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Self-Help

This is the page for the "Do It Yourself kinda person.  Browse the topics below for good troubleshooting guides.

Most of us are very comfortable with our computer, we just need a tip or two on how to keep it running smoothly.  If you have any questions, send me an e-mail If you don't feel comfortable with your knowledge level - NO PROBLEM!  I teach a variety of classes from Introduction to Computers, Safe Computing and the Internet, Advanced Microsoft Office, even Web Page Design, and even more...  Want even more detail or information?  Click on the "Classes" link at the top of the page for more information.

Back up your files
 
  - How to back up your files in Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7

Speed-up and Tune-up Tips
    - How to Reduce Computer Resource Hogs to make your computer run faster
    - Learn new things about Windows by visiting the "Windows Help and How To" web site

Customize Windows Vista
    - How to Turn on the Phishing Filter to avoid getting lured into a phony web site

Troubleshooting Windows (All versions)
    - A Quick Basic Computer Tune-up checklist
    - An Advanced Error Analysis and Tune-up Sheet
    - How to Eliminate the "Page Not Found" error in Internet Explorer

Troubleshooting Internet Explorer
    - Reset Internet Explorer to its Default Settings

Troubleshooting E-mail
    Vista and Windows 7
        - How to setup Windows Live Mail in Windows Vista/Windows 7 for Cox
        - How to display pictures in Outlook, Outlook Express, or Windows Mail e-mail   

Virus, Spyware, Trojans, and More
    - How to remove a virus or spyware
    - Good free Anti-Virus and Spyware Programs

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