PC Tips and Tricks

 

PC Tips and Tricks shows you ways to improve your PC and Laptop running Windows environment like 7, 8.1 and 10.

Last Updated: June 14, 2016

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.

Revision update: I have repaied broken links.

This list will be updated regularly so keep coming back.

PC tips and Tricks list

Windows 10:

  • 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.

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Windows 7:

  • 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…..

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Windows XP:

  • 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….

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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.

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Virtual Environment: 

  • security/virtual-pc-2007: Did you know that installing virtual pc 2007 can help you maintain a secured operating system. Read more….

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Browsers:

  • 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….

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PC Security:

  • 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.

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Laptops:

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USB Information:

  • 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…..

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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…..

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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…..

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Printers:

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Software:

  • 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….

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Office:

  • 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…..

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Image Editors:

  • 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.

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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.

Enjoy

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Manuel Ballesta RuizManuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.