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Reclaiming 7

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

Destroyed your Windows 7 restore disc? The good news is that it is possible to replace it. Continue reading

Why Won’t My Desktop Shortcuts Work?

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Desktop shortcuts not working? We look at two possible solutions to the problem. Continue reading

Floyd wants to know when it’s okay to delete a file from his downloads folder. Continue reading

Solve The Windows Installer Error

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Windows Installer error? We’ve got a possible quick fix. Continue reading

Photography for eBay

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Want to sell something on eBay? Learn how to take photos that show off your merchandise. Continue reading

5 Things You Must Not Lose

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

The 5 things you must not lose and why it could be a tech disaster if you do. Continue reading

How Do I Change How Something Opens?

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Vicki wants to know how to change a default program. Continue reading

External Speakers Not Working

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Any time that you have a hardware problem, there are a number of factors that might cause it. Here are some of them, along with some solutions. Continue reading

Y H8 8?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

Steve from Oklahoma writes:

“It appears all the questions revolve around people going back to Windows 7. If 8 and 8.1 are so great, why are so many people wanting to go back to, or stay with, 7?”

Well, Steve from Oklahoma, you’ve asked the million dollar question.   Although, in my experience, there are far more questions concerning staying with XP than

Windows 10: Five Things You Need To Know

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Windows 10 – what you need to know about the new operating system. Continue reading

DVD Drive Not Reading

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Roseann from Mebourne, Austrailia writes:

  “Hi Steve.  I’m writing from Melbourne Australia. I’m using (please don’t laugh) Vista Premium, which I have for the last 5 years. It has never given me any trouble up to now. I have been told that this is rare. My problem relates to the E: drive. It is present in My Computer. When I right click in this

Dealing With Foreign Customer Service Reps

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Dealing with tech-support based in other countries can be a challenge. Some tips to make the process easier for you and the customer service rep. Continue reading

Install Windows On A Virtual Machine: Part 2

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

How a virtual machine lets you run Windows on Linux. Continue reading

Part 2 of our series on how to diagnose and fix the dreaded blue screen of death. Continue reading

What Is A Backup?

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Lamar wants to know what we mean when we say to backup your computer. Continue reading

What’s causing that blue screen of death? The steps that can help you diagnose the cause. Continue reading

If you are looking to create an organized text content list of what is within a folder simply, on an external drive, then this was written for you! Continue reading

So what do all those processes in Task Manager mean? We explain. Continue reading

Where Is Cursor On The iPad?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Hermachandra doesn’t see the cursor on the iPad. We help to find it. Continue reading

How To Reboot

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Velma isn’t sure how to reboot her computer. We’re here to help! Continue reading

How Can I Use Bluetooth

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Barb wants to know what Bluetooth is, how it works and where to get it. Continue reading

Why Is My WiFi Signal Weak?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

If you are having problems receiving your wi-fi signal, there are a number of possible reasons. Here are a few… Continue reading

How Do I Get Files Out Of The Prefetch Folder?

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

This tip explains how to take ownership of files to move them out of the Prefetch folder in Windows XP. Continue reading

We check out Linux Mint, an OS that could help you revive an old PC. Continue reading

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