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Internet Connection: Why Is My Internet So Slow
We all have experienced slow internet speeds in our homes. I will guide you on the best way you can speed up your home internet, how different factors affect your speeds, and getting the best internet plans for your home or office. I will also guide ...

Author: Faith Cheruiyot

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How to repair windows 10 automatic repair loop?
 An automatic repair loop in Windows 10 appears when you try to boot your computer but can’t and having an endless circle to try repair itself. If Windows 10 can’t repair itself, it will reboot and continues with the same circle. This can be not ver...

Author: Berts Njoroge

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How do I change the default destination for my downloads?
The default destination for downloads on computers running Microsoft  Windows Operating System (Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10) is the C:/drive. The C:/drive is also the windows system drive where the operating system is located. For a computer ...

Author: Ujunwa Chibuzor

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I can’t see my wireless network in the list?
It’s frustrating when you can’t find your Wi-Fi network in the list. There are several reasons why you can’t see your wireless network, which we will help you fix. Why Is My WIFI Not Showing Up on My Laptop? In general terms, these are the reason...

Author: Berts Njoroge

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How to connect two Windows 10 computers wirelessly?
Connecting two computers is so important to share files. If you want to share files with your colleagues or friends, you will need to connect their computers with yours. There are several ways you can connect two windows 10 computers wirelessly, whi...

Author: Berts Njoroge

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Is my computer worth fixing?
Constant computer breakdowns can be frustrating, and if you are a frequent visitor to the repair shop you might start thinking of buying a new computer. However, a computer technician can advise you on the condition of your machine and if it is likel...

Author: Gloria Mutuku

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How do you fix a computer that won't turn on?
  It is annoying when your computer can’t turn on, and it’s even more hectic to know how to fix it. The first and important step is to troubleshoot. It will help you understand the problem, fix it, and go back to using your computer. Modern compute...

Author: Berts Njoroge

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How Do Search Engines Work?
You’re in the kitchen making your mom’s favorite pizza. To get topping ideas, you open your web browser to perform a search. You type ‘topping ideas’ in the search box, hit ‘Enter,’ and get eighty-nine million results in about half a second. For th...

Author: Ian Musyoka

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How does Chromecast work technically?
Chromecast is a small disc-shaped device from Google that plugs into the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) port of your television. It streams content through the Wi-Fi connection of your mobile device or computer, from streaming services s...

Author: Ujunwa Chibuzor

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How to Format PC Without CD?
  The most basic way of formatting a computer is by use of the original CD. There are. However, other systems installed ways of formatting a computer without the need for a CD. When you format your computer, you erase all the files installed and s...

Author: Gloria Mutuku

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What is the Internet of Things IoT
The Internet of things (IoT) is a general term for the increasing number of electronics that are not conventional computer equipment but connected to the Internet to send information, receive instructions, or both. Tech analyst company IDC forecasts...

Author: Collins Okoth

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How to Backup Computer Windows 10?
Backing up your computer windows 10 isn’t optional but a necessity.  The process starts by clicking on the “start” button on your Windows 10 system, navigating to the “setting” page, then to the “update & security” section, clicking on “backup,” and...

Author: Tithi Raha

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A Detailed Guide to Removing Ransomware in Windows 10
One of the main problems faced by internet companies today is Ransomware. For this reason, cybersecurity has continued to grow as an industry in general. Unfortunately, players on both sides can easily be described as the bad guys and the good guys. ...

Author: Collins Okoth

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How to Change your Wi-Fi Password
Abstract: Log into your router's web interface using your IP address in the address bar of your preferred browser. Once inside, access the "wireless" tab (or a tab of a similar name) and navigate the options to locate the Wi-Fi settings. Once there, ...

Author: Charz

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How to Enter the BIOS or the CMOS setup
There is a long list of computing terms that have repeatedly confused novice computer users. Practically, the BIOS's confusion and the CMOS is one of the tops in this list. Unfortunately, I often hear people referring to the BIOS and CMOS interchange...

Author: Collins Okoth

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How Does Cloud Sharing Work
Whether you are a business dealing with loads of information or an individual saving personal files, data is an integral part of day-to-day activities. Handling data is a standard process, and as you collect, save, and share information, it is essent...

Author: Njuguna Eunice

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How to Remove Malicious Software
Malware is software designed to damage, gain access to, or disrupt the normal functioning of the computer. Malware is valuable to cybercriminals because they use it to extract sensitive information, prevent access to the device, and steal money. The ...

Author: Delilah Daut

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How to Get Rid of Computer Pop-Ups
If you have had the chance to encounter pop-ups when working with your computer, you understand how frustrating and irritating it can get. They will slow down your device and even create a gateway for other malware to infect your computer. No compute...

Author: Cate Greff

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What Is an On-board Video Chipset
A chipset refers to a complex set of components in an integrated circuit. A chipset's main purpose is to manage data flow sequentially between the processor, memory, and all other computer components. Normally, all chipsets are mounted on the motherb...

Author: Collins Okoth

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Does Adding RAM Increase Computer Speed?
When purchasing a computer, one of the specifications to look out for is the amount of RAM it possesses. The system memory of your computer consists of two types of memory: virtual memory and physical memory (also called Random Access Memory). Unli...

Author: Ian Musyoka

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My Computer Can't Find the Hard Drive
A common problem that occurs when operating a computer is the system not detecting a hard drive. It is a common occurrence related to the device not locating the default drive it uses to load in a new, old, internal, or external hard drive. For each ...

Author: Njuguna Eunice

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How To Replace a Computer Processor
I may have some bad news for you. Buying a new processor for your computer may mean that you have to purchase a new motherboard and RAM as well. However, before the replacement process starts, you need to pick the correct equipment for the replacemen...

Author: Delilah Daut

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What Is a Computer Hard Drive Used For?
Have you ever turned on your computer only to see a black screen talking about “Imminent hard disk failure”? Maybe you suddenly drop your computer on the floor, then the screen goes black and refuses to turn back on again? If the screen is not the is...

Author: Cate Greff

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How To Replace a Motherboard
Simple as it may sound, replacing a motherboard is a complex process. If you think of it from disassembling your computer, replacing a motherboard is like half the task. It is time-consuming, and both experienced and inexperienced people require seve...

Author: Njuguna Eunice

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Which Computers Are the Best?
PCs have more power than ever before. Their evolution has enabled them to pack high-end graphics cards and eight-core processors, with some offering real-time ray tracing. Remarkably, some of these things were not possible a few years back. With that...

Author: Delilah Daut

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How To Reinstall Windows 10
If your computer's performance has taken a nosedive recently, reinstalling Windows 10 - also known as a PC reset - might be the perfect solution. This is a somewhat extreme way of spring cleaning your hard drive, but it's certainly effective. If you'...

Author: Trey Williams

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What Is SATA 6GB/s
The abbreviation SATA stands for Serial ATA (Advanced Technology Attachment), a modern generation drive interface preceded by the traditional wide and inconvenient Parallel ATA or PATA, also known as IDE. These technologies, PATA and SATA, describe t...

Author: Collins Okoth

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How To Understand Thermal Design Power (TDP)
TDP measurements for specific chips are one of the least understood acronyms on the computer professional’s vocabulary. While TDP has always been associated with power consumption, it is not an entirely accurate description. So, what is TDP? How does...

Author: Emman Jemuel

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What Is a Processor Core
What Is a Processor Core? The Central Processing Unit (CPU) is considered the brain of a computer. The processor’s core is the part of the CPU that does the processing. In the days of early computing, a CPU would have been comprised of only one core...

Author: Trey Williams

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What is CAS Latency
Everything a computer does is essentially following short instructions in the right order. In computing, a single instruction is nothing but a short sequence of code. Latency refers to any delay encountered when one part of a system - in this case, a...

Author: Trey Williams

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My Computer Won't Connect To the Internet but Others Will
There's nothing more frustrating than when your device won't connect to the internet, and you don't know why, especially when others don't seem to have a problem! But before you give up and throw it out or spend hours on the phone with your ISP, take...

Author: Trey Williams

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Why Is My Printer Not Connecting To My Computer
As a rule, we tend to upgrade our printers much less often than upgrade the software on our computers. This is because Microsoft and Apple are always releasing security updates and new features to make their Operating Systems more efficient, faster, ...

Author: Trey Williams

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How Do I Know If I Have a Virus on My Laptop or Desktop Computer
Making sure you have up-to-date anti-virus software installed is the easiest way of protecting your computer against viruses. This software is usually the first to notice that something is wrong. But with malware and hackers getting ever more sophist...

Author: Trey Williams

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What Is a Computer Processor Thread
The brief answer to this question is that, in computer processing, a thread is a short sequence of programmed instructions or code. But that’s not very helpful all by itself.  So, to properly understand what a computer processor thread is and what ...

Author: Trey Williams

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How to Update Graphics Drivers on Windows 10
In today’s world, computers have become an essential part of our lives. From work to leisure, the relevance of computers in our lives cannot be negated. This, therefore, necessitates the need to take excellent care of these devices. When it comes to ...

Author: Gloria Mutuku