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  1. A Guide To Port Forwarding

    Networking Support
    What Is Port Forwarding? Port forwarding is an instruction given to your router which tells it what it should do when it receives a packet from the internet addressed to port X, which under normal circumstances would be dropped by the router. Do I need to port forward? If you are running an...
  2. Backup important personal files using Ubuntu LiveCD

    Hard Drive Support
    This tutorial will explain, in some detail, how to backup your files from a Windows partition when Windows will not load. We will be using Ubuntu Live CD. If you do not already have a copy of Ubuntu LiveCD on a CD or thumb drive, go here to download Ubuntu , then download Imgburn to burn the...
  3. How to check your system temperatures

    Hard Drive Support
    Computers enjoy working in a stable environment that is not too hot. To do this, PC components have precautions installed to prevent them from overheating. Your processor and video card can monitor the amount of heat being generated while in use, and will throttle the amount of power used to...
  4. How to find your system specifications

    Hard Drive Support
    Whether a forum helper asks you to post your system specs or you are simply curious about what components are inside your PC, Speccy is a tool that allows to you to do just that. Speccy is a third party program that can read your PC hardware IDs to determine what components are inside your PC...
  5. How to install and use Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    Computer Security News
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) is a powerful anti-malware application that assists Windows computers in removing and protecting against numerous threats including, but not limited to, worms, Trojans, rootkits, rogues, spyware, etc.. Used by our security team here at Tech Support Forum...
  6. Is Your PC Running Slow...?

    Computer Security News
    Version control – v2.0 – dated November 2010 Version control - v2.1 - dated April 2012 - updated SysInternals link Version control – v2.2 – dated March 2014 - general updates, links and additions for Windows 8 Introduction This article is intended to provide you with some hints and tips when...
  7. All you need to know about RAM

    Hard Drive Support
    Random-access memory (RAM) is where the PC stores a relatively small amount of ephemeral data that is more rapidly accessed by the Central Processor Unit (CPU) rather than data stored on a long-lasting memory device, such as hard drive or CD. Unlike data that are stored on long-lasting memory...
  8. Installing Spotify On Linux

    Linux Support
    This guide will show you how to install the popular music player Spotify on your Linux machine, all done through the terminal command line. Note: Terminal Commands are in Red. Comments are preceded by the hash sign, #. Debian Linux Here's how to get Spotify on a Debian Linux based...
  9. Resolving "Cannot Connect to Activation Server" for Office XP

    Microsoft Office support
    Have you encountered the "Cannot connect to activation server" error when trying to reinstall the same copy of a legitimate Office XP suite when using the Activate over the Internetoption? Well, here is a method to overcome this problem. Instead of chatting with someone, the entire process is...
  10. All you need to know about 80 Plus

    Hard Drive Support
    Have you ever wondered what those tiny 80 Plus stickers found on power supply units mean? Well in the following article I’ll be going over what each type of 80 Plus certification means. 80 Plus is a voluntary certification program set in place by Ecos Consulting in 2004 to promote efficient...
  11. How to Use and Enable/Disable 'Safe Mode' in Windows 8

    Windows XP Support
    If you want to boot into Safe Mode to try and fix any issue, you need to enable it manually because it doesn't come enabled in Windows 8 by default. To enable and use Safe Mode, follow the inline steps: Click Start and click Search. Type cmd and press Enter. cmd.exe appears in the results list...
  12. Apple Computer Greets You!

    Mac Support
    In this Article we will be learning how to make your Apple computer greet you when logging on. I will first show you the code you need to perform this task, then I will go into explaining the code and adding it to your system to finally make your computer greet you. Step 1 First, go to...
  13. How to use Safe Mode on an Android Device

    Windows XP Support
    If you have ever owned or used a Window’s PC, you have most likely seen or heard about Safe Mode. Safe Mode is basically a stripped back version of the Operating System (OS) that enables only the key files that are necessary for the OS to run. All other programs and files are stopped from...
  14. How to install IIS on Windows 7/ Vista

    Windows XP Support
    Want to install the IIS, or Internet Information Services, feature in Windows 7 or Vista? Here are the steps: Go to Control Panel and click on Programs and Features. Click on the Turn Windows features on or off option in Programs and Features. In the Windows Features window, expand the...
  15. Customizing the Command Prompt Window

    Windows XP Support
    You can customize the Command Prompt window & the Windows Powershellwindow.  Note:This tutorial was written using Windows 8 Pro. It also works in Windows 7. First, open the Command Prompt. You can click a shortcut to it or open the Run window & type in CMD & click OK. Follow the instructions...
  16. Which is the Right Virtualization Solution for you, VMware or Hyper-V?

    Hard Drive Support
    You have a new project – to update a couple of outdated Servers. These servers are running Windows Server 2003, and they have a database server role configured on each one, and the company budget is very limited. Why not consider Virtualization for your new project? Combining the most value and...
  17. Linux Terminal Commands 101

    Linux Support
    Welcome to the Linux Terminal Command 101. A guide to some simple terminal commands that you may need/use on your terminal session. Below are some of these commands along with a few variables and a brief explanation and some example uses. Navigation pwd ......- Present Working Directory that...
  18. Apple Dock for Windows!

    Mac Support
    What is RocketDock all about? RocketDock is a free program that allows you to have a dock just like on Apple computers. You can drag and drop programs right into the dock for quick and easy use, navigate through the dock, and even edit the Dock’s skin and theme. You can also drag it around...
  19. Android Tips and Tricks

    Smart Devices | General Topics
    Below are some useful tips and tools for Android users. Some may be new you to and others may be old news The follow steps will be for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Some steps may vary depending on your type of device. Table of Contents 1. Using a Task Manager. 2. Battery Usage. 3. Data...
  20. Linux: Basic Terminal Commands

    Linux Support
    Introduction So, have you gone through the basics of Linux and now want to delve into the Terminal? This article will explain what exactly the Terminal is, why we use it, and will show you some basic, commonly used, commands. When using the Terminal you should always be careful however, and...
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