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We Have A Winner!!

Yes! We Have A Winner What a great summer we have had so far, and as summer starts to wind down it is time once again to announce the winner of the Northwoods Computer Guy Summer Give Away! This year’s winner is Eileen Neuman!  As a new mom of twins, I can’t think of a better person to have won this […]


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 – Protect Your Dongle

Don’t Forget the Dongle It’s easy to become a little careless when in a hurry, but one thing you should always keep an eye on is your dongle. They are incredibly important, pretty delicate, and once broken are not easily fixed and sometimes not replaceable… I should probably take a moment to tell you that a dongle is any USB […]


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 […]


Black Friday Advice

Black Friday For me Black Friday is a mixed bag. You of course can get some incredible deals however the deals that you typically get on Tablets, Laptops, and desktop PCS are lackluster at best. Be very cautious that you don’t let price dictate purchase because many times these Black Friday deals are lackluster PCS at best. Here is a […]


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 […]


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 […]