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Quick Computer Tips

Save a web page picture
To copy a picture from a web site on to your computer, right-click the image and select Save Image As or Save Picture As.

Change Desktop background
Right click on your Desktop and select Properties. Click on the Desktop tab, pick a new Background and click Apply to change your wallpaper.

Take a screen snapshot
Press Print Screen to take a snapshot of the whole screen or ALT and Print Screen for just the current window, then paste it into an image editor such as Paint to save it as a picture file.

Change how you view file lists
You can change how your files are shown in a folder by clicking on View then choosing between Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List or Details.

VHS to DVD Conversion

Your Videotape is Fading Away!

The Digital Versatile Disc (DVD) media is a relatively new format, really gaining acceptance with consumers only in the last 3 to 5 years. DVD is basically the next generation of the Compact Disc (CD), but with a lot more storage, 4.7Gb versus 800Mb, with CD. This has taken the digital age to the next level by allowing for it to enter the Home Theatre arena. With the new Digital Video Recorders (DVR) entering the market, the need for videotape, mostly VHS, has all but disappeared.

Believe it or not the picture quality of the tape degrades with each viewing. Transferring your videotape to DVD will stop this process dead in its tracks. A DVD can be played over and over again, with each successive viewing providing the same quality and clarity of the first and DVDs have a suggested 100-year lifespan allowing you to pass them down for generations. Also, the current generation of video processors allows for an existing videotape to be transferred to DVD with almost no loss in picture quality. This all means you need to react now before your videotapes fade away.

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Preventative Maintenance

Delete any unnecessary files like temp files, and empty the Recycle Bin on you desktop.

Defrag your your computers hard drive on a regular basis. To use the defrag program in windows, you can can start it by going: Start -> Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Defragmenter.
When you start the program it will examine your hard disk. If it needs to be defragged, it will tell you.

Its always good to back up your data on a regular basis. If you have a CD or DVD Burner, you can save and back up files and burn them onto a disk. Save things like programs you may have downloaded. Such as games, software, music, pictures. Internet shortcuts can be saved into files as well.

Keep your computer protected by anti-virus and a anti-spyware programs. You want programs that can be updated on the internet. That way you get up to date protection.