Tuesday, September 30, 2008
It really does not matter what version of the Windows Operating system you are currently using, when it comes to any sort of update, be prepared for things to run a little sluggish upon initial re-start of the computer. I have had a recent rash of questions regarding the following problem(s):
After performing a windows update, it prompted me to restart my computer, which I did, but when I restarted, all I got was the blank desktop with no icons....
This is completely normal, in fact this is completely normal when your antivirus performs any sort of virus definition updates and/or scans from outside of the windows environment. When you restart the computer, take a look at the hard drive light, somewhere on your computer case. This may even appear solid (on all the time) initially as things are loading from start up. Thing is, there is a lot going on when you first restart your computer and even more if you have just performed any sort of updates, as these need to be logged by the system, and the changes implemented. So the next time you restart your computer, only to find no icons, WAIT a few minutes.. like as many as 5, depending on your system's performance. Of course if you haven't run CCLEANER in some time, you may find this to be essential for any sort of computer optimizing--read my tip on this for more info.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Many of you are contacting me with regards to your Avast Antivirus stating that it running out and requires renewal. Note this is a FREE program and the good folks at ALWIL simply want to keep track of all that are using the program. If you are having troubles with this, please contact me and I can help you out. It is a very simple procedure but can be tricky if you don't know where to look.
Saturday, September 06, 2008
If you haven't taken advantage of all that is Google, I highly suggest you check it out! As there are so many parts of your internet experience that Google provides free of charge (like Chrome, the new Browser) and a revamped Picasa website, this is just one more reason why not give them a try, especially when the latest features of their photo software "Picasa" now includes facial recognition!