Computer repair and networking for the Windom, MN area

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 […]

Have you tried turning it off and on again?

It’s a question we ask over and over, with the answer usually being no. “Have you tried turning it off and on again?” It’s such a common phrase it’s become a trope in TV shows like The Big Bang Theory and I.T. Crowd. Although it seems like computers, routers, phones, and other devices should be […]

Why can’t I print?

Like all technology, printers are great when they work, and a headache when they don’t. Today I’m going to give a couple different techniques for you to try if you are having trouble printing. Most of these apply to wireless printing, but can also apply if you are using a direct cable connection from your […]

Slow phone?

If you’ve ever tried out a fancy new phone in a carrier’s store, you’ll notice they’re always lightning fast. When you first get yours, it’s fast, too! Then, after even just a month or two, it seems like it’s just like your old phone again — it jumps a little when switching among apps, it […]

Should I update this?

Should I update my Firefox? I get this Java update pop up, should I do it? We get asked questions like this all the time. And the answer is most always yes, you should update these programs. Updates can be released for many reasons, but the most common updates are to patch security holes, fix […]

Storms and computers

With the storms that have been rolling through the area lately, now would be a good time to have a refresher on what to do with your computers during a storm. • Have your data backed up. We see it all the time where customers bring in their computers after a lightning strike because it […]

iCitizen © 2018