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Cave Creek Geek Removes Dust From a Computer in Ventura, CA

The Cave Creek Geek couldn’t stand the loud noise made by a friend’s computer and helped him clean out the dust. After the cleaning, the computer was nearly silent and ran much better. Watch the video and get your computer cleaned out! For more information on this type of maintenance, …

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Take a Few Minutes to Update the Essential Utilities

There are undoubtedly utilities on your computer that are essential to your workflow. It is common for minor updates of these utilities to be released every month or two. But how often do you check to see if you have the most current version? I spent about 10 minutes checking …

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Make Sure All of Your Account Information is Accurate

Since today is a holiday in the United States (and elsewhere), I wanted to take a few minutes to talk about some maintenance you may want to do on our site. I know you would never make the mistakes I’m about to describe, but it wouldn’t hurt to check, would …

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We Are All Helpless Against Murphy’s Law

Do you ever have days where nothing seems to go right? I think we all have them and they tend to come in bunches. Now we’re not talking about really bad stuff. This is the kind of thing that just makes you shake your head and wonder if there is …

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Celebrate Earth Day By Safely Recycling Computers and Electronics

Today is Earth Day and I want to talk about ways that you can dispose of a computer and/or electronic equipment safely. I want to give a shout out to loyal reader Greg Williams for suggesting today’s topic. If we are dealing with something that contains data, you may want …

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Dealing With Problematic Windows Updates

Someone posted a comment on a previous post and I thought it was a question that I should also pass along to all readers as the answer can be quite important. First, let’s look at the question: for the past 2 nights my computer has done an automatic update. in …

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When Should You Install Windows Updates?

The IT folks definitely know what happens on the second Tuesday of each month. That’s the day when Microsoft rolls out the major updates for Windows. It may take another day or two after that before you are notified, but the real question is how quickly you should install those …

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Blow Out Your Computer Before It Blows Up

I’ll warn you, this post contains a dirty picture. No, really, it is dirty! I’m talking about the dust and dirt that can build up inside of your computer and other electronic devices. When was the last time you opened up your computer to see what was inside? If you …

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