Berkshire Computer Repair

Berkshire Computer Repair is part of Computer repair Uk, a unique computer repair network based in England dedicated to helping local people find local computer repairers.

Computer repair Uk are proud to welcome aboard Computer Help 4U to cover the berkshire area of the country. Computer Help 4 U can boast over 20 years experience in the IT sector and has an enviable reputation for both reliability and professionalism within the community.

Services offered range from all normal It support and maintenance issues right through to personal help and tuition where required and area coverage includes:

Abingdon – Ascot – Bracknell – Crowthorne – Maidenhead – Newbury – Reading – Sandhurst – Sonning Common – Slough – Sunningdale – Twyford – Windsor – Wokingham.

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How To Avoid Junk E-mail

I don’t know about you but are you getting fed up with junk and spam e-mail? It seems that I need to spend an ever increasing amount of time trying to sort out the junk from the real mail entering my inbox. And are’nt those little tinkers getting oh so clever with garbled junk designed to trick any anti-spam software into thinking it is a proper mail.

Just this evening alone I have won two lotteries, been offered a job (not that I have applied for any), have two people from two different countries want me to help them shift unclaimed millions from war zones and dare I say it,have had a number of e-mails from lonely women who want to speak to me – click here to view my photos…..Yeah right!!

But how many thousands of people get caught each day purely out of sheer curiosity. One of the best ways to stop junk email is to not to share your e-mail address with anybody but your closest friends.This is fine if your contact is quite casual but for those that are busy online each day this is a very hard thing to do for example, If you have an email address through your website, there may be nothing you can do about that as the little pests (yes I could use a stronger word) now use specially developed software to scour the net for open e-mail addresses.

However, you can open a yahoo, hotmail or gmail account for yourself as this will help filter some of the rubbish that seems to be on the increase. Another way to try and avoid spam is to have a number of different accounts that you use for different reasons.An example of this method would be to have one address for online signups, a different address suspect downloads, you know- the ones that ask for your e-mail to receive a free e-book or the like. And a final address for your personal contacts.

 You can also stop junk email by remembering as mentioned previously, that there are bots (internet spiders) that scan the Internet looking for exposed email addresses. This means that if you post on a message board that you need help or want someone to contact you, and you list your email address, chances are good your address will be picked up and sold to spam mailers.

If you want to stop junk email, you simply must avoid doing this at all costs or use your “suspect” e-mail address if you have no choice. Software companies ae fighting the battle on our behalf as well by developing anti-spam software that we can buy. Now I know that the cynics like me out there will probably casting the conspiracy theory vote about spam just as they did about anti-virus software but if you test against it you must be able to make it right?

As the saying goes it is always better to be safe than sorry so my advice is if you are at all unsure about the source of an e-mail, just delete it after all if it is important they will probably phone you.

If you need to find out more about junk e-mail software programs contact your local computer repair specialist at Bracknell Computer Repair or if you live outside the Bracknell area visit our main Computer Repair UK site to find your nearest computer specialist near you.

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BIOS – Basic Input Output System

The central processing unit of a computer needs to communicate with the many hardware devices installed in your computer.

The BIOS of a computer contains a piece of software that enables the CPU to communicate with the many devices a computer has installed. The BIOS is normally installed in a ROM and is normally stored on a chip located on the motherboard of a computer.

When you turn on your computer, the bios is the firs thing to load up, you can enter this program by pressing a certain key on your computer keyboard. The BIOS uses the CMOS memory to store all set configuration for your computer. You can change and alter settings in the BIOS and then save it to the CMOS memory.

There is now the flash bios, which enables you to update the bios information with updates etc. Many manufactures provide bios updates on their websites. This can help your computer stay updated and keep performance running smoothly. helps new users come to their own decesions.

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The Problem With Real Player

There are a lot of ways you can play music and view video on your computer, and Real Player is just one of them. I have this on my computer along with all the others that I have had to download in order to see or hear something that I found online. The problem is that my computer is slow and it can’t handle all of the media. I rarely use Real Player, but there are times when I must. It’s not helping my computer any, and now that I have a good firewall, I have found that it is slowing me down.

The Real Player wants to start up each time I turn on my computer. It takes up a lot of resources and slows my browser down. My firewall is always warning me that Real Player is trying to access the Internet. I don’t know why, though I think it is for updates on the services and all of the features they have. I always deny it, because I don’t use it very often, and the updates take forever. I can’t get anything down. There is no reason to wait for an hour while it takes its sweet time updating things that I couldn’t care less about.

Real Player has a nice library feature, and it was nice to use when I had a lot of music on my computer. After I switched to Windows XP, I found that I had a lot less space on my hard drive, and I had to take most of those songs off of my computer. Now that I don’t really listen using Real Player, I don’t have the need for it to update whenever it feels like it. It seems strange that it tries to do it every day, and a part of me worries that I have a virus that is working through the software.

I am getting a new laptop this year, and I am going to have to have Real Player on again, I’m sure. This time though, I will have more space on my drive, and it might not be such an issue if it tries to update. I still won’t let it update every day though. I will allow it once in a while. There is no need for Real Player to suck up system resources and possibly download a bunch of stuff I don’t need or want. It’s one of those things that really doesn’t tell you what it’s going to do until it does it.

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