Computer repair and networking for the Windom, MN area

Which version of Windows do I have?

Whenever we help people over the phone it’s always best if we can imagine what your screen looks like, and for us to do that it helps if we know what version of Windows you’re on. Most times when we ask people this question they have no idea what version they are on. Then at […]

Enable Macros? Maybe not.

With all the news today being focused on data breaches like Facebook, Yahoo!, and others that number in the millions of accounts, we hardly ever hear about viruses affecting home computers. Unfortunately, there’s a very nasty virus that’s just made it onto the scene. It doesn’t have an official name yet as far as I […]

Fun tech you may not have heard of

One of my favorite things about a smartphone is the camera. They’ve gotten so good, most people don’t own a standalone digital camera anymore. However, you don’t get any optical zoom, so when you zoom in the picture isn’t as clear. However there’s an easy way to solve that. Almost any phone can get an […]

Have you backed up lately?

We write about this subject pretty frequently, but only because it is so important. I can’t tell you how many times we have a computer come into our shop with a failing hard drive. And most times the customer is very fortunate that the drive is not completely dead and we can grab their content, […]

Routers

Whether you have DSL, satellite or fiber internet, almost everybody has a router in their home nowadays. They are devices that can be easily forgotten about, and yet they control so much. They provide Wi-Fi throughout your home or business, sometimes provide a direct cable connection to your desktop computer and allow you to connect […]

Scam attempts . . . again

Over this past week we’ve had probably 10 or more calls and visits about pop ups on computers saying they have a virus and they need to call Microsoft to get it fixed. We’ve wrote about this many times in the past, but it’s time to remind you that Microsoft will never call you or […]

All about Microsoft accounts and The Store

Windows 10 has brought about a slew of new features. There’s so many now it’s gotten to the point that we don’t even use them all. There’s one feature that some people seem to be using only half of, and that’s Microsoft Accounts. When you create one of these accounts, you can sign into your […]

Preparing for big update

Right around the corner is the next big update for Windows 10, the October 2018 update. It’s not exactly creatively named, but at least it’s clear. These are the updates that often take an hour or more to install and consequently are usually the most inconvenient. To reduce issues with the new update, we recommend […]

Microsoft just reminded us why backups are essential

Microsoft has been releasing feature updates for Windows 10 about every six months, but it’s never completely free of complications. For most PCs the update comes, takes around an hour to install, and you get a few new features built in. Some PCs get issues after the update like black screens and random reboots that […]

How do I change my Facebook password?

Last week it was announced that around 50 million Facebook accounts could have had their information compromised following a cyberattack on the company. Facebook is still investigating this breach, and it’s possible that the number of affected accounts could be less than 50 million, but it could also be more. Facebook has already forced more […]

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