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 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 …

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 …

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Ends Jan 16th 2018

***NOTE: TODAY 1-16-18 is the last day to update***For those looking to update your Windows pc to Windows 10 for free you have a few more days left. The Windows 10 Free Upgrade Ends Jan 16th, 2018. 

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 …

Bring Back IE / Change Default Browser In Windows 10

Since the release of Windows 10, most of the comments I’ve  heard are positive.  Everyone seems to like Windows 10, or at least like it more than Windows 8, however the BIG complaint that I keep getting over and over involves Internet Explorer being removed, and how the Edge browser doesn’t work for a number of popular websites or in …

Getting the Iomega USB floppy drive working on newer Windows OS

In this day and age, with the fact that most new pc’s do not have floppy drives anymore, as a tech, I still find times where bring out an old reliable floppy is my best way to resolve a problem.  Many people still have some “classic” tools that are on floppy, or documents or pictures saved on floppy (Before CDRW/DVDRW drives …

Get Classic Start Menu On Windows 10

For those that do NOT like the look of the Windows 10 Start Menu. Here is what you need to do to get the classic start menu on your Windows 10 machine. I’ve installed Windows 10 on all my machines at home.  I don’t have any complaints about how Windows 10 operates. Like everything else in life, sometimes you have to …