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Are Registry Cleaners Worthwhile?

Are Registry Cleaners Worthwhile? I don’t think so. If you run something like Uniblue Registry Booster you’ll get a scary screen like this Sounds Serious – High Damage Level – and when you click on Fix Errors you are invited to purchase the program for about $30 Having purchased and “cleaned” your system it is […]

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MS Access database won’t work over a network

Symptoms: When you double-click on a shortcut to a Microsoft Access Database held on a network server or shared folder on a peer-to-peer networked computer: Nothing happens – the database does not open or MS Access starts but is blank, and your database does not open You always get an “open file security warning” before […]

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Why is my computer so slow?

When your PC or Laptop was new, it was probably quite fast. So what happened, and what can you do about it? This is one of the most common tasks I have to perform – speeding up somebody’s computer. Here’s an outline of what commonly causes the problem, and what can be done about it. […]

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Make Your Computer Go Faster – Adding RAM

Often the most effective means of speeding up an ageing computer is fitting more RAM (random access memory) Go to www.crucial.com/uk and run their Memory Scanner. It will tell you what you can upgrade to, and you can purchase RAM chips from from them. If the memory scanner doesn’t work, try the Memory Advisor tool […]

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Windows 7 Theme – Barn Owl Feathers

I created a beautiful Windows 7 Theme of Barn Owl Feathers. These pictures shot for the Barn Owl Trust (for whom I provide IT support), were taken by my good friend Melanie Lindenthal. The background image rotates every 5 minutes – and the images are stunning. There are 24 images. You can download the theme […]

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Windows 7 Theme: Barn Owls

I created a beautiful Windows 7 Theme of Barn Owls. These pictures shot for the Barn Owl Trust (for whom I provide IT support), were taken by my good friend Melanie Lindenthal. The background image rotates every 5 minutes – and the images are stunning. There are 12 images. You can download the theme from […]

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