How to crop an image using Microsoft Paint

This week I had a request to show participants how to crop an image using Microsoft Paint. Most of the Microsoft Office products include a cropping tool but it only crops the image within that specific program. Microsoft Paint can provide a simple but effective cropping feature and is an easy option if you do […]

Backup data using File History (Windows 10)

How to backup data using File History (Windows 10)

In an earlier post titled Backing up your files – a vital step to securing your data, I outlined the basic information needed for any user to begin the process of backing up data on a regular basis. In this post, I will step you through how to back up data using File History options available […]

How to upgrade to Windows 10

How to upgrade to Windows 10

In October 2015, I decided to take the plunge and upgrade my laptop to Microsoft Windows 10. I only started using Microsoft Windows 8.1 in June 2015 and was thankful to be able to customise the system enough to suit my needs. In actual fact I was quite happy using Windows 8.1 and decided to […]

Improve performance of your Windows 10 computer

Improve performance of your Windows 10 computer

Over time any computer regardless of how new or old it is will begin to decrease in its performance. Many factors contribute to this degradation including how much software you have installed, how much disk space is being used, and the types of programs running. There are also factors such as a potential virus or […]

GodMode: Computer Maintenance Heaven

Godmode - Computer Maintenance Heaven

Now let’s be honest, the title of this post got you a little intrigued right? I remember the first time I heard about a hidden feature of Windows called GodMode I thought for sure it was a joke, but then I found it was an actual feature you can activate on any computer running Windows […]

Pin an application to the start menu in Windows

Pin an application to the start menu in Windows

One of the first things I do when I set up a new computer, or rebuild my computer, is customise! One of the ways that I achieve this is by sticking, or “pinning” the applications I use the most to the start menu. I generally like to keep a clean desktop area and have found that using […]