Category - PC Tips & Fixes

Join Me For Simply Saturday

I have decided that Saturday posts should be quick and simple, and therefore I’ve created Simply Saturday. Every Saturday I’m going to post a super...

Getting Tech Support

As part of my job managing an IT help desk, I have to call hardware manufacturer’s from time to time.  As a super computer user, I also have to contact...

How to Buy a New PC

This is probably the question I get MOST often from family and friends.  What options do I need to pick when buying a new PC? The first thing I ALWAYS say is...

Transfer Your Music (iTunes)

This post is specifically for my new friend Melanie, who asked while we were in Chicago how she can transfer all the music she has on her computer to her...

Art of the Reboot

A phrase I use quite often is “when in doubt… reboot”.  I would say about 80% of computer problems can be solved with a simple reboot. ...

Vocabulary Lesson: Defragmetation

Consider the hard drive in your compuer like a small CD.  When you install programs and write files to the hard drive it starts at the center and writes the...

Making Sense of Burning Formats

Let me introduce you to the family… First we have my oldest brother, I’ll call the Apple Fanboy.  We often spar about what is the better format. ...

The Importance of Backing Up!

Generally I’m a big fan of the backup.  Here’s a fun little story… Once upon a time, early in my career as an IT Manager I was not checking...