PC Tips and Tricks shows you ways to improve your PC, Laptop running Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 operating system. Software and virus removal and more.
Last Updated: August 15, 2017
I will be adding more information in regards to security, operations, backup and more especially about the next Windows version 10 coming out July 29, 2015.
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PC tips and Tricks list
- Windows 10 Final Release: Windows 10 is out and many are taking advantage of the free upgrade if you are running Windows 7, 8 and 8.1. This offer is available for 1 year from the release date July 29, 2015 to July 29, 2016.
- windows-7-show-desktop: Have you ever wondered why there is a little box sitting on your right hand bottom corner of Windows 7 Desktop? Read more…..
- microsoft-xp-product-key-lost: If you have a Microsoft original CD and for some reason you have lost the XP product key or you have accidentally erased the product key read more….
- iphone and ipod music backup: This post talks about backing up your files especially your music, photos and more from your computer and iPhone.
Windows Software Recommendation:
- recommendation tools for windows: Recommendation Tools For Windows page is a list of tools and software I recommend to run a safe, secure and troubleshoot a Windows environment. Read more…..
- software-piracy: What is piracy? From what I know if you make a copy of a software and sell the copy while keeping the original that is considered to be piracy and it is against the law in most if not all countries. Read more…..
- Advanced System Care: Advanced Systemcare Windows is all you need to keep your Windows system safe, functioning and optimize.
- security/virtual-pc-2007: Did you know that installing virtual pc 2007 can help you maintain a secured operating system. Read more….
- web-browsers: There are many web browsers out on the market, so which one should you install? Which one should you use? In all my years in IT I still prefer Firefox. Read more….
Internet Safe Surfing:
- Internet Safe Surfing: Here is a list of some of the tools, utilities and programs I recommend.
- Ccleaner Tutorial: If you are using Windows 2000, XP, vista or 7 then you should use ccleaner to maintained your computer clean. Read more….
- filehippo-update-checker: Do you know how challenging it is to search for updates for all the software that you have installed in your computer read more…..
- IObit Malware Fighter 2 PRO (1 year subscription): With the unique “Dual-Core” engine and the heuristic malware detection, detects the most complex and deepest spyware and malware in a very fast and efficient way.
- Advanced SystemCare 8 PRO (1 year subscription / 3 PCs). Provides an always-on and automated, all-in-one PC care service with anti-spyware, privacy protection, performance tune-ups and system cleaning functions.
- create-recovery-dvds-laptops-computers: I want to share with you information about buying laptops or computers. If you buy a brand name machine that comes with a recovery partition, read more…..
- office-2003-crashes-windows-7: I had this problem with office 2003 it kept crashing and spent quite some time looking through forums for an answer. Read more…..
- Acer Wireless Adapter Qualcomm Atheros Windows 10 Issues = This post will show you how to troubleshoot the wireless adapter disconnecting issue in Windows 10.
- usb-memory-stick-portableapps: Have you ever thought how much you could do with a usb memory stick? Well let me say to you that you can carry out many activities both for office related work, read more…..
Virus Alert, Tricks and Information:
- nasty-spyware-thinkpoint: Nasty Spyware ThinkPoint is malicious rogue anti-spyware program that comes bundled with the fake Microsoft Security Essentials Alert. Read more……
- ca-antivirus-plus-v7-issues: This is something that can happen to anyone. I followed the onscreen instructions to update the licence through the popup read more….
- nasty-trojan-security-shield: Please be aware of a very nasty Trojan going around. Some are sending e-mails and unfortunately this Trojan is some how attaching itself to the e-mails. Read more…..
- virus-hoax-fraud-and-email: There are always Virus Hoax, Fraud and email circulating around. People keep falling for these kinds of traps. Read more….
- virus-removal-windows: I had an issue with a clients laptop running Windows XP Pro. The biggest problem was that he did not have any anti virus running and he had Spybot Search and Destroy out of date. Read more…..
PC Tricks Hardware:
- convert-fat32-ntfs: This guide helps you to convert fat32 to ntfs external hard disk. This tutorial is for users who run Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7. Read more…..
- windows-7-64bit-printer-drivers: I had to troubleshoot a printer problem between windows 7 64bit and Samsung CLX-2160 MFP. Read more…..
- how-to-upgrade-quickbooks: The following steps will help you upgrade and backup QuickBooks to a single computer or for a shared network environment. Always remember the number of licenses that you have. Read more….
- latest-common-applications-tools-and-utilities: This is a list of the latest common applications, tools and utilities most widely used. The latest version will be highlighted in RED. Read more….
- openoffice-org-latest-news: OpenOffice.org 4.1.1 has been released. It is an open source office package just like Microsoft Office. The huge differences between both are the price tag. Read more…..
- Gimp: GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. It works on many operating systems, in many languages. (more…)
- PaintNet Image Editor: Paint.NET is free image and photo editing software for PCs that run Windows. It features an intuitive and innovative user interface with support for layers, unlimited undo, special effects, and a wide variety of useful and powerful tools. An active and growing online community provides friendly help, tutorials, and plugins.
I will be updating this page from time to time. Keep coming back for the latest addition to the list above. If you have any questions please let me know.