Welcome


~dbBen

Welcome to the PC Smarties blog.  This is a work in progress.

Incidentally, this blog is not fancy or riddled with ad-ware.  My desire and focus is to provide people with odd computer problems methods to resolve them without all the fancy-dancy webpage distractions like those found all over the net.

In the interim you will find information and guidance  that is not commonly known or found on the internet.  The articles on this site have procedures that I have personally utilized and tested, and are applicable to the Windows O.S.’s..

On the agenda are some of the following technical how to’s. However, click on the button for additional articles by clicking on the list button at the top right corner of page:

Low Virtual Memory Guide – This article provides the computer user with the methodology for customizing the virtual memory if windows is unable to “auto” adjust it.

Clean A/R Programs – This article provides the computer user with the methodologies for cleaning out orphaned registry entries after a program is uninstalled.

Clean Boot – This article provides the computer user with a safe method to trouble shoot performance and optimize the system start-up protocol.

Manual System Restore – This article provides the computer user with a method to execute system restore points on a crashed computer via a XP Boot-able / Installation Disk.

Removing Internet Explorer 9 – This article provides the computer user with a variety of methods for removing IE9 from the computer.  If successful, the previous version of the IE will be re-instated.  The third method on the article can also be used to remove other versions of the browser.

Removing Conduit – This article provides the computer user with a number of steps to flush “Conduit” from a computer and then block it from installing again.

Vista Dual Monitor Setup – This article provides the computer user with the steps for adding a second monitor to a Vista System.  For whatever reason, some Vista installations will not recognize a secondary monitor.

On/Off Buttons for WiFi – This article provides the computer user with the steps for making desktop buttons that will easily activate or deactivate the internet connection.

Rare Fix for Unstable Hibernation –  This article provides the computer user with a fix of last resort (last resort before re-installing the o.s.) for the hibernation power mode that has become unreliable and unstable.

Hindering a Video Cam Spying – This article provides a quick and reliable method to keep the Video Cam that refuses to stay disabled and covertly re-enables w/o your permission..

.Icon Libraries – At the bottom of this article, there is a listing of files that contain a library of icons that can be used to further customize your desktop shortcuts.

Helpful Programs – This article is a listing of programs I personally use and rely upon in keeping the operating system (and computer) proficient and optimal.

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