ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

E-tech support on the internet, Anybody

Updated on December 26, 2016

If you need technical support or just don’t understand the basics what do you do? You seek out technical support on the internet. So just log on and the service is almost always free.

All About Windows: If you’re not a beginner, this is a good site for you. You get tips on how to speed up Vista, how to improve security, even how to customize Windows. But it doesn’t ignore rank beginners; there are illustrated, step-by-step guides that cover everything from navigating the desktop to finding files using the Explorer. www.windows.about.com/compute/windows/mbody.htm

Windows Annoyances: How many files have you misplaced because Windows insists on opening C:/ when you want to save a file? Here’s a site that shows how you can set your own default folder. There are several other succinct tips, and if these don’t help, you can always join the forum and have your specific problem answered. www.annoyances.org/

Tech Tips: “Need to know about the security system for USB drives, but can’t find it? In a few hours there’s an answer to this – with relevant links. That’s the power of online forums and bulletin boards. These two make good starting points and TechSupportGuy is good for beginners. www.tek-tips.com; www.techsupportguy.com

Hope For The Best: What if you don’t know your ipod from your USB? Computer hope pages will explain the difference. You can also ask questions at the site’s forum, or have an online chat with an expert. It’s also worth checking this site when you run into a PC problem. www.computerhope.com

Readymade Scripts: This one’s for experts, bloggers and anyone who has online pages. This site has an excellent collection of CGI, Perl, Java and Javascript (among others) code for common features on Web pages, including mass-mailer software and FTP managers. All you have to do is copy and paste the code on your page and you’re set to go. www.scriptsearch.com

Drivers needed? If you’re trying to upload photos from a camera to your hard drive, you’ll know the importance of drivers. Most gadgets come with driver CD’s that need to be installed, but what if you don’t have or lose the CD? These sites have a large collection of drivers for devices like motherboards and game controllers. www.pctools.com/guides/drivers/; www.driverguide.com

For The Wireless: Again, this is for techies and for those who know their stuff. If you’ve installed a wireless network at home, you might find the device on this site invaluable. Apart from trouble-shooting, there are some excellent tutorials available here. www.practicallynetworked.com

Where’s The DLL: A .DLL file is basically a support file (DLL stands for Dynamic Link Library) that’s used by one or more programs. If several parts of a program need to perform the same action, it can be put into a .DLL file. If this file goes missing (as it tends to do), the program will stop working. So what can you do? Well, reinstall the program. Or, easier and cheaper, download the necessary DLL file from here. www.dll-downloads.com

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Cleanclover profile imageAUTHOR

      Cleanclover 

      8 years ago from Piece of land!

      Thank you netrageous.

    • Cleanclover profile imageAUTHOR

      Cleanclover 

      10 years ago from Piece of land!

      You are welcome Zsuzsy Bee

    • Zsuzsy Bee profile image

      Zsuzsy Bee 

      10 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Thank you for sharing this list I'm always looking for help.

      regards Zsuzsy

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)