Category Archives: Microsoft

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

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

Tip: Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

You are showing your age, if you remember what keyboard commands like (holding down) Ctrl – C, Ctrl – V, Ctrl – X do. For those of you who are not familiar with keyboard short cuts, on a computer, a keyboard shortcut is a sequence

How To Use The Function Keys (Windows)

  One of the functions of a computer is to help us work more productively, so we can get work finished more quickly and get on to other things. Using keystroke shortcuts can save us time rather than clicking around menus with our mouse. If

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,

Last Day To Upgrade To Windows 10 For FREE

This is it. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10, and NOT pay for the upgrade, you have to do it today. July 29th is the Last Day To Upgrade To Windows 10 For FREE! Ok I get it, but I rather use my

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

Windows App Store Fix For Error 0x80070003

One of the newer functions in Windows 8 / 10 is the Windows app store. The Windows app store gives you access to 1000s of apps. However some people have reported issues  when trying to update apps in the Windows app store. If you look