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Will Switching To Mac Avoid The Cloud?

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Donna doesn’t like Windows and she hates the cloud. Could a Mac be the solution? Continue reading

Is Windows 7 Harder To Upgrade Than 8?

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

Will Windows 8.1 PCs upgraded to 10 offer more features than upgraded Windows 7 PCs? Continue reading

Running Windows 8? You’ll need to upgrade to 8.1 if you want your free update to Windows 10. Continue reading

Increase Your Hard Drive Space

Monday, July 6th, 2015

Is your machine running out of space? Here are some tips for reclaiming some of that lost space. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Password Quirk

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

We look at a weird password quirk associated with Windows 8.1. Is there a solution? Continue reading

Switch To A Metered Connection In 8.1

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Turn off heavy background downloads by switching to a metered connection in 8.1 Continue reading

How Do I Burn Music Files In Windows 8?

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Find out why your burned Windows 8 discs won’t play in a standard CD player. Continue reading

Tired of site-tracking in Internet Explorer? We’ll show you how to stop it. Continue reading

Why Is My 8.1 PC Sleepy?

Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Does your Windows 8.1 PC screen keep doing dark after only a few minutes? Here’s how to fix it. Continue reading

Help! Your Tip Isn’t Working On My PC

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

What happens when a tip won’t work on your PC? We’ve got some troubleshooting tips. Continue reading

Help! No E-mail Associated With Scan & Fax

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Getting the “no program is associated” error when you try to send a file via e-mail? We’ll show you how to fix it. Continue reading

Bring Classic Games Back To Windows 8.1

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Missing classic Windows games like solitaire ins 8.1? Learn how to find them for free in minutes. Continue reading

Help! How Do I Burn A DVD In 8.1?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Beryl wants to know how to burn a DVD in Windows 8.1. Continue reading

Francis wants to know why Microsoft didn’t make cheap touchscreen monitors available with Windows 8. Continue reading

Will Windows 10 Be Available For RT?

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Edna has a lot of questions about the upgrade to Windows 10, including what it means for RT devices. Continue reading

Run Old Games In Windows 8: Part 2

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Find out how to get your treasured old games working with Windows 8.1. Continue reading

How Do I Get Old Games To Work In Windows 8?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Find out how to get your treasured old games working with Windows 8.1. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Not Too Different From 7?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Richard thinks the desktop experience in 8.1 is pretty close to Windows 7 and wonders why so many people don’t like it. Continue reading

Are Windows Updates Automatic?

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Lynn wants to know if Windows updates are automatic. We explain where to find them and how to choose automatic updates. Continue reading

How Do I Get Windows 8.1.1 Update?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Mark can’t figure out how to update to Windows 8.1.1. Here’s the scoop! 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

Do I Have To Upgrade?

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

The techs providing Lois’ tech support want her to upgrade to 8.1 and add OneDrive. Does she have to follow their suggestions? Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Software Compatibility

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

William wants to know some software that is compatible with Windows 8.1. Continue reading

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