Category Archives: Windows Tip

System Restore – Windows 7

One way to get your PC back to how it was before something went wrong is System Restore. This replaces your current settings with a copy which the computer had made in the past. Click on the “Start” button Type … Continue reading

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Goodbye Windows 8

Good bye and I’m sorry, but I’m not going to miss you. I’ve gone back to Windows 7. I persevered for about 18 months and there are some good bits but on balance I work better with Windows 7. I’ll … Continue reading

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Change your Windows 7 password

Watch this video from Microsoft. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/create-change-password-hint#1TC=windows-7 There’s also a simpler way but you can’t change your password hint. This one also works in Windows 8. Hit Crtl , Alt and Del – you’ll see.

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File Explorer

Its in the task bar bottom left. It looks like a bunch of biege files. Click on it to explore what you have on your PC

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Windows 8 – here’s a useful menu

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To Add Contact Details using Windows 8

I know it sounds ridiculously simple but it’s different in Windows 8 and trips up some. Click here to view or download instructions

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To Address an Email using Windows 8

You’d think if you can do it in the older versions of Windows you could do it in Windows 8. Yes you can as long as you switch to “Desktop” mode but the natural Windows 8 mode is “Full Screen” … Continue reading

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Windows8 – its different

Just because its different doesn’t make it rubbish but if you are not prepared to work differently you will find it a problem. I suggest you embrace it and here’s a crib sheet you will find useful. Or do you want to … Continue reading

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Backup your Emails – Outlook

Many people don’t realise until its too late that your usual backup settings don’t include your email. Outlook in particular because the data on your PC is stored in a hidden file.   Here’s a little document you can download … Continue reading

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What’s in and what’s out in Office 2013?

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