The blue screen of death is the most dreaded error screen on Windows, caused by a sudden failure of any hardware or system level software. Here’s some advice for troubleshooting the BSoD. Continue reading
Shut down nag screens and what they mean to you: part 2. This covers the “Other people are logged on to [your] computer” alert box. Continue reading
Harry from Minnesota writes:
What the heck is a toggle key?
Harry, I’m really glad you asked this one! I ignored the word toggle during the first 5 years of using my computer because I had no idea what it was and was too embarrassed to admit it.
In the computer world, the word ‘toggle’ comes up a
I’ve noticed there are different versions (N,K,KN) of Windows XP Pro and Windows 7 Pro & Enterprise. What are they and what version do we get in the usual OEM Windows pre-installed on computers?
Windows N, K, and KN: Microsoft Special Editions?
If you’ve browsed the Windows Operating
More Windows Elements Defined: Commands, Menus, Sliders, etc.
You know one of the best things about Windows? How it labels things. You’ll have something pop up that looks like a box, but is a window and you are supposed to know the difference. Who cares? (No offense.) As I have said before, I call it like I see it
With the advent of Windows 7, we got introduced to new feature called Libraries which in easy English can be termed as an improved version of Windows Explorer.
What is a Windows Library?
Library in Windows 7 is a set of folders within your computer to categorize things in a better way, with more control to
In some of my previous articles I have somewhat – um – whined about the differences between menus and lists and text boxes, not knowing for sure what each one was called. I call it like I see it; if it looks like a list, then that’s what I call it. If a menu drops down, then I call it a drop-down menu. Thus, many terms get kind
How to Enable or Disable the Hibernation Option in Windows 7
You may already know that Windows has a useful “Hibernate” option along with Shutdown, Restart and the Sleep mode. The Hibernate feature is especially useful when you want to save the current state of your operating system and do not want to restart, or shut down the computer.
For example… Continue reading
Cameron from Durango, Colorado writes:
I was reading on a website the other day and they were talking about balloon tips. Then they were talking about pop-up descriptions on my computer desktop and didn’t call them balloon tips. I was just wondering if there was a difference.
Okay, Cameron, how can I explain