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How-To Update Windows 8 via Microsoft Update + Solutions To Problems You May Encounter How-To Update Windows 8 via Microsoft Update + Solutions To Problems You May Encounter

One of the first things you should learn when purchasing a new Windows 8 computer is how to update Windows 8 using Microsoft Windows Update. It does not matter if you have a laptop or desktop, they are updated using the same method. If you are wondering what the price is for the... Read more


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How-To Check What Type of Windows 8 User Account You Are Logged Into, Standard or Administrator How-To Check What Type of Windows 8 User Account You Are Logged Into, Standard or Administrator

It is important to know if you are logged in as a Standard user or Administrator account in Windows 8 if you plan to make any type of system changes. If you are an Administrator, you can install and change almost any setting. In contrast, if you are a Standard user you can use most... Read more


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How-To Create a Standard and Administrator User Account in Windows 8 How-To Create a Standard and Administrator User Account in Windows 8

There are various reasons why you would want to create a new or multiple user account on your Windows 8 laptop or desktop. You may live in a large household with your family that shares a computer, have a roommate that occasionally uses your laptop or just want to setup a separate... Read more


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How-To Quickly Access the Windows 8 Control Panel How-To Quickly Access the Windows 8 Control Panel

This tutorial may be labeled “Windows 8” but it works in other versions of Windows. The tutorial will apply to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. It will work in 32 and 64-bit versions of each Windows operating system. There are various ways to get to the Windows Control... Read more


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How-To Quickly Find Your Windows PC System Information – CPU, RAM, Graphics Card + More How-To Quickly Find Your Windows PC System Information – CPU, RAM, Graphics Card + More

When I was new to computers I would often ask PC techs I knew in my personal life for help. When I brought home a new computer they were unfamiliar with they would ask me to give them my new computer specs. I honestly didn’t know WTF my specs were and I was clueless on ...Read... Read more


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How-To Make Windows 7 Automatically Logon to a User Account During Startup How-To Make Windows 7 Automatically Logon to a User Account During Startup

I have found it very convenient to set my Windows 7 PC at home to automatically logon to my main user account every time I turn it on or restart Windows. This is VERY unsecure if you don’t want another person to use your computer or get into your files without you knowing. But if... Read more


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How-To Make Your Windows 7 Computer Immune to USB Drive Viruses for Free How-To Make Your Windows 7 Computer Immune to USB Drive Viruses for Free

The number one way computers get infected by viruses at my job is via USB drives aka “pen drives”, aka “Thumb drives”, aka “USB keys”. Almost everyone has a USB drive and all modern day computers accept them. So it is hard to avoid viruses transferred via USB... Read more


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How-To Check if you are using an Administrator or Standard User account in Windows 7 How-To Check if you are using an Administrator or Standard User account in Windows 7

On occasion a person asks me for help with a problem on their computer. They can’t install Adobe Flash, other programs or are unable to make an important system setting change. I try to help them out with no luck. Then they send me a print screen image snapshot of the error... Read more


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How-To Create a New User Account in Windows 7 How-To Create a New User Account in Windows 7

Sharing a computer with other people can be a huge pain in the butt sometimes. The other users can mess with all of your settings, delete your files, download and install programs you don’t want installed and cause other havoc. In these cases it is best to either have them buy... Read more


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How-To Change and Manage your Desktop Icons in Windows 7 How-To Change and Manage your Desktop Icons in Windows 7

When we login to Windows the desktop is the first thing we see. For those of us who have had a computer for a while the desktop may be cluttered with icons. The icons could be Windows 7 system utilities, Microsoft Office documents, website links, program shortcuts or movies and music... Read more


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How-To Change your Monitor Resolution and Refresh Rate in Windows 7 How-To Change your Monitor Resolution and Refresh Rate in Windows 7

Once you let me show you how to change the screen resolution in Windows 7 you will learn how simple it is to adjust. The higher the resolution the sharper the screen will be. When you increase the screen resolution your Windows 7 desktop, icons and anything else displayed on the... Read more


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How-To Update Windows 7 using Microsoft Windows Update How-To Update Windows 7 using Microsoft Windows Update

Every month there is usually at least one update (patch, security fix, enhancement) released by Microsoft for the Windows 7 operating system. Microsoft releases these updates through the Microsoft Update website. Logging into Microsoft Windows Update has been simplified since Windows... Read more


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How-To Change your Desktop Background Image in Windows 7 How-To Change your Desktop Background Image in Windows 7

Adding or changing the desktop background picture in Windows 7 and Vista is fairly simple once you learn how to do it. You can set any image you find on the Internet, your digital camera or cell phone as the desktop background. You just need to find a way to get that image on your... Read more


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How-To Find your Computer’s Hardware and Operating System Specifications in Windows 7 How-To Find your Computer’s Hardware and Operating System Specifications in Windows 7

Your basic computer system specs are very important pieces of information to know when you plan to install new software or are asking the techs for help on ClearTechInfo. Every piece of software you purchase contains the “Minimum System Requirements” on the box or if you buy... Read more


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How-To Remove the User Account Control popup in Windows 7 How-To Remove the User Account Control popup in Windows 7

If you have ever owned a Windows Vista computer you are probably very familiar with the User Account Control (“UAC”) popup that displays every time you install something or want to change any system settings. This annoyance or “feature” has carried over to Windows 7. Good... Read more


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How-To Navigate around the Windows 7 Control Panel How-To Navigate around the Windows 7 Control Panel

The Windows 7 Control Panel is the main place to go when you want to change any Windows 7 system setting. It is important to learn how to navigate through it so you will not waste 20 minutes to an hour each time you want to make any Windows 7 system changes. Most basic to ...Read... Read more


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Windows 7, Beginner Basics Introduction Windows 7, Beginner Basics Introduction

Windows 7 hit the ground running hard. It has sold more copies than Vista when you compare the first few weeks of sales for each operating system. I have been using Windows 7 since June of 2009 (Microsoft released a free, beta version to the public earlier in the year). I purchased... Read more


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How To Place Links to your Favorite Websites and Programs on your Windows Desktop How To Place Links to your Favorite Websites and Programs on your Windows Desktop

When you want to visit a specific website or open up a program if you are like me you want to access it NOW, NOW, NOW! You hate to wait and want to visit a website or open up a program the quickest way possible. We buy the fastest Internet possible for home and cell ...Read... Read more


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How-To Change the Appearance of Windows Vista How-To Change the Appearance of Windows Vista

The Windows Vista color and appearance looks really nice when you are a new user coming over from Windows XP. After owning Windows Vista for a while you may get tired or bored of the look. When this happens it is nice to know that you are not permanently stuck with any visual settings... Read more


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How-To Modify Screen Saver Settings and Advanced Power Options in Vista How-To Modify Screen Saver Settings and Advanced Power Options in Vista

How to modify your screen saver and advanced power settings is a good thing to know, especially if you have a laptop. The screen saver options in Vista and 7 allows you to change the screen saver itself, the minutes it waits until it turns on, advanced settings specific to each screen... Read more


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