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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.

1.
Using the Windows 8.1 Start Screen
Dec 20, 2013
2.
Advanced Windows 8 Configuration Options
Jan 15, 2013
3.
CompTIA A+ Cert Guide: Power Supplies and System Cooling
Sep 25, 2012
4.
CompTIA A+ Cert Guide: Motherboards, Processors, and Adapter Cards
Mar 2, 2011
5.
Enjoying Photos and Media in Windows 7
Oct 12, 2010
6.
Understanding Intel Mobile Processors: 2010 Edition
May 4, 2010
7.
Understanding Intel Desktop Processors: 2010 Edition
Mar 17, 2010
8.
Using Virtualization to Make A+ Certification Study Easier
Mar 3, 2010
9.
What's New in Windows 7
Jan 25, 2010
10.
Understanding the Differences Between the CompTIA A+ Essentials and 702 Exams
Jan 13, 2010
11.
Understanding the New A+ Security Objectives
Jan 6, 2010
12.
Using Administrative Tools in Windows 7
Dec 22, 2009
13.
Ten Ways Windows 7 Is Better than Windows XP
Dec 16, 2009
14.
Using Homegroups in Windows 7
Dec 9, 2009
15.
Making Sure You're Ready for Windows 7
Nov 30, 2009
16.
Ten Ways Windows 7 Is Better than Vista
Nov 24, 2009
17.
CompTIA A+ Cert Guide: Using and Managing Windows
Nov 17, 2009
18.
Managing Wireless Connections in Windows 7
Nov 6, 2009
19.
Windows 7 Backup and Restore, Part 2
Oct 23, 2009
20.
Windows 7 Backup and Restore, Part 1
Oct 19, 2009
21.
Networking Windows 7 and Windows XP PCs
Oct 12, 2009
22.
Setting Up and Watching ATSC with Windows Media Center
Oct 12, 2009
23.
Using the Windows 7 Desktop
Sep 1, 2009
24.
Computing in the Cloud
Jun 15, 2009
25.
Watching and Recording Movies with Windows Vista Media Center
May 28, 2009
26.
The Shot Doctor: Recipes for Better Daytime Digital Photographs
May 19, 2009
27.
Windows Vista SP1: What to Expect
Mar 19, 2008
28.
From Bare Metal to Full Operation with Windows Vista's Complete PC Backup and File and Folder Backup
Jan 18, 2008
29.
How Vista Makes Home Networking Better
Jan 11, 2008
30.
Tweaking Windows Vista for Performance
Jan 11, 2008
31.
Gaming with Windows Vista: Playing Games Through the Games Explorer
Jan 4, 2008
32.
Upgrading Your PC for Vista - Beyond RAM, CPUs, and Graphics
Jan 4, 2008
33.
Network Design Strategies
Aug 18, 2006
34.
Overview of Server Chipsets
Aug 4, 2006
35.
Server Chipsets
Jun 12, 2006
36.
Troubleshooting Storage Devices
Dec 9, 2005
37.
Strategies for Adding Home Automation Features
Aug 19, 2005
38.
Planning Your Home Network
Oct 15, 2004
39.
A+ Exam Prep: How Computers Measure and Transfer Data
Apr 30, 2004
40.
Troubleshooting PC Storage Devices
Jan 17, 2003
41.
Your PC: BIOS Configurations and Upgrades
Jun 14, 2002
42.
Microprocessor Types and Specifications
Jun 8, 2001
1.
Building and Repairing PCs (Que Video)Download
Building and Repairing PCs (Que Video)
2. Complete CompTIA A+ Guide to PCs Pearson uCertify Course and Simulator BundleComplete CompTIA A+ Guide to PCs Pearson uCertify Course and Simulator Bundle
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4. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Pearson uCertify Course and Simulator BundleCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Pearson uCertify Course and Simulator Bundle
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7.
Easy Windows 8.1Download
Easy Windows 8.1
8. Easy Windows 8.1Easy Windows 8.1
9. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide and Simulator LibraryCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide and Simulator Library
10. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition and Simulator BundleCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition and Simulator Bundle
11. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 SimulatorCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Simulator
12. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition with MyITCertificationLab with Pearson eText Bundle, v5.9, 3rd EditionCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition with MyITCertificationLab with Pearson eText Bundle, v5.9, 3rd Edition
13.
Easy Windows 8Download
Easy Windows 8
14. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, 3rd EditionCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, 3rd Edition
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CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide Premium Edition and Practice Test, 3rd EditionDownload
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16. CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, 3rd EditionCompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, 3rd Edition
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CompTIA A+ 220-801-220-802 Authorized Cert Guide, Deluxe Edition, Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test, 3rd EditionDownload
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18.
CompTIA A+ Quick Reference (220-801 and 220-802), 3rd EditionDownload
CompTIA A+ Quick Reference (220-801 and 220-802), 3rd Edition
19. Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 MinutesSams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes
20.
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes, Portable DocumentsDownload
Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft Windows 7 in 10 Minutes, Portable Documents
21.
Easy Microsoft Windows 7Download
Easy Microsoft Windows 7
22. Easy Microsoft Windows 7Easy Microsoft Windows 7
23. Shot Doctor,The: The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital PhotosShot Doctor,The: The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos
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Shot Doctor,The: The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos, Adobe ReaderDownload
Shot Doctor,The: The Amateur's Guide to Taking Great Digital Photos, Adobe Reader
25. Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media CenterUnleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center
26.
Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center, Adobe ReaderDownload
Unleashing Microsoft Windows Vista Media Center, Adobe Reader
27. Maximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed: An Insider's Guide to Supercharging Windows VistaMaximum PC Microsoft Windows Vista Exposed: An Insider's Guide to Supercharging Windows Vista
28.
Upgrading and Repairing Networks, 5th EditionDownload
Upgrading and Repairing Networks, 5th Edition
29.
Easy Digital Cameras, Adobe ReaderDownload
Easy Digital Cameras, Adobe Reader
30. Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field GuideUpgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide
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Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide, Adobe ReaderDownload
Upgrading and Repairing PCs: Field Guide, Adobe Reader

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Windows 7 Feature Focus: Cutting Through the Myths About XP Mode
July 14, 2009   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
Apple Sends Windows Users on a Safari into Dangerous Territory
June 3, 2008   Comments
Topics: Other Applications, Home & Office Computing
Want to Stop Network Attacks? The Solution Starts with You
May 27, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
If Windows Update's Broken, It's Not the End of the World for XP SP2 Users
May 9, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
Vista SP1 Now Available for All Supported Languages
April 15, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
Vista SP1 Finally Available - Choose Your Favorite Download Method
March 18, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
FireWire Ports Are Big Security Holes for Windows Users
March 11, 2008   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Security, Hardware
Before You Install Windows XP SP3 RC2...
March 3, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
Only a "Dirty Dozen" Apps Don't Get Along with Vista SP1
February 25, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
Windows XP SP3 RC Refresh 2 Now Available
February 20, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
Use Firefox? Use Extensions? Stop Big Security Risks Now!
January 31, 2008   Comments
Topics: Other Applications, Home & Office Computing, Network Security, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Security, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 30: Don't Wait for Windows Update
January 29, 2008   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Servers, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Hardware, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 29: Saying Goodbye to Legacy Hardware
January 25, 2008   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 28: Malware Troubles? Get a Second Opinion!
January 23, 2008   Comments
Topics: Other Applications, Home & Office Computing, Software Security, Network Security, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Security, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 27: Supercharging Windows Control Panel Access
January 18, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 26: Choosing the Right-Sized Flash Memory Cards for Your Camera
January 16, 2008   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 25: Add Windows Live Photo Gallery
January 11, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 24: Why Every Digital Photographer Needs a Card Reader
January 10, 2008   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 22: How to Choose the Perfect Mouse
January 9, 2008   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 23: Smarter Page Viewing and Printing with IE7
January 8, 2008   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 21: Grab the Web Your Way, Part 2
January 5, 2008   Comments
Topics: Other Applications, Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 20: Grab the Web Your Way, Part 1
January 3, 2008   Comments
Topics: Other Applications, Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 19: The Time's Ripe to Take eSATA for a Spin
January 2, 2008   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 18: Mapping Your Windows XP Boxes on Your Windows Vista Network
December 29, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Networking, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Routing & Switching, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 17: Before Going to 802.11n Wireless Networking, Check the Fine Print
December 28, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Networking, Wireless/High Speed/Optical, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 16: Painless Software Testing the Virtual Way
December 21, 2007   Comments
Topics: Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 15: Easy Laptop Expansion Via Docks and Port Replicators
December 20, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 14: Before You Update, Run System Restore
December 20, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 13: 4 Ways to Feed Your Motherboard's Memory Appetite Right
December 18, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Windows and Hardware Tips in 30 Days: Create Strong Wireless Network Keys with Windows XP SP2
December 17, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 11: Thinking Widescreen Display? Check Your Video Card Support First
December 15, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 10: Build a Slipstream Windows XP Install CD
December 13, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 9: Solving a USB Port Shortage
December 13, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
Find an Easier Alternative to Command-Line Windows Repairs with Dial-a-Fix
December 11, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Servers, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 7: Processor Upgrades Are a Numbers Game ? Part 2
December 10, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 6: Customizing Folder Views in Windows Vista
December 7, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip 5: Thinking Processor Upgrade? It's a Numbers Game ? Part 1
December 6, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
30 Windows and Hardware Tips in 30 Days Tip 4: Customize Your Folder Views ? Part 1
December 4, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
30 Windows and Hardware Tips in 30 Days Tip 3: Thinking Notebook Memory Upgrade? Think Bigger
December 3, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Home & Office Computing, Hardware, Microsoft Applications
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days Tip #2: Avoid Inconvenient Windows Reboots ? Put Yourself in Charge of Windows Update
November 29, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server
30 Hardware and Windows Tips in 30 Days - Tip #1: How and Why to Upgrade Your DVD Recorder's Firmware
November 26, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Hardware
Time for Microsoft to Take a Hard Look at Windows Update - and What They're Using It For
October 25, 2007   Comments
Topics: Home & Office Computing, Microsoft Applications
Pushing Back the Frontiers of Ignorance Since 1983
October 9, 2007   Comments
Topics: Upgrading & Repairing, Home & Office Computing, Networking, Wireless/High Speed/Optical, Microsoft Windows Vista & Home Server, Certification, Hardware, CompTIA, Microsoft Applications, Operating Systems, Server

Mark Edward Soper