Heat is not a friend to computers. A simple step in computer maintenance is cleaning the computer vents, improving airflow and reducing internal heat buildup. Clogged vents can raise the operating temperature inside your computer, increase the wear and tear on your computer’s components and shorten a system’s lifespan. Computers have evolved a long way [...]


Support for Windows XP Service Pack 2 Ends

by Mike McEvoy on July 6, 2010


Microsoft is ending support for Windows Service Pack 2 (SP2) on July 13, 2010, a date that was originally set when Windows XP Service pack 3 (SP3) was released on April 21, 2008. After the July 13, 2010 cutoff computers running Windows XP SP2 will no longer be able to receive downloaded security patches and [...]


Belarc Advisor – Excellent PC Maintenance Utility

by Mike McEvoy on March 2, 2010


Belarc Advisor is truly useful PC software utility for maintaining and managing your computer. The program tells you nearly everything you could possibly want to know about the hardware on your computer and much of what you might want to know about the software that’s installed. Unlike some online PC maintenance tools, Belarc Advisor also [...]