Aw Snap!

Your Mission, If you choose to accept it. Moving one file, from one folder to another, or organizing your files can be a chore. Nothing is worse than trying to resize windows to try to make it easy on yourself but never fear!  Windows Snap is here to save the day! Check out the video below for a quick real […]

Does Your Computer Need a Tune Up?

Do you need a computer tune up?? You take your car in for an oil change every 3000 miles, have its tires rotated and get the engine tuned up from time to time. Yet while we all make sure to maintain our vehicles, most of us don’t bother to perform similar tasks on our personal computers, even though we may spend […]

2017 Summer Giveaway – Results

Northwoods Computer Guy’s 2017 Summer Giveaway The Summer Giveaway is back for 2017 and this year we are celebrating home automation and portability by giving away a brand new Amazon Fire Tablet with Alexa integration! For your chance to win simply click on the links to our Social Media pages and Like, Follow or Review to enter!  There are many […]

1981 – Video killed the radio star

August 1, 1981

  • I really do remember this day in history quite well, I remember waiting patiently for the channel to go live… MTV, presumably standing for “Music Television”, launches on cable TV.

As most people know, after the introduction sequence, the first video played was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles. However, a bit of trivia is that the second song played was “You Better Run” by Pat Benatar.

MTV had an immediate impact on the music industry and was an iconic symbol of the technology-driven 1980’s.  What was your favorite video?!?

NCG Gives Back!!

The Computer Guy Gives Back!! Scott & Gerrie from NCG love to help out in our community. Volunteering has always been not only part of the business, but something we both are very passionate about! We have been active members in The Antigo Langlade County Chamber of Commerce for many years. We also have donated time and service to the […]

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 […]

Happy Birthday FF!

On this day in history our good friends at Nintendo released the original Final Fantasy video game for its Nintendo Entertainment System in North America. To this day it is still one of the most successful role-playing games for the NES! Final Fantasy helped to popularize the genre and has gone on to spawn one of the most well-known RPG […]

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? […]

GoldenEye Ransomware… Worst Birthday Present EVA

New Strain So this year for my birthday the monsters that brought you the Petya Ransomware have issued a new strain called GoldenEye that’s currently making computer users scared, paranoid, and a little upset. So what is it and what does it do?!? Well the GoldenEye strain is a ransomware type virus. What it does is it locks your computer […]

Happy Birthday Atari 6/27/1972

Happy Birthday Atari 6/27/1972!! This iconic gaming company started off back in 1972 believe it or not! The very first video game released on the system was Pong! It was the first commercially successful video game and lead to tons of other video games including the one I am playing which is Pitfall on the original Atari 2600.

Hardware Installation

There are a lot of different options when it comes to hardware installation and upgrading your computer! With expansion cards, you can get better video quality, faster networking speeds, and even more USB ports or new styles of USB like the Brand new USB C! If your computer is running slow, freezing or crashing, it could mean that you need […]


Introducing Gerrie

In April 2017, I, Gerrie Lutz, began working with Scott as the Northwoods Computer Guy’s Office Manager.  I am very excited for the opportunity to work with my amazing husband! Scott has been in business for quite as while now and has established himself as the best & most reliable computer repair person in the Northwoods.  His business has continued […]


Inspired by my visit to the eye Dr, this month’s tech tip is Control+Scroll. The Control+Scroll is a way to change the text size on any web browser. To use this cool shortcut, simply hold down the control button on your keyboard & scroll up to increase text size, or down to decrease it. This works on any website!

Control Scroll

Father’s Day is Awesome

Yes, That is right, Father’s Day is awesome! What is not awesome, is what the heck to get for Dad for Father’s Day. I feel like I have to say this for all dads, Coffee cups, Neckties & Socks suck!  When buying a present for your Geeky Dad, now is the time to mix it up! I know this problem all too […]