Category Archives: Windows Support

What software should you use on your first server?

If your small business has grown to more than a few employees, it may be time start looking at installing a server to fit your technological needs. There are a multitude of options to choose from, and finding one that’s right for your business depends on several different factors. Today, we’ll focus on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Not only is it an affordable first-server option, but it can also be used in multi-server environment.

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How to Clean a Malware-Infected Computer

Sometimes your computer catches a nasty virus or malware no matter how careful you are. It could be that a legitimate document was infected by a coworker or someone used your computer without you looking. But now that you have malware, what do you do next?

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How to Share Your Hard Drive Between Windows 7 and Mac OS X

So you just got your new external hard drive, and you want to be able to use it on both a Windows 7 computer and a Mac. You can do this, but your hard drive needs to be formatted in a way that both Windows and Mac can understand. Depending on the hard drive you bought, it came preformatted in one of three ways:

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How to Protect Your Computer with Microsoft Security Essentials

By now, you should know that having an up-to-date antivirus program installed on your computer is an essential part of protecting your computer and data. There are many antivirus programs out there, and today we’ll be looking at Microsoft Security Essentials (MSE). It’s one of the easiest to use antivirus programs because it checks for updates automatically a few times a day and doesn’t slow your PC down while it works. (And did we mention it’s free for Windows users?)

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Is Windows 8 right for your business?

With Windows 8 Release Preview out now and the full version due out in October, you may already have heard or seen some of the buzz around Microsoft’s newest operating system. One of the questions we inevitably get asked by business owners whenever a new OS is released is, “Should we upgrade or should we wait?” The answer to which is much more complex than a simple “Yes” or “No.”

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How to Buy the Right Tablet for Your Business

There’s no question that tablets are popular right now. They’re easier to carry around than a laptop and they’re easier to read than a smartphone, which is why many businesses are starting to incorporate tablets into their workplace. If you’re thinking about using a tablet in your business, you’ll want to make sure you get the right one.

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TIP: 4 Ways to Clear Up More Disk Space

If you’ve had your computer or laptop for more than a year or two, you may find yourself looking for ways to clear up disk space before installing a new program. And although the cost of hard drives continually goes down while the size goes up, you may not want to deal with the headache of installing a larger hard drive and then transferring your files to it. Even on the fastest of machines, it could take between several hours to more than a day to transfer an old hard drive to a new one, depending on the amount of data being transferred.

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