Here’s how to block the Windows 10 upgrade

If you’ve ever been in the car with a child constantly asking, “are we there yet?” you know how annoying a repetitive question can be. Unfortunately for Windows users, Microsoft has decided to take this method of annoyance to their own customer base, constantly nagging them to upgrade. If you’re as sick of this as […]

Cortana tips to make your life easier

Wouldn’t it be grand if you could afford to hire your own personal assistant? Someone who could take care of menial tasks, sing songs to you, and generally just make your life more pleasant? As technology develops, we are getting closer and closer to virtual assistants who are just as good as their real-life counterparts. […]

Move/Recover Offscreen Window

"I have a problem fining/moving an application window that has gone out of the viewing area"

"I have two monitors at my desk but when i take my laptop home and I open ACT! / Outlook / Other application, it doesn't show on the screen"

"When I start my (application), it looks like it is starting and I can see it in the task bar but it doesn't come up on the screen anywhere"

We get calls like this at least once a week.

How to sign into Windows 8 or 8.1 without a Microsoft account – make a local user

I was setting up Windows 8.1 on a machine and didn't want to use a Microsoft ID (Live ID) to sign into it. I didn't feel like linking this temporary machine to my existing Microsoft ID and just wanted a regular local login. Now, I realize that not using a Live ID would limit the things I could do and cause a lot more account popups when I visited apps like Music, Store, Video, and others, but still, I want the choice.