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 …

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 – 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 2021. We are all being …

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 …