Monitor the status of your laptop’s battery to make sure the battery doesn’t run out in the middle of something important. You can monitor the battery by viewing the tiny battery icon on the system tray [more…]
The Windows XP Guest account allows anyone to use your laptop. Even considering that the Guest account is highly limited, that's just enough for a data thief to get a foothold and start hacking away. [more…]
When you need a new motherboard on your PC, you may be overwhelmed by your motherboard-replacing options. Selecting a motherboard isn’t as complex as you might think, though. Keep these guidelines in mind [more…]
Ready to install that new Athlon or Pentium CPU you bought for your PC? Remember, if you didn’t buy a combo motherboard with the CPU already installed, install your processor before you install the motherboard [more…]
In order to network, you need to install a NIC, or network interface card, inside your laptop.
Most laptops sold today come with a NIC standard. You can tell that it’s there by looking for the RJ-45 hole [more…]
Adding and removing your laptop to and from a network is probably the easiest part of using a network.
After the network connection has been made and everything is set up, you can connect your laptop to [more…]
To use a printer with your laptop, you must first set it up. A few laptops still feature a printer port, but most use a regular USB port. [more…]
A fine company in the U.K., RealVNC, produces a free product that lets you access and use your computer from any other location on the Internet. Yes, again, the product is free. It's easy to install and [more…]
Believe it or not, the laptop must be in an open position for you to use it. Here's the catch: The lid has a catch, or possibly two! The catch is either a button that you push in or a little slider that [more…]
The general process of installing memory modules, or RAM, in a laptop is very similar from one brand to another; today, nearly every laptop design places an access panel on the bottom of the laptop and [more…]
Unlike with a desktop computer, it’s not that simple to turn off your laptop when it freezes up or misbehaves. You just can't yank that power cord from the wall on a laptop. The reason that it doesn't [more…]
If your laptop's battery doesn't seem to be pumping out enough power, do some troubleshooting before you spend the money on a new battery. First, check to see that the battery hasn't been accidentally [more…]