This week’s email newsletter articles are:
- Speeding Up the Slow Computer
Isn’t it amazing? When we first get a new computer, it seems blazingly fast – and much faster than our previous computer. But, then, as we start to use it and install the antivirus, antimalware, and firewall programs, the start running a bit slower. Then, we install the programs we really want to use, you know, the ones we bought the computer for…
Many of those programs automatically install one or more other programs to assist them, except that they install them so that they run all the time. Or, maybe those extras just take time to load while the computer boots, slowing the process, and then stay in memory in case they’re needed, using some of the computer’s memory all the time […]
- Getting Control of Auto-Starting Programs
In my article Speeding Up the Slow Computer, I wrote about several ways that a slow computer could be speeded up. Only one of those options involved changing any hardware, and that was adding more memory.
I mentioned the problem of all the helper programs that get installed by the computer manufacturers and by other programs that you install — all the programs that are running all the time, taking all the memory and making the CPU run harder?
There are a couple of great, free programs that can help you do that […]
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This Week Online:
With my new design of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site, I now publish articles individually rather than as an on-line issue. That also means that I can link directly to the articles, as I’ve done below:
- How Do I Turn On the Outlook 2007 Reading Pane?
Subscriber Mike Gallagher wrote recently with an Outlook 2007 problem:
Hi Terry, It is I again. So far I have not had any lick with the Win XP, SP-3 install, even following your suggestions. Still trying however. I will keep you informed. However, a “worse” situation has developed. My settings for viewing my emails in […]
This Week Online — Blast From The Past
Articles Newly Posted Online
The following are new individual articles this week on my Terry’s Computer Tip web site that were originally posted in my email or online newsletters.
As above, these are now direct links to the individual articles…
- Migrating Files When Moving from a Vista Computer to a Windows 7 Computer
After a recent article mentioning the backup program I use Acronis True Image Home 2011, I received an email from subscriber Keith Vigon with a question about using it as part of his process of upgrading his operating system:
Hi Terry. Usually when I switch computers, I have the same basic (very) problem, namely moving […]
- Displaying Internet Explorer 9 Favorites
New subscriber Martin Rogers wrote me with a problem he hadn’t been able to solve, and his web searches hadn’t helped. Martin subscribed to my newsletter and then wrote me his question…
Hi, I have just downloaded IE9, and have lost my Favourites Toolbar. I have browsed a few of the self help sites, but […]
- Problem Installing XP Service Pack 3
Subscriber Mike Gallagher wrote recently to ask for suggestions on installing Service Pack 3 on his Windows XP computer:
Hi Terry, I have a computer running Windows XP, SP-2. It will not install SP-3, either a downloaded version, or from the SP-3 CD. Suggestions? Thanks, Mike G.
I wrote back to Mike to tell him[…]
I love the redesign of my Terry’s Computer Tips web site — it makes article posting and maintenance much easier than before. I’m glad I switched to WordPress and the Genesis Theme Framework.