How to keep your computer ‘awake’

  • Windows 7 has an option to demand a password on each wakeup
  • Mac has delayed computer lock options
  • Registry editors and cleaners can interfere with software

Question: The computer keeps shutting down on me when I leave it alone for a minute. How do I fix that?

Answer. This question came from a relative I recently visited, which allowed me

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How and when to perform a Windows Registry cleanup

Since the release of Windows 3.1, the Windows registry has served as a centralized database for system hardware details, user account information, application settings and more. However, decades of its evolution have brought confusion about the need for registry maintenance.

As a desktop administrator or Windows user, you should learn how the Windows registry works and review the best

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6 Ways to Clean the Windows Registry

Since most of us don’t dive into the registry editor often, you probably don’t have any idea if you need a registry cleanup or not. However, over time your registry collects broken, outdated, and even missing registry keys that hurt your PC’s performance. You may even get the occasional error message. With the use of Windows tools and some third-party

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Review: System Mechanic Ultimate Defense

I’m a huge proponent of Swiss Army Knife-type products that can perform multiple useful functions to help keep systems running and protect data. Examples include registry cleaners, utilities to tune up computers, and general computer maintenance programs.

With that in mind, I was happy to evaluate iolo’s System Mechanic Ultimate Defense, which is intended to help Windows users keep their

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Hair loss: Some hair relaxants may cause hair to fall out in…

Hair loss is inextricably linked with a host of factors, such as stressful life events and nutritional deficiencies. Where these factors are the cause, hair loss can usually be restored. Certain widely used hair-care products, however, are believed to cause scarring of the hair follicles, preventing regrowth.

A new survey has highlighted concerns among Black British women regarding the dangers

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WinZip Registry Optimizer review | TechRadar

WinZip Computing LLC is a leading Canadian software company. It’s, in turn, owned by the Corel Corporation, one of Canada’s biggest software companies. Corel acquired WinZip (opens in new tab) in 2006 for an undisclosed amount.

Registry Optimizer (opens in new tab) is one of many system optimization and security software products sold by WinZip. The WinZip Driver Updater, Malware

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