Articles tagged: answercast 124

Tux - The Linux Mascot

How Do I Switch to Linux?

Changing a Windows XP operating system to a Linux platform is not a simple upgrade or migration. It’s more like starting over. Here are the basic steps.

Photo Collection

Why did my pictures disappear?

Think of your computer’s hard drive as a temporary solution for any files. It’s not a matter of if things will disappear, but when. Regular readers can guess what I’m going to say next…

Slow as a snail

Why Does My Internet Slow to a Crawl When My Desktop Is Turned On?

Many things can cause one computer to hog your bandwidth. But there’s a useful Windows 7 utility that may show you where the bandwidth is going.

Someone's Peeking!

Can My ISP See that I’m Using a Proxy?

It’s important to understand the terminology when it comes to masking an IP address.┬áDepending on your security needs, some need to be done differently.

Email Envelope

How Did a Website Discover My Email Address?

It’s probably a coincidence, but there are a few scenarios where data could be shared with other websites. Let’s look at how that can happen.

Why Can’t I Delete these Temp Files?

Temp files that you can’t delete are often safe. Still, I am concerned that one of your files sounds like it’s related to known malware. The first step is to clean up.

Open Hard Disk

Why Am I Getting “Open Block” Errors from My Photo Program?

This feels like a hard-drive failure to me. There are several things you can check, but the most urgent thing to do is back up!

Router Backside

Can I Assign an IP Address to a Hub and Router?

In this scenario, you’ll end up with two IP addresses, but the hub and router won’t each get one. I’ll explain.