Category Archives: General Computer

Tips and techniques for maintaining your computer in tip-top shape. Ideas about how to effectively use various software.

Computer Tote-ing Travelers

We RVers like to have our laptop computers with us everywhere we go.  But, how to carry them?  I have watched people walk by on their way to the Wi-Fi hotspot just carrying their computer under their arms, with the … Continue reading

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Windows 7: Snapping Windows

Windows 7 has added several innovative ways to move your windows around the screen, and manage your desktop. A great way to familiarize yourself with them is to watch the Microsoft official Windows 7 videos. I just want to tell … Continue reading

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How to Find Images / Clipart

We all know that pictures are worth a thousand words. But how do we find the picture that says the right thing? There are millions of images available to us now on the Internet. Did you know that you can … Continue reading

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Updates are Like Rabbits

Updates, Updates, all those *maddening* updates. I just have to vent. Updates are important, and I will continue to accept them and wait for them to install, but OMG they’ve become SO numerous. If you live in a house and … Continue reading

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Antivirus Slowing Your Computer?

Practice Safe Computing. You need to have security programs (Antivirus and Anti-Spyware) for your computer if you access the Internet. Security suites are notorious for hogging system resources and requiring frequent updates. The most popular programs tout many extra features, … Continue reading

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Windows 7 Search

We’ve been using Windows 7 for 9 months now, and Vista for 2 years before that, so the Search feature is second nature to us now, and if you attended any of our Vista seminars, or watched the videos, you … Continue reading

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Photo Story 3 Works on Windows 7!

by Chris Guld, www.geeksontour.com I’ve had my Windows 7 computer for 6 months now and the only disappointment has been that one of my favorite programs, Photo Story 3, would not install on it. Photo Story 3 Now works on … Continue reading

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Is the iPad an RVers Accessory?

a Guest Post by Ken Wiseman, www.rvnavigator.com Gizmos, gadgets and “must have” accessories fill the vendor halls of any RV show. Having been burned many times by the latest solution to my perceived problems, I am skeptical of the latest and … Continue reading

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Windows 7 after 4 months

I bought a new computer last November. It has Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit operating system. I was worried that my old but important programs from Adobe (Dreamweaver and Fireworks) were not going to work, but, as it turns out … Continue reading

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Copy Files to a USB Drive

This was one of the exercises in our Boot Camp last week and we think everyone should know how to do it. We preach backup all the time, but we don’t preach a particular way to do it because there … Continue reading

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