Final Word on Windows 7

February 28, 2020

You are probably aware that Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 on January 14th of this year (2020). On January 14th, Microsoft released the last batch of security updates for Windows 7. Going forward, there will be no more security updates to Windows 7. New security vulnerabilities are discovered in Windows every week. Those newly […]


Windows 7 End of Support in 6 Months

July 15, 2019

Windows 7 was released on October 22, 2009, nearly ten years ago. Windows 7 was probably the most beloved version of Windows. Now, approximately 6 months from now on January 14, 2020, Microsoft will end support of Windows 7. As of June, 2019, Windows 7 is still installed and running on about 38% of computers […]


Microsoft to Nag Windows 7 Users to Upgrade

April 23, 2019

We’ve told you here in our newsletter that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. We’ve recommended that those of you still running Windows 7 upgrade or replace by the end of the year (don’t wait until the last minute). Now, Microsoft will be nagging you too. If you still have Windows […]


Windows 7 Availability

January 4, 2013

As you know, Windows 8 was released at the end of October of last year which is a little over 2 months ago as I write this. We have customers who call us and want to purchase a new computer. When getting these new computers for our customers, we are finding that it is getting […]


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 […]


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 […]


Windows 7 is now King

November 18, 2011

Windows 7 was released late in October of 2009. For next 2 years, Windows XP was still the most widely used operating system. But as of October of this year, that is no longer the case. Windows 7 is now the most widely used operating system. If you combine all versions of Windows together you […]


Windows 7 HomeGroup

December 10, 2010

You already know that in Windows XP and in Windows Vista you can share files and printers. But, it’s really not all that easy to set up. Especially in Vista due to the extra security. And if you want to share files between Vista and XP, you may be in for a fight. Windows 7, […]


Gadgets in Vista and Windows 7

December 3, 2010

A Windows gadget is something you can place on your desktop that performs a special function. A gadget can give you weather information, show a clock, display the date, or show you information about your computer. The things that a gadget can be created to do are endless. You can get one that always shows […]


Windows 7 Jump Lists

November 19, 2010

There is a cool new feature in Windows 7 called Jump Lists that  you may not be aware of. The idea behind it is to allow you to open a program in a way that get’s you right where you want to be instead of making you open the program and click a bunch of […]