Posts Tagged ‘PC’

Shutting Down Windows Does Not Fix the Problem

shutting down windows does not fix the problem

Most of us know that the first thing to try when something isn’t working right on the computer is to shut it down and restart it. With Windows 8 and 10, however, it’s likely that shutting down windows does not fix the problem or problems. Why is this? Windows doesn’t shut down completely when you use the shutdown feature. Why Doesn’t Windows Shut Down Completely? Windows has a Fast Startup feature that is set to default unless you change it. It’s a hybrid of the hibernate and shut down features so that your operating system loads much quicker when you…

9 Cool Windows 10 Features You Probably Didn’t Know About

Cool Windows 10 Features

How many people actually take the time to explore the new fun features on their computer? Here are 9 cool Windows 10 features you probably didn’t know about: 9 Cool Windows 10 Features You Probably Didn’t Know About Hey Cortana Feature – Cortana, Window’s virtual assistant, can be summoned simply by saying, “Hey Cortana!” You’ll need to enable this feature under settings first. Windows 10 Touchpad Gestures – If your Windows 10 computer has a touchpad, a few shortcuts just got easier. Check out these cool Windows 10 features for the touchpad. Ransomware Protection – Controlled access provides basic ransomware…

Why You Need Extra Space on Your Hard Drive

extra space on hard drive

When you fill up extra space on your hard drive, you’ll begin to notice a myriad of problems. Not leaving enough extra space on your hard drive can lead to slow performance, programs crashing and the inability to download and install important security updates. How much spare room you’ll need to leave on your hard drive will depend on some factors. How Much Extra Space on Your Hard Drive? On older computers with mechanical hard drives, the rule of leaving 15%-20% was for the purpose of defragmenting your hard drive. Think about organizing a messy room – if there’s not…

Office 2016 or Office 365 – What’s the Difference?

Office 2016 or Office 365

Purchasing a new computer or looking for office application options for your computer? If you’re considering Office 2016 or Office 365, you might be wondering what the differences are between the two and which one is right for you. Here’s a brief explanation of what you’ll get from each of these applications. The Pros and Cons – Office 2016 or Office 365 Office 2016 With Office 2016, there is a larger, one-time up-front cost to purchase the license, but after that, you own the software. You won’t be paying a monthly subscription, but you also won’t get the additional perks…