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Mark Edward Soper

Mark Edward Soper has worked with computers and related technologies since 1983, and specializes in technology education through training, writing, and public speaking. He has taught computer troubleshooting and other subjects to thousands of students across the USA, and is a CompTIA A+ Certified computer technician and a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Mark is the author or co-author of 18 books on PC hardware upgrades, digital photography, broadband Internet, home networking, and home automation for Pearson's Que Publishing and Peachpit imprints, including his newest book, MaximumPC Guide to Windows Vista Exposed: an Insider's Guide to Supercharging Windows Vista, and has also contributed to several best-selling book series, including Upgrading and Repairing PCs, Special Edition Using Windows, and Easy.

Mark is the official Windows blogger for the Maximum PC website, and has written about Windows Vista's security features for BusinessWeek.com.

Mark has also provided online self-help content for Skywire Software, technology screening questions for ReviewNet, and currently teaches applied technology classes for IvyTech Community College of Indiana. Mark lives in Evansville, Indiana, and blogs at www.markesoper.com.

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Using the Windows 8.1 Start Screen
Dec 20, 2013
2.
Advanced Windows 8 Configuration Options
Jan 15, 2013
3.
The Best Tech Accessories for $30 or Less
Jan 3, 2012
4.
On Gadgets & Hardware: Upgrading Your PC’s Power Supply (video)
Dec 16, 2011
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On Gadgets & Hardware: Upgrading Your Laptop’s Hard Disk (video)
Dec 15, 2011
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On Gadgets & Hardware: Upgrading Laptop Memory (video)
Dec 14, 2011
7.
On Gadgets & Hardware: Setting Up SLI Video (video)
Dec 13, 2011
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On Gadgets & Hardware: Installing Dual-Channel Memory (video)
Dec 12, 2011
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On Gadgets & Hardware: Installing a USB Header Cable (video)
Dec 9, 2011
10.
On Gadgets & Hardware: Installing a USB 3.0 Card (video)
Dec 8, 2011
11.
On Gadgets & Hardware: Installing a SATA Hard Disk (video)
Dec 7, 2011
12.
On Gadgets & Hardware: Converting from PATA to SATA (video)
Dec 6, 2011
13.
On Gadgets & Hardware: Installing a Multi-I/O Bay (video)
Dec 6, 2011
14.
Backup Your Computer and Save Your (Computing) Life, Part 1
Apr 13, 2011
15.
Telling Tech Deals from Tech Duds
Apr 11, 2011
16.
Putting Your ExpressCard Slot to Work in Your Laptop
Mar 31, 2011
17.
Using Small Tech Accessories to Solve Big Problems
Feb 21, 2011
18.
Shooting Better Nighttime Photos: Indoors and Outdoors
Nov 18, 2010
19.
Creating Unique Photo and Video Gifts
Nov 16, 2010
20.
Making the Move to USB 3.0
Nov 10, 2010
21.
Enjoying Photos and Media in Windows 7
Oct 12, 2010
22.
What’s Under the Hood of Your PC?
Oct 12, 2010
23.
Running Out of USB Ports? Best and Worst Solutions
Oct 5, 2010
24.
Supercharging Windows 7 Libraries
Sep 17, 2010
25.
Making Your Laptop Computer Road-Ready
Aug 30, 2010
26.
Tracking Down the Best Technology Bargains
Aug 26, 2010
27.
Technology Spring Cleaning
Jul 16, 2010
28.
Organizing Your Vacation Photos
Jun 15, 2010
29.
Taking Great Digital Photos on Your Next Vacation
May 26, 2010
30.
What's New in Windows 7
Jan 25, 2010
31.
Using Administrative Tools in Windows 7
Dec 22, 2009
32.
Ten Ways Windows 7 Is Better than Windows XP
Dec 16, 2009
33.
Using Homegroups in Windows 7
Dec 9, 2009
34.
Making Sure You're Ready for Windows 7
Nov 30, 2009
35.
Ten Ways Windows 7 Is Better than Vista
Nov 24, 2009
36.
Managing Wireless Connections in Windows 7
Nov 6, 2009
37.
Windows 7 Backup and Restore, Part 2
Oct 23, 2009
38.
Windows 7 Backup and Restore, Part 1
Oct 19, 2009
39.
Networking Windows 7 and Windows XP PCs
Oct 12, 2009
40.
Setting Up and Watching ATSC with Windows Media Center
Oct 12, 2009
41.
Using the Windows 7 Desktop
Sep 1, 2009
42.
Computing in the Cloud
Jun 15, 2009
43.
Watching and Recording Movies with Windows Vista Media Center
May 28, 2009
44.
The Shot Doctor: Recipes for Better Daytime Digital Photographs
May 19, 2009
45.
Windows Vista SP1: What to Expect
Mar 19, 2008
46.
From Bare Metal to Full Operation with Windows Vista's Complete PC Backup and File and Folder Backup
Jan 18, 2008
47.
How Vista Makes Home Networking Better
Jan 11, 2008
48.
Tweaking Windows Vista for Performance
Jan 11, 2008
49.
Gaming with Windows Vista: Playing Games Through the Games Explorer
Jan 4, 2008
50.
Upgrading Your PC for Vista - Beyond RAM, CPUs, and Graphics
Jan 4, 2008
51.
Network Design Strategies
Aug 18, 2006
52.
Overview of Server Chipsets
Aug 4, 2006
53.
Server Chipsets
Jun 12, 2006
54.
Troubleshooting Storage Devices
Dec 9, 2005
55.
Strategies for Adding Home Automation Features
Aug 19, 2005
56.
Planning Your Home Network
Oct 15, 2004
57.
A+ Exam Prep: How Computers Measure and Transfer Data
Apr 30, 2004
58.
Troubleshooting PC Storage Devices
Jan 17, 2003
59.
Your PC: BIOS Configurations and Upgrades
Jun 14, 2002

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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 24: Why Every Digital Photographer Needs a Card Reader
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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 17: Before Going to 802.11n Wireless Networking, Check the Fine Print
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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 15: Easy Laptop Expansion Via Docks and Port Replicators
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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 11: Thinking Widescreen Display? Check Your Video Card Support First
December 15, 2007   Comments
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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 9: Solving a USB Port Shortage
December 13, 2007   Comments
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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 7: Processor Upgrades Are a Numbers Game ? Part 2
December 10, 2007   Comments
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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 5: Thinking Processor Upgrade? It's a Numbers Game ? Part 1
December 6, 2007   Comments
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30 Windows and Hardware Tips in 30 Days Tip 3: Thinking Notebook Memory Upgrade? Think Bigger
December 3, 2007   Comments
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30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days - Tip #1: How and Why to Upgrade Your DVD Recorder's Firmware
November 26, 2007   Comments
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Pushing Back the Frontiers of Ignorance Since 1983
October 9, 2007   Comments
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Mark Edward Soper