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Comment by Keith H on Why Backup? Here Are 9 Good Reasons (June 22, 2017 04:54 AM)
I keep three copies of my files/documents. 1. The cloud (carbonite.com) 2. Hard drive 3. USB thumb drive (original) My question is on Windows 10. ...
Comment by Desmond Bradley on [Windows 10 Tip #2] - Installing Windows 10 (FREE) (June 22, 2017 04:26 AM)
Bob, excellent instructions. I got to "Getting files ready for installation. Ok to 12% then installation cancelled with error ox8007045D. Tried by sel...
Comment by Edvins Briedums on Why Backup? Here Are 9 Good Reasons (June 22, 2017 04:03 AM)
Hello Bob, Now that Nuance products no longer work with Windows 10 and they have to be bought again, what is your recommendation as to free software r...
Comment by James Thornton on Why Backup? Here Are 9 Good Reasons (June 21, 2017 09:17 PM)
Is seem that I am not the only one dissatisfied with the I Drive It is too hard to get to run right. I reverted back to my Seagate 500 GB and i works ...
Comment by Jim M on Why Backup? Here Are 9 Good Reasons (June 21, 2017 08:47 PM)
I use "REDO Backup & Recovery" for images on my Linux box and my wife's Win7 Laptop. I use Rsync for file backup on Linux and Aomei for the Win7 machi...
Comment by Lady Fitzgerald on Why Backup? Here Are 9 Good Reasons (June 21, 2017 08:00 PM)
I use Macrium Reflect to backup my boot drive which has only the System Reserved and C: partitions on it (no data). I use a folder/file syncing progra...
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Live 365 (live365.com) is back operating again and streaming radio stations. No choice, no playlist, no skip but its free. Myself I listen to Jambalay...
Comment by Isaac on Why Backup? Here Are 9 Good Reasons (June 21, 2017 05:25 PM)
I have five full backups of both of my computers. Three are on regular drives which I swap out in a dock device. The other two are portable drives whi...
Comment by Art F on Why Backup? Here Are 9 Good Reasons (June 21, 2017 05:23 PM)
I use the Backup and Restore (Windows 7) feature included in Windows 10 for image backups. There's an option to Create A System Repair Disc. I've done...
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If you subscribe to Amazon Prime and have an Echo, you can stream thousands of songs for no additional cost. Some tunes can only be streamed if you su...

Memory Articles

 

[SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving Out of Memory and Low Memory errors and I can't continue without restarting. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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Do You Need More Memory?

If your desktop PC seems sluggish, the problem may be too little RAM (Random Access Memory). But “add more RAM” is not the solution to every case of poor performance, and buying more RAM than you need or can use is just a waste of money. Read on to learn the ins and outs of RAM and how much RAM is the “sweet spot” is for most computers...

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HOWTO: Upgrade Memory to Boost Performance

Ask any geek how to speed up your computer and you will probably get the question, 'How much RAM do you have?' Adding more RAM memory is supposedly the panacea for sluggish performance, slow screen refreshes, thrashing hard drives, and most other symptoms of a struggling, overloaded computer. Here's what you need to know...

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Upgrade Your Memory for Better Performance

I'm often asked about how to add or upgrade a computer's RAM memory. If your computer doesn't have adequate RAM, it may be really slow when you open more than one program. If you want to upgrade your memory but you're not sure what kind to buy or where to get it, here's some practical help...

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Solving the Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving an Out of Memory error and I can't continue. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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How to Upgrade Your Memory

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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How to Fix 'Low Virtual Memory' Errors

Recently I installed a game on a friend's computer and when we tried playing it, we got a message saying 'Your system is low on virtual memory.' Does that mean I need to buy more memory, or could it be a software error? Can you please help us fix this problem?

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Do I Need a Memory Optimizer?

My system seems to be getting bogged down lately, especially when I have more than one program open. And the other day I got a 'low virtual memory' warning. I've been looking into memory optimizers for Windows, but there are widely varying views as to how effective they really are. What is your opinion?

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What Kind Of Memory Do I Need?

My computer only has 1GB of RAM, and is really slow when I open more than one program. I want to upgrade my RAM to 4GB, but I'm not sure what kind to buy or where to get it. Can you help?

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How Much Memory Do I Need?

Whether you are buying a new computer or upgrading an existing one, memory or RAM is an important consideration. Buy too little memory and your entire system will be slowed down, overworked, and some programs may not run at all. Buy too much memory and you're wasting money. To determine how much memory you need, let's look at the hardware and software you have (or plan to buy) and how you intend to use it...

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Memory Upgrade

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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Virtual Memory

What's the difference between virtual memory and real memory? And how can I add more virtual memory to my computer?

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Vista ReadyBoost

What exactly does ReadyBoost do? Is it the same as adding RAM, or is it more like a disk cache? I've read varying reports as to whether or not it really boosts performance on Vista or Windows 7. What do you know about ReadyBoost?

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Adding Memory

If your computer seems to stagger under the burden of your commands, responding slowly, freezing or timing you out; if working at your system feels like bicycling uphill, consider adding extra memory. Adding memory to your computer isn't so hard -- here's a step-by-step guide to figuring out if you need more RAM, learning what kind to buy and installing it yourself...

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