Computer repair and networking for the Windom, MN area

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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 […]


What type of printer do you use? An inkjet printer? A laser printer? Depending on what type of work you do and how much you print, either one is a viable option. But have you considered that maybe you should be using a different printer than the one you have to be more efficient? What […]


Do you have trouble remembering your passwords? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. With seemingly every website needing an account and password these days it can be tough to keep them all in line — and in our minds. Here are just a few tips to help remember passwords: • Write them down This is the simplest […]

Internet Explorer, again

It wasn’t too long ago that we wrote a column about the many issues that Internet Explorer is having. Well, since that article was written we have had many more calls and visits from customers about issues with Internet Explorer. The reason there are so many problems is that Microsoft is trying to kill IE […]

Yet another reminder

The last few weeks or so here at iCitizen, we’ve had many calls about a pop up from Microsoft telling users that their machine is infected with a virus, and if they don’t call the number provided all of their information could be stolen or lost. Now this pop up may look legitimate and it […]

Bad laptop habits

All computers are eventually going to go bad, it’s a given. Laptops usually die quicker simply because they are more mobile than desktops, and they suffer that general wear and tear. There are tips you can follow to get more out of your computer, and I’m going to go over some of those today. 1. […]

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