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The Best SATA DVD Writers

The best SATA DVD writers offer high-speed DVD-recording.external dvd/cd burner image by patrimonio designs from Fotolia.comSerial ATA or SATA (Serial Advanced Technology Attachment) drives have become more popular for computers because they are able to offer large storage capacities and...

Advantages & Disadvantages of Home Computer Networking

A home network ties laptop and desktop computers together.laptop image by Du...?an Zidar from Fotolia.comFor homes with more than one personal computer, a home network is a way to connect each of the computers to share files, access the same Internet connection and perform other tasks...

How to Set Up a Samsung R10 Camcorder as a Webcam

Like many camcorders released around 2009 -- and in the same price range -- the Samsung HMX-R10 camcorder does not offer webcam features. However, that does not mean you cannot use the HMX-R10 to stream video from the camera to your PC or to use it in video chat applications as you would a regular w

Is It Worth Getting Inkjet Cartridges Refilled?

Ink goes quickly, and inkjet cartridges are often very expensive to buy--sometimes you could have bought a new printer with what it cost you to buy a few refills. That's prompted a lot of people to try to get their cartridges refilled via Costco, Walgreens, or other shops (online or offline). R

How to Put Add-Ons Back on My Computer

Manufacturers often ship new systems with plenty of optional value-added "extras", which may or may not be needed when you first install your computer. As your computing needs change ever time, you may start to wish you had not deleted these optional extras. Fortunately, there is a fairly simple met

How to Install an Asus Silent Knight on an Asus M2N-E SLI Motherboard

The Asus Silent Night is an aftermarket CPU cooler for gamers, overclockers and hardware enthusiasts. Installing a CPU cooler is probably the trickiest part of a custom computer build, and it's not made any easier by adding an oversized cooler like this one. Before attempting an installation, you ne

What is Fiber Optic Cleaving?

Fiber optic cleaving is the process to scribe and break an optical fiber endface. Fiber optic technicians need some training in order to gain the skills necessary for best possible results.

How to Remove a Password From an Excel File

Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet software application that allows you to enter data into the various cells in a workbook. You can then represent the data visually by creating a chart or graph that best suits your material. If you don't want other users to add, edit and delete data on your spreadshee

How to Reconnect My Mini PCI Card

If you would like to upgrade the internal wireless card in your laptop, there is a good chance that you will be working with a Mini PCI card. Although Mini PCI cards can be fragile and may appear difficult to work with, most laptop computers are laid out in a manner that makes getting to the Mini PC

Instructions on Hooking up Speakers to a Computer

Computers have become much more than the number-crunching machines they were originally designed to be. Computers now function as communications devices and entertainment centers. Users can listen to music, watch movies, and play games without having to leave their keyboard. While laptops have built

How to Sync Time With the Naval Clock

The United States Naval Observatory Master Clock is located in Washington, D.C. The Navy clock began operating in 1865 in order to provide standard time for the residents of the nation's capital, who would watch for a time ball to drop every day at noon. However, these days, all you have to do is lo

Computer Network Routers, Hubs, and Switches

When computer networks are working well, which we hope is most of the time, the inner workings of the system modules are transparent to the average user.The most common components on a computer network, not counting cables, are "routers", "hubs", and "switches".Modern n

How to Fix a MiniSD

MiniSD cards are smaller versions of secure digital cards used in small electronic devices such as cell phones. If your card starts moving very slowly or you get data corruption errors, the best way to fix these errors is to format the drive. This process will remove all files from your card and era

Top Backup Software Programs For Windows 7

Importance of backup programs is undeniable in these days. Windows 7 operating system integrates a back up tool so that you don't need compromise your important files and folders. This tool could be accessed through ...

Lenovo T-40 Specs

The Lenovo T-40 is a version of the ThinkPad and comes in two different styles: the T-40, which is the standard model; and the T-40P, the more expensive design with more advanced features. These laptops are ideal for business use due to their speed and durability, allowing you to get work...

How to Connect a Mac to Netgear

Netgear is a company that produces networking solutions for personal and business use. Mac computers are known to be user-friendly, but if you are a new Mac user or have never connected to a wireless router, connecting a Mac to a Netgear router can be confusing or frustrating. Connecting your Mac to

How to Change a File Extension From .EXE With Windows 7 64-Bit

Changing file extensions can cause problems with files, which is why Windows 7 hides file extensions by default. Changing a file extension could render the file inaccessible or prevent a file from running. However, sometimes this may be your intent. If you are unsure if a .exe file is infected with

The Specs for the IdeaPad S10

The Lenovo corporation manufactures the Ideapad S10 range of netbooks and tablet mobile computers. Lenovo formed when Legend Holdings of China acquired the Personal Computing Division of computer manufacturer IBM.