10 Technology Tips Jessica Henning

Tip #1 Pop ups keep coming up

Tip #2- My computer won't turn on.

Make sure that all of your cords are plugged into your computer and your power source (The electricity)

Tip #3 The 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. Videos that seem to buffer forever, and websites that take ages to load, may not be your computer’s fault. If the problem is your PC, check whether you have plenty of free space on the hard drive holding your operating system.

Tip #4- My Wi-Fi keeps disconnecting

Confirm that your computer is within range of your wireless router. Weak signals mean weak connections. 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 I can’t open email attachments

Your computer might not have all of the necessary software to view the file.

Tip #6 Downloads are taking forever

that is a example of a download. ^

Speedtest.net is your best friend when you're having connectivity problems. If the speeds seem solid, make sure that you aren’t inadvertently downloading or uploading anything.

Tip #7 My computer keeps restarting

First, confirm that you aren’t just getting the latest wave of Windows updates, which can automatically restart your computer during installation. Then work on updating all of your critical system drivers. Your graphics card, motherboard, and network card drivers are crucial.

Tip #8- I keep seeing ‘There is a problem with this website’s security certificate’

Website security certificates sync up with your computer’s clock. Old computers in particular run the risk of having a dead CMOS battery—the watch battery in your computer that keeps its system clock ticking. Click the clock in the system tray and select Change date and time settings to correct any issues.

Tip #9 My printer won´t print

Try turning the printer off and on. Unplug the printer and plug it back in. Check your printer’s print queue by looking for the printer icon in the system tray and double-clicking it. The print queue shows you the status of each job as well as the general status of your printer.

Tip #10 My favorite program isn’t working on my new PC

If an online game balks, you might be missing the required plug-ins—Java and Flash are the usual culprits. Most browsers will alert you to install these items if necessary. Make sure that the software you’re trying to run is compatible with your operating system.

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