How to Remote Desktop into a Windows 10 PC

Remote Desktop is a utility built into Windows that allows another computer to connect to it and take it over. Usually we recommend disabling this feature for security but sometimes there is a good reason to allow someone else to access your machine. For example, Dave’s Computers also looks after small businesses and it isn’t … Read more

What you need to know about the Windows Registry part 2

If you read the first part of our two-part series on ‘What you need to know about the Windows Registry’, you will already know the basics about what the registry is and what it does. Now we get into accessing it, copying it and making changes. First, let’s take a look around. Type ‘regedit’ into … Read more

What you need to know about the Windows Registry

This is the first of a two-part series on the Windows Registry. Today I’ll walk you through what it is and how it works. Wednesday I’ll walk you through saving a copy, accessing it and modifying it safely. The Windows registry is a huge subject and one we aren’t going to be able to cover … Read more

What to do if your external storage suddenly says ‘Unallocated’

Here at Dave’s Computers in New Jersey, we are strong advocates of having backups. Even if it’s a basic backup of all your documents and pictures, it still makes a huge difference should anything happen to your drive or computer. One of the backup mediums we are always suggesting is external storage. But what happens … Read more

How to fix error 0x80070013 after Windows 10 October Update

If you downloaded and installed the recent Windows 10 October Update and use Windows Backup, you may see a new error the first time it runs. The error is 0x80070013 and says the destination disk is right protected. Even if you have run Windows Backup successful before, you may begin to see this error now. … Read more

How to fix problems with Windows 10 October Update

The Windows 10 October Update was a big one and took up an extra 30GB on our hard drive. Ours went very well and aside from a later issue that arose with Windows Backup which I’ll cover next time, it was a faultless upgrade. Not everyone was so lucky though. A few people have been … Read more

How to open firewall ports in Windows Firewall

It is rare that you should need to manually open a firewall port in Windows Firewall. Usually, when you install a new program and use it for the first time, Windows will offer to add a firewall exception or will trigger a permissions popup the first time the program tries to access the internet. It … Read more

How to fix error 0xc00000e9 in Windows 10

We had a computer in our New Jersey computer store the other day with an error I hadn’t seen since Windows 8. It gave us the error code 0xc00000e9. This code is unusual as it can be a hardware error and not just software. It can stop the computer working and prevent you saving anything … Read more

Five ways to boost your laptop battery life

If you use your laptop a lot and find yourself frequently running out of battery, this tutorial might help. The team here at Dave’s Computers in New Jersey spend a lot of time on laptops and have come up with a few tried and tested ways to boost your laptop battery life. If you want … Read more

Most common computer repair requests: Windows won’t boot

  Picture the scene. You get into work or want to use your home computer, hit the power button and nothing happens. The computer beeps, shows the logo and won’t boot into Windows. How what? What exactly can you do if Windows won’t boot? This is one of the most common computer repair requests we … Read more