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 …

Covid Service Update

Corona Virus – Status – We Are Operating

Updated 25th October 2020. I am still providing computer repair services. In line with the current guidance from the Scottish Government, I have certain measures in place to ensure your safety and mine. General Repairs. If you have a problem with your computer that requires repair, I will arrange to collect this safely at your door. On return delivery, again …

Shutdown vs Restart Windows 10

Shutdown vs Restart in Windows 10 – They Do Different Things

There is an old cliché within IT support…. “Have you tried switching it off and back on again”? However when it comes to modern day Windows computers, there is a huge difference between simply “switching it off and back on” and “rebooting. I provide IT support to business and home users. And yes… I have said those words “have you …

Fix Twitter – Something Went Wrong – Try Again

If you are signing in to your Twitter account and are met with the message: Something Went Wrong, Try Again This fix applies to both smartphone & PC (or Mac) users. If This Does Not Fix The Problem… Twitter is down. (Their servers are experiencing issues in your region). The Fix: – sit it out. It’ll be back on soon.

How To Fix Windows 10 version 20H2 Updates

This is how to fix problems when installing Windows 10 Updates as the October 2020 update rolls out. The October 2020 update is known as version 20H2. If your system fails to install this update, please follow the following steps: Big Difference Between Shut Down & Restart This post explains the huge difference between Shut Down & Restart. The rule …