Looking to secure your Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Machine?

If so then check out our new Consumer security software providers site “Hackers and scammers sometimes use fake antivirus programs to trick you into installing viruses or malware on your computer. The companies listed below provide safe consumer security software that is compatible with Windows” If you’re running Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you’ve already…


Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows Vista or Windows XP tutorial

Upgrading to Windows 8.1 from Windows Vista or Windows XP Covering: the system requirements running the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant checking compatibility backing up your data. Buying Windows 8.1 from a retailer Checking to see if you are running 32 or 64 bit Finding your product key installing Windows 8.1 Choosing your settings during install…


Upgrading to Windows 8.1 FAQ

Updating to Windows 8.1: FAQ Covering: How do I update to Windows 8.1? How much does Windows 8.1 cost? Can my PC run Windows 8.1? Will I be able to keep my files, settings and apps? Is Windows Media Center included in my update? Will I be able to play DVDs after updating to Windows…


Supported Browsers for Outlook.com

Been a bit light on the blog recently… “Outlook.com supports these browsers or higher versions: Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP SP2 or higher: Windows Internet Explorer 8 Google Chrome 23 Firefox 17 Mac OS X 10.6 or higher: Google Chrome 23 Firefox 17 Safari 5.1” Best browsers for Outlook.com Get more…


Download the Protecting Your Privacy Online fact sheet

Protecting Your Privacy Online “Fact sheet providing guidance on how to protect the privacy of information online. The content provides key considerations around information security and online fraud that help consumers ensure that they have the right protections in-place” The fact sheet covers a lot of useful topics: Computer Security tips Strong passwords Use of…


Repair Disk for KB2823324 and KB2782476 (KB2840165) available

“To help customers who are experiencing difficulties restarting their systems after installation of security update 2823324, Microsoft is making available a bootable media ISO image through the Microsoft Download Center (DLC). “   Read more about how to download the bootable media ISO image and other known issues   Rob Technorati Tags: KB2823324,KB2782476,KB2840165,Windows


My top 10 blog posts of 2012

First off I wish you all a happy 2013 to all So as is traditional at the start of the new year is a quick look back at my most popular blog postings of 2012 (see previous years top 10’s 2011,2010) Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts Fix error codes “0x8DDD0018” or “0x80244019” or “0x80070422” when attempting…


Windows 8 Upgrade Paths

Handy table of Windows 8 Upgrade Paths on Technet.com below, but also you should check out the Windows Upgrade Advisor  before you start that we recommend you run: “Before upgrading to Windows 8, we recommend that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for…


11 things to try if you see error 80048820 when trying to sign into Messenger

If you see error 80048820 when you try to sign in to Messenger, try the following steps: Make sure your PC’s date and time settings are correct Set Internet Explorer security settings to use SSL Re-register the security.dll files Scan your PC for viruses Check your firewall and router settings to make sure that your…


How to enable or disable IP version 6 or its specific components in Windows (KB929852)

Real handy KB article (KB929852) on How to disable IP version 6 or its specific components in Windows that provides automated Microsoft fixits to enable or disable IPV6, as well as manually instructions howeveer please note “We do not recommend disabling IPv6. However, if you must disable IPv6 or components of IPv6, follow the steps…