How-To


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 […]


Tech Tip – Canned Air

Tis the start of the season of spring cleaning, and help you get into the spirit I’ve got a little tip about dusting your computer. For most people, the go to for cleaning out the computer is a good old-fashioned “can of air” that you can pick up from just about any store. While these products work good it is […]


Memory is King

Memory + More = Better Weather looking for a quick boost of speed to your computer or if you’re looking to expand on what you already have, nothing beats a memory upgrade! First things first, Don’t confuse memory with storage, memory is what allows your computer to multitask and create an environment where you can do many more things, quicker. […]


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 […]


Holiday gift ideas that Scott wants

Tis the season of giving, and that sometimes can be a burden, and unfortunately ideas can sometimes be hard to come across so if you’re looking to give that special somebody a present they may just love here’s a few things that the Northwoods Computer Guy wants…. this is not a request of you to buy them for me however […]


Hey I found your missing tools!

Windows 10 Surprises Windows 10 had a ton of really cool surprises, and some not so cool.  One of the most common questions I get asked about is the Missing Control Panel and Original Internet Explorer. Well in this months Tech Tip I help you win at this little game of hide and seek.  Not only are you going to […]


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 […]


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 […]