How-To Guides, Tutorials, and Walkthroughs
Sometimes you know exactly what you need to do to fix a computer problem you're having... but you're not exactly sure how to go about it.
For those of you needing some help on completing a specific task or using a particular tool, these how-to guides and other tutorials and walk-throughs should help.
For the rest of you, be sure to check out my list of computer troubleshooting guides so you're working through the problem you're having in the best way possible.
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- Drivers & Device Manager (12)
- File & Folder Management (9)
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- Hardware (Other) (9)
- Internet & Network (16)
- Operating System Installs (18)
- Password Management (13)
- Product Keys & Activation (47)
- Registry (5)
- Repair & Recovery (8)
- System & Security (17)
- Windows 7 (60)
- Windows 8 (33)
- Windows 9 (1)
- Windows Vista (54)
- Windows XP (68)
How To Properly Scan Your Computer for Malware
How to correctly scan your computer for all types of malware: viruses, Trojan horses, spyware, adware, rootkits, and more.
AwardBIOS Beep Code Troubleshooting
List of common Award beep codes and how to fix them.
AMIBIOS Beep Code Troubleshooting
List of common AMI beep codes and how to fix them.
Access the BIOS Setup Utility
Easy instructions on how to get in to the BIOS configuration screen on your computer.
Adjust the Colors Display Setting in Windows Vista
Making changes to the colors display setting in Windows Vista may be necessary to fix color problems on monitors and other display devices.
Adjust the Screen Resolution Setting
Adjusting the screen resolution setting may be necessary to resolve issues with the display size on monitors and other output devices like projectors.
Change the Boot Order in BIOS
Complete walk-through, including screenshots, detailing how to change the boot sequence in the BIOS.
Disable the Windows Firewall in Windows XP
Disabling the Windows Firewall in Windows XP is sometimes necessary to solve certain problems, especially if another firewall is already running.
Lower the Video Card Hardware Acceleration in Windows XP
Sometimes the processing power in the video hardware that helps accelerate graphics and improve performance can cause problems inside of Windows XP. Lowering the hardware acceleration may help.
Update Drivers in Windows XP
Instructions on updating drivers in Windows XP.
How Do I Start Windows Using Last Known Good Configuration?
Detailed walkthroughs on using LKGC in Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP.