Windows Update can be helpful -- but it's not helpful when it gets in your way. In this article I will go over your Windows Update options and how you can make the Windows Update choice that best suits your workstyle. Note that while this article is based around Windows Vista, the concepts presented here are similar and apply generally to other versions of Windows. 1. … [Read more...] about How to Change and Manage Windows Update Settings in Windows Vista
It's great having a wireless network in your house -- but it's annoying to have to login to the network every time. In this article I'll show you how to configure Windows Vista so that your computer (laptop or desktop -- doesn't matter) automatically connects to your wireless network. 1. Go to Start->Control Panel->Network and Sharing Center. 2. In the Task area … [Read more...] about How to Set Vista to Connect to a Wirelss Network Automatically
Q: I was working on my laptop (with Windows Vista) and all of a sudden the "waiting" circle appeared and the screen got a little light and I couldn't do any work for about an hour? Then everything was fine. What happened? A: Windows Vista's "little blue circle" or "waiting circle" basically means that the computer is "thinking". When too much is happening at once on a … [Read more...] about Windows Vista – “Circle” shows up and I can’t work…A Windows Update Problem?
Q: Will Adding Ram Speed up my computer? A: It depends. Generally speaking, the addition of RAM will make your computer faster because most consumer-level computers are sold to minimize cost, and thus come with a minimum amount of RAM. Here are some general guidelines: 1. If you have Windows XP or Windows Vista and you are doing anything more than basic email and … [Read more...] about Will Adding Ram Speed up my computer?
Partitioning is one of the best kept secrets in the world of computing. For those of you who are new to the concept, partitioning is the idea of splitting a single physical hard drive into sections in order to keep files more organized, and to facilitate backups. In this article I'll talk about my personal partitioning system and my rationale behind it -- as well as a two … [Read more...] about Windows Partition Scheme Suggestion