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Basic Troubleshooting Computer Tips for Kids

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Computer troubleshooting refers to the process of attempting to diagnose the root cause of a computer problem--a difficult task in the best of times. If you're a kid and have been having problems getting your computer to start or playing your favorite software, there are some simple actions kids can take to attempt to remedy the problem. These steps will take a bit of time, but they will be worth it when you have fixed the problem by yourself.

Tips & Suggestions on How to Buy a Desktop Computer

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Buying a desktop computer can seem like a daunting task to someone who does not understand basic computer terms. However, choosing a desktop computer that meets your needs will require you to research beforehand.

Computer Preventive Maintenance Tips

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As time passes, you may notice that your computer's performance decreases. Also, as you use your computer, any one of its components may fail unexpectedly. Doing routine maintenance can prevent many problems and save your data in the event that you have a serious, unavoidable hardware problem with your computer.

Computer Shopping Tips

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Shopping for a computer can be a harrowing experience--a computer is a major purchase, and there are tons of options to choose from. Chances are, no matter what computer you buy, you will have a good experience--new computers use the most recent hardware and software, and even the most basic computer can perform a wide array of tasks. However, taking some time to think about what you want out of your computer can help you find the perfect choice

How to Pull Computer Pranks

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Whether you're gearing up for April Fool's Day or just in the mood to stir up some mischief, computer pranks are the way to go. If you want to prank a friend, family member or co-worker but don't want to download anything on their computer, there are a few pranks that may initially make them frustrated and confused, but will probably leave them laughing along with you.

Computer Notepad Tricks

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Notepad is a program included with most versions of Windows operating systems. As a basic text editor, Notepad is designed to write simple documents. What many people don't know is that there are many tricks you can do with this useful little word processor.

Laptop Battery Maintenance Tips

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The batteries in a laptop will not have to be replaced often, if they receive proper maintenance. Most users will plug in the power cord when their batteries are running low, but they do not remove and check the laptop battery until it goes dead. When you take care of your laptop, cords and battery, you will be able to prolong the life of your computer hardware.

Tips for Buying a Notebook Computer

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Buying a notebook computer can be a frustrating experience, but if you follow a few simple guidelines, making the correct choice becomes an easy decision. Remember, the only person that truly knows which mobile computing device is right for you is you. While a good salesperson can be an indispensable source of information, having clearly mapped out the specific tasks this computer will be asked to perform before you talk to a salesperson will keep the decision making process in focus.

How to Create a Keepsakes Magazine of Computer Tricks

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Computer technology has made it easier than ever before to create keepsakes and manuals in the comfort of your own home. If you are an experienced computer user, you can create a keepsake magazine filled with your favorite computer tips and tricks. From how to change a power supply to how to add more memory to your computer, the keepsake magazine you create can provide others with valuable information they will use again and again. These keepsake magazines make wonderful gifts for your non-tech savvy friends, and they are a great addition to any computer related gift you may give your friends and relatives

How to Evaluate a Used Computer for Potential Purchase

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Buying a used computer makes sense when price is your primary consideration and you are savvy enough to accurately diagnose problems yourself. Although you will sacrifice speed (and perhaps life span of the mechanical components), the quality of a used $2,000 computer might give you better value and longevity than a computer built to sell new for under $1,000.

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