Customize your start menu

The Windows 10 Start Menu is different than all other versions of Windows. The main difference is all of those different sized boxes that come up when you click on the Start button. Those boxes are called pins, and are mostly there for touch screen users because it is easier to select those boxes with […]

Storm strikes again

This last round of recent storms brought some power outages to our area and a bunch of lightning strikes. While you can’t really anticipate a power outage you can brace yourself for the coming storms by turning off and/or unplugging your electronic devices. Our main concerns with storms is power surges. So having your desktop, […]

Another Windows 7 reminder

By now I’m sure most of you, if not all of you, have heard that Windows 7 is ending support on January 14, 2020. Many have contacted us about the change, or have already come in and upgraded your machine or replaced your machine to one with Windows 10. We know all of you haven’t […]

What should you invest in a printer?

Even though nowadays it’s easy to go to a big box store and print pictures or documents, many people would much rather have a printer in their own home or business. If you print a lot of documents, the savings add up pretty fast. One question we are asked a lot is how much you […]

Joining the dark side

I recently installed the newest feature update from Windows on my machine at work. I didn’t notice too much of a difference on my computer other than the taskbar is a slightly different color, but I didn’t think much of it. After browsing the settings pages and menus Cory and I discovered that there is […]

Another reason to keep up on Windows update — Windows Defender!

Windows Defender is Microsoft’s free antivirus it includes in Windows 10 for everyone. They originally bought their antivirus from another company and have been upgrading it from there. In the past, Microsoft’s antivirus never scored particularly well. It always seemed to miss some threats, was often bulky and hard to navigate, and generally just didn’t […]

Update is still rolling out

It’s been several months since the 1903 feature update to Windows was released, and we still have many customers who are just now getting the update. In fact, I just installed the update on my computer earlier this week. They release updates in stages like this to prevent any problems that may occur with the […]

Scam phone calls

We have been getting a lot of calls and visits lately about people receiving phone calls from “Microsoft” telling them their computer is infected, their Windows license is about to expire, etc. These phone calls are SCAMS. There is no way that Microsoft would know if you had a virus or some other malicious content […]

Hands-free Law in effect now

This month the new Hands-Free Law went into effect in Minnesota. We wrote about this a month ago, but decided the day before would be one last good reminder. Here are some quick notes on the law taken from the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Website: “The new law allows a driver to use their […]

How to make copying and pasting easier

Many times we’ve seen where someone plugs in a flash drive, or other external storage device into their computer, and find what they want to put on the machine, copy it, then navigate to the place on the computer where they want to store it, paste it, then have to go back to the external […]