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Archive for the ‘Windows 8’ Category



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

I Don’t Want To Use Apps

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Brenda doesn’t want to use apps and doesn’t want her information in the cloud. But is she already using apps and cloud storage? Continue reading

Windows 10 – The Start Menu Returns!

Sunday, November 2nd, 2014

We check out the new (and improved?) Start Menu in Windows 10. Continue reading

How Do I Defrag Windows 8.1?

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Patricia want to defragment her drive in Windows 8.1. We show her how to optimize. Continue reading

Must I Buy New Apps?

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Samuel wants to know if he’ll need all new programs if he trades XP for Windows 8.1. Continue reading

Can Ike add the Windows 7 Start Button to Windows 8.1? A look at his options. Continue reading

Turn On Autocomplete In Outlook

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Kathleen wants to know what happened to autocomplete in Outlook. We show her how to get it back. Continue reading

How Many People Still Use Vista?

Sunday, October 12th, 2014

Barbara wants to know how many people still use Windows Vista. We check out the stats. Continue reading

Rosie isn’t sure how to start a new message in the Windows 8.1 e-mail app. We show her how it’s done. Continue reading

WordPad – why this free productivity tool may be the only word processor you need. Continue reading

Set A Default Mail Program In Windows 8.1

Friday, September 26th, 2014

How to set a default mail program in Windows 8.1 Continue reading

Microsoft announces easier sharing using OneDrive, along with a few other new features. Continue reading

Surface Pro 2- Right-Click Without A Mouse?

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Carl is looking for a way to right-click without a mouse on his Surface Pro 2 tablet. We show him how it’s done. Continue reading

Steve was expecting the return of the Start Button in 8.1 and he wonders if Microsoft pulled a fast one. Continue reading

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