BACK TO PCSTATS Follow PCSTATS on Facebook PCSTATS RSS Feed PCSTATS Twitter Feed + Motherboards
+ Videocards
+ Memory
+ Beginners Guides
News & Advanced Search  Feedback?
[X]   Directory of
Guides & Reviews
The PCstats Forums

Beginners Guides
Weekly Newsletter
Archived Newsletters


Beginners Guide: How To Install / Remove an Intel Socket LGA2011 CPU

79 Beginners Guides to Make Your PC Run Faster! - PCSTATS.com 79 Beginners Guides to Make Your PC Run Faster!
Fri, Oct 18 2013 | 4:16PM | Filed under: Beginners Guides| PermaLink Posted by: STAFF

This weekend, save your money and use PCSTATS' Jedi knowledge to put your PC in tip top running shape! Dig into a pile of handy Guides, and sweep the performance sucking dust bunnies out of that old computer for good. Make your computer run better, run smarter, and maybe even faster! Starting from the top, PCSTATS has award winning Beginners Guides to 99 Windows Vista Performance Tips and Tweaks, and 99 Performance Tips for Windows XP!!
Find It in the PCSTATS Beginners Guides....

Windows Vista users will appreciate PCSTATS's guides to making older software programs compatible with Vista, it's certainly a lot better than buying all new programs. Since Vista can be a little tough on PCs, we also discuss how to stop Windows Vista from thrashing hard drives to death. PCSTATS covers installing Windows Vista, and then it's naturally on to Vista crash recovery and repair installs. If Vista is acting up, you'll want to read our guide to safe mode in Windows Vista before taking your PC to a repair center.

PCSTATS covers installing Windows XP and upgrading from Windows 98 to XP. Once you've got XP installed, how about learning about some of its hidden features. Moving on, we tackle some of the most asked computer questions like "how do I create MP3 files from my CDs?", " how do I burn CDs/DVDs and what formats should I use?." We also put you on the right track towards converting your home movies into video files, then turning those video files into DVDs. Most important of all, how should you protect your data? We have some good answers, and more than a few helpful hints to put you on the right track.

A second area PCSTATS Beginners Guides focus on is how to make your computing life easier. For example, spam email has become a painful fact of life for most computer users, but it doesn't have to be such a major irritation. A beginner's guide to stopping spam gives you several easy procedures which will quickly make spam email much less of an obstacle to your use of email. Likewise, the proliferation of viruses and spyware on the Internet threatens everybody. We give you a heads up on computer safety in our guide to firewalls and Internet security , and cover the safe removal of intrusive adware and spyware programs too. Do your wrists and eyes ache from too much computer time? Check out PCSTATS' ergonomics guide for some handy tips towards more comfortable computing.

Increasing your productivity within Windows XP is also a topic covered in several of our guides. If you regularly work at home as well as the office, you'll be interested in our guide to synchronizing files and folders so you'll always have the latest versions of your files at hand with out confusion. Own one of those handy-dandy USB key drives? take a look at a set of cool and clever USB drive projects; you can do a lot more with those things than you might think! Another handy thing to learn is how to create batch files within Windows; these little programs allow you to automate many of your most tedious tasks.

Tired of installing the latest Service Packs in every new Windows XP system you create? Tired of installing Windows XP at all? Check out this pair of guides, both of which are among the most popular articles with overworked IT staff: 'Slipstreaming: creating a Windows XP CD with Service Pack 2 included' guides you through the process of incorporating the latest Windows XP Service Pack right into your operating system CD, while the guide to creating a fully unattended Windows XP installation CD gives you everything you need to know about automating the Windows installation process in one handy location.

If you'd like to be sure that you have the basics of security and computer hygiene nailed down, but don't have the time or the inclination to learn about these subjects, try our quick guides to securing your PC and getting rid of spyware, adware and browser hijackers.

If you want to know more about the guts of your system, the hardware that keeps it going, PCSTATS has a series of articles just the weekend hardware warrior. Take a look at our guide to assembling your own PC for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to building a home computer. Once you have that mastered, you'll find the do-it-yourself guide to building a home theatre PC a snap! The annual PC maintenance checklist helps ensure that your PC will stay in top shape for as long as you own it. Sometimes it's good to go back to basics, and a good way to start is with this guide to computer memory. It explains how RAM works and why you might want more of it if your computer is getting 'slow'. For PC speed freaks, we cover RAID hard drive setups in detail, what they are, and how to set them up. If you are feeling ambitious, how about a bit of video card BIOS flashing?

Would you like to try overclocking but aren't sure where or how to start? This guide to overclocking a videocard will get you moving in the right direction. The companion guide to overclocking the processor, memory and motherboard explains the overclocking process for the rest of the system components; what the benefits are, as well as some of the potential dangers.

Interested in what makes Windows XP tick? Then we have some articles for you; this guide to the Windows XP registry will take you through this storehouse of XP customization settings, while the comprehensive article on Windows XP's Safe Mode will equip you to use this powerful recovery mode to your advantage. For Windows Vista users, see our guide to Safe Mode Crash Recovery in Vista. I'd also suggest you check out the guide to the Windows XP services for information on what these behind-the-scenes programs do, and how to create your own. If you are experiencing frustrating crashes or errors (and what Windows user hasn't at some point or another?) this handy guide to understanding and resolving the infamous BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) error should be interesting reading. Finally, get to grips with the Windows XP command prompt to increase your knowledge and control of the OS.

Upgrading and updating your PC is another inevitable task that we try to make easier. Take a look at PCSTATS' guide to flashing your motherboard's BIOS for one example. If you've grown used to your Windows XP install and hate the thought of reinstalling to accommodate a new computer system or hard drive, see this time-saving guide to cloning windows XP for another solution... Want to upgrade your system but don't know where to begin? We have the answers in this guide to the fundamentals of updating a PC , and it will certainly give you a helping hand in the right direction. If all you want to do is upgrade your motherboard, we've got an article on handling this complex operation too. No more service charges!

If you are tired of Windows altogether, or wary of Microsoft's operating system validation requirement for downloading patches, why not consider moving to Linux? PCSTATS has written three guides to this alternative OS, covering the basics of getting familiar with the Linux KDE desktop and then moving into the process of installing a Linux PC. In the third installment, we walk you through the task of installing new software in Linux, and where to find some productive programs for free.

Networking is a very important area of computer knowledge, especially as many homes now have more than one computer. Sharing an Internet connection among the computers in your household is a good start. If you're curious, PCSTATS also has guides to home networking, allowing you to share files between the systems in your home, and an article on the benefits of wireless networking. While wireless is extremely easy to set up and use, it has some security concerns that every user should know about. In PCSTATS' wireless security article, we provide any user with the knowledge they need to secure their wireless network from intruders. Advanced users may find this guide to Virtual Private Networks (VPN) and internet connection security especially useful. If you have a printer, why not share it over your network so that anyone in your house can use it? The easy to follow printer sharing guide has the goods.

Once you have a broadband Internet connection, there are a lot of interesting things you can do with Windows XP that are not immediately obvious. For example, how about enabling remote access, so you can work on your desktop from any Internet enabled computer in the world? Or maybe you'd like to create your own FTP server, allowing easy file transfers over the Internet? Perhaps you'd even like to learn how to create your own weblog ('blog') a small personal website. Speaking of websites, this guide to website hosting from a home PC has that critical topic completely covered! It's all here in PCSTATS collection of Beginners Guides. Once you've got a blog or website going, how about setting up an RSS feed so others can track your site easily? If you check out several bookmarks every day, learning about RSS readers could save you a lot of time.

Hardware failure is an unfortunate fact of life for PC owners, and one of the things that keeps computer stores in business. Fortunately there are ways to detect problems before they happen, and reduce the damage if your hardware should fail. Hard drives are one of the focal areas for failure in modern computer systems, due to their mechanical nature. They are also rather easy to erase, accidentally or maliciously. In one of our most popular and acclaimed guides, PCSTATS Beginners Guides looks at ways to restore your lost data in the event of just such a hard drive disaster. On the same topic, our guides to diagnosing bad memory and bad hard drives as well as interpreting your computer's 'beep' error codes will help you troubleshoot your PC at home. If you'd just like to expand the amount of storage space on your PC, well we've covered that aspect too with the guide to formatting and partitioning a hard drive!

Encryption and passwords are important facets of modern computer use, especially where the Internet is concerned. These subjects can be rather hard to understand for the average user, however. We've attempted to set things straight in this walk-through of encryption and online privacy .

Locked yourself out of your computer or file by forgetting a password? In twin guides, PCSTATS' examines the strengths and weaknesses of Windows password security and document password decryption giving you the knowledge you need to reclaim access. Knowing how to break back into Windows, or a locked document or ZIP file isn't something you'll need to know everyday, but when you're in a bind this information can be a life saver. PCSTATS also examines how to 'harden' your laptop computer , so if it is lost or stolen, at least your data will be safe.

For assorted tips and tweaks that can make your Windows XP experience, cleaner, faster and uniquely yours, we present our most popular set of PCSTATS Guides; 101 tips and tweaks for Windows XP and 104 Great Tech Tips for Windows XP. That's 304 useful tips, every one of them tested. You are sure to find something you like in one of these articles.

For some comic relief, as well as a serious look into the kinds of problems and errors of judgement that may one day destroy your precious computer, take a look at the extremely insightful guide to the most common ways to kill a PC. Why not visit our feedback page and share your own stories once you're finished!?

 

FULL STORY @ PCSTATS

Recent News in Beginners Guides
Everybody Can NAS, a Beginners Guide to OpenMediaVault Oct 15
News: TRs September 2014 System Guide Sep 20
Where is the Startup Folder in Windows 8.1? Sep 17
RAM Disk Guide Rev. 3.0. Sep 17
Home Server Build, Parts 1, 2 and 3 Aug 24
Understanding Graphics Cards - a Laymen's Guide Aug 16
Know Your Smartphone Aug 13
Beginner's Guide to the Linux Command Line, Part II Aug 12
Why It's Really Time To Ditch The Short Filename. Aug 3
Updates to the COD NAS Benchmarking Database Jul 23
more...

News Categories
Audio / Sound Beginners Guides Benchmarks
Biometrics BIOS Business / Industry
Cases Chipset Computer / SFF PCs
Cooling / Heatsinks CPU / Processors Digital Cameras
Drivers Editorial Games
Gossip Hard Drives Hardware
Home Theatre Imaging Memory
Mobile Devices Monitors Motherboards
Mouse Pads MP3 Players Networking
Notebooks Operating System Optical Drives
Overclocking Peripherals Power Supply
Press Release Printers Servers
Site News Software Tips
Tradeshows / Events Video Cards Web News
   Looking for something a little farther back? Try PCstats News Archives: 1999 - present
   10 / 24 / 2014 | 10:51PM
Hardware Sections 


google
 
PCSTATS Network Features Information About Us Contact
FrostyTech
TransmetaZone
BeginnersPC
PCSTATS Newsletter
PCSTATS Forums
ShoppingList Assistance
Tech Glossary
Technology WebSite Listings
PermaLink News
Archived News
Submit News (Review RSS Feed)
Site Map
PCstats Wallpaper
About Us
Employment
Privacy Policy
Advertise on PCSTATS

How's Our Driving?
© Copyright 1999-2014 www.pcstats.com All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of Use.