System Performance

  • Understanding Minimum System Requirements

    So, you picked up some new software at a local retailer. Your computer met the minimum system requirements, but when you took it home, it didn't work as well as you'd hoped. What went wrong? Unfortunately, while meant to be easy to understand...
    By M.S. Smith May 20, 2011 

  • Norton Ghost 12 - Unique Utility, But Is it Useful?

    Symantec's Norton Ghost 12 supports some unique features that distinguish it from similar products. Still, the usefulness of single-task backup utilities is fading as more companies are bundling backup with other products. Is Ghost dying or does it...
    By Paul Pardi May 19, 2011 

  • Windows Boot Options: Safe Mode and Clean Boot

    Diagnosing hardware and software related problems in Windows can be done by using clean boot or safe mode. Find out the differences between these two boot options and how to start in safe mode.
    By Donna Buenaventura May 19, 2011 

  • How to Upgrade Your Motherboard's BIOS

    Upgrading your motherboard's BIOS can be a scary and daunting process for most. Cryptic version strings, DOS bootdisks, flashing and other words can scare away lots of people. Do you want to be one of them? If not, check out this simple article...
    By Pranav Thadeshwar May 19, 2011 

  • Making Your PC Look Like a Mac

    There are many visual themes available on the Internet which can transform your current desktop configuration into something a little bit different. So for those who are looking for a Mac experience on their PC, this guide will help you.
    By Finn Orfano May 19, 2011 

  • 10 Tips to Declutter Your PC

    We are constantly bombarded with information. Data piles up over time, especially from the Internet. The accumulating files not only make it difficult to retrieve required information, but also cause the computer to slow down. Here are ten tips to declutter...
    By N Nayab May 19, 2011 

  • How to Make Windows Work Faster

    In our previous article, we made Windows boot faster. Now it's time to make it work smarter. Here are our tips and tricks.
    By Tolga BALCI May 19, 2011 

  • Glary Utilities vs. Advanced SystemCare for Windows Vista

    If you're having problems with your Windows Vista computer, Glary Utilities and Advanced SystemCare are two programs that can help. Both of these utility software programs have a basic free unlimited version. Find out which one is best for you.
    By Jennifer Claerr May 19, 2011 

  • Netbook vs. Notebook - from Intel's Perspective

    Interested in a new mini-computer like a netbook? Wondering exactly what a netbook is and what you'd gain and have to give up over a notebook? We can help. At Intel Developer Forum 2008, Intel manager Mooly Eden gave us Intel's perspective...
    By Lamar Stonecypher May 19, 2011 

  • How to Boost PC Performance

    Over time, PCs seem to feel slower. Part of this is due to new applications and technologies, which always seem to be more demanding than the old ones. But a lack of proper maintenance can also sap performance from your PC. Luckily, there are numerous...
    By M.S. Smith May 19, 2011 
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