Saturday, December 28, 2013

My Book Live supported formats

WD My Book Live supported video formats:

WD My Book Live supported audio formats:

WD My Book Live supported image formats:
(photo, picture)


1. Listed here are the formats that I tested to be accepted in My Book Live.
2. There may be formats that are supported but are not listed here.

If you have tested a format to be working and is not included here, please say it in the Comments.

Monday, December 16, 2013

How to disable ABBYY FineReader Sprint in Word

ABBYY FineReader Sprint is a software program that has text recognition capability in scanned documents such as PDF files and pictures.  It allows the user to search and edit these files.  If you installed ABBYY Finereader Sprint and it is causing crashes or other problems in Word, follow these procedures:

How to disable ABBYY FineReader Sprint in Word

1. Open Microsoft Word

2. Tools

3. Templates and Add-ins

3a. In other versions of Word: Options > Add-in

4. Check the

5. Remove

6. OK

How to remove the ABBYY Finereader Sprint Word Toolbar

1. Open Microsoft Word
2. View
3. Toolbars
4. Customize
5. Check the ABBYY Finereader Sprint Word Toolbar
6. Delete
7. Close

If none of these work:

You have the option to uninstall ABBYY Finereader Sprint in Windows.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How to remove the password of Read-only Word document & Save

How to remove the password of Read-only Word document:

Open word document
1. File
2. Save as
3. Save the word document with new file name
4. Tools
5. Options
6. Security
7. Delete characters in:  Password to open box
8. Delete characters in:  Password to modify box
9. OK
10. Save

How to change the password of Word document:

1. Open the word document
2. Tools
3. Options
4. Security
5. Change characters in:  Password to open box
6. Change characters in:  Password to modify box
7. OK
8. Save

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

How to put PIN on Shaw Cable TV Parental Control

The following steps are based on Shaw Cable TV and remote procedures. The purpose of this blog post is how to secure the Video on Demand service on your Shaw Cable TV. My baby (1 year old) daughter accidentally pressed on the Video on Demand button on the remote and pressed on Movies and "watched" movie. Upon receipt of my cable bill, I have to pay $4.99 for the movie that was uncalled for and unintentional.

How to Lock the video On Demand Service on Shaw Cable:

1. Settings (MENU).

2. Home icon.

3. OK.

4. More Choices.

5. Setup.

6. OK.

7. Parental Control Setup.

8. Enter a 4-digit PIN.

9. Confirm new PIN.

10. Service Locks.

11. Video on Demand.

12. OK.

* You will see a Padlock icon next to Video on Demand.

* When you press Video on Demand on the remote control, it will ask you to enter your PIN.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Pixels, DPI (dots per inch), Resolution and Image Sizes


dots = pixels on a computer monitor
dots = pixels


pixels = dots
pixel = PICture ELement = PICEL = PIXEL


resolution = number of pixels horizontally and vertically
resolution example: 
640 x 480 --> 640 pixels horizontal (width) x 480 pixels vertical (height)

Aspect Ratio

aspect ratio = ratio of horizontal to vertical pixel
common aspect ratios:
3:2 = 3 horizontal pixels for each 2 vertical pixels
4:3 = 4 horizontal to 3 vertical (typical for digital cameras & Standard-definition television (SDTV)
16:9 = 16 horizontal to 9 vertical pixels (typical for HDTV)

Frame rate (frame frequency)

frame rate of the device is the speed of production of unique consecutive images (frames).
frame rate units are in frames per second (FPS) and hertz (Hz) for progressive scan monitors.

Common Computer Screen Resolutions (pixel units)
640 x 480
800 x 600
1024 x 768
1280 x 1024
1600 x 1200
1600 x 1280
2048 x 1536
2560 x 2048
3072 x 2304
3200 x 2400
3200 x 2560
3840 x 3072
4096 x 3072
4800 x 3600
4800 x 3840
5120 x 4096
6400 x 4800
6400 x 5120
8000 x 6000
8000 x 6400

Megapixels (MP) pixel count of Digital Cameras

With aspect ratio of 4:3 for most cameras, 4/3 = 1.3333333, four parts for every 3 parts. Example 640/480 = 4/3 = 1.3333333. For computation purposes and derivation, from a 3 MP digital camera, multiply the horizontal pixel by the vertical pixel of the image to determine the total pixel count of the camera. Example,
3 MP: 2048 horizontal x 1536 vertical pixels = 3,145,728 pixels = 3 MP
4 MP: 2272 x 1712 = 3,889,664 = 4 MP
5 MP: 2592 x 1944 = 5,038,848 = 5 MP

Picture Resolution from Kodak Digital Camera:
8.0 MP (4:3): 3264 x 2448 pixels
7.1 MP (3:2): 3264 x 2176 pixels
6.0 MP (16:9): 3264 x 1836 pixels
5.0 MP (4:3): 2592 x 1944 pixels
3.1 MP (4:3): 2048 x 1536 pixels
2.2 MP (3:2): 1800 x 1200 pixels
2.1 MP (16:9): 1920 x 1080 pixels
1.2 MP (4:3): 1280 x 960 pixels

Video Capture Resolution from Kodak Digital Camera:
VGA (640 x 480 @ 30 fps)
QVGA (320 x 240 @ 30 fps)

Digital Television High Definition (HD) Video Formats (16:9 aspect ratio HDTV):
720p --> 1280 x 720 pixels
1080i --> 1920 x 1080 pixels
1080p --> 1920 x 1080 pixels (24, 25, 30, 50, 60 Hz frame rate)

Extra high-definition video
2000p --> 2,048 × 1,536 pixels (24 Hz frame rate)
2160p --> 3,840 × 2,160 pixels (60, 120 Hz frame rate)
2540p --> 4,520 × 2,540 pixels
4000p --> 4,096 × 3,072 pixels
4320p --> 7,680 × 4,320 pixels (60, 120 Hz frame rate)

Samsung digital camera storage image size:
10M: 3648 x 2736 pixels
8M: 3264 x 2448 pixels
7M: 3648 x 2052 pixels
5M: 2592 x 1944 pixels
3M: 2048 x 1536 pixels
2M: 1920 x 1080 pixels
1M: 1024 x 768 pixels

Digital Camera Picture Resolutions:
160 MP --> 21,250 x 7500 pixels [from Seitz (highest megapixel camera)]
120 MP --> 13,280 x 9,184 pixels (from Canon)
100 MP --> 11,547 X 8660 pixels
80 MP --> 10,328 x 7760 pixels
60 MP --> 8984 x 6732 pixels
50 MP --> 8176 x 6132 pixels
40 MP --> 7264 x 5440 pixels
36 MP --> 7360 x 4912 pixels
24 MP --> 6000 x 4000 pixels
20 MP --> 5120 x 3840 pixels
18 MP --> 5184 x 3456 pixels
16 MP --> 4592 x 3448 pixels
14 MP --> 4288 x 3216 pixels
12 MP --> 4000 x 3000 pixels
10 MP --> 3648 x 2736 pixels
8 MP --> 3264 x 2448 pixels
7 MP --> 3648 x 2052 pixels
6 MP --> 3000 x 2000 pixels

Photo Resolution of Smartphones:
8 MP --> 3264 x 2448 pixels
7 MP --> 3648 x 2052 pixels
6 MP --> 3000 x 2000 pixels
5 MP --> 2560 X 1920 pixels
4 MP --> 2560 X 1536 pixels
3 MP --> 2048 X 1536 pixels
2.4 MP --> 2048 X 1232 pixels
2 MP --> 1600 X 1200 pixels
1.5 MP --> 1600 X 960 pixels
0.5 MP --> 800 X 600 pixels
0.4 MP --> 800 X 480 pixels
0.3 MP --> 640 X 480 pixels

Maximum Print Sizes of Photos from Digital Cameras at 300 DPI
2MP: 1600 x 1200 --> 5.3 X 4.0 inches
3MP: 2048 x 1536 --> 6.8 X 5.1 inches
5MP: 2592 x 1944 --> 8.6 X 6.4 inches
7MP: 3072 x 2304 --> 10.2 X 7.6 inches
8MP: 3264 x 2448 --> 10.8 X 8.1 inches <-- 8X10 Wall Pictures at home
10MP: 3648 x 2736 --> 12.1 X 9.1 inches
12MP: 4000 x 3000 --> 13.3 X 10 inches
14MP: 4288 x 3216 --> 14.2 X 10.7 inches

How to convert from pixels to inches:

300 DPI is recommended for most prints by photo professionals. Conversion from pixels to inches depends on the dots per inch (dpi).

At 300 dpi printer output resolution:

4x6 inches (10x15 cm) prints:
4 inch x 300 dots/inch = 1200 dots = 1200 pixels width
6 inch x 300 dots/inch = 1800 dots = 1800 pixels height
4x6 inches = 1200 x 1800 pixels

5x7 inches (12.5 x 17.5 cm) prints:
5 x 300 = 1500 pixels width
7 x 300 = 2100 pixels height
5x7 inch = 1500 x 2100 pixels

8" x 10" (20x25 cm) prints:
8 x 300 = 2400 pixels width
10 x 300 = 3000 pixels height
8x10" = 2400 x 3000 pixels

Sunday, February 3, 2013

How to create music playlist for My Book Live network hard drive and play it on TV

1. Download the freeware Playlist Creator on

2. Install the Playlist Creator software on your computer.

3. Copy the mp3 music files in the folder: My Network Places\Public on My Book Live Network Storage\Shared Music.

4. Open Playlist Creator.

5. Click the Add Folder button on the top right.

6. Specify the source folder from which music files (mp3) will be taken to create a play list.

7. Use the up and down arrow to arrange the order of songs to play.

8. Use the Add Files button to add more files to the playlist.

9. On Save Location, select the folder on the My Book Live Network Drive where the playlist file will be saved.

10. Specify the desired name of your playlist.

11. Select .m3u for the type of playlist.

12. Click Create Playlist button.

13. To test the playlist, go to Smart Share (LG Smart TV) and then select MyBookLive-Twonky media server.

14. On Music, select Playlists (buttom right).

To edit a playlist that is already created, open the Playlist Creator program, click the Open button on the top to open and edit or add or remove a song from an existing playlist.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

How to view pdf, word, excel, rtf, text files and other computer documents on my TV

There are so many ways to display computer documents such as pdf, word (.doc), excel (.xls) or text (.txt) files on your TV. Modern smart TVs can play popular media audio, video and image formats. These new TVs can access these media files whether wired or wireless. They can also play and stream from media servers from DLNA compatible devices in your home network and network attached storage (NAS) hard drives (e.g. Western Digital My Book Live 3 TB Network Hard Drive or External Hard Drives and USB Flashdrives/Thumbdrives attached to a Wireless/Wired Media Router). These TVs can also accept input from USB and from HDMI inputs. There are numerous smartphone and tablet free apps to display the said document formats. You can connect your smartphone, tablet, iPhone or iPad through a wire or cable to view it on the TV. Although there is a growing number of tv apps, but there is no app at this time for viewing these files on the big screen in the living room. Of course you can use ebook readers such as Kindle to display text and pdf files, but the question at hand is being able to view these files at the comfort of the couch and the big TV screen.

How to display pdf, word, excel, text documents on your TV:


I. Extend Windows Desktop to a Television (tv) monitor or Projector
This method is common on most school classrooms and workplace settings. This setup require an S-Video cable or an HDMI cable and other devices and accessories. This also require some technical know-how. This solution works but there must be someone to operate the computer (to bring page down, open files, etc.)

II. Smartphone or Tablet connected through cable to the TV

This option also is possible to view and read the files through your mobile devices but again requiring user intervention of the device. Added to this is the touch screen work that you have to do.

III. Document to Image Converter

Because modern tv's can stream photos and pictures with reliable speed and ease, you can convert your documents into images and view them on the biggest monitor in your home, your TV. There are so many freeware softwares on the internet to convert pdf, word (doc), excel or text files to image (jpeg, jpg, png, gif, bmp, etc.). There are also many free online pdf and word converters online. An example of free pdf to image converter is Kvisoft Pdf to Image converter. Another is the free Nemo Pdf to Word converter, Word to PDF and vice-versa. One problem I find with this method is that I want to enlarge and adjust the font so that it is more readable on the tv but it is hard to find a good editor to do so. I tried to adjust the size and resolution of the output image but I find the text fonts small and hard to read on the TV.

IV. Screen Capture
This method works for me. There are so many great screen capture utilities on the net (PicPick is a good example). I can adjust the font or zoom of the document (so that it is large enough and readable when I read it on the TV) and then capture it using the free software. The size of the images are small (100 - 200 KB) and yet it is viewable clearly on the TV. After capturing the documents into image files, you can then copy these files to the NAS server and share them to the home network. After copying and sharing, your DLNA-compatible TV should be able to open and view these files. You can also save these pictures to a USB and then plug them on your TV or home theatre that is connected to your Tv. Afterwards, you can browse them using the Photo browser in your appliance. 

V. Other Methods
Other solutions on how to display documents to your TV is by converting them to video or movie files. The downside of this method is the large size and long time of conversions. You can also burn your documents on a disc and play them using a DVD or Bluray player to your TV.

How to listen to your documents in your MP3 player, TV or Home Theatre Entertainment System:

If you find your eyes and yourself sleepy and tired of reading word, pdf or text files in front of your computer, tablet or ebook reader, why don't you sit in your couch and hear your documents play instead or lie down in your bed and listen to them with your MP3, MP4 player or iPod? Balabolka is one of the best free Text-To-Speech (TTS) program. It can read the clipboard content, view and read the text from DOC, PDF, TXT, RTF, EPUB, HTML, FB2, ODT, MOBI, AZW, CHM, DjVu, LIT and PRC files. You can also customize font and background color as well as control reading from the system tray or by the global hotkeys. In order to hear your documents in your Mp3 player, TV or Streaming Media Player in your living room, this software allows the on-screen text to be saved as audio files in MP3, WAV, OGG or WMA file formats. Before you save, you can adjust the Rate or Speed of reading and the Pitch of the voice. [I find Rate = -1 and Pitch = -1 suitable and best (for me)].

You can then copy these audio files to your Mp3 or MP4 players or any mobile devices so that you can hear them wherever you go. You can also save and share these files to your home network hard drive, media server, or network attached storage devices and stream, play and listen to your documents in the comfort of your sofa in your living room while drinking some refreshments and eating some snacks!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

How to prevent the loud computer fan noise on startup

When booting up your computer, the fan makes a loud noise from cold startup and then as it spins for few minutes it will eventually get quieter and then lesser noise than in the beginning. The prime suspect to this problem is worn bearings on the shaft of the fan causing vibrations. As it spins, the shaft, bearings and other metal parts gets hotter which causes thermal expansion of metals which help to reduce the noise and or somewhat eliminate the irritating sound. The other probable cause is bearings that are broken or worn on the computer hard drive itself. This maybe due to overclocking of the device, playing too much video games or simply the machine is too old. For most people they would want to buy a new computer and replace the old one. For others however, they may choose to repair it or find a remedy of some kind by changing the power settings and demand of the computer. When the computer power demand is high, of course, it will heat up and work harder, thereby causing vibrations and noise. If however the power demand is low and at minimum, which effectively is maximizing battery if not plugged to the power cord. Lower computer power requirements means lower vibration and lower noise. Below is the procedure of how to achieve a lower or minimum noise on your computer fan on start up.

How to get rid or minimize the loud computer fan noise on startup:

Method I: (Windows XP)

1. Start
2. Control Panel
3. Power Options
4. Power schemes
5. Max Battery (Power Saver on Windows 7)
6. Apply
7. OK

Method II: (Windows XP)

1. Right click on Desktop
2. Properties
3. Screen Saver
4. Monitor Power
5. Power
6. Power Schemes
7. Max Battery (Power Saver on Windows 7)
8. Apply
9. OK


Disable (Uncheck) the following: Start -> Run -> msconfig -> Startup
igfxpers --- Graphics card configuration options
igfxtray --- Graphics chipset driver tray icon
hkcmd --- Hot key
E_S1D7 --- Epson Status Monitor
AdobeARM --- Adobe Autoupdate utility
APSDaemon --- Apple Application Support (if you don't run Apple products, disable it)
iTunesHelper --- useless and only consumes computer resources for NO benefit
jusched --- Java Updater

Disable Java Quick Starter (jqs.exe)
Start -> Control Panel -> Java -> Advanced -> Uncheck Java Quick Starter

ESSENTIAL 3 Startup Programs
1. WLTRAY = Dell Wireless LAN
2. STSYSTRA = SigmaTel Audio
3. PSUAMain = Panda Anti-virus

Reduce Windows Screen Resolution and Color Quality
a. Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Screen Resolution -> 800 by 600 pixels
b. Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Color Quality -> 16 bit

Turn off Hardware Acceleration in Windows computer
Start -> Control Panel -> Display -> Settings -> Advanced -> Troubleshoot -> Hardware Acceleration -> None

Turn off Hardware Acceleration in Browsers
Opera browser: Settings -> System -> Uncheck Use Hardware Acceleration when available
Firefox browser: Tools -> Options -> General -> Browsing -> Uncheck Use Hardware Acceleration when available

Disable Opera Browser Crash Reporter
Settings -> Privacy and security -> Uncheck Automatically send crash reports to opera

Disable Firefox Browser Crash Reporter and Health Reporter
Tools -> Options -> Data Choices -> Uncheck Enable Crash Reporter
Tools -> Options -> Data Choices -> Uncheck Enable Firefox Health Report

Friday, January 18, 2013

How to speed up boot up time of Windows & How to optimize Windows performance

Most of these tweaks and procedures to rapid up and boost Windows PC systems apply to Windows XP. Similar techniques should apply to other versions of Windows such as Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 to accomplish the same objective: TO SPEED UP YOUR MACHINE.

1. Enable Quick Logon or Fast Boot in BIOS (F2 to setup).

2. In BIOS, configure to startup the operating system by hard drive (HDD) only.

3. Disable the Windows start up screen. Click Start > Run > msconfig > BOOT.INI > NOGUIBOOT.

4. Turn off Indexing Service. This service is only used by Windows for fast searching of files and folders. If you don't use Windows Search often, then disable it to free up memory and make windows faster.
a. Double click on My Computer > Right click on the C: drive > Properties > General > Uncheck the Allow Indexing Service to index this disk for fast file searching > OK. Do this on the other drives on your computer.
b. Click Start > Run > services.msc > right click Indexing service > Properties > Startup type > Disabled.

5. Disable Windows Messenger service. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Services > right click Messenger > Properties > Startup type > Disable.

6. Disable Alerter service. Click Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > Administrative Tools > Services > right click Alerter > Properties > Startup type > Disable.

7. Disable other Services not needed. Using the same procedure and technique above. Disable the following services:

a. Background Intelligent Transfer Service
b. ClipBook
c. Fast User Switching Compatibility
d. Help and Support
e. NetMeeting Remote Desktop Sharing
f. Performance Logs and Alerts
h. Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
i. Remote Registry
j. Telnet
k. Themes
l. Upload Manager
m. WebClient

8. Remove unnecessary startup items. Click Start > Run > msconfig > Startup > UNCHECK programs not needed. Examples are:
a. jusched - Java update scheduler
b. AdobeARM - Adobe Reader Manager
c. APSDaemon - part of iTunes. Also called Apple Push, it wirelessly syncs iPhones from iCloud. It's safe to terminate if you're not wirelessly syncing Apple Devices.
d. Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, etc. startups.
e. ctfmon process - Start > Control Panel > Regional and Language Options > Languages > Details > Advanced > Check Turn off advanced text services
f. jqs process - Start > Control Panel > Java > Advanced > Scroll down at bottom and remove the check on Java Quick Starter

9. Uninstall softwares and programs you don't really need or don't use often.

10. Perform Disk Cleanup. Press Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk cleanup > Check Downloaded Program Files and Temporary Internet Files > OK

11. Remove Windows components. Hit Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk cleanup > More Options > Windows components > Cleanup > UNCHECK Indexing Service, MSN Explorer, Outlook Express and Windows Messenger.

12. Remove all but the most recent restore point. Start > All programs > Accessories > System tools > Disk cleanup > More Options > System Restore > Cleanup.

13. Disable System Restore (Optional). Right click My Computer > Properties > System Restore > Check the Turn off System Restore on all drives.

14. Disable Automatic Updates. This is really annoying. Why do Microsoft make computer owners miserable? Improve on this!
a. Right click My Computer > Properties > Automatic Updates > Select the Turn off Automatic updates.
b. A second option to turn off automatic updates is to Click Start > Run > services.msc > right click Automatic Updates > Properties > Startup type > Disabled

15. Disable Remote Assistance. Right click My Computer > Properties > Remote > Remote Assistance > Uncheck Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer.

16. Adjust for best performance. Right click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Performance > Settings > Adjust For Best Performance.

17. Disable Windows Error Reporting.
a. Right click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Error Reporting > Disable error reporting.
b. Another method to disable the Error Reporting Service is: Click Start > Run > services.msc > right click Error Reporting Service > Properties > Startup type > Disabled.

18. Run Antivirus to remove viruses, spywares, malwares and other computer infections that slow down your system. Panda Cloud Antivirus is one of the best free Antiviruses available for free download. Tried and tested, proven and effective!

19. Perform cleanup maintenance. Install one-click maintenance programs such as WinUtilities to execute the following worry-free maintenance tasks:
a. empty system clipboard data
b. empty recycle bin entries
c. clean Windows temporary files
d. clean internet temporary files
e. clean internet cookie entries
f. clean internet auto-complete forms data and password data
g. tidy up recent documents history
h. analyses and removes junk data from your disks

20. Clean your Registry. Install the free program Wise Registry Cleaner to clean your registry, defragment registry and tuneup your system.

21. Optimize your system. Download and install Wise Care 365, the best free program to optimise Windows and tune up your computer.

22. Defragment your hard drive. Use best free programs such as UltraDefrag.

23. Defragment boot time programs. In UltraDefrag settings, enable Boot Time Scan.

24. Optimize your hard disks. The Ultradefrag program can do Quick Optimization and Full Optimization of your hard drives.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

How to put media (pictures, music, videos) from computer to TV

This article will discuss how to get media from the internet, transfer it to your computer, process the media files and finally transfer it to your Smart TV. The following procedure applies to Windows computer, LG Smart TV and a Western Digital MyBook Live NAS (Network Attached Storage). The NAS serves a dual purpose to store media files, i.e. photos, music and videos and to stream these files to your smart TV so you can watch and play all your media at the comfort of your couch in the living room.

No need to install the WD My Book Live Network Hard Drive setup CD. Just connect the Ethernet cable to your router in your home network and your computer and TV should discover it.

All software utilities I use are completely free and yet very effective and excellent product quality. I believe the best things are free!

My Network Places

To display the Shared Network Folders:
   a. Click My Computer
   b. Go to My Network Places
   c. Click Show icons for Networked UPnP devices. Windows Components wizard will configure the components. On Local Network, you will see MyBookLive-Twonky and MyBookLive.
Storing Media Files

   1. Open the folder named Public on My Book Live Network Storage (Mybooklive)
   2. You will see four folders: Shared Music, Shared Pictures, Shared Videos and Software.
   3. Put your media on the folders mentioned above to share files to devices such as TVs, laptops, smartphones, and tablets.

I. Utilities for downloading and capturing media

   a. Youtube to mp3 PRO converter - Firefox add-on to obtain mp3 (default 128 kb/s) from Youtube
   b. Easy Youtube Video Downloader - Firefox add-on to obtain videos from Youtube
   c. PicPick - Screen capture utility, image editing functions

II. Utilities for processing media

   a. MP3Gain - normalizing (maintaining the same volume level) for all mp3 files (my setting = 96 dB)
   b. iWisoft Video Converter and MP3 Cutter - converts videos to other formats and trims mp3s (Edit > Trim)
   c. FreeFileSync - transferring and syncing files from the computer hard drive to the NAS. (My sync setting is UPDATE).

Be careful if you MIRROR sync! If source folder is EMPTY, it will DELETE all files in destination folder.

III. Watching and playing media in Smart TV

   1. On the LG Smart TV remote, press Home button
   2. Go to Smart Share
   3. Choose DLNA MyBookLive

*** Plex Media Server can also be used to share and stream files to the LG Smart TV.

Speed up Windows computer by performing Disk Cleanup

Aside from viruses, spywares, malwares and other computer infections which slows down your computer or worse renders it inoperable, unwanted dirt is a common problem. Just like yourself or your home, a cleaning process must be done to make yourself healthy, effective & productive while your house tidy & livable.

Remember the old proverbs which has been proven all the ages and which worked time and again:
1. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.
2. A clean house is a happy house.
3. A clean ship is a happy ship.

Constant usage, program installation, internet browsing, file downloading and various day to day computer activities all bog up and slow down your workstation. When your computer is slow, all you wish for is the day it was first bought, when it was fast and efficient. Learning from the past and applying simple cleaning tasks will restore you computer speed and boost its performance. Once again!

On the taskbar, press Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Cleanup.

Make sure that a check is placed in:
1. Downloaded Program Files
2. Temporary Internet Files

Disk Cleanup original checks top.

Disk Cleanup original checks bottom checklist.

Be careful of putting a check to the COMPRESS OLD FILES. This has caused my computer to crash that I had to reinstall Windows.

More Options tab:

Windows Components

- press Cleanup
- put a check on the programs you don't really often use in order to remove them
- recommended for removal and uninstallation:
-- MSN Explorer
-- Outlook Express
-- Windows Media Player
-- Windows Messenger

Installed Programs
- press Cleanup
- uninstall programs that you don't need and don't use (these files eat your space and slows down computer)

Recommended Maintenance Programs: (Free, Proven & Effective)

1. Panda Cloud Antivirus - Protect your computer.
2. WinUtilities - Perform a One-Click Maintenance on your PC.
3. Wise Registry Cleaner - Clean registry to improve performance.
4. Wise Care 365 - Optimize your Windows system.
5. UltraDefrag - Defragment your hard disks.