Microsoft Security Essentials

Please top me if you’ve heard this one before. I have _________ anti-virus installed on my computer but… But I thought the subscription was up to date. It wasn’t and I got infected. But I thought I had paid for protection. But I hadn’t and I got infected. But I got a virus anyway because […]

Windows Quick Tip – How to hide desktop icons

I first learned Windows could hide desktop icons after answering Help Desk tickets. I would get calls and emails from people saying, ALL OF MY FILES ARE GONE!!! When I would get to their desk, sure enough, their desktop would be empty. Completely empty. Now there are some people who keep a clean desktop, but […]

Windows Community

As a matter of profession and interest, I have always tried to keep current on both side of the Great Computer Divide. I have Windows running with my Mac at home. I support both and I’m fluent in both operating systems. I try to keep up on the latest developments, ongoing issues, and a running […]

Painless Windows Installation

I was excited about Windows 8. And even more excited about Windows 8.1. Then I realized last night that Windows 8 has been nothing but a daily annoyance since I purchased the upgrade and installed it. So last night, I upgraded to Windows 7. But first I backed up my computer. Always backup! Especially if […]

Living in (Windows) Lockdown

For those trapped in a corporate Windows world, all hope is not lost. Sure, your administrative rights are revoked. There is no way to run your favorite applications. You can’t use the tools you’d like to because it’s forbidden. But all hope is not lost. Portable Applications are your oasis. What are these portable applications […]