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Archive for the ‘Windows 8’ Category



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

Nancy asks:

Should I think about replacing my laptop with a tablet?

Nancy, I’ve addressed this question before, but there have been some changes out there that can make ditching the laptop for a tablet even more attractive.

If you are a happy Windows user, there’s been a flood of very affordable Windows 8.1 tablets. The transition from

Terry wants to know if you can switch back to the Metro/Modern Windows 8 mode once you switch to desktop mode. Continue reading

Can I Disable A Touchscreen?

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

Burwell wants to know how to disable a touch screen on a computer. Continue reading

Find out how to get Facebook’s video chat working if it stopped functioning after upgrading to Windows 8.1. Continue reading

Refreshed Windows 8 – How Can I Get 8.1?

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

After a Windows refresh, Monica can’t find her 8.1 update. We show her the steps to take to get it back. Continue reading

Change Default Save Location On Surface RT

Monday, December 15th, 2014

Change the default save location for your Surface RT tablet. Continue reading

Windows 8.1 Store Won’t Open

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Robert can’t open the Windows Store in 8.1. We run down a list of possible solutions to the problem. Continue reading

Track Santa & Learn Something With Apps

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Santa tracking apps feature games, music, a Christmas countdown and even kid-friendly lessons in coding. Continue reading

Exponents On Windows 8 Calculator

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

How do you find exponential values in the Windows 8 calculator? Continue reading

Task Manager – How Does It Work?

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Are you getting the most out of Windows task manager? Continue reading

Why Does My Facebook Page Look Different?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Why does Facebook look different on various devices? Is there a way to change it? Continue reading

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