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Akemi Iwaya

Akemi Iwaya (Asian Angel) is our very own Firefox Fangirl who enjoys working with multiple browsers and loves 'old school' role-playing games. Visit her on Twitter and .

With all the progress and improvements that have been made with computer hardware, why are some things like the CMOS battery still necessary? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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You might be curious as to how newer generations of processors are able to be faster at the same clock speeds as older processors. Is it just changes in physical architecture or is it something more? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a curious reader’s questions.

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When learning more about computers and how they work, you will occasionally run across something that does not seem to make sense. With that in mind, does emptying disk space actually speed computers up? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a puzzled reader’s question.

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Being able to access a service to learn your public IP address can be very helpful, but how does the process work? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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Adding an extra layer of security is never a bad thing, but you may find yourself wondering about the benefits you actually gain from said layer. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post explains what makes “Secure Login” secure for a curious reader.

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With all the great hardware we have available these days, it seems we should be enjoying great quality viewing no matter what, but what if that is not the case? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post seeks to clear things up for a confused reader.

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If you have a high number of folders set up for your work and need to use the same script file in all of them during the work day, then what is the easiest way to accomplish that beyond a lot of copying and pasting? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful answers and advice for a frustrated reader.

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There are few things as irritating as a Blue Screen of Death, but sometimes there is an easy fix for it like updating the BIOS for instance. If multiple updates are available though, do you do incremental updates or can you just use the latest version directly? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice for a curious reader.

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If you do a lot of coding and need to switch back and forth between open tabs often, then you need a quick and simple way to do it to keep things flowing smoothly. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a frustrated reader enjoy tab-switching goodness.

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If you are new to working with Wi-Fi networks, then changes made by family or friends can leave you in a bad situation with no connection. So how do you get connected again? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a frustrated reader get connected to their Wi-Fi network once again.

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Ads are a part of life on the Internet, but when an unscrupulous extension starts purposely injecting ads into your browsing experience, then it is time to take action! Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a frustrated reader clean up his browsing experience.

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If all incoming connections to your computer are being blocked, then how can you still receive data and/or have an active connection? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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When you are installing drivers, you may see some references to items that leave you wondering exactly what they are and what purpose they could possibly serve. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post helps clear up the confusion for a curious reader.

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Having a single black pixel glaring at you when viewing certain background colors can be a bit frustrating and puzzling at the same time. Is it just stuck or is it dead? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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When you are setting up a personal server for the first time or simply seeking to upgrade or update, you may wonder just what hardware components are necessary versus what is unnecessary. Consider racks for example, do you absolutely have to have a rack for your server? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful answers to a curious reader’s question.

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There is no doubt that valid Product Keys are a valuable commodity and need to be carefully guarded from theft. With that in mind, why is the Product ID so visible to one and all? Does this put your Product Key at risk? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answers to a worried reader’s questions.

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Keyboard shortcuts can greatly simplify our work flow, but what do you do when you are told to use a shortcut with an obscure key that you are not even sure is on your keyboard? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a frustrated reader find the key he is looking for.

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Sometimes when you set up a dual-boot system, things can get a bit weird with the time and clock settings, so how do you fix the problem? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the perfect solution to help a frustrated reader fix his dual-boot clock woes.

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Whether it is due to a disability or just a personal preference, sometimes you need to squeeze some unique functionality out of your keyboard. But how do you go about it though? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to help a reader in need.

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For some time now, people have been warned to disable Java in their browsers or to completely remove it from their systems unless they actually need it. But if you disable it or remove it, are you actually losing much, if any, functionality? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a concerned reader’s question.

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When a person is just getting into computers, there is a lot of new vocabulary to learn and sometimes it can all get a bit confusing. Take the terms BIOS and Firmware, for instance, do they mean the same thing or are they different? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post comes to the rescue to help a confused reader with terminology.

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If you are preparing to replace hardware in your computer or build one of your own, then some of the supported memory types shown for motherboards may be a bit confusing. What does the “+” that is sometimes shown for DDR4 RAM really mean? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a confused reader’s question.

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Most of the time our programs work just like we need them to, but every once in a while you have one that is less than cooperative and leaves you looking for a way to fix its ‘attitude’ problem. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some great suggestions to help a frustrated reader get the results he needs.

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The new version of Google Maps is great, but what do you do when it works smoothly for everyone else yet it is unbearably slow on your own computers? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has an easy solution to help speed things up for a frustrated reader.

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If you are new to working with computer hardware, then you may find yourself wondering about ‘wear and tear’ on your HDD or SSD. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post takes a look at the topic to help a curious reader understand more about HDDs and SSDs.

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