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Everything You Need For Your PC

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 16, 2011 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

When you set up your new PC or completely restore your old one then you will pretty much need to start from scratch. At Box Off My Computer we recommend the following FREE software for your PC (or laptop);


AVG FREE - Free Anti-Virus

MOZILLA FIREFOX - Free...

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Sreensaver for Security?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 21, 2011 at 2:34 PM Comments comments (0)

A screensaver is what your computer screen shows when the computer is left idle or untouched for a while. Depending on your computer settings your screen may switch to the screensaver after 5 mins of being idle or up to a few hours after.


Some people prefer not to have a Screensaver on their computer as sometimes they can interupt movies or presentations where the computer will not be used or touched for a long period of time, as they're being watched from a distance.

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Update Plugins

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 12, 2011 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

What is a Plugin?

(Also called plug-in, addin, add-in, addon, add-on, snap-in or snapin)

These days it seems there are Plugins for everything, especially Browsers.


Browser Plugins are used to add extra capabilities or features to your browser such as dectecting viruses, playing videos or they can link a program already on your com...

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Enable Cookies

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

A cookie (also tracking cookie, browser cookie, and HTTP cookie) is a small piece of text stored on a user's computer by a web browser. Most modern browsers allow users to decide whether to accept cookies, and the time frame to keep them, but rejecting cookies makes some websites unusable.
To read more about cookies click here


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What is Skype?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on January 18, 2010 at 8:27 AM Comments comments (0)


Skype is an application for your computer that allows you to make voice or video calls over the internet. Skype to Skype calls are free of charge and it is also free to download to your computer which is super cool! If you want to use Skype to call landlines or mobile phones you can do so for a fee.


So generally if...

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Update Your Computer!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on December 14, 2009 at 11:39 AM Comments comments (0)

Keeping your computer up to date is a very important part of the maintainence process.


To Launch Windows Update


Start Menu > Programs (or all programs) > Windows Update

The following window will open...


Click on 'Check For Updates'

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What is a Browser?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 29, 2009 at 6:19 AM Comments comments (0)

A web browser is what you need to access the internet from your computer or laptop.

Examples of web browsers are...


Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is Microsofts baby, it comes already installed on computers with Windows.

If you would like to know more about Internet explorer or would like to download it for free,

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Personalise Your Desktop Background

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 25, 2009 at 5:59 AM Comments comments (2)

You may have noticed that some people have a photo of their cat or their favourite band as their desktop image. This is very quick and easy to do, just follow these simple steps.


There are two methods of achieving this.


Method 1 (Quickest and easiest way)

First, find the picture or image that you want on your computer desktop by looking through your pictures.

Once you have found the one you want RIGHT CLICK it.

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How To Enable Javascript.

Posted by Box Off My Computer on November 22, 2009 at 8:26 AM Comments comments (0)

Javascript is software that helps applications and programs work on your computer. You will need Javascript to be enabled in order to play certain games, watch catch up TV etc.  For more info on Javascript click here


To download and install Java onto your computer click here or go to java.com


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Manage Your Photos

Posted by Box Off My Computer on October 21, 2009 at 5:07 AM Comments comments (0)

Keeping your photos organised can help to make your computer life so much easier. You will probably have some photos on your phone and camera that you want to keep on your computer, here we talk about how to do it.


First you will need to take the pictures from your device (phone or camera) and upload them onto your computer. The device will have a USB lead supplied with it. This USB lead will plug into the device and also the computer.


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Get an Email Account

Posted by Box Off My Computer on October 16, 2009 at 4:52 AM Comments comments (0)

Ok so every new computer user needs an email account. An email account is an online address where all your online mail gets sent to. We recommend getting used to an internet based email account so you can access your emails from anywhere in the World at anytime you want.


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Before You Buy A New Machine

Posted by Box Off My Computer on October 7, 2009 at 3:38 AM Comments comments (0)

Buying a new computer can be a headache. The jargon alone is enough to put anybody off.


Basic Spec Info.

Computer Specifications can seem like gobbledegook to many people. But when searching keep an eye out for the following details.


Memory / RAM > Ram Memory will basically determin the computers thinking speed, so the higher the better. We would recommend anything above 2GB RAM.


Opporating System > Usual...

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Get Free Office Software

Posted by Box Off My Computer on October 6, 2009 at 5:34 AM Comments comments (0)

Office software is often very expensive for your computer but now there is a completely FREE version that is compatable with all the big'ns such as Microsoft Office and Works. Its called Open Office and we think it is an exceptional free product.


To download it click the image below



Installation sho...

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About PDF's and Free Software

Posted by Box Off My Computer on October 5, 2009 at 5:23 AM Comments comments (0)

PDFs are Portable Digital Files. You might PDF something if you want to send it. You cannot edit a PDF file unles you have a PDF editor software on your computer.


Creating PDF files couldnt be easier with PDF995 Software. From the link below, you can download the Driver, Converter and the Editor required. Its quick and easy to download, it shouldnt take more than a few minutes.


Normally, when you download things onto your computer they land in the 'Downlo...

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Get Free Anti-Virus

Posted by Box Off My Computer on October 5, 2009 at 5:09 AM Comments comments (0)

For completely FREE Antivirus for your computer, try AVG!

It is available for download here, please click the image.


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