Shortcut Keys for PC’s

Do you know the following shortcut keys for a PC? List of basic computer shortcut keys: Alt + F–File menu options in the current program. Alt + E–Edits options in the current program. F1–Universal help (for any sort of program). Ctrl + A–Selects all text. Ctrl + X–Cuts the selected item. Ctrl + Del–Cut selected … Read more

Disk Cleanup – for PC

The Disk Cleanup tool for Windows can help with many otherwise unfixable fixes.

The tool performs a search on the hard disk for files that can be deleted from your computer without affecting its functionality or your personal files. One set of those files are the Windows update “temp” files that download when Windows updates. Every now and then, one of these updates gets corrupt, and subsequent updates are unable to install.

Running the tool allows your computer to “reset” the update schedule, and continues keeping your computer up to date.

In Windows

  1. Click Start
  2. Type Disk Cleanup and click the application
  3. Click Clean up system files.
  4. Select all of the check-boxes
  5. Click Delete Files
  6. Shut down the computer, wait 60 seconds, and boot the machine back up
  7. Click Start
  8. Type Check for Updates
  9. Run the update tool and install any applicable updates

Belarc – System Management for the Internet Age

Belarc Advisor is a free tool that produces a multi-page report detailing your PC’s attributes. It will tell you your hard drive size and free space, how much RAM your computer has, what antivirus your computer has, the version of all of your drivers, and a lot of other really good data. Even if you don’t use the data yourself, its a HUGE help for your IT support person to know.


The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your installed software and hardware, network inventory, missing Microsoft hotfixes, anti-virus status, security benchmarks, and displays the results in your Web browser.