These articles are meant for those whom need a little help with computer basics, and security; covering topics that are beneficial to the personal computer user, using minimal technical talk. For some topics there are walk through style how tos for those whom prefer visual step by step instruction. Technology is hard, PCMD makes it easier.
It doesn't take long for dust and dirt to ruin a computer, its easy to clean your own personal computer. Protect your investment by keeping it clean, and free of dust buildup.
People are out to steal anything they can, and an unsecured wireless network makes an easy target. It is not hard to secure your own wireless network.
With common sense a computer can be secured without taking extreme measures. Take control of your computers data. Want to know more?
Computers are much easier to operate and use then they ever have been before. However, don't just plug it in and go, but then where do you start?
Protect your data before its too late. Data backup tips is an introduction to data storage, and the types of devices that can be used including the cloud.
Computers don't get sick, but they sure can get infected with malware & viruses. If you think your PC is infected read Windows virus help and cure your PC.
Don't just surf the web willy nilly, one click is all it takes to fully infest a PC. We offer tips and advice on how to surf the Internet smarter and safer.
The cloud is becoming a popular place to store data and precious memories but is it right for you? Our article the cloud may help you answer that question.
Is using older versions of Windows a good idea or not? PCMD recommends running the latest operating systems, but do you need too?
PCMD recommends all users of Windows operating systems use Windows Update. The benefits out weigh the risks some of the time. Read PCMD's op-ed here.
How tos can be helpful if you are stuck and can't remember a setting you may have changed not long ago. We have put together a few simple image based walk throughs for common issues. Check out our how tos for easy step by step instruction. We will ad more how tos as time goes by. Technology is hard, PCMD makes it easier.
A simple yet easily forgotten, but very useful setting is Windows DPI (dots per inch). Both Windows adjustments using the older slider and the new drop down are shown.
Bought a second monitor and can't get your mouse to go across the middle of the screens? The fix is easy and only take a few steps, and we walk you through using Windows 10.
When Windows Balanced (recommended) just won't do. Turn to Windows power options high performance battery plan. However, please note that your PC won't be any faster.
PCMD recommends you turn off AutoPlay. Turning off AutoPlay can help prevent issues, for some it can create major problems. Read our how to and decide what's right for you.
The Quick Link Menu allows for easy access to Windows settings. To quickly access the Quick Link Menu press and hold the Windows key and press x.
Microsoft Windows 10 has hidden a personalization feature in plain sight that is an easy way to set static background images for single or multiple monitors.
Electronic waste or e-waste is pretty much every thing that runs on batteries, or has a power cord. Do your part, don't throw electronic waste of any kind in the trash.
PCMD can build your next high performance, high quality, long life personal computer. Why settle for average everyday performance when you can have awesome.
Computer maintenance is often overlooked, and some computers are never cleaned. Some times they are deserving of a picture, and we have captured a few of them.
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