Windows 8 Recovery

July 25, 2014

If you have a Windows 8 system, it is imperative that you have a way to recover Windows 8 in the event of a hard drive failure. With previous versions of Windows, it was pretty easy for us to recover from a standard Windows DVD, but with Windows 8 that doesn’t work very well. Why? […]


How to Update and Configure Start8

September 26, 2013

Start8 is a program that makes Windows 8 more like Windows 7 thus making it easier to use for those of us who are used to versions of Windows prior to Windows 8. It not only brings back the start button, but it changes the start menu back to a Windows 7 like Start Menu. […]


Making Windows 8 Easier to Use

August 23, 2013

If you have Windows 8 on your computer, you may be a little frustrated with the big differences. Some of the differences include: No start button. When you first boot up the computer, it goes into the start menu instead of the desktop. Start menu is a bunch of colored tiles instead of the more […]


Windows 8.1

June 28, 2013

For those of you who have Windows 8 or are thinking about getting a new computer, you may be interested to hear that there is an update coming to Windows 8. It’s called Windows 8.1, codenamed Windows Blue. We don’t know exactly when this update will be released, but it should be within a few […]


Windows 8 Has Built-in Security. Sort of.

October 5, 2012

You may have heard of something called Windows Defender. It came out in 2006 and is built-in to both Windows Vista and Windows 7. Its purpose is to protect against and remove spyware. However, like most Microsoft security products, it did a terrible job. You may have heard about another free product called Microsoft Security […]


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 […]