Category Archives: Windows Tips

How to back up your computer

Peter says you tell us to backup our computers but you don’t tell us how You are constantly telling us to back up our computer regularly . But how do you do that, do I put each individual File and Folder one at a time onto a memory stick or disk. Is there a way to download the… Read More »

Changing Text Size Without Changing Screen Resolution

This tip is for Windows 7 A nice feature in Windows 7 is you can enlarge the text and icon size of desktop items, prompt windows and more, without having to change the actual screen resolution. Most monitors have a recommended screen resolution, and most wide screen monitors or laptops will show text, icons and prompts quite small… Read More »

Options for dialup users in the modern world

If you’re still using dialup, you’re in a growing minority. And we realize that some of you are stuck in areas where there isn’t any broadband available, and some of you just can’t afford the prices some cable and DSL providers charge. And we know what it’s like on dialup, EB and I used to fight over who… Read More »

Free Online Virus & Spyware Scanners

For years now, we’ve featured Trend Micro’s “Housecall” as our recommended online virus and spyware scanner. We’ve always encouraged you to run it once a week to double-check your installed anti-virus and anti-spyware programs to make sure they haven’t missed anything. And, we still recommend Housecall as a free online scanner. But, we thought you ought to know… Read More »

Online PC repair scams … and the damage they do

After now having helped over 100 people with our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care service, we can tell you how much damage these so-called system optimization programs, you’ve seen advertised on TV, really do. It’s a shame that these companies make millions of dollars by preying on the gullible who really believe that installing a program like FinallyFast or… Read More »