Archive for the 'PC Doctor Tips' Category

Get ready for Windows 7 RC on Tuesday

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Next Tuesday Microsoft will make the Release Candidate of Windows 7 available for the public to download and play with. Here are some tips to help you get ready: First, the download is big - the 32-bit edition is nearly 2.5GB, and the 64-bit download is bigger. You need a fast connection. If in doubt […]

New keyboard shortcuts in Windows 7

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

I've been using Windows 7 on several of my main systems for a while now and overall I've grown quite attached to it. But with every new OS comes a new learning curve, and one thing that I like to master are the new keyboard shortcuts. These are the keyboard shortcuts that I find the […]

Sending Ctrl+Alt+Del to a Remote Desktop Connection machine

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

I spend a lot of my time working with many PCs from a single system using Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection feature. 99.9% of the time this works out great but there are times when I need to Ctrl+Alt+Del the remote machine. Problem is, the machine I'm working on picks up on the keystrokes and never […]

Watch out for those loose screws!

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Cautionary screw tale ahead! As I put no notebook computer down earlier today I noticed a small black screw fall out of it and hit the floor. Because I was just on my way out at the time I didn't think anything of it and put it on one side. Just now however I found […]

Convert iTunes Plus files into MP3

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Question: How do I convert my DRM-free iTunes Plus music into MP3? The other day Apple announced that it was making about 80% of the iTunes store DRM free, with the remaining 20% to follow shortly. DRM-free iTunes means that in theory you should be able move your music to other computers and devices easily […]