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How to Correctly Rollback Graphics Driver | Nvidia or ATI Card in Windows 8.1

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If your games, apps, or programs tell you that they have compatibility issues with your current graphics card driver, rolling back graphics driver sometimes can be a good idea. In this post, I will show you how to correctly rollback graphics driver for Nvidia and …

Photoshop Replace One Color With Another, Transparency or Gradient

Photoshop Replace One Color With Another, Transparency or Gradient

In this tutorial, we will show you a few simple methods on how to replace colors of an image or a photo with another color, to transparency or with complex colors such as gradient colors using Adobe Photoshop. Well, unless you have been living under …

Gmail Login Page

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Today’s lesson is about some best practices for Gmail login, and risks you would possibly encounter if you often visit malicious web sites or if your computer is infected with viruses or spyware. If your Gmail account is important to you, we firmly believe that …

Data Representation – Binary Format, ASCII EBCDIC Unicode, Digital Analog, Images Videos Audios

This article covers most of the things about Data Representation. If you reach this page by searching a certain keyword from any search engine, I would recommend you to use CTRL-F to find the parts that you need.
Data Formats
Computers – Process and store all forms of …

How to Update Drivers in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista for Free

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This tutorial explains how to update drivers in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista for free. A driver is a program that enables communication between your computer and a hardware (such as a sound card, video adapter, network adapter, printer or scanner), allowing the device to work correctly with …

How to Monitor Network Traffic in Windows 8/7/8.1

How to Monitor Network Traffic

If you are having issues with your internet speed being greatly slow down, having lag and delay problems when you browse the internet or play an online game, it could be something running in the background that hogs away your internet bandwidth.
To find out the …

How to Connect Xbox 360 to PC Windows 8/7

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If you have a Xbox 360 console, you might want to share your videos, photos or musics stored on your computer with your Xbox 360. This can be fun if you have a huge gorgeous TV and want to show off your photos or videos to …

My Computer Preventive Maintenance Checklist

My computer preventive maintenance checklist

Computers are no different than cars, they need maintenance too. In order to keep your computer running smooth and fast, you’ll need to take good care of it on a regular basis.
That is why people follow a computer maintenance checklist that will hopefully able to …

How to Install Network/Wireless Printer to Windows 8/7

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If you have recently purchased a wired or wireless printer, it’s not enough to just be able to print from a single computer. It’s best for you to utilize the printer by installing and adding the network wireless printer to your Windows 8/7 home network …

How to Format a Computer Windows XP 7/8/Vista

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By formatting, we mean to reformat your internal hard disk drive (HDD) to its factory default which in other words, to a totally clean drive. Everything stored, even the tiniest data will get removed and the space previously used up by them will be freed up.
In …

Internal External Hard Drive – Rotational Speed, Storage, NAS

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Hard drive is one of the most critical component of your computer that stores your operating system, programs, and data. Buying the most appropriate Hard Drive for your system is an important decision.
Before shopping for a hard drive, you must first know why do you …

How to Run ScanDisk in Windows 8/7/8.1/Vista/XP

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This article explains how to run ScanDisk in Windows 8/7/8.1/XP/Vista, what is Scandisk and how does it help maintaining your computer in good shape.
When you notice that your computer system starts to runs slow, programs stop responding halfway, or other slow down problems such as the CPU …