The End of a Decade

The End of a Decade
First released on October 22, 2009, Windows 7 has reached “end of support” from Microsoft and will be retired on January 14th 2020. It will be joining other great operating system like Windows XP and Windows 98, and some not so great operating systems like Windows Vista and Windows Millennium. Following a 3 year run ...

Windows 10 Fragmentation

Windows 10 Fragmentation
With Windows 10, Microsoft wanted to get every Windows user on the same platform. Now, the opposite is happening. Just 6.6% of Windows 10 PCs have the October 2018 Update over three months after its release.

IT’S BACK…

Windows 10’s October 2018 Update Is Almost Back, Just in Time for Halloween On October 30, 2018, Microsoft released build 17763.104 Windows 10 October 2018 Update to Windows Insiders in the Slow and Release Preview rings. The “Release Preview” ring is the final step that occurs before Microsoft releases the update to everyone, so that ...

How to Create, Edit, and View Microsoft Word Documents for “FREE”

How to Create, Edit, and View Microsoft Word Documents for
  There was a time when you had to have Microsoft Office installed to create, edit, or even view a Microsoft Word document. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. There are a number of free alternatives for working with those Word documents people occasionally send you. Word Online is Microsoft’s own cloud-based solution for working with ...

Protect yourself from “Ransomware”

Protect yourself from
In order to protect yourself from ransomware, it is important that you use good computing habits and security software. First and foremost, you should always have a reliable and tested backup of your data that can be restored in the case of an emergency, such as a ransomware attack.

My computer is SO SLOW !!!

My computer is SO SLOW !!!
you know how you fixed my printer back in July? Well now my internet doesn’t work. Do you think you broke the internet? Seriously?  WOW! Aren’t we Special…

You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free

You Can Still Use an Old Key with the Anniversary Update   As part of Windows 10’s November update, Microsoft changed the Windows 10 installer disc to also accept Windows 7 or 8.1 keys. This allowed users to perform a clean install Windows 10 and enter a valid Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 key during installation. ...

Layered Security

Layered Security
In the connected world we live in, we all share one weakness. We’re connected to the internet ALL the time with our computers! This constant connection is convenient and provides us with fast access to our friends and family through Social Media. We shop online, bank online and entertain ourselves online. What a wonderful opportunity ...

Back to the Future?

Back to the Future?
You just upgraded to the latest OS from Microsoft but you’re not feeling good about it? Maybe not quite ready for it? It’s not always wise to upgrade your OS if you are still using older versions of software. Many of the older versions of Word Perfect, Microsoft Office and other productivity software carried over ...

Security is only as good as your password!

Security is only as good as your password!