Showing posts with label maintenance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maintenance. Show all posts

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Care needed when updating Java

It's good and important to keep your computer software up-to-date. This includes Java software. If you want to know the ins and outs of Java, click here. Good luck understanding that lot. Suffice to say it pays to have the latest version on our home computer. It goes some way to enhancing your overall security, having the latest version that is. The thing that hacks me off is when the updates come through, there is always the up-selling invite; to select Ask as your search service, and to install their toolbar. If you want to avoid the toolbar, and I advise you to, just uncheck the check-box on the way to installation.
By not installing the Ask toolbar, we can continue to use and enjoy the strength of Google Search. 

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

How to Defrag your Hard Drive (and speed up your Computer)

Easily the most common statement I hear as a Trainer is "my computer is getting slower, what should I do?". By far and away the most effective step is to defrag your hard drive. But there's more to it than that. It really should be done weekly (defragging that is), as regular as taking out the garbage once a week. So, watch the video and have a go. You will be surprised at the difference and how much faster your computer will be. Please subscribe to my channel if you'd like more tips like this one.