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Computer Help: Shutting Down Windows 8

If you have Windows 8 and you haven’t upgraded to Windows 8.1, then you may find it fairly hard to shut down your computer and find yourself needing computer help. The update to this operating system added back a button to make shutting down easy, but the original Windows 8 can be somewhat difficult, especially … Read more

Computer Support Tips: Create a Windows 8 Recovery Drive

When you create a recovery drive in Windows 8, you can use this to reach advanced startup options when something is going wrong. These advanced options include command prompt, system restore, automatic repair, refresh PC, and more. This can provide you a way to diagnose problems with your computer so that you don’t necessarily have … Read more

When Windows Update Freezes

If you have Windows Update set to automatically run, you probably already know the hassle of waiting on it to do its job. The good news is that when it is updating, it is doing great things for your computer, like installing patches and safety measures to protect your machine. However, what happens when it … Read more

How to Find Windows 8.1 Drivers

When you upgrade your operating system, one of the first things you will find is that not all hardware will continue working properly. That’s because the drivers currently in use by that hardware are not designed to work with Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Of course, that can bring on a big hassle and it … Read more

Understanding Windows 8.1

Windows 8 certainly shook up the computer world because it was so different from any of the previous operating systems. Of course, as with anything new in the technology world, there would soon be things that needed to be tweaked, changed, and updated so that the operating system would work better for users. That’s why … Read more

How Do I Find a Driver Version Number?

  Hardware on your computer uses drivers to work properly. These drivers are updated for a number of different reasons, such as malfunctions, new operating systems, new features, and security issues. If you have an old driver, then you may find that components of your computer will not work properly. Additionally, sometimes, drivers become corrupted, … Read more

How to Download Software Safely

If you do very much with your computer, then there are different kinds of software you may wish to download. However, with so many viruses and malware floating around, you may be afraid to do so. The good news is that you don’t need computer help to download software safely. You just need to know … Read more