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Need some computer mouse help to get it working? Most problems can be solved very quickly at home.
By Jaceson Maughan
Why defrag computers? Defragmenting your PC on a regular basis is a lot like flossing. It takes a while and can get boring, but the results are worth it in the long term.
By Shawn Donovan
Laptop printers and traditional printers are two entirely different beasts. Do you know the differences between a mobile laptop printer and the typical home printer?
By Dachary Carey
An external mouse(or clumsy thumbs) can cause an erratic cursor. Disabling touchpads can solve either of these problems.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
External hard drives aren't a one-size-fits-all solution. People use external hard drives for a variety of tasks, and you'll find a variety of external hard drives to meet each of those needs.
By Dachary Carey
What is flash memory? It's a form of compact, solid-state memory that many devices use to store data. 
By Dachary Carey
Choosing a desktop PC is a tough and very personal decision. While it's easy to compare the picture quality on HDTVs or the features on a DVD player, desktop PCs are hard to understand until you get them out of the box and start using them.
Learning how to build a computer is easier than you might think. If you can follow simple directions and aren't intimidated poking around inside a PC, you can build your own custom computer.
By Dachary Carey
A virtual desktop connects several users to a shared computer that holds all the data and applications they need. In some office environments, this can be the most effective way to manage IT needs.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
If you don't have enough PC memory, or you're abusing the PC memory you have with unneeded software and functions your computer can slow down. Taking inventory of your memory use could save you the cost of a memory upgrade.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Are you thinking about increasing virtual memory? Virtual memory is a computer operating technique that gives programs the impression they are working with more memory than the system natively contains. By borrowing some unused space on your hard drive, you can run more intensive applications, but not always at full speed.
By Gene Rodriguez, III
Using inkjet refill kits can be a costly mistake. Here's what you should know before you try them.
By Dachary Carey
Having multiple monitors makes it easier to keep track of your tasks by spreading open programs across two or more screens. All it takes to double your desktop is a newer computer or a dual monitor card.
By Caroline Roberts
How do I install my Canon printer? First you'll need to locate and install the correct printer driver, and then you can connect your printer to your computer.
By Gabriel Miller
What is RAM? This computer memory is one of the single most important pieces of hardware for your computer's performance, so get to know it well.
By Dachary Carey
Wondering how to make an external hard drive? With the right hardware and a little know-how, you can have your external hard drive up and running in minutes.
By Dachary Carey
Your D drive is just a backup of your operating system, to be used in case your computer crashes.
By Jamie Douglas
It's important to compare printers before you buy. Learn about the main types of printers and the jobs they do best.
By Jaceson Maughan
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