Repairing & Protecting Your Computer

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For Seniors: How to Repair a Windows Operating System Installation

If you’re having problems with your computer, you may need to repair an existing installation of Windows. Keep in mind, though, that Startup Repair can’t correct hardware failures, such as a failing hard [more…]

For Seniors: How to Reinstall a Windows Operating System

When you buy a new PC from a retailer or directly from a manufacturer, it ordinarily comes with a version of the Windows operating system already installed. However, if you’re experiencing issues, reinstalling [more…]

For Seniors: How to Check and Change Your Computer System's Configuration

When the computer is built, the system configuration information is stored in part of the computer’s memory where it won’t get lost when the power is turned off. You can use the System Configuration tool [more…]

For Seniors: How to Restore Your Computer’s Settings

Several events may result in unexpected, unwanted changes in critical files on your computer. Fortunately, you may be able to resolve problems by restoring your computer’s settings. System Restore, featured [more…]

For Seniors: How to Work in Safe Mode on Your Computer

When you run a computer in safe mode, you can start it, test most of its systems, and change certain settings. Safe mode is an excellent way to diagnose — and often fix — your computer’s problems. [more…]

For Seniors: How to Defragment Your Computer Hard Drive

To keep your computer running its best, you should defragment, or consolidate files, on your hard drive. Defragmenting your hard drive improves your computer’s performance and is something you should be [more…]

For Seniors: How to Free Up Disk Space on Your Computer

You need to free up disk space on your computer's hard drive to help it run effectively. When you free up disk space, you’re essentially cleaning unused files and fragments of data off of your hard. If [more…]

For Seniors: How to Delete Cookies Using Internet Explorer

When you roam the Internet, Web sites you visit download information, known as cookies, to your computer to temporarily allow you to access sites or services. Your browser stores these temporary Internet [more…]

For Seniors: How to Set a Reminder for Computer Maintenance

Keeping your computer in tip-top shapes helps you avoid system crashes. If you’re the forgetful type, you can even set a reminder for your computer’s maintenance tasks. [more…]

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