Obituary for Windows XP

April 15, 2014

Obituary – Windows XP Windows XP was born (released) in October of 2001. It was the first version of Windows for consumers that did not run on top of DOS. Windows XP wasn’t perfect, but it was very popular. So popular, in fact, that Microsoft didn’t follow its usual plan of releasing a new version […]

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Should You Upgrade Windows?

June 15, 2012

Just because a new version of Windows comes out doesn’t mean you have to upgrade. If the new version has features you need or want, then that is certainly a compelling reason to upgrade. But most of us don’t have a compelling reason. And some of us have a compelling reason not to upgrade. When […]

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Print List of Files in Folder

June 8, 2012

When you are looking at the files on your computer, have you ever wanted to print a listing of the files in a specific folder? Perhaps you want a listing of all of your documents? Or maybe you want a list of all of your photos so you can organize them. Although this feature is […]

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What is the Clipboard?

May 11, 2012

The Clipboard is a name for a storage location in Windows. When you do a copy or cut command, the information you copy or cut goes into the clipboard. Then when you do a paste command, the information in the clipboard is used to fill the area you are pasting too. So, in a nutshell, […]

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The Problem With Our SAM Plan

February 17, 2012

The most popular service plan we offer is called the SAM plan. SAM stands for Security And Maintenance. Before I tell you about the problem with this plan, here is a quick rundown of what the plan includes for those of you who aren’t familiar with it. MONITORED security software We provide, monitor, and maintain […]

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Shutting Down or Restarting Windows

February 3, 2012

When you shut down your computer it closes all of your programs gracefully, exit Windows and turns off your computer. If you want to turn on your computer again, you have to press the power button to turn it on. A restart or reboot does all of the same things as a shutdown, except that […]

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thumbs.db

October 21, 2011

Do you keep seeing a file on your computer called thumbs.db? Ever wonder what that is? Thumbs.db is a special file used by Windows XP. It’s a collection of thumbnail images of pictures in the current folder. Thumbnail images, in case you don’t know, are small versions of bigger pictures. Thumbs.db is not used in […]

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Recovery Disc(s)

August 4, 2011

Did your system come with recovery discs? Then you have two options. You can create the recovery discs yourself, or you can purchase them from the manufacturer. Of course, it’s a lot cheaper to make them yourself, and it’s easy. But if you wait until you need the recovery discs, it’s too late to make […]

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Where Did My Download Go?

July 29, 2011

When you download a file from a website, where it goes depends on three things. What version of Windows you have; Which browser you are using; And whether or not you changed the default download location. We are assuming here that you have not changed the default download location. If you changed it, then whatever […]

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COA’s and Laptops

July 29, 2011

COA stands for Certificate Of Authenticity. It refers to the sticker on your computer that says what version of Windows you have, and what the license key is. This is an important sticker. It proves you have a licensed copy of Windows. If you have a really bad infection, or if your hard drive fails, […]

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