Why are downloads taking forever?

1. Use Speedtest.net when you’re having connectivity problems. Run a speed test to see what your download and upload speeds are. Ideally, they should be at least 50 percent of your Internet service provider’s advertised speeds, with a ping under 100 milliseconds. 2. If the speeds seem solid, make sure that you aren’t inadvertently downloading or uploading anything. Many torrent downloading programs run in the background and minimize into the system tray instead of the task-bar. A good speed…

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How to Fix a “Slow Computer”

  First step to fixing a slow computer is to verify that your machine is the actual source of the problem. It may not be the computer, it may be your broadband connection.  Check whether you have free space on the hard drive holding your operating system. Windows needs room to create files while your system is running. If your hard drive is maxed out, performance suffers. Now is the perfect time to clear some space! Microsoft’s ‘System Configuration’…

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Why is my computer not working?

What to do?? 1. Before you do anything else, restart your computer. 2. Check for operating system updates. Needing an update can significantly impair your PC’s performance. 3. If you’re having problems with a peripheral (mouse, keyboard, monitor, printer, etc), try switching it on and off. If that doesn’t work, try disconnecting and reconnecting the device. 4. As a last resort, download the latest drivers and perform a full reinstall.         Computer Still Not Working? Call…

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How to Make a Strong Password

  I’ll tell you how to make a very strong password you can easily remember. This is an easy way to create a secure password that you won’t forget later. “One of the easiest ways to give yourself a strong password is by using a full sentence,” said Mike Chartrand of A Laptop Shoppe Corp. Located in Calgary Alberta Canada, specializing in Managed Services and Business Continuity. Here’s how This is how a full-sentence system works : Make an…

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Managed Services, Benefits of

    BENEFITS of Managed Service Providers Businesses of all sizes are continuing to choose managed service providers (MSP) to assist in the operation and maintenance of their IT infrastructure. When you make the decision to outsource to an MSP, you have the ability to access skills and knowledge that you may not have within your in-house IT department. These services help to reduce business risk, improve cost management, and add business value. Reduce Risk There is a certain…

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Windows 10 Frustrationware

  A pop-up ad that promotes Windows 10’s Edge browser and Bing Rewards, and how to turn it OFF The pop-up for the Chrome extension looks similar. Want to deal with this windows 10 issue? Read on! Microsoft says, “new features and information can help users enhance their Windows 10 experience.” It’s unlikely that Microsoft will stop using these task-bar ads even though customers pay for Windows. Microsoft advertises its own software and services. Here is How to Turn…

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