Windows 8/8.1 hibernate mode

Microsoft’s operating systems (OS) have seen additions of several highly useful features throughout the evolution cycle of the OS. The hibernation feature, first introduced with Windows XP, is a solid example of one of the most useful power features. Ironically, with Windows 8 the hibernation feature is not readily visible but it is still a…

Free up space with Disk Cleanup tool

One of the first things you should do if your Windows desktop is running slow is to clean up the hard drive, and free up some disk space. One of the best ways to do this is through the Disk Cleanup tool which was created and designed as a convenient way to weed out old…

Upgrading from XP – your options

In April, Microsoft took somewhat of a great leap forward and officially ended support for one of the most popular operating systems (OS) ever – Windows XP. If you use Windows XP, or have been reading tech blogs, you likely know about this and may even be considering upgrading. The problem is it can be…

Windows 8.1 update: Now available!

Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system supports the traditional desktop but was designed to mainly improve the experience of tablet users. It was released in 2012 and received mixed reviews, especially as its new interface was so different from the look of the previous operating systems. The most noticeable change is the Start screen, which displays…

Windows – creating keyboard shortcuts

Windows is the most popular operating system in use today, with many businesses relying on it as their main system. Windows, along with the apps and programs used with it can sometimes be time consuming to navigate or even find, especially if you have a large number of icons on your desktop. In an effort…

Hosted Exchange – what is it?

Servers are an important tool to many businesses, largely because they support the important technology systems required to do business. While servers can host nearly every type of software solution, one of the most common is email and office support, of which Microsoft Exchange is widely considered to be the best. If you are looking…

How to take screenshots with Windows

Microsoft’s Windows operating system (OS) is unarguably the most popular system used by businesses. While Windows has a wide variety of features, there are some that aren’t used on a regular basis but are nonetheless useless. One such feature is the screenshot, which allows you to capture what is on your screen as an image.…

New Windows Vista security threat

If you have used Microsoft products for any length of time you likely know that the company releases periodic security updates that address identified issues and weak spots in their software. In early November, the company released a security update for systems using Vista, Lync and older versions of Office. The early November security advisory…

Windows 8.1 updates tile interface

The instantly recognizable tile interface of Windows 8 is here to stay, with Microsoft keeping it’s innovative touch screen style for update Windows 8.1. Much like Apple with OS X, Microsoft are now introducing a schedule of yearly updates. For the latest OS update, the new features are tweaks and added extras, rather than an…