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Not Getting 50 Mbps Download Speed From Comcast? Here’s How!

» by March 6, 2012 at 8:47 pm » Comments (57)

Hello everyone, Note: Part 2 (October 2014) of this post can be found here. Part 3 (June 2015) can be found here. I have run into this situation twice in the past ...more »

How I Fixed/Optimized A Dial-Up Internet Connection

» by February 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, I really never thought I'd be writing a post about dial-up access, but here I am! A nice lady called me the other day and asked me if I ...more »

Computer Repair Tools That I Can’t Live Without (Part 10.3: Utilities On My USB Flash Drive)

» by January 20, 2012 at 11:01 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, In the past year and a half or so I’ve repaired over 350 computers. In this series I’m describing the very repair tools that I use daily. If you ...more »

How To Know (For Sure) When Your Caps Lock Is On Or Off

» by August 13, 2011 at 10:14 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, It absolutely drives me crazy when I'm typing along only to find out that I have the CAPS LOCK on. My USB connected keyboard has a blue light to ...more »

Services That You Can Safely Disable In Windows 7

» by August 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, I got this comment from Andrei today about one of my previous posts in which I had said that Windows 7 had fewer unnecessary services running compared to Windows ...more »

There Are Too Many Services Running On Your Vista Computer!

» by November 4, 2010 at 8:35 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, I am so tired of background programs (software applications) that load and run without even being launched! These numerous programs (called services) are invisible to the average computer user ...more »

There Are Too Many Services Running On Your XP Computer!

» by October 19, 2010 at 4:45 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, I am so tired of background programs (software applications) that load and run without even being launched! These numerous programs (called services) are invisible to the average computer user ...more »

Do You Know The F11 Key Trick?

» by September 1, 2010 at 2:17 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Many of my computer repair  clients have the top part of their screen full of toolbars. I always get rid of all unnecessary toolbars, but the upper portion of ...more »

What To Do If Your Modem Is Overheating

» by August 27, 2010 at 5:11 pm » Comments (5)

Hello everyone, About a month ago I wrote this post about a computer repair experience I had with an overheating modem. Since that time it has come to my attention that ...more »

Watch Only The “Good Part” Of Any YouTube Video

» by July 1, 2010 at 9:03 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, Watching YouTube video is great but everyone knows that it's not often that the entire video is worth watching. Today I'll tell you how to allow someone to bypass ...more »