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Windows 10 Update 1809 Autumn 2018

It’s that time again, twice yearly Microsoft release a big update to the Windows 10 OS. This update (1809) has started rolling out mid-November 2018. Although now as major as the Spring 1803 update, there are a few new features which will be included. Key features: Dark / Light Theme. May not be very exciting […]

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Telephone Scam Alert – Can You Hear Me?

Phone Rings – Pause – Can You Hear Me? The “can you hear me” scam is currently sweeping the UK. Here’s how this scam works. Your phone rings (home or mobile). You answer it and there is a pause. Then you hear the voice saying “can you hear me”?, and again “can you hear me”? […]

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What Difference Has GDPR Made?

Writing this article 4 months after the introduction of GDPR data protection laws were introduced, we look at the difference it has made. On the 25th May 2018, the EU brought in GDPR. The biggest shake-up in data protection laws for decades. Less Junk Email Is Noticeable You may not have noticed but the amount […]

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Lenovo Brightness Reversed – Fix Slider Back to Front

Here is how to fix a bug in which the brightness slider controller operates in the opposite direction. Change screen brightness to 50% Uninstall graphics drivers from Device Manager Install all Chipset drivers for your model Install Power Management (applies to Lenovo only) Update graphics drivers from Device Manager Set Power Options to default in […]

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How to Clear Space On HP Stream or any 32GB Laptop

These are the methods to free up space on HP Stream 32GB Notebook. (or any similar laptop with 32GB storage drive). Run Disk Cleanup Advanced (instructions included here). Clear Your Downloads Folder Run Treesize Delete Hiberfil.sys If All Of These Fail – Format Failing that – bin   1. Run Disk Cleanup Advanced Open File […]

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How to remove printer stuck on “Removing Device”

How to force delete a printer (to reinstall) Clear Print Queue Stop Spooler Delete from Device Manager Remove (and reinstall) Solved: You want to remove your printer either via the Windows 10 Settings or the old fashioned way, through Control Panel. But you cannot remove printer. The printer won’t delete. In some cases the wording […]

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Why I decided to put adverts on the website

For the first time in almost 20 years, I have decided to add banner adverts to this web site. In this article I’ll briefly explain why. Monetisation The industry term is “monetisation” (or monetization in American spelling). To monetise (or monetize) a website simply means that the website will generate it’s own small income by […]

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Support: How To Check Temperature Of Computer

How to check if my computer is overheating. Particularly during summertime, it’s important that the components within your computer do not exceed certain temperatures. This blog support post applies to both desktop PC’s and laptops. Thermal Control Modern computers will simply cut out if they exceed their maximum temperatures. They will cut out without any […]

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Quick Help – Fill & Sign PDF File In Adobe Reader

Another Quick Help video for the archive which explains how to complete and sign a PDF document in Adobe Reader. Documents such as application forms and contract renewals often arrive via email and you are required to fill them in and sign before returning. Here are the instructions on a quick-support video to demonstrate how […]

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