Windows 10

How to prepare for Windows 7 End of Life

Despite Windows 10 having been around for a couple of years now and Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for many more, I still know a few people sticking with their Windows 7 computer. Unfortunately, the time is now here for a new operating system and likely, a new computer too. The Windows 7 End of … Read more

Can you transfer a Windows 10 license to another PC?

If you have a computer you currently run Windows 10 on and build yourself another, can you transfer the Windows 10 license to your new computer? This is a question we were asked in the store the other day. As it wasn’t the first time we had heard it so we thought we would add … Read more

How to roll back Windows drivers

A guy came into Dave’s Computers in New Jersey the other day having problems with his graphics card. He was experiencing artifacts and tearing on a game and the company who designed the game recommended rolling back his graphics driver. He didn’t know how, so came to us for help. That’s why today’s post is … Read more

Recovering data after System Restore in Windows 10

System Restore in Windows 10 is pretty good and will often be able to recover itself without losing data. However, sometimes that isn’t possible and if you have generated data since create a backup, you stand a good chance of losing it. We can try to recover it though and todays’ post will show you … Read more

Windows 7 goes out of support in a year

Windows 7 may be regarded as ancient in technology terms but if the number of computers still using the OS we get to see here at Dave’s Computers in New Jersey is anything to go by, it is anything but disappeared. Its time is nearly over though as Microsoft has announced it will go out … Read more

How to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux

With dissatisfaction with how Windows 10 has been over the past couple of months and the shift from Windows as a product to a service, the guys here at Dave’s Computers have been experimenting with other operating systems. Today’s tutorial is going to talk you through how to dual boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu Linux. … Read more

How to fix Windows 10 Taskbar Search if it stops working

We had an unusual PC problem here at Dave’s Computers last week. A customer brought in a Windows 10 computer that would not search. The customer didn’t use Cortana and instead used Taskbar Search to find things. Suddenly the search function stopped working and they couldn’t figure out why. That’s why they came to us. … Read more

How to fix Windows 10 DPC Watchdog Violation errors

Sounds serious doesn’t it? ‘DPC Watchdog Violation’ sounds like something you would be accused of in court. It’s actually a Windows error telling you there’s a problem with your SSD driver. There are other occasions where a different driver or firmware is at fault but the majority of them we see are for SSDs. This … Read more

How to restore Windows 10 to recover data or settings

One neat thing about Windows 10 is the ability to tweak and customize it to fit your personality and needs. One bad thing about Windows 10 is the ability to tweak and customize it to fir your personality and needs. On one hand customization is a good thing and on the other hand it isn’t. … Read more