Tag Archives: Windows

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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Windows 10 is coming soon

I like the look of it. Find out more  here.

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PC behaving badly

It could be malicious software http://t.co/4Tt6BspK8T

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Windows 9 is coming

Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users, and yes it will have a Start button.

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Saving Pages docs as Word docs

Pages – the built in word-processor on Macs and iPads is a great application, so too is Word on a PC. But its no good composing your school newsletter, poster for your local band or anything else in Pages if … Continue reading

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Attachments by Gmail

Using Gmail its even easier to send a picture or a link. Or you can send several – its just drag and drop. Click on “Compose” put in an address and drop the files or links you want to send. … Continue reading

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Microsoft Security Essentials Antivirus and XP

I used to promote this free antivirus and I still do for Windows Vista and more recent versions of Windows, but for XP Microsoft are using it to make life uncomfortable for XP users. Slowing the machine and popping up … 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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Printing from Gmail

Printing from Gmail can cause confusion since there are so many options. In the screen shot below you’ll find the controls for printing circled: Red Circle – print whole web page Blue Circle – print all the emails in the … Continue reading

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