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99 of the Best Windows Freeware Programs You May Not Know Of

by File in: Featured Posts, Tools Review

Due to the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware […]

CPU Processor Comparison – Intel Core i9 vs i7 vs i5 vs i3

by File in: Featured Posts, Reviews

Although they’ve been out for more than a decade now, Intel’s Core lineup, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 processors, still feels relatively young. Here, we will review the processors, explain the technologies behind them, look at Intel’s philosophy, and help you decide which processor to buy. Rather than taking the traditional processor comparison […]

Create a Windows 10 System Image Backup

by File in: Featured Posts, How-To

Windows 10 is probably the most stable and usable OS Microsoft has released since Windows 7. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t run into serious issues at some point. I always make sure I create a full system image of my Windows 10 PC every several months. When you create a system image, you can […]

How to Delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 7/8/10

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If you have tried upgrading your Windows PC and it has failed a couple of times due to various annoying reasons, you’ve probably come to realize that there is a large chunk of disk space being eaten up by a folder called Windows.old. Windows.old is automatically generated whenever you perform an installation of Windows with […]

5 Ways to Make Sure No One is Monitoring Your Computer

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A friend recently was over and asked me if there was a way to tell if someone was monitoring their computer or not. She had a feeling that her computer-savvy boyfriend installed something on her computer to monitor what she was doing. Several years ago, I wrote an article about detecting computer and email monitoring […]

Block Websites from your Router or using DNS

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Looking for a way to block websites in your home so that anyone connected to your network cannot access them? There are lots of programs out there that you can install on a PC or Mac to block or filter websites, but I don’t like these solutions because you have to manually install it on […]

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 Hanging Issues

by File in: Featured Posts, Windows 7

Previously, I wrote the Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 Homegroup Issues, which a lot of people found useful. Today, I am going to write up a ultimate troubleshooting guide for Windows 7 hanging issues. This includes Windows 7 hanging on startup/boot, hanging when logging off, hanging when shutting down, hanging when installing programs, etc. […]

How to Troubleshoot WiFi (Wireless) Printers

by File in: Featured Posts, Networking

I recently bought a Brother wireless printer and I have to say that it’s really nice being able to print from my laptop while sitting outside on the front porch. No cables, no being forced to keep my computer in once place, etc. It’s super convenient. That is if your wireless printer works like it […]

Retrieve Your Wireless Network Security Key in Windows

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Have you experienced a situation where you have to add a computer to your wireless network and you can’t find the network security key? Windows 7, like previous versions of Windows, remembers (with your permission) the network security key when you first connect to a secured wireless (Wi-Fi) network protected by WEP, WPA, or WPA2. […]

Optimize Windows 7 Startup and Boot Time

by File in: Featured Posts, Windows 7

I have found that Windows 7 runs fairly faster than Windows XP and Windows Vista right out of the box. The footprint has definitely been lessened and it doesn’t feel as bloated as Vista did. However, as with any operating system, you can tweak or change the software and hardware to truly maximize performance. With […]