Use UK laptop / notebook in US and Europe

Follow Us What you need to know about the use of UK laptop / notebook computer in US and Europe and vice versa Question Use of UK laptop / notebook in US and Europe: I will have to use my laptop computer when I travel to the US and Europe from the UK. Are there…

No laptop Wi-Fi connection to ADSL modem router

Follow Us No laptop Wi-Fi connection to the Internet via a Verizon ADSL modem router Problem “I have no laptop Wi-Fi connection. My desktop PC is connected by an Ethernet cable to my Verizon ADSL modem router. The router also has wireless capabilities. I plan to buy an iPad and connect it via Wi-Fi to…

The meaning of Intel/AMD processor names

Follow Us How to decode Intel/AMD  processor  names – What processor names mean How to decode Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 processor names Most desktop and laptop PCs use processors made by Intel or AMD. Intel and AMD processor names can be decoded to give useful information about them. For example, at the time…

Windows 7 sudden shutdown problem

Follow Us Windows 7 sudden shutdown problem – laptop shuts down by itself after variable periods of working properly Problem I am experiencing a Windows 7 sudden shutdown problem that defeats even the online computer forums. For several years, Windows 7 Home Premium running on my laptop PC worked properly, then, all of a sudden,…

Laptop PC has no CD/DVD drive for software installation

Follow Us Windows 10 laptop PC has no CD/DVD drive for software installation CD/DVD drive problem While searching the web for a Windows 10 laptop PC, I noticed that several online stores and manufacturers stress that some laptops have no CD/DVD drive for software installation. “This computer does not have an internal optical drive for…

My laptop crashes randomly when working from the mains electricity supply but works fine on battery power

Follow Us Laptop problem: Laptop crashes randomly due to overheating My Samsung Q210 laptop PC came with Windows Vista Home Premium. I have just upgraded it to Windows 7 Home Premium after a relative bought the Family Pack and had a free licence, otherwise I was quite happy with Vista. It was working perfectly well…

Laptop slow starting up – Svchost using 98% of CPU cycles

Follow Us Laptop slow starting up – Svchost using 98% of processor (CPU) cycles Problem Why is my Dell Inspiron laptop slow starting up – takes several minutes to boot fully into Windows 7 every time it starts up? It runs normally after it is fully booted, but repeats the slow startup every time it…

Clean a new PC of crapware, unneeded software, startup programs, services

Follow Us Note that Clean a new PC of crapware, unneeded software, apps, startup programs and disable unnecessary Windows services It is advisable to clean a new PC of unnecessary software – crapware – and disable Windows services to make it start up and work faster. Most new desktop, laptop and tablet PCs come pre-loaded…

The malfunctioning keyboards of most brand-name laptops can easily be replaced cheaply

Follow Us A few of the keys of my MSI M662 laptop that runs Windows XP and Windows 7 in a dual-boot system started to malfunction. Namely, the a, w, s and 2 keys. They would work sometimes and not work at other times, making entering user names and passwords a hit or miss affair…

I have a new Windows 8.1 laptop PC. Is the Microsoft Windows Defender anti-malware scanner that it uses by default sufficient or is there a better free scanner?

Follow Us I have a new Windows 8.1 laptop PC. Is the Microsoft Windows Defender anti-malware scanner that it uses by default sufficient or is there a better free scanner? Microsoft has diminished the effectiveness of Windows Defender, which comes on new computers running Windows 8.1 so as not to compete with the third-party anti-malware…