Backup Windows Drivers

Backup Windows Drivers Without Any Software

In this article, I will explain how to backup your system drivers on a Windows computer without using any additional third-party tools or software. These instructions work on Windows 7, 8 & 10. Reasons For Backing Up Drivers Before formatting a computer, this could save time later when re-installing drivers. Windows Updates may be causing problems installing generic drivers for …

Apple rant

The Reasons We No Longer Repair Apple Devices

I get asked regularly to carry out repairs on Apple devices. Macbooks, iPads, iPhones, iMacs, Mac Minis. The answer that I have to give customers is, “I’m sorry, we don’t touch Apple devices anymore. It’s a long story but we simply don’t repair them. You’ll have to take it to the Apple Store”. What is the long story? What are …

Lockdown Status Jan 2021

Lockdown Status – Jan 2021 – Computroon

We Are Open & Working As we have now moved from Tier 4 to complete lockdown, here is clarity on our status.Computroon is still operating computer repair services and IT support in Ayrshire. Operating Safely In compliance with current guidance, Computroon is continuing to provide computer repairs & IT support throughout the current lockdown in January 2021. We are all …

How To Avoid The New PayPal Annual Charge

On December 15th 2020 at 11.59pm, Paypal will introduce a new annual charge for inactive accounts. How Much Is The Charge? The annual charge is £9.00. If you have a balance less than £9.00 sitting in your account, they will take it all. For example if you have a balance of £7.60, they will take £7.60. If you are sitting …

The Easiest Way To Install New Fonts In Windows 10

Installing new fonts into you system has never been easier. This tutorial assumes you are running the latest version of Windows 10, updated with the October 2020 (20H2) update installed. We’ll use DaFont as the download source as DaFont is established as a great resource for free fonts. So before we begin, go ahead and download the fonts that you …

Auto-Start Programs On Startup

How To Autorun Programs On Startup In Windows 10

There may be a reason that you wish to automatically load a program or files to run when Windows 10 starts. Here are the instructions. Video Version Here is the video version of these instructions. Why Add Programs To Startup? Normally we focus on removing programs from auto-starting. However there are many scenarios in which you may want to auto-run …

Our Handy Home Page Has Been Upgraded

Many years ago, at Computroon I created a home landing page for our customers that includes some handy links to local information, email servers, banks, news, sport, etc. Over the years, I have pretty much left the page alone because familiarity is key. The simplicity of the layout seems to be popular. Stats for October 2020 show us that the …

Clipboard History the new way to copy and paste

The New Way To Copy & Paste In Windows 10

Copy & Paste. It’s a feature that most of us use day in, day out. Select the text or image you want to copy, right-click, copy, then right-click and paste wherever you want the data to land. Or by using the old keyboard shortcuts Ctrl C to copy and Ctrl V to paste. Frustration With The Old Method The flaw …

Brute Force Attacks

What Is A Brute Force Attack? How To Protect Yourself.

Introduction I fix computers. We (Computroon) have a loyal customer base built up over many years that trust us with their data. When fixing computers we often require the sign-in password for the front end to get in to Windows. The reason for this introduction is this: “I get to see the level of passwords that are commonly used as …

Display Your Windows Version

How To Display Your Version & Build Of Windows

If you need to check which Windows version you have or which build of Windows 10 that you have, there are various methods to get this information. Here are the 2 easiest methods. Method 1 Run winver. (works in all versions of Windows) Method 2 Open the System window in Windows 10. (only works with Windows 10) Right-click on the …