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Windows How-to’s

  • Windows 8 Restore Desktop Icons

    With the release of Windows 8 Microsoft introduced a new interface called Metro. In this new interface most new PC's are shipping without the usual desktop icons. These icons, Documents, My Computer and Recycle Bin are easy to restore and this How-to shows you how to do it.

  • Windows 8 Connect to Wireless Network

    Connecting your Windows 8 computer to your wireless network is a fairly painless task for the average computer user.

  • Turn on Automatic Updates in Windows 7

    One of the easiest ways you can protect your computer from Viruses, Malware, Spyware and Ransomware is to ensure Windows is up to date. This how to takes you through ensuring automatic updates are enabled for Windows.

  • Skip Microsoft Account Screen on Windows 8 Setup

    When you first turn on your new Windows 8 computer you are required to run through a basic setup wizard. As part of this process it will ask you to log in with your Microsoft Account. This how to shows you how to skip this step and use a local account which you would be use to from previous version. Using a Microsoft account to login does provide some benefits such as syncing bookmarks however not all users wish for Microsoft to have access to that information.

  • Restore Start Menu in Windows 8

    One of the more common issues we are hearing from customers with new PC's in that Windows has removed the start button and replaced it with the Metro UI. This walk through shows how to install an application that will simulate the start button and if you wish disable the Metro UI interface all together

  • Recovery Wireless Password from Windows 8

    So you have just purchased your latest new gadget and it is time to connect it to your wireless network. The only issue is you can't remember your Wifi password. If you have an existing Windows 8 device that uses the wireless connection you can recover the password from it using the steps below.

  • Recover Wireless Password from Windows 7

    So you have just purchased your latest new gadget and it is time to connect it to your wireless network. The only issue is you can't remember your Wifi password. If you have an existing Windows 7 device you can recover the password from it using the steps below.

  • Connect to Wireless Network in Windows 7

    Connecting your Windows 7 computer to your wireless network is a fairly painless task.