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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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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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Computer Still Slow To Start Up?

Posted by Box Off My Computer on April 6, 2010 at 10:49 AM Comments comments (0)

If you have tried all the other things posted in Box Off My Computer - Computer Maintenace Help Blog and still your computer is slow and sluggish (especially on startup) then try this.


Go to your 'start menu' then 'run'

Type msconfig and click on 'run'

Go to 'start up' tab

Un-check everything in there*

Cli...

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Clear Out Your Cache and Cookies.

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 27, 2010 at 5:33 PM Comments comments (0)

If your browser is playing up, sluggish and struggling with certain functions, it may be time to

Clear Out Your Cache and Cookies.


What Is Cache?

A browser's cache is just some of its memory that's devoted to remembering what a page used to look like. Using cache, browsers can open pages they've seen before more quickly.


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Clean Up Your Computer

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 24, 2010 at 12:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Cleaning up your computer is a very important part of maintaining it. It will help keep your computer performance as it should be by deleting all the info and files it no longer uses. There are a few things we recommend to keep your computer as best as it can be.


1) Disk Clean Up 

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15% Off PC Repairs in Liverpool!

Posted by Box Off My Computer on March 14, 2010 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Box Off My Computer have teamed up with Liverpool PC Repairs

to offer you a whopping 15% discount on PC and Laptop repairs!


 

With many years' experience in the computer repair business, Liverpool PC Repair offers all aspects of repair and maintenance to customers throughout the local area. Founded in 2000, the bus...

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Remove Unwanted Programs

Posted by Box Off My Computer on December 15, 2009 at 6:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Often you will have lots of unused or unwanted programs on your computer which just take up space and get in your way. 


Start Menu > Control Panel > Programs and Features (or Add and Remove Programs)


A box similar to this one should open and a list of programs on your computer will compile, this may take a few seconds.


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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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Defragment Your Computer

Posted by Box Off My Computer on December 14, 2009 at 8:37 AM Comments comments (0)

Why Defragment Your Computer?

When your computer writes information onto your hard drive, it does not always write information in the same place on the actual hardware. A section of a file can be written near the beginning of the disc, whereas the rest of that file could be written near the end. This can cause programs to run slowly, as the computer spends time inretrieving these file clusters from all over the disc. Defragmenting your computer sorts all of your files [as ...

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To Do A Disk Clean Up

Posted by Box Off My Computer on December 14, 2009 at 7:57 AM Comments comments (0)

To Do A Disk Clean Up

(Windows Vista)


Go to the Start Menu > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Clean Up

From there select 'Files From All Users On This Computer'

You will need to give your permission now, click Continue

You will now need to choose the drive you want to clean up, select the (C) Drive and click OK

It will now calculate how much ...

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Scan Your Computer For Viruses

Posted by Box Off My Computer on December 14, 2009 at 6:58 AM Comments comments (0)

Before you scan your computer or laptop for viruses, you must have Anti-Virus installed on your computer.

We recommend AVG Free 9.0 for starters. Its free and simple to use, just click the image to download AVG Free Edition.



If you prefer anti-virus protection that you pay for, we recommend AVG...

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