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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Windows 10 October 2018 Update still having issues

If you read our post ‘How to fix problems with Windows 10 October Update’ you will already know that the most recent Windows update has been giving owners some trouble. After fixing one bug with the update, another has recently appeared. It’s a bug that can potentially delete files. The good news is that this … Read more