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Scattered throughout this site are items of information that are useful to computer users if they get in trouble.  The FAQs, Tips and Tricks and specific dedicated pages contain loads of explanations and answers if you have a problem.  This page is an attempt to take some of the most common information and display it in a “How Do I” format in order to make searching more useful. So here we go -  HOW DO I:

HARDWARE:

BUY A DIGITAL CAMERA?

BUY A DIGITAL TV?

MAXIMIZE THE LIFE OF MY BATTERIES

BUILD MY OWN COMPUTER

MAKE MY OWN CABLES?

REPLACE RAM CHIPS

FIND MY AUDIO AND OTHER HARDWARE INFO

CONNECT A DEVICE TO A WIRELESS PRINTER?

BUY A COMPUTER

DECIDE WHETHER TO BUY A TABLET OR E-READER

DECIDE WHETHER TO BUY A LAPTOP OR MOBILE COMPUTER

PROTECT MY COMPUTER FROM POWER PROBLEMS

KNOW WHETHER TO TURN MY COMPUTER OFF

SET UP A VIRTUAL MACHINE

MAKE MY COMPUTER LAST LONGER

TRAVEL WITH MY LAPTOP

CLEAN AN LCD MONITOR

SAVE MY COMPUTER IF I SPILL SOMETHING ON IT

DECIDE WHICH TYPE OF PRINTER IS RIGHT FOR ME

PACK  A COMPUTER FOR STORAGE OR SHIPMENT

CONNECT  PROJECTOR TO A LAPTOP

CONNECT MULTIPLE MONITORS TO ONE COMPUTER

PRINT WIRELESSLY

OIL MY COMPUTER FAN

SET UP A COMPUTER VIDEO SYSTEM

BURN A CD OR DVD ON MY COMPUTER

DRY OUT A WET CELL PHONE

TRADE IN USED ELECTRONICS

DECIDE WHICH DIGITAL VOICE ASSISTANT TO USE

SOFTWARE

FIND MY OPERATING SYSTEM VERSION

PREVENT AUTOMATIC UPDATES IN WINDOWS 10

HOW DO I ROLL BACK A WINDOWS 10 INSTALLATION

SAVE MY WORK WHEN MY MACHINE LOCKS UP

GET MY NETWORK UP AGAIN

GET MY BLUETOOTH TO WORK

SPEED UP MY WIRELESS NETWORK

MANAGE MY STARTUP PROGRAMS IN WINDOWS

ENCRYPT FILES, FOLDERS, PASSWORDS, DRIVES

FIND AND USE DISPOSABLE E-MAIL ADDRESSES

COPY LARGE FILES

REACTIVATE WIN10 AFTER A MAJOR HARDWARE CHANGE

BURN AN ISO FILE TO A FLASH DRIVE

CREATE A VIRTUAL HARD DRIVE

UNINSTALL PROGRAMS PROPERLY

RECOVER DELETED FILES - OR A CRASHED DRIVE

RESTORE OLDER VERSIONS OF FILES

BACK UP MY COMPUTER

BACK UP MY SMART PHONE

GET A WINDOWS 8 COMPUTER OR UPGRADE

DECIDE IF LINUX IS FOR YOU

UNINSTALL WINDOWS UPDATES

SET UP WIN10 SETTINGS FOR MAXIMUM PRIVACY

TROUBLESHOOT HOME THEATRE CONNECTIONS

COPY FILES TO A CD OR DVD

USE SYSTEM RESTORE PROPERLY

GET PORTABLE APPS

SEND/RECEIVE SELF-DESTRUCTING MESSAGES (SNAPCHAT DEFINITION)

CONNECT TO MY COMPUTER REMOTELY (RDC & VPN)

RUN OLDER PROGRAMS IN COMPATIBILITY MODE

BOOT TO SAFE MODE IN WIN 8 OR 10

ADJUST MY FIREWALL SETTINGS

BOOT FROM AN EXTERNAL DEVICE USING UEFI?

USE OLD MS WORKS FILES WITH NEW COMPUTERS

SIGN IN TO WINDOWS WITHOUT A PASSWORD

SET UP A VPN

FIND AN APP TO TRANSLATE, OR IDENTIFY MUSIC, VIDEOS OR PRODUCTS

CELL PHONES:

DECIDE WHICH MOBILE PHONE TO PURCHASE

UNDERSTAND CELL PHONE TECHNICAL TERMINOLOGY

PROTECT MY CELL PHONE FROM HACKING

USE MY CELL PHONE TO MAKE AND RECEIVE CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

TRAVEL OUT OF COUNTRY WITH MY CELL PHONE

CHARGE THE BATTERY ON MY PHONE OR LAPTOP (FAQs 26, 27,28, 48)

TRANSLATE LANGUAGES WITH MY PHONE?

TAKE NOTES WITH MY SMART PHONE

REMOVE THE METADATA FROM YOUR PHOTOS

TETHER AND JAILBREAK CELL PHONES

TRACK A CELL PHONE’S LOCATION

USE MY SMART PHONE TO TRANSFER FILES

PROTECTION:

GET RID OF SPYWARE & PREVENT SPAM

CREATE SYSTEM REPAIR AND RESTORE DISKS IN WINDOWS 10

PLAN FOR ENDING MY DIGITAL IDENTITY AFTER MY DEATH

CLEAN UP MY DIGITAL IDENTITY AFTER A DIVORCE OR BREAKUP?

GET INTO SOCIAL NETWORKING

SET UP A DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN

CLEAN UP MY COMPUTER

GET WIRELESS CONNECTIONS WHEN TRAVELING

FIGURE OUT IF I’M BEING SCAMMED

KNOW WHICH COOKIES TO ACCEPT

RECOVER FROM PASSWORD THEFT

BACK UP MY COMPUTER

TAME USER ACCOUNT CONTROL

SET A SAFE PASSWORD

GET A WINDOWS 8 COMPUTER OR UPGRADE

RECOVER DELETED FILES - OR A CRASHED DRIVE

SECURE MY E-MAIL FROM SNOOPING

INTERNET:

DECIDE BETWEEN CABLE, FIOS OR DSL

SECURE MY E-MAIL FROM SNOOPING

AUTOMATE MY HOME

PERMANENTLY REMOVE FILES FROM THE CLOUD

CONNECT TO MY COMPUTER REMOTELY

FIND MY BROWSER HISTORY

CLEAR MY BROWSER CACHE

CLEAR MY BROWSER COOKIES

EDIT OR DELETE MY STORED BROWSER PASSWORDS

SET UP A WEB SITE

MARKET TO MILLENNIALS

CREATE GOOD PASSWORDS

KNOW WHICH COOKIES TO ACCEPT

BLOCK AD TRACKERS

SET UP PARENTAL CONTROLS

DECIDE WHICH TYPE OF EMAIL ACCOUNT TO SET UP

SHARE FILES ACROSS A NETWORK

CUT THE CORD AND GO TO INTERNET TV

PROTECT MYSELF WHILE SURFING THE INTERNET

PROTECT MY E-MAILS FROM SNOOPING

SAFELY PAY ON LINE WITH CREDIT CARDS

GET DISCOUNTED INTERNET ACCESS FOR SENIORS OR LOW INCOME FAMILIES?

SECURE MY WIRELESS ROUTER

GET MY INTERNET WORKING AGAIN

DELETE MY INTERNET PRESENCE IN GENERAL? WHEN I DIVORCE OR SPLIT? WHEN I DIE? 

TRACE THE ORIGIN OF AN E-MAIL OR WEB PAGE?

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