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14 Ways to Speed Up your Computer

Don't you hate it when you are trying to run a program or copy a file and things seem to load or copy so much slower than they used to? Does your computer seem to be slowing down? I think we have all been there. The good news is that there is usually something that you can do about it. Here are some tips for you to follow to try to make your computer faster again.We are going to check out:Upgrading your RAMSwitching to an SSDKeeping things up to dateChecking for malwareRemoving junkCleaning things upDisabling certain settingsRebootingLet's get started. Just start at the top and try any tips that make sense for your situation. Upgrade Your RAM
This is a relatively inexpensive way to make a big difference in both how smooth your computer runs and it's speed. RAM (or Random Access Memory) is a necessary component of your PC. What is it? When you run a program the work or play that you are doing happens in RAM. The more RAM you have the more that you can do at once. If you don&#…

Here are Some Reasons to Stop Using Windows 7 - Tech Marks The Spot

On January 14, 2020 Microsoft ended support for Windows 7. The legacy operating system was released in 2009. It was both my and millions of other users operating system of choice for years. It is honestly one of the best things Microsoft has ever produced. But alas, its time has come. What does this mean for everyone still using Windows 7? According to ZDnet roughly 200 Million people still use older versions of Windows (read the article here). Most of which will be Windows 7. Does Windows 7 still work? Is it safe? Is it necessary to upgrade to Windows 10? We are going to cover all of this and I will give you some reasons you might consider upgrading.

First, let's answer a few questions:

Does Windows 7 still work? Yes. Windows 7 is still functional. You can still work with Microsoft Office, check your email, play games, watch YouTube videos, and Google all  of your questions with no problem. At least for the time being, your PC should be fully functional while running Windows 7.


How to Use the Windows 10 Task Manager

Do you sometimes have a program that seems to just hang and would like to get past it more easily? Does your system not work right at times and you want to get it back to operating more smoothly again? Would you like to know what is going on when your computer resources seem stressed out? With Task Manager you can do all of this and more. We are going to take a look at what Task Manager is, how to get to it, how to navigate it, and some cool things that you can do with it. Let's get started.

What is Task Manager? Task Manager is actually a very useful multi purpose utility built into Windows. As it's name suggests it allows you to view and manage the tasks going on in your system. It also allows you to monitor your Windows performance, manage startup items, manage services, and more. It is a very easy to use program that packs a lot of power.
How to Get to Task Manager Here are seven ways to open Task Manager:
Press Control + Alt + Delete. Click Task Manager.Press Control + Sh…

Understand and Take Control of Your Windows 10 Notifications - Tech Marks The Spot

The digital world we live in can be a distracting one. Sometimes it can cross the line and enter the realm of annoyance. Many are bombarded with notifications from their phones and tablets. You shouldn't have to be buried in them on your desktop or laptop as well. Here are some simple steps that you can take to bring things a little more under control.

What are Windows 10 Notifications and How Do They Work? Windows 10 notifications appear in the lower right part of your screen. You will find it here:

It is here that you receive notifications about installed apps, Windows system, and Cortana. Though this can be useful it can also become quite the annoyance. You don't necessarily want to be notified about everything your apps want to throw at you. I actually have mine turned off and don't miss them. Just like with your smartphone's notifications if you don't keep Windows 10 notifications under control they can become distracting if not overwhelming.

How To Bring Win…