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Denver computer guru gives a crash course on PC care

David Migoya
The Denver Post

They have been around for decades, and the American consumer has become completely accustomed to life with a personal computer. So why is it, then, that we keep screwing them up and, in the process, our lives?

Spyware, spamware, anti- this-and-that proliferate the computer marketplace and, still, consumers struggle to understand what exactly makes things go wrong.

“To a lot of people, computers are still a relatively new thing,” said Ryan Chipps, owner of Computer Guru in Denver, a service that saves businesses and individuals from themselves. “Though we grew up on them, there was no training on maintenance; it’s essentially self-taught.”

The variety of mistakes people make – the dumbest things they do – that affect their computer are easily avoided. Here are some of the top ones compiled from various sources, and how to prevent the problem.

For more of this Denver Post story: http://www.denverpost.com/ci_13235665


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