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Category Archives: General Computer Useage

Up Coming Series: Wiping and Reloading Windows XP The Right Way

Microsoft Windows XP wordmark official.

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Seth here at Computers 4 life.  Starting December 1st every Wednesday for 8 weeks,  I will be publishing a series titled “Wiping and Reloading Windows XP The Right Way”. I will be taking you through from start to finish including:

  • Backing up your Files
  • Deciding how to setup your hard drive
  • Installing Windows XP
  • Installing and updating AVG and Malwarebytes
  • Updating Windows XP
  • Installing needed programs
  • Restoring backup and setting up weekly backups
  • Setting up weekly checks

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Getting Firefox Back Online

Getting Internet Explorer Back Online

Seth again here at Computers 4 Life…

Have you ever had your computer tell you that your connected to the internet but internet explorer just will not work. This probably started after you got a virus and after removing it you still can not get online. It’s not that bad just follow this simple tutorial…

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Updating Malwarebytes

This is Seth at Computers 4 Life, Second Part to the Malwarebytes series “Updating Malwarebytes” After reading this you should be able to update Malwarebytes and have a safer computer experience. I recommended reading Running Malwarebytes after you have updated so that you can have a clean computer.

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Go Open Source: Sumatra PDF reader

just found out about this Open source PDF reader

Sumatra PDF reader is a free and open source replacement for Adobe Reader.  Sumatra development focuses on simplicity which results in very fast startup times and a small install size.

via Go Open Source: Sumatra PDF reader – Blog – Gaslamp Computers – .

Download it and try it out. I did it really is fast and light weight.

Seth at Computers 4 Life.

Running Malwarebytes

Hello all this is Seth at Computers 4 Life. I work at a computer store in Amarillo TX.

Recently we have had a lot of customers coming in complaining about getting Viruses and Spyware even though they have Malwarebytes and AVG installed. The problem that I have found more often than not is that they do not update Malwarebytes. The free version of Malwarebytes does not update automatically, if you get the paid version it does but I do not have the paid version, with that in mind have made a little tutorial on how to run a scan and how to update Malwarebytes. Read more of this post

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