The End of Windows XP

Does your Start button in the corner of your screen look like this? If it does, then you’re running Windows XP and YOU MUST READ THIS POST! From next April, Microsoft are withdrawing support for their Windows XP operating system. That means that all security updates and patches will stop being issued and XP will […]

What’s Safe to Update on my Computer?

A lot of problems on the computers I get called out to repair are caused by a virus, malware or other such undesirables. Most PC owners ask me,  “How did I get that? I’ve got an Anti Virus program, shouldn’t that have stopped it?” Well, the truth is, you probably gave the virus permission to infect […]

Help when buying a new PC

When it comes to buying a new computer I know that many of my customers feel overwhelmed with the options available and are often intimidated by sales staff. They seem to speak a foreign language and think you’ll be impressed with mentions of so many “gigahertz”, “gigabytes” and “giga-whatchacallits”. There’s a real snobbery practised by some sales […]

My Favourite Christmas Shops

I’m often asked where I shop online so I thought that I should create a page where I could share with you the sites we tend to shop at, especially at Christmas time. I reckon we do upwards of 80% of our Christmas shopping via the Internet and would probably do more if the supermarkets […]

The Wonders of Skype (and a tutorial)

Let me ask you, are you on Skype? I know many of my customers have got it but I’m also aware that lots of you haven’t and maybe even if you have, you’ve not got your head around it just yet. I want to show you a tutorial that explains what it is, the benefits […]

Setting The Right Monitor Resolution

What does the image above look like to you? It should be a perfect circle within a perfect square, not an oval in a rectangle, but a circle in a square. I see a lot of people’s computer monitors during my work and it surprises me how many people are using incorrect settings so images […]

Keep it Clean

Your computer is great at doing lots of things, but one ‘skill’ it has that is often overlooked and not at all welcome, is the ability to attract dirt, dust and germs. Dust is drawn into the workings of the computer via its fans. The fans are there to help the delicate components remain cool […]

Here to Help!

Hi, I’m Peter and if you’ve found your way here then I assume you’re wanting some help. This site is just getting going but I hope to fill it with lots of useful information to help you get the most from your computer. For starters, I run a business that helps folk like you to: