video and game controllers find your sound device that has a yellow exclamation mark against it.

Right click and click update drivers. Follw the onscreen prompts toupdate the device driver.

If that fails, download them from here

http://driverscollection.com/?H=K7VMM%2B&By=ECS%20(Elitegroup) choosing the relevant operating system you have installed

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Connect your home computer from Remote location.


Using the Remote Desktop feature, you can connect your home computer (host) from any other remote computer (client) and can access all computer resources (installed programs, data and any network resources).
You can run any computer application on the remote computer as you were running actually sitting in front of home computer.
Follow the given steps to configure your computer to connect remote computer: To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.

-To perform this task, first make sure your both computers are connected to the internet.
-First you have to configure the host computer that allows the users to connect it remotely. On the host computer, right click on "My computer" and click on Properties option.Under the Remote tab, select the option "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer" and click Ok button.
-Now get the IP address of host computer (type the "ipconfig /all" on the command prompt of host computer to find IP address).
-Now make a connection on remote or client computer, click on Start button, go to All Programs> Accessories, and Communications, then click on Remote Desktop Connection, option. A Remote Desktop Connection, dialog box will appear.Click on Options button for detail configuration, under the General tab, type the IP address of host computer in the Computer box and also type username and password of host computer then click on Connect button to make a connection to remote computer.
-If your username and password is correct then a remote desktop windows will appear.

Good luck.

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How Often should i clean my pc?



Where is computer located? In a home environment In a clean office environment In construction / industry environment In school environment Computer environment Have cat / dog in same building as computer Smoke in same building as computer Smoke next to computer Computer is on floor Room that the computer is in has carpet Eat and/or drink by computer Who uses it? Adult (18 and older) Young adults (ages 10-18) use computer Pre-teen (younger than 10) use computer More than one person uses computer
Based off what has been checked above you should be cleaning your computer every months.

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The most important activity that you as a computer user can do is to keep your computer as clean as possible. Your system's user guide is the best source to find specific information about how to clean your system's outer components; but here are some basic tips you should always follow.
Computers are an everyday part of life in the modern world. However, computers require special attention and care in order for them to function properly and to operate safely. Here are some basic guidelines to help you maintain your computer equipment and to keep your equipment functioning for a long time. After all, keeping your equipment running will save you money.
Prevention to be taken on your computer
  • Keep computer equipment away from direct sunlight to prevent overheating.
  • Keep computer equipment away from direct exposure to water or humidity to prevent damage.
  • Keep computer equipment in a clean and dust free area.
  • Always use surge protectors to prevent electrical surge damage to your system.
  • Place an anti-static mat in the area where you are operating your computer to eliminate or prevent anti-static damage to your system.
  • Have your system's interior cleaned at least once every year to keep it running smoothly and to protect your investment.
Things to be cautioned about while operating your computer.
  1. NEVER eat or drink while operating your computer. Food crumbs can easily damage your computer.
  2. NEVER place an open container containing water on or near your computer to avoid electrical shock.
  3. NEVER use your computer's keyboard with dirty or sticky hands.
  4. NEVER allow your pets near your computer. Dust and hairballs can accumulate inside the computer's case and cause your system to overheat.
  5. YOU SHOULD NEVER spray any type of cleaner into your computer's air vents or you could damage your system.

Computer maintenance
Basic computer maintenance should be part of your regular routine. Keeping your computer dust and dirt free, will guarantee that your computer will last and will give you years of reliable performance. Please consult your user's guide for more specific maintenance practices and intervals.
How to clean your computer system
Computer systems require cleaning of internal parts especially when used outside of a clean environment. However, only an authorized technician should open the computer case and clean sensitive electronic components. Consult your user guide to determine the best interval for internal cleaning and take your computer to a certified technician.
Monitor screen
Your computer monitor is likely to be the component that will require the most attention, because computer monitors tend to get dirty from regular use and from dust. To clean your computer monitor or LCD, you can use special chemicals design to clean computer monitors without damaging them.
To clean your computer's screen you can use OPTECH CTR Screen Care. This special cleaner is an anti-static cleaner and coating which safely removes fingerprints and smudges from computer display screens. This cleaner also leaves the surface treated with an invisible dust repellent film, which contains an optical ingredient which fills-in minute scratches eliminating surface distortion and reducing eye fatigue.
How to apply a computer screen cleaner
First, NEVER spray the cleaner directly onto your computer. Instead, spray a lint-free cloth lightly with the computer screen cleaner, and then clean your screen. Be sure to hold the cloth away from your computer when spraying the cleaner to the cloth.
Keyboard maintenance
Dirt and other debris can fall or accumulate between the keys and cause damage or prevent the keys from functioning properly. To clean your computer's keyboard you must use either canned air/gas or a small computer-specific vacuum cleaner. NEVER apply any cleaner or liquid directly to your keyboard. If the keys are dirty, use a lint-free cloth that has been sprayed with computer cleaner to lightly and carefully clean your computer's keyboard. DO NOT clean your computer while the computer is operating, and avoid using your computer till the cleaner has dissipated to avoid possible damage to your equipment. Consult your user's guide for precise instructions on your particular machine.
Case/Tower maintenance
Your computer case will require maintenance. You should remove dust and grime from your computer's air vents and your computer's case. ALWAYS use canned air/gas to clean your computer's vents or air intakes. Canned air/gas cleaners are idea for cleaning air vents, keyboards, disk drives and computer case crevices. The exterior of your computer's case can be cleaned with a lint-free cloth sprayed with an anti-static computer cleaner. When in doubt about how to clean your computer system, ALWAYS consult your user manual or call your system's technical support department.
Safe and clean computing will save you money!
Following these basic computer care guidelines should help you to take good care of your computer system, and keep it running for years. Preventive maintenance will keep your system from having problems and will save you money in the long run. For specific questions about your particular system, you should ALWAYS check your user guide or contact technical support.

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Computer repair includes software and hardware repair. Hardware repair is needed when any part of the computer is not functioning as expected. Software repair is required when any software program is not executing properly.

Need of computer repair

Computer repair is needed for making your computer function properly. Your computer will function properly if all its parts are working properly. Some of the issues for which you require computer repair are as follows:

• Computer automatically shuts down
• Computer takes much time in launching applications
• Computer system crashes or locks up
• Blue screen error
• Computer makes beeping sound when switched on

The reason for most of the computer issues is the lack of maintenance. For maintaining your computer and optimizing its performance, you have to update software regularly, clean registry, empty cache files and many others.

In case, you have the knowledge about how to repair your computer, you can perform it yourself. But if you do not have any knowledge in this field, then you can contact a computer support technician.

Computer repair technician is a person who will repair your computer either through online or on-site. Online computer repair is preferred in case your computer needs software repair. If you want to go for online computer repair, all you need to have is an Internet connection. Online computer repair saves your from the pain of taking your computer to some technical services center or inviting some technician at your own residence.

These days most of the companies offering online computer repair adopt the method of remote desktop connection. Technician will access your computer with the use of software made for remote desktop connection. But you have to give him permission for doing so. After getting permission, he will diagnose your problem and after that resolve it. Technician will install, reinstall or uninstall any software, or modify some of the settings for resolving issues.

In case of hardware repair, you have to call a technician in your premises. Technician will diagnose all of your peripheral devices, in case of any faulty one, he will replace that one. He will also update drivers of peripheral devices.

So, it can be said that computer repair is required when your computer is not functioning as expected.

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advertisements are annoying to all of us. They do create revenue for sites, but most of the time ,they are of little importance to the user and all they do is nibble away at your bandwidth. Sometimes, they can show inappropriate content as well. We are going to look at ways to disable or at least hide the ads off the screen with pretty much any of the most used browsers.Ad Blocking In Firefox
Ads come in all forms and pop ups are one of the most annoying ways of which ads make their way on to the screen. Firefox, like most other browsers today, stops pop ups from appearing on the screen.
For blocking of advertisements, there is an extremely useful and well known add-on called Adblock Plus. Get it fromhttp://adblockplus.org/en/. Click on the Installation link to go to that page to download the add-on. You have to click on the Allow button on the right top of the Firefox window to permit the add-on to be downloaded and installed. Restart Firefox.
Once Firefox starts, choose Tools > Add-ons. Click on Options for the Ad block Plus add-on. Click on Filter > Add filter subscription.Use the drop down for Subscription title and choose the lists you want to add and click OK. Follow the steps to add additional subscriptions.Once added, click on Filters > Update all subscriptions. Click OK.
Ads should now be blocked by Firefox, and even if you do find some adsthat do make their way through the filters, right click on the image ofthe ad and click Adblock image…
Flash elements can also be disabled by using the Flashblock add-on forFirefox. This can be downloaded and installed from http://flashblock.mozdev.org. Flash elements will only work when you click on them.

Ad Blocking In Opera
Opera has a built in popup blocker and an ad blocking feature as well.Using the ad blocker is as simple as downloading a text file andputting in the right folder. Opera’s ad blocking works by referring toa file called urlfilter.ini. There are many users who keep regularlymaintained lists of ad hosts and domains.
One of the most famous one and most used ones is Fanboy’s Adblock List(www.fanboy.co.nz/adblock/) Click on the Install now link or visithttp://fanboy.co.nz/adblock/opera/urlfilter.ini. Save the file as it isto a folder and then move it to C:Documents andSettingsYour_User_IDApplication DataOpera_folderprofile. Linuxusers must copy to the .opera folder. When done, restart the browserand ad blocking will be enabled. Visit the site from time to time toupdate your ad block list.

Ad Blocking In Internet Explorer
Internet Explorer has been heavily criticized for letting popups andads run loose but it too has a 3rd party add-on that users candownload. It is called IE7Pro and can be downloaded fromwww.ie7pro.com. Click on the Download Free, download the installer andrun it. In the last few steps of the installation you will be askedwhether you want to enable spellchecking and if you want to setEasyHome as your homepage. Uncheck the boxes if you don’t. Click Nextand finish the installation.
Restart Internet Explorer and you will find an IE7Pro icon in thestatus bar below or a button for IE7Pro Preferences in the toolbarabove. Click it and then on AD Blocker. Enable Flash blocker to blockflash items from web pages. You can also add your own filters in the MyFilters tab. IE7Pro brings many more features than just ad blocking toInternet Explorer. Prefetching and mouse gestures are just some ofthese few features.

Universal Ad Blocking Across Windows
Ads can also be blocked across all browsers and applications running inWindows. This is done through a file called HOSTS that is located inC:WINDOWSsystem32driversetc. Like the urlfilter.ini list that wasused for Opera, similar lists are available for Windows. The listredirects domains to other domains or IPs. This way, none of the adscan be downloaded to your browser. Manual entries can be made byopening the file in a text editor. If you download a HOSTS file, copyit to the path mentioned above.
It is also a good idea to also have a spyware removal utilityinstalled—they not only block ads, but malware and trojans as well.Spybot (www.safer-networking.org) for example is one of such software.Keep it updated and run it from time to time and keep safe distancefrom possibly dodgy links and your PC should be just fine!

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How to connect your home computer from Remote location?





Using the Remote Desktop feature, you can connect your home computer (host) from any other remote computer (client) and can access all computer resources (installed programs, data and any network resources). You can run any computer application on the remote computer as you were running actually sitting in front of home computer.
Follow the given steps to configure your computer to connect remote computer:
To use this feature, you will need to be logged into your computer with administrative rights.
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To perform this task, first make sure your both computers are connected to the internet.
First you have to configure the host computer that allows the users to connect it remotely. On the host computer, right click on "My computer" and click on Properties option.
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remote_desktop.gif Now get the IP address of host computer (type the "ipconfig /all" on the command prompt of host computer to find IP address).
Now make a connection on remote or client computer, click on Start button, go to All Programs> Accessories, and Communications, then click on Remote Desktop Connection, option. A Remote Desktop Connection, dialog box will appear.
remote_dialogbox.jpg Click on Options button for detail configuration, under the General tab, type the IP address of host computer in the Computer box and also type username and password of host computer then click on Connect button to make a connection to remote computer.
remote_desktop_connection.jpg If your username and password is correct then a remote desktop windows will appear.
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