How to create and remove user accounts in Windows 10

A user account is essential for managing multiple users on a computer. It is where your configurations and favorites are stored and where account limits are enforced. The main user must have a Microsoft account but all other users can use either Microsoft or local user accounts. Today we will show you how to create … Read more

How to configure RAID in Windows 10

RAID, or a Redundant Array of Independent Disks, is a way of sharing data across multiple hard drives to enhance redundancy. It is usually used in business as a resilience measure but can also be used on home computers too. If you have three or more of the same hard drive, running RAID is a … Read more

Is there a benefit to running a portable version of Windows 10?

My post last week on ‘Can you run Windows Server 2016 at home?’ prompted another question from a Dave’s Computer customer. He wanted to know if there is any advantage to running a portable version of Windows 10 instead of installing it the usual way. As he travels a lot and installing everything onto a … Read more

Can you run Windows Server 2016 at home?

We had a customer in the store the other day asking if he could run Windows Server 2016 at home. He got a free copy from someone he worked with and wanted to use it on his home computer. It was a legit copy and cheaper than buying a Windows 10 license. So can he … Read more

Do you need PC tuning applications to keep things running smoothly?

There are a bunch of PC cleaner apps and tuning programs that offer to help keep your Windows computer running smoothly. Some are free such as CCleaner while others are premium, like PC Health Advisor. There are also ads everywhere online offering PC cleaning software for a modest cost. Do you need things applications running … Read more

What to expect in the Windows 10 April 2019 Update

The Windows 10 April 2019 Update is the next big download for Windows and is expected sometime in that month. Given how the October Update went, you would be forgiven for not waiting for this next one with baited breath. However, as computers are our thing, the guys here at Dave’s Computers in New Jersey … Read more

Stop Storage Sense deleting your downloaded files in Windows 10

Does Storage Sense keep deleting your downloaded files in Windows 10? Store files and programs in your Download folder and keep losing them to this housekeeping tool? Today I’m going to show you how to stop that happening. I like Storage Sense. We use it on our Windows 10 machines here at Dave’s Computers in … Read more

Repair internet access after Windows 10 October 2018 Update

If you’re running the latest version of Windows 10 and keep seeing the little yellow warning triangle by your network status, you’re not alone. A few customers have been into Dave’s Computers over the past few weeks with exactly the same problem. It’s a minor irritation as you still have internet access for everything but … Read more

How enable or disable the Game Bar in Windows 10

The Game Bar in Windows 10 is either going to be useful or just plain irritating depending on your point of view. It’s a feature added back in Windows 8 as part of the closer integration between Xbox and Windows and was further enhanced in Windows 10. If you don’t want the feature or find … Read more

Microsoft is ditching Edge for Chromium

Microsoft replaced Internet Explorer with Edge in Windows 10. Even though the browser works better, offers more features and a much higher level of security, it just hasn’t taken off. If a leak from Microsoft is to be believed, they are planning to ditch Edge for a Chromium-based browser. That’s the technology behind Google Chrome. … Read more