How To: Find The PC Serial Number – Windows

Most Windows machines have a sticker at the bottom of the machine that shows manufacturing date and serial number. However, those stickers tend to fade or fall off the machine. Today’s post will review an option for getting your serial number when the sticker is no longer

How To: Fix Office Install Error 0-1018

While trying to do an office reinstall, on a windows pc, came across an issue. During the install process, the install would crash and give an Error Code: 0-1018 (0). No matter how many times we tried to do the reinstall, the same error

How To Lock Windows PC Via Desktop File

Whenever I step away from my windows pc, I like to lock the screen. This way anyone who walked up to my pc, only gets to see the welcome screen. The easiest way I find to lock my pc is simply to have an icon on my desktop that says Lock Computer that I click on and the pc locks. In …

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Finding Your Software Product Keys In Windows

If you ever need to reinstall software on your pc, knowing the software product key or keys is something you MUST KNOW unless you plan to pay for the software again. Today’s post will go over 2 free software programs that can retrieve product keys

Installing or Reinstalling Microsoft PDF in Windows 10

PDF is a file format developed in the 1990s to present documents, including text formatting and images, so that the document looks the same no matter what application software, hardware, and operating system you use.  Today’s post will go over how to install or reinstall the PDF function that is built into Windows 10. For most the choice to print …

FYI Older Versions Of Skype May Stop Working Soon

Over the past couple of years, the Skype team at Microsoft has been “transitioning Skype from peer-to-peer to a modern, mobile-friendly cloud architecture”. These changes have added a number of new features and improvements.

Recommended Windows 10 Tweaks

For those of you who got your new Windows 10 toy (aka a PC, Laptop, or Tablet), and are coming from a Windows 7 or Windows 8 environment, here are a couple of Windows 10 Tweaks to give you all the power of Windows 10 while giving the feel of your older system. This is the list of Recommended Windows …

How to recover your software product key (serial number)

One of the issues that I’ve come across regularly, while trying to provide support,  involves having to reinstall either the Windows operating system and/or the Microsoft Office software on a pc without having the product key (serial number).  How do you recover the software product key when you don’t know it? In many cases, the sticker on the side of …