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Get Off My Lawn, Young Whippersnapper

Posted by on in Off Topic/Fun

For some Friday Fun, a video that makes me feel old, as I was one of those folks that were excited when I replaced my Windows 3.1 computer with a Windows 95 computer over 20 years ago (then with Windows NT 4, then 98, 2000, XP, 7, and 10). My daughters would fit right in with these kids.

Tagged in: Social Media Windows

Tech Tip: Finding a Lost Word Document

Posted by on in How To

Don't Stress Over Lost WorkWe’ve all been there. For one reason or another, Microsoft Word has closed and you didn’t save the document you were working on and need to get it back. Sometimes the program crashed or you didn’t hit “Save” on the dialog that popped up when you closed the document – either way, you need to get that document back. Thankfully, out of the box, Word autosaves most documents so you might not have lost it. Even in older versions, the document may be around someplace. Here are a few methods to track down those documents.

Upgrade Your Documentation with Screenshots

Posted by on in How To

Screen ShotWhen you’re describing something that needs to be done on a computer, screen shots inserted into a document provide much more useful guidance than text alone. While the capability to take screen shots has been built into Windows for decades, newer software makes the task of creating and editing those screenshots much easier than before.

Remove QuickTime From Your Windows PC

Posted by on in Security

QuicktimeIt was recently announced that Quicktime for Windows has a couple ugly security holes. Apple subsequently announced that Quicktime for Windows is no longer supported so it would not be patched. Since Quicktime is no longer required for iTunes (which is likely where it was installed from on your computer) and modern programs and browsers can handle Quicktime-type files natively, we highly recommend you remove Quicktime for Windows. Here’s how you do it.

Is Your UPS Up To The Task?

Posted by on in Best Practices

As we had some wind storms in the area that knocked out some power in the area, I was reminded about the importance of proper power protection for your systems. While the article on our blog is a couple years old, the message remains the same: Make sure your technology is protected this season from power-issues with a properly-rated UPS