Disable Windows Superfetch


Windows 8 has a feature called Superfetch which is designed to help speed up your system and keep it responsive by making better use of your computers memory Windows Superfetch prioritises the programs you currently have running rather than background tasks, and also adapts to the way you work by monitoring the programs you use […]

Windows 8 Shutdown options

Windows 8 Shutdown Options

In Windows 8 Microsoft have tinkered with the Shutdown options and done away with some of the lesser used ones, and made those that are left more difficult to use. Shutdown options can be accessed from a number of places: From the Settings option on the Charms Bar By right clicking the Start Button and […]

Windows 10 Upgrade Options

Windows 10 Upgrade Logo

On the 29th July 2015 Microsoft will (or did, depending on when you read this) release Windows 10 to the public. In a radical departure for Microsoft they are offering all users of qualifying versions of Windows a free upgrade to¬† so long as you do the Windows 10 upgrade before 28th July 2016. Note […]

Bypass Office 2013 Start Screen


One of the features added to Microsoft Office 2013 applications is the Start Screen – this is a screen that displays the last few files opened, as well as a selection of pre-defined template to use. Many users find this annoying as all they want to do is load up the Office Application into a […]

System Restore Explained


There aren’t many PC users who haven’t heard of ‘System Restore, but what is System Restore, and what does it do for me? System Restore is a feature of Windows that allows you to restore your computers critical system files to an earlier point in time, to help in the troubleshooting of problems, but crucially […]

Graphic Formats Explained

Graphic Formats Explained

When using graphics, photos, images, clip art etc for use use in things such as web pages, documents, printing, and presentations it is important that you use the correct format for the required task. Using the wrong graphic format could result in a web page that takes far too long to load, or a printed […]