Archive for 'Hardware'
Windows 8: How to create a Recovery Drive on a flash drive, DVD or CD. Be prepared for when your Windows 8 PC, laptop or tablet refuses to load.
Q: I am considering purchasing a Windows 8 laptop. Being a senior and not as savvy as these young whippersnappers, do you think it’ll be too difficult to learn? I’m presently using Windows XP, and I have used a computer for the last ten years. But I understand that Windows 8 is a different animal […]
Q: When I plug something into the USB port on my ancient Dell Inspiron 8000 laptop, I sometimes see a message that says, “There are no Hi-Speed USB host controllers installed on this computer.” At the bottom of the notice is another note saying, “The US Composite Device will function at reduced speed. You must add […]
Posted: June 4th, 2012 under Error message, Hardware.
Tags: the US Composite Device will function at reduced speed, There are no Hi-Speed USB host controllers installed on this computer, USB port, You must add a Hi Speed host controller to this computer to obtain maximum performance
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: When I leave my laptop’s mouse pointer hovering over certain places on the screen, it opens and closes items by itself. This happens throughout Windows 7, even when I inadvertently leave the pointer resting over something. Is there any way I can make Windows only open things when I click them? A: Laptops and […]