Archive for 'Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies'
Q: You said earlier that there may be trouble when putting a System Image onto a different PC. I always thought that when my PC finally goes kaput, I could put the old PC’s System Image onto the new one. That way I’d be right where I started. What should I do? A: First, a […]
Posted: April 16th, 2012 under Books, Hardware, Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, Windows 7, Windows 7 for Dummies.
Tags: backup, installing a system image on a different PC, system image
Q: How can I tell how much space I’ll free up by emptying my Recycle Bin? A: When your computer runs low on storage space, most people tell you to empty your Recycle Bin. Like taking out the trash, it permanently deletes your recently deleted files, freeing up storage space. To empty your Recycle Bin, […]
Posted: April 18th, 2011 under Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, Windows 7, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows XP.
Tags: empty recycle bin, maximum size, recycle bin
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Posted: March 1st, 2011 under Books, Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, Upgrading and Fixing PCs For Dummies, Windows 7 for Dummies, Windows XP For Dummies, Second Edition.
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Q: What is virtual memory? Windows XP keeps sending me messages that my virtual memory is low. Also, what does it mean when my computer says that I don’t have enough storage on my computer? A: Windows uses memory to run the programs you see on your screen. When Windows asks for more memory than […]
Posted: November 8th, 2010 under Error message, Hardware, Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, Windows XP.
Tags: system process -- out of virtual memory, virtual memory paging file, windows virtual memory minimum too low, Your system is low on virtual memory, your system is running low on virtual memory
Q: When buying a new Hewlett Packard computer online, I customized it for the most power. But my Windows Experience Index shows only 5.9, with my weak link being my hard disk transfer speed. I’m really disappointed. How much stock should I put into Windows rankings? Can I do better by replacing my current hard […]
Posted: August 23rd, 2010 under Hardware, Upgrading and Fixing Computers Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, Windows 7, Windows Vista.
Tags: hard drives, OCZ Vertex 2, ssd, ssd drives, wei, Windows Experience Index