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Tim Fisher

Updated Articles and Resources

By Tim Fisher

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • How Do I Change a Drive Letter in Windows? Created: Saturday, August 07, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Changing the drive letter assigned to a particular drive in Windows is really easy. Here are links to instructions for Windows 8, 7, Vista, and XP.
    • How To Partition a Hard Drive in Windows 8 or 8.1 Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Here are details on how to partition a hard drive in Windows 8, a process that makes the new drive available to be formatted, and used, in Windows 8.
    • How To Format a Hard Drive in Windows 8 or 8.1 Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Detailed tutorial on how to format a hard drive in Windows 8. You have to format a hard drive before you can save files to it in Windows 8.
    • How To Change Drive Letters in Windows 8 or 8.1 Created: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Here's how to change drive letters in Windows 8. You can change the drive letter of any drive in Windows 8 except the one that Windows is on.
    • How Do I Format a Hard Drive? Created: Friday, August 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Links to Windows operating system specific instructions on how to format a hard drive. In most cases, you must format a drive to use it in Windows.
    • How To Completely Erase a Hard Drive Created: Monday, September 13, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Easy instructions to completely erase a hard drive. To truly erase hard drive data forever, you may have to do more than format the drive or delete files.
    • How Do I Partition a Hard Drive in Windows? Created: Friday, August 06, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      You must partition a hard drive before Windows can use the drive, easily done via Disk Management. Here are details for Windows 8, 7, Vista, & XP.
    • Get More Help Created: Wednesday, June 19, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Need some more help figuring out a computer problem? Here's how to find me on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook, plus my recommendation on computer help forums.
    • Help Me! Created: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Help Me! is a daily Google+ conversation where you can get computer help and guidance from me and other industry experts.
    • How To Reset a Windows Vista Password Created: Wednesday, February 16, 2011 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Believe it or not, it's pretty easy to reset a Windows Vista password. Learn how to reset the Windows Vista login password using your Vista install disc.
    • How To Clear the Cache in Firefox 31 Created: Tuesday, January 30, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Easy instructions on how to clear the cache in Firefox 31. Clearing the cache in Firefox is a good troubleshooting step when pages won't load.
    • The First 4 Things You Should Do With Your New Computer Created: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Did you just get a new computer? Here are the first four things you should do to help prevent, or prepare for, future problems.
    • World Password Day 2014 Created: Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      World Password Day 2014 is on May 7, 2014. Keep your passwords complicated and change them often!
    • Support for Windows XP Ended April 8 Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Support for Windows XP ended on April 8, 2014. Here's what you need to know about continued use, upgrading, and more.
    • World Backup Day 2014 Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      World Backup Day 2014 is March 31! Keeping your data backed up is the most important thing a technology owner can do.
    • Still Using Windows XP? Consider Upgrading... Now Created: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Microsoft stopped providing security and other updates for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Here's what you need to know.
    • Staples Free Computer & Technology Recycling Created: Monday, May 07, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Staples stores offer free computer and other technology recycling, as well as a trade-in service. Here's everything you need to know.
    • How To Clean Install Windows 8 or 8.1 (Part 1 of 2) Created: Thursday, August 16, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      A Windows 8 & 8.1 clean install tutorial with detailed instructions and screenshots. A clean install is the best way to install Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.
    • Anvi Rescue Disk v1.1 Created: Monday, March 24, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Anvi Rescue Disk is an excellent free bootable antivirus program. See my full review of Anvi Rescue Disk for features and instructions on getting started.
    • System Error Codes: Code 8400 to Code 8499 Created: Monday, June 30, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      A list of system error codes from Code 8400 through Code 8499.
    • COMODO Backup v4.3.8.0 Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      COMODO Backup is one of the best free backup software programs thanks to its support for many advanced features. See my full review of COMODO Backup.
    • 21 Command Prompt Tricks and Hacks Created: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Nearly two dozen Command Prompt tricks and other Command Prompt hacks to help you get the most out of the Command Prompt in Windows 7, 8, Vista, or XP.
    • Latest Microsoft Office Service Packs Created: Monday, May 24, 2010 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Where to download the latest Microsoft Office service packs, updated July 2014. Download Office 2013 SP1, Office 2010 SP2, Office 2007 SP3, etc.
    • What is a PAT File? Created: Thursday, February 09, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      A PAT file is a Pattern Image file. Learn how to open a .PAT file or convert a PAT file to another file format.
    • What is a CSH File? Created: Tuesday, May 03, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      A CSH file is an Adobe Photoshop Custom Shapes file. Learn how to open a .CSH file or convert a CSH file to another file format.
    • What is an ABR File? Created: Tuesday, December 09, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      An ABR file is a Photoshop Brush file. Learn how to open an .ABR file or convert an ABR file to another file format.
    • How To Fix a Blue Screen of Death Created: Saturday, November 29, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Easy to follow tutorial to help fix a Blue Screen of Death. A BSOD might be caused by hardware or software so proper troubleshooting is important.
    • How To Fix Stopping, Freezing, and Reboot Issues During Windows Startup Created: Thursday, January 13, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      A really frustrating problem is when Windows hangs or gets stuck while starting. If Windows starts to load but freezes without an error, give this a try...
    • How To Fix Stopping, Freezing, and Reboot Issues During Windows Login Created: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      There are several possible reasons why you might get stuck at the Windows log on screen. If Windows freezes during or after logging on, give this a try...
    • How To Properly Scan Your Computer for Viruses, Trojans, and Other Malware Created: Wednesday, May 13, 2009 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Here's how to completely and correctly scan your computer for malicious software like viruses, trojan horses, rootkits, spyware, adware, worms, and more.
    • 15 Free Bootable Antivirus Tools Created: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      A list of free bootable antivirus programs. A free bootable virus scanner is what you need to use to remove viruses from your PC when Windows won't start.
    • Price Comparison: Unlimited Online Backup Plans Created: Friday, March 30, 2012 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Which unlimited online backup plan is cheapest? Find out with a true price comparison between popular services. Last updated July 2014.

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