Identifying Spam Email

  Most people get spam email on a daily basis, and while most of it is easily identified, some can be misleading and trick you in to believing it is legitimate. Most of the time they stand out with bad English or a dodgy looking sender address but the spammers can also use email addresses that appear very similar to …

Windows 10 update destroying data!

  Well here we go again, yet another bug in a recent Windows 10 update, but this one could put your personal data in jeopardy. Users have experienced data loss in User folders after installing the October 1809 update caused by a bug that misses an overwrite prompt when extracting the new update – This is made worse by the …

Make your laptop faster

Need to brew the morning coffee while your PC boots into windows? Perhaps it’s time to look at speeding the old girl up, or new girl sometimes… Firstly it’s best to get an idea of exactly what could be slowing down your PC, it could be hardware or software related. There are three major components that determine the speed of …

Recover data from failing hard drive

So, when was the last time you backed up your data? Have you checked? Many people don’t realise how easy it is for a hard drive to fail in a computer, or even the external hard drive that you use for backing up fails and doesn’t successfully back up for months. Well if your here reading this it’s probably just …

laptop blank screen

OK… so your computer may have been working fine last time you used it and now nothing, first thing to do is to is look for a battery plugged into the back. Many ultra-book laptops have internal batteries and require the laptop to be dismantled, probably best to contact us if this is the case – dismantle at your own …

No Boot Device Found Windows 7 and Windows 10

Computer not seeing your Hard Drive? This is a problem that occurs far too often with all computers. But there are a few things to look at before you worry about the data on the drive. No Boot Device found occurs on both Windows 7 and Windows 10 computers. It is the computers way of telling you that it is …

Backup data in Windows

Backup data in Windows 7 and 10

There are many different third party programs that can back up your software but one of the best is the in-built backup program in Windows 7 and 10. The problem with third party programs is that they often require the program to be installed on the PC you need to recover data with, making it difficult if not accessible, thus …

How to replace a laptop screen

A broken laptop screen can mean hundreds of dollars in repairs. Most of the cost is for labor which can be reduced to less than $80 for parts. Here is a step-by-step guide to replacing your own laptop screen. Different makes and models will vary the location and amount of screws so be sure to look carefully to ensure each …

10 Tips for Speeding up Windows 10

One of the areas where Windows 10 performs better than earlier operating systems is in the start-up time. However, you do not only want an operating system that boots up quickly but also runs fast in general. The following tips will help you make the system faster without sacrificing its great features. 1. Reduce Processes that start during boot-upMany programs …

How to Upgrade a Laptop HD to SSD

If you’re looking to speed up and upgrade the overall health and performance of your laptop, you need to take a close look at a solid state drive (SSD). Unfortunately, even the seasoned tech who must have the most advanced features and specs looks at replacing a drive as a chore. The installation is going to require reinstalling all programs, …