Pete on Computers

Small bytes of Personal Computer knowledge to make using your computer easier.

These posts will attempt to cover knowledge about computers from basic operations to more complex issues. Things that come to mind are knowledge about computer organization, manipulations, setup, and much more. Now and then, this may include mention of current scams, worthwhile downloads, and browser how-tos, just to mention a few. I will attempt to add at least one item a month, but may be more prolific as time permits. Keep checking. You may find the golden nugget you've been seeking.

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Happy computing,


  1. Salvaging Windows 7 or Updating Your Computer [2020-01-26]
  2. Nothing is free [2020-01-09]
  3. Scams Continue [2019-10-13]
  4. Windows 7 Support Ends January 14, 2020 [2019-05-08]
  5. A new twist on an aging scam [2019-03-18]
  6. What's in a thumb drive? [2019-03-01]
  7. Easy Money, Free Stuff [2019-02-10]
  8. The guts of an LED light bulb [2019-01-24]
  9. Half a screen and Airplane mode [2019-01-24]
  10. Where is the taskbar? [2019-01-21]
  11. Amazon Echo - Ask Alexa: "What's the buzz?" [2017-10-24]