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Computer Care: Best to reinstall your OS when problems mount

On occasion, I find myself attempting a tuneup on a computer that is beyond tuning. If your registry is corrupt, you have unnecessary programs run at start-up and check disk initiates every time you boot up, you have a problem.

October 25, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Windows 7 is a big step up from Vista

Windows 7 will be out in a couple of weeks and unlike its predecessor, it is something to look forward to.

October 09, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Beware the pitfalls of home PC repair

There are circumstances when a computer can be fixed at home without the aid of a technician. There are also times when self-repair should never be attempted. Consider some of these situations next time something goes wrong with your PC.

September 26, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: The art of returning faulty items

When I was a boy, my dad told me to always ask for the head barber. Tony owned the local clip joint where I grew up. He gave me a decent haircut, shaved my young sideburns with hot lather and tossed a steamy towel on me before slapping a cheap, aromatic after-shave on my face.

September 12, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Beware the costs of free programs

Everyone likes a bargain. There are two-for-one beers, free samples, free parking, free admission, free Wi-Fi and free downloads.

August 14, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Clean junk off hard drive for better performance

Computers are magnets for junk files. There are those that Windows needs temporarily and neglects to discard; there are browser histories; installation files and just plain old junk.

July 31, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Networking your PCs is a snap

Networking your computers can be an asset to your home environment if you have more than one computer. By combining your desktop with your spouse's laptop and your child's PC via a home network, there are obvious benefits. All could share one

July 18, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Don’t take the hook with data phishing games

Phishing is a relatively new term that has roots in its homophone water sport, in that it means one is looking for something that's not readily available. But as opposed to looking for fish, it is searching online for data: yours.

July 03, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Frequent ‘naps,’ then a long rest, best to power down PC

There is an ongoing debate concerning powering down computers. Should you leave them on 24/7 or turn them off when you're done with them?

June 20, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Webcams a great way to stay close

My daughter Molly moved out of the house recently. She not only moved out of the house, but out of the state. So this relates to computers how? I'll tell you.

June 06, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Free Windows 7 trial worth a download

Windows 7 was released in beta or trial form a few months ago. That bug-laden form, although free of cost, was free of support as well. It is the nature of the beast with betas.

May 23, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Many programs are free, others just worthless

There are lots of free programs on the Internet. Some are truly free, while some are truly worthless. Let's talk about the differences and what there is to offer. After all, everyone likes a bargain.

May 09, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Netbooks pack good bit in small package

There's a new computer in town, and it's small. Classified as netbooks, these subcompact mini-laptops are something to be considered. By the end of the year more and more people will be considering them. As their size gets smaller, more options will be offered.

April 24, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Complicated passwords will keep you safe

The easiest forms of passwords are your children's names, perhaps your pets, your address or birthday. But guess what? They are the most common ones and hackers know that. They will try those first. With just a little research your password is broken and your security is gone. Fluffy1? I don't think so.

April 10, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Computer Care: Shutting down unneeded services can speed you up

Microsoft has processes called services that assist the operating system and provide support to many applications. These services start automatically when Windows boots up and continue to run quietly in the background.

March 27, 2009 | Arthur Glazer | Business

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