Windows ‘God Mode’, improving speed and keyboard shortcuts – there’s a whole range of tips computer users should know about – but most don’t. Here’s a few just for you, hopefully enabling you to get the best experience possible out of your home computer use.
You know it’s going to happen, and most likely at a crucial time. It’s there lingering at the back of your mind, leaping forward and causing you panic if there’s even a slight delay in your computer powering up. Yes, if you own a PC, it’s more than likely to have already happened to you: the dreaded crash that stops you in your tracks.
Infection with a virus, trojan or malware is one of the most common reasons that home computer users, unfamiliar with computer repairs, seek the advice of an expert to solve the problem. Whilst purchasing a good quality anti-virus program is the most important step you can take, in reality, sophisticated viruses and other malicious programs can occasionally bypass the security and conceal themselves on your hard drive. From bombarding you with advertising to stealing your credit card number – viruses, trojans and malware can cause considerable damage to your machine and your livelihood.
If you need to perform a fresh installation of Windows 10 on a home computing PC that had Windows 8 on it, you will need to find the license key. This will also be the case if you need to move the operating system to another computer.
Recent articles highlight the performance improvements that many home computing and PC gamers can find when they upgrade to Windows 10. The new DirectX 12 graphics drivers help boost the speed of some older graphics cards and chipsets, making games you used to play look better and run smoother. It can also help your PC play games that you thought it might not be able to manage.