In this column, the seventh in my series on Housecalls across North America, we see just how much space a proper PC housecleaning might free up.
Nearing the end of my cross-country journey, I also take some time to ponder what I’ve accomplished during the trip.
Today’s Housecall, in the sixth article of my eight-part series, shows how to set up Norton’s LiveUpdate to run from a password-protected user account without constantly having to log on.
After finishing in Toronto, I enjoyed more views of the Great Lakes as I made my way through the night to my native New Hampshire.
In today’s Housecall, I help a Toronto reader choose and install a new power supply, focusing on the merits of large, slow fans over small, fast ones.
On the way there, I indulged my historical imagination as I traversed the vast expanses of the Canadian plains and enjoyed views of the Great Lakes.
This week, a Windows Secrets reader learns what has been hogging his computer’s resources and causing sluggish performance.
In this article — the fourth in a series of eight on my Housecalls with readers — we identify the Symantec/Norton security suite as the main culprit responsible for a PC’s drastic drop in performance.
This week, I travel through the Wild West to help our second Housecall winner hunt PC space hogs in Tacoma, Wash.
My trip west took me from dramatic, wind-sculpted landscapes, whose colors ranged from deep red to muted adobe, to the lush green of the Pacific Northwest.
In this second of eight installments about my travels, I finish helping a Windows Secrets reader decluttering his Startup folder, sorting out an IP address issue, and testing his laptop’s firewall.
In Part One last week, I described the beginning of my first Housecall (a free, day-long PC tune-up and tech session given to four contest winners).
In the first of eight columns on my motorcycle tour of the U.S. and Canada, I describe my
findings with a reader in the American West.
Unfortunately, this reader had a problem with his Temp folder.
There’s some highly questionable advice about Vista out on the Web. Take it
with a grain of salt.
You’ll get a much better idea of what Vista’s really like ignoring the most
extreme commentaries for and against the new operating system.
readers are talented ghostbusters!
proven time and time again in the Windows Secrets reader mail, and
was shown once more in the discussion on preventing and removing
A little ghostbusting is all it takes to free your system of nonexistent
Windows sometimes displays USB drives and other removable devices that are no
longer connected to your system. Here’s how to cure the problem and prevent it
from happening again.