I hesitate to post this. Everyone who reads it will find out that I don’t really know much about computers at all. I just know where to go to find the answer fast.
Hey, do you know how to download a youtube video? How do you copy a dvd? How do I get this weird video file to play? Do you know how to edit a pdf? How can I cleanup my computer and make it faster?
It doesn’t even matter what the question is. Here’s the answer.
1) Ask this question. Would a special computer program be able to solve my problem? And does this program probably exist?
About 80% of the time the answer is yes and Yes!
2) Go to techsupportalert.com or google gizmo freeware
This site is not very good for browsing, but it is absolutely incredible for finding a free program you can download immediately that does exactly what you want. Use the search box or look at their categories.
Let’s say someone asks you to convert a .wmv video to .mp4 and you have no idea what that means. Just pretend like you do. Go to techsupportalert and search for convert video. Look for an article that starts with the word Best, as in ‘Best Free Audio-Video Conversion Program’. This page will give you a detailed description of four or five great programs that will do what you want for free. Drop down to their quick selection guide and pick the one they recommend the most. Download it.
Make sure you at least glance at the instructions. These programs are always safe, but sometimes install other annoying programs you don’t need. They will give you tips on how to avoid that.
In a few minutes you will have a new program, convert your friend’s video and you will be a Tech Hero!! A Genius! How do you know so much about computers?!
This simple strategy will work for tons of computer challenges. Use it to make friends. It can be especially useful when someone you have been on bad terms with is in a bind.
Be careful who you tell the secret to. Some people will love you if you do it for them, but won’t believe you if you tell them how.
by isaac whiting
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