How-To’s

Learning from your Computer Guy!


How To Spot A Bad Hard Drive

Does he really know? Did you ever wonder how a computer guy can tell if your Hard Drive has gone bad? Well it’s actually easier than you might think, in addition to intuition, and noticing when things are just not working the way they are supposed to, nearly every computer hard drive created today has what’s called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis […]


Lets Save You a Headache!

Thanks for taking the time to read this We are going to talk about something today that is hard but I am going to do my best to make it super easy.  Backing up your computer. It is so incredibly important and how you do it is equally as important. A lot of people use these portable USB flash drives […]


Have you tried turning it off and on again?

It Sounds Like A Joke It Does, and as an IT guy it’s almost become a joke.  I can’t even tell you how often I actually say the phrase have you tried rebooting the device, or have you tried turning it on and off again. The problem is is that it’s not a joke it actually really works, and I’m […]


Your New PC!

Congratulations on your new PC! Maybe it’s your new Black Friday, Christmas, or New Year, New You PC, anyway you got it, it’s new!  So I’ve got a couple tips for you on ways to make your brand new computer super awesome. Mouse & Keyboard My first tip is on your new laptop or desktop PC immediately run out and get […]


Passwords. I HATE PASSWORDS!

A Necessary Evil Passwords are incredibly important and nowadays there are so many to remember. Every website you visit, every bank account, every credit card, every social media account has a requirement for a password.  A lot of times it’s hard to find a way to make passwords that are; 1: easy to remember, and 2: hard for other people […]


Windows 10 Password/PIN Tips

New PC Password Dilemma So you just got your fancy new Windows 10 PC for Black Friday or Christmas and Microsoft is telling you that you should put on a password… Well, should you? Yes!  But, Don’t forget to take some notes! Passwords and Pins So when you set up a Microsoft account you have to have a password in […]


Dust is killing your computer!

Dust Will Damage or Kill Your Computer!!! Quick question for you;  What do your vacuum cleaner and your computer have in common? No, the answer isn’t that they both suck… Actually the answer I was looking for it was; They both collect dust through a process of air intake… Ok, so they both suck. Let’s get this moving So your […]


Your Eyes Need This!

Did your eyes know it? Did you know that your computer screens emit bright blue light that looks a lot like the sun?  It’s true and your eyes need a break from this light!  Did you know that it has been throwing off your body’s internal clock at night and preventing the secretion of melatonin, which causes you to become sleepy? […]


Raspberry Pi Zero W – Project #1

Not Hardly Original Well after much consideration I finally figured out what project I wanted to do with that Raspberry Pi. I had done a ton of research on different fun little projects. The one that stood out was not exactly the most original project, but one, I absolutely had to have in my possession after seeing it. It was […]


WannaCry: Ransomware & How To Protect Yourself

There is an answer to “WannaCry”: A crippling Ransomware computer virus that invaded computer systems around the globe and set off a world wide panic! This is a scary one, but it doesn’t need to be!  If you are prepared, you have nothing to fear in this virus!  To start with this attack only affects the Microsoft Windows operating system. Mac […]