Well the title of this first post says it all.
I have been building gaming computers for 20 years or more and I love mucking about with software and hardware. Over the years I have found a lot of tricks and a lot of good free stuff.
I guess it's because I have helped a few beginners set up and debug their computers that I felt the need to start writing all this stuff down.
So without further ado, here are the free programs and some good advice that I can recommend.
** I'm having a big revamp as of April 2014 because .... Support for Windows XP ends April 8, 2014.
So I've dumped the old rig and gone to a new PC running Windows 7 and I like it.
I now have all my Android apps info here, as well as all the free things I currently run.
A lot of old posts are going or being seriously updated.
Although I started this website in 2008, I am revamping the old posts and moving them forward in time and keeping them relevant.
This is my site for links to Genuine Free Stuff as well as some useful advice. I use most of these programs regularly. It's good gear. It's all worth having.
** April 2014. Major revamp and update for relevance happening, especially now that support for Windows XP has ended, and now that we all are addicted to our Android phones. A lot of old stuff is going.
This post in particular started this whole website...
I have been building and using computers since about the Ice Age, from DOS 3 through to Windows 7.
I have been mucking about with mobile phones for quite some time, using Symbian S60 and then Android.
Press F8 at boot to start in safe mode - Windows XP and 7
To see the details of you computer, download, install and run 'Speccy' - shows Operating System, Firewall, Anti-virus and hardware.
If you think you have a virus, start here 'Free Online Virus Scan'. Try any or all, and be patient.