Create A Digital Signature Image File

Create A Digital Signature On Windows

Having a copy of your signature stored on your computer or laptop as an image, can be incredibly useful for signing PDF documents and some online forms. There are various methods of getting your signature on to your computer without the need of signing paper forms and scanning the completed form back in to your computer to send back. You …

How To Display The Old Control Panel System Info Window

Since the October 2020 update (20H2) on Windows 10, Microsoft removed the old style System window that displayed a summary of system information, Windows version, as well as shortcuts to Device Manager & System Protection. Of course, the new version of this window displays all of the same information. The settings window is called “About”. However some people like familiarity …

OOBEKEYBOARD Error Solved

Fix OOBEKEYBOARD Error During Windows 10 Installation

How to fix the OOBE error that may occur during Windows 10 install. OOBE stands for “Out Of Box Experience” which is a type of install designed to make things easy when a customer switches on their brand new computer. The following instructions apply if you are installing a fresh copy of Windows 10 on an older computer and run …

Dont know W10 PIN

Windows 10 Sign-in Option Gone. I Don’t Know My PIN

Sign-in option has disappeared. Windows 10 is asking for a PIN. I don’t have a PIN. The option to sign in with a password is not available. Let’s explain how to fix this. Problem solved with the following instructions. This Issue Started With 20H2 Following the October 2020 update (known as 20H2), when Windows 10 completes it’s update, it may …

Make use of the USB port on the back of your router

Connect a USB Drive to BT Hub or Plusnet Router

In this article, we are going to make use of the USB port found on the back of your router (Home Hub). These instructions apply to Plusnet & BT Hubs. The instructions are similar for other routers that have a USB port on the back. (You will have to determine your default gateway number). Uses For A USB Port On …

Facebook Messenger Scam Alert

What To Do If Facebook Messenger Is Hacked

This scam isn’t new. It doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon either. As the app developers patch the security loop-holes, hackers are already working on new ways to get in. This is a long running scam that appears to get smarter with every wave and phase. The Facebook Messenger hack scam explained. What To Watch For ( Prevention) …

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 …

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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 – 2021 – Computroon

We Are Open & Working 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 & various tier levels in 2021. We are all being asked to stay at home. To work from home if we can.  …

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 …