6 Ways to Speed up your Windows PC

Here are a few simple ways to speed up your Windows PC.  All of these actions or tools can drive on all version of Windows from Windows XP to Windows 8.1. 1.  Remove software and un-needed files When Windows starts, it also starts the bunch of other services.  Many of these services pre-load data to make applications […]

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5 Anti-virus Tips

There rarely is a week that goes by in which we do not fix several computers either running outdated anti-virus software or none at all. Also occasionally, we find a computer with two or more anti-virus applications running at the same time. These computers are not properly protected and as are likely to be infected with a virus or malware; thus causing the customer to schedule […]

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Data Backup

Data Backup is really important because of recent malware threats.  Backing up all of your pictures and important documents on your computer can save you lots of frustration and headache. Also, keep in mind that hard drives are very reliable but ultimately every hard drive will fail and if the files are not backed up then […]

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Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365

I have tried various places to host my email services. Usually, I used the email services that came with my hosting account. My experience was OK but not great, I got a bunch of SPAM and spent a lot of time trying to create filters in Outlook to block the spam.  Here is my break down […]

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Malware Removal

Did you know that most computers I repair have 5-7 pieces of malware installed on them? Today malware can come from a variety of sources and some of it can be difficult but not impossible to remove. Today there are several different types of malware out there: Traditional Virus – These viruses can infect operating […]

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Cleaning a Computer

Computers do get dirty over time. As we use them the keyboards and attached devices become filled with dust and debris, laptop screens become covered with fingerprints and dust. Many people may not realize that the insides of computers get caked up with dust, dirt and pet hair. Cleaning a Computer is part of regular […]

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Happy Holiday and Looking forward to 2014

Happy Holidays to all our new customers and for making 2013 a successful year for Blazedog Computer Consulting. If you have received a new computer for the holidays and need help setting it up please give us a call we can help. We are closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Thanks again for making […]

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Class Shell Review

Recently I updated to Windows 8.1. As many of you probably know Microsoft didn’t include a start button in the Windows 8.  I found that Windows 8 was impossible to use right out the box without the start button.  It was just weird and not very well thought out. To fix this problem I have […]

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Using Plex Media Server to stream BTV

Do you have a set-top device for your TV? I have both the Roku and Google TV systems in my house. I have a Windows 7 PC that is a DVR and records off the air programming using SnapStream Beyond TV. I don’t like to sit in front of my computer to watch TV. So […]

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How to hook up a universal power supply to your laptop

As part of my On-Site Computer Repair business, I have come across many people with dead laptop power supply. So how to hook up a universal power supply for your laptop. If you are handy with a voltmeter, you can diagnose the laptop power supply yourself.  Just take the contacts of your voltmeter and check […]

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