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Is Microsoft Bringing Back The Start Menu In Windows 8.1?

» by April 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Great article from the great Windows guru Woody Leonhard. I personally don't care if Microsoft brings back the Start menu or not. I know though, that many of my ...more »

How I Fixed: Network List Service (Vista) Will Not Start

» by December 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm » Comments (15)

Hello everyone, The other day I was working on a Windows Vista computer and I noticed that the Network Icon in the Notification Area (two small blue monitors with a blue globe ...more »

How I Teach Computer Basics (Part 5: Who Controls PC Software And Hardware?)

» by August 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Who is the king of PC software and hardware? It's all in the numbers: The King Of PC Software: Around 90% of all PCs run the Microsoft Windows OS (as ...more »

How I Teach Computer Basics (Part 4: The Motherboard Chipset)

» by August 8, 2012 at 3:28 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, In part 1 of this series I talked about the seven major hardware components of a computer and in part 2 I talked about software basics. In part 3 ...more »

Services That You Can Safely Disable In Windows 7

» by August 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, I got this comment from Andrei today about one of my previous posts in which I had said that Windows 7 had fewer unnecessary services running compared to Windows ...more »

Do You Know About The New Mac Guard Malware?

» by June 2, 2011 at 12:14 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Here is a great video by Ed Bott which covers the new Mac Guard malware. Mac attacks are becoming more frequent and with greater intensity. The only reason that ...more »

How To Use Windows 7 For Three Months Free

» by May 4, 2011 at 2:54 pm » Comments (0)

  Hello everyone, Many of my elderly clients still use and love Windows XP. They want to try out the new Windows 7, but they are afraid of the learning curve thinking ...more »

What To Do If Your Windows Automatic Updates Service Disappears

» by April 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, I went to a clients house today and she told me that her XP computer was not receiving the monthly Microsoft updates (usually sent out by Microsoft on the ...more »

Don’t Dual-Boot, Virtualize!

» by January 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, As a computer technician I must be familiar with the various Windows Operating Systems. Basically I need to know Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 , like "the back ...more »

Solved! How I Installed Skype On Windows Vista

» by December 2, 2010 at 9:59 am » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, The other day I decided to install Skype on my Windows Vista Computer. I assumed that it was going to be a "snap", but two hours later I was ...more »