10 technology tips By: Lily Glowzinski

Tip #1= Pop ups keep coming in

You can enable Google Chrome's block pop us feature

Tip #2 = My computer won't turn on

Check all cords going into and out of your computer and make sure they are all plugged in

Tip #3= My computer is very slow

The first step to fixing a slow computer is to verify that your machine is the actual source of the problem.If the problem is your PC, check whether you have plenty of free space on the hard drive holding your operating system.Microsoft’s System Configuration tool is your next-best bet for tackling slow performance.Checking the Startup Item and Manufacturer columns is the best way to figure out which potential performance-killers you can safely disable. Avoid messing with any of the services and programs that have Microsoft Corporation listed as the manufacturer.

Tip #4= My Wi-Fi keeps disconecting

Confirm that your computer is within range of your wireless router. Next, make sure your PC’s wireless card has the latest drivers. Try letting Windows troubleshoot for you by right-clicking the Wi-Fi icon in the taskbar and selecting Troubleshoot problems.

Tip #5= You can't open email attachments

it was probably because you didn’t have the software necessary to view the file.

Tip #6=Downloads are taking forever

Speedtest.net is your best friend when you're having connectivity problems. Run a speed test to see what your download and upload speeds are.If the speeds seem solid, make sure that you aren’t inadvertently downloading or uploading anything.

Tip #7=Google Doesn't look right

Browser hijackers take over your Web browser and can stealthily redirect your Google searches and other queries to fake pages meant to steal your personal information or to further infect your system.Running a real-time antivirus utility is the best way to stay safe. If your browser has already been hijacked, uninstall the browser and use your antivirus program in conjunction with Malwarebytes to remove the intruder

Tip #8=My favorite program isn't working on my new PC

make sure that the software you’re trying to run is compatible with your operating system.Older software might not function on Windows 8, and an app created for Mac OS X definitely won’t run on your Windows PC

Tip #9=My computer keeps restarting

First, confirm that you aren’t just getting the latest wave of Windows updates,Then work on updating all of your critical system drivers.Sometimes it can be viruses, sometimes it can be adware, sometimes it can be overheating, and sometimes it can be something as simple as making sure your video card is updated

Tip #10= My printer won't print

Try turning the printer off and on. Unplug the printer and plug it back in. Also, check your printer’s print queue by looking for the printer icon in the system tray and double-clicking it

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