It’s a proven fact: The more programs you install on your computer, the slower it will eventually become. Let’s revisit this almost two decade-old position in 2010 and see if it still holds true for today’s machines and the modern operating system Windows 7.
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This past Saturday, January 9, the Winnipeg Free Press published another computer Q&A column from TuneUp’s Tibor Schiemann. In this column, he offers some tips on how users can check the status of their laptops’ battery power. For Windows XP, Vista and 7 users, he suggests using the free tool BatteryBar 1.3 to determine the [...]
It’s all about the placebo effect in this blog post. Does the hyped “Dr. Watson tweak” (which is supposed to shut down secret, resource-intense background-logging activities) actually improve your system’s performance? Let’s figure out if it’s really a tuning fact or fiction.
This week TuneUp launched the latest version of its award-winning series of PC optimization software, TuneUp Utilities 2010. One of the key updates to the 2010 version is its compatibility with Windows 7–maximizing the new operating system’s performance. The 2010 version still supports the 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows XP and Vista. Other new [...]
Yesterday, Sandro Villinger, Windows TuneUp evangelist, was again a featured guest on TechTalk Radio. With all of the hype around the Windows 7 launch last week, Sandro discusses how users can make a seamless transition to the latest Microsoft operating system from both XP and Vista. Sandro provides details on how users can prepare for the [...]
If you want to move from Windows XP or Vista to Windows 7, this blog post should help you get your computer up and running—without any hassles. Wiping your hard disk and installing a new operating system (OS) is often very scary, but this step-by-step guide should help streamline the process. What is a clean [...]
Windows 7 is just around the corner! If you just got your copy of Windows 7 and want to install it on your PC or laptop, this post will provide you with an easy, step-by-step guide. What is an upgrade? If you’re installing a new Windows version, you basically have two options: an in-place upgrade [...]
This past Saturday, October 10, the Winnipeg Free Press published another computer Q&A column from our very own Tibor Schiemann. The tech issues he covered included how to solve playback issues with WMV clips, and how to prevent color photos from changing to black and white while in screen-saver mode. [...]
Last Saturday, September 26, Sandro Villinger, Windows TuneUp evangelist, was a featured guest on TechTalk Radio. He led a discussion on Windows 7, as the general public waits in anticipation for the October 22 launch date. Sandro went into depth on the changes he has observed while testing Windows 7, his favorite features like AeroSnap, and [...]
Tibor Schiemann, TuneUp president and managing partner, recently addressed Winnipeg Free Press readers’ computer tech issues in a September 26 th Q&A column. He showed how finding pictures on your system should be a snap, and offered tips for dealing with the “dreaded blue screen”. Have any suggestions to add? [...]