Fast Startup

Windows has an option for fast start up.  This allows the system to load startup items into the ram, and keeps that information there so the next time you turn on the system, or come out of hibernation, it simply accesses the ram and starts the system.  Many systems also have a bios, (Basic Input … Read more

Energy Savings

With the cost of everything rising, there are some things you can do with your tech to help save some money.  Try the following:  Have your computer shutdown after Cobian runs the backup.  If your computer is a workstation saving data to another computer, shutting down will not affect the remote backup and could save … Read more

How to get programs to stop loading automatically

Issue:  When you start the computer, or when you run an app such as SuperAnti Spyware, the message comes up to close the internet applications, such as Edge or Chrome, etc. You should not need Edge, or other internet browsers, to run during startup.  If you want to use an app, simply double click to … Read more

QuickBooks will not open due to payroll update error

Issue:  When you try to open QB you get the error message:  “The file you specified cannot be opened.” This is due to a recent payroll update that went wrong.  1) To resolve, close QB by either repeatedly clicking OK or using the Task Manager to End Task. 2)  Type QuickBooks in the Search window, … Read more

Email using QuickBooks

Issue:  you set up QB to email invoices, estimates, etc, but it will not get past the password window even though you are certain the password is correct for your Gmail account.  The issue is with the security settings within Gmail.  If you have a Business level account with Gmail the steps are: Sign into … Read more

Apple iTunes bill seems high

If you are questioning the iTunes bill there is a simple way to look at the charges right from your iPhone.  There you can change your subscriptions or cancel altogether. Go to Settings, then tap on your name at the top.  Click on Subscriptions and you can see all “Active” accounts.  Tap an entry and … Read more

Why aren’t zeros appearing in Excel?

It seems simple enough.  You type a number that starts with a zero, such as a cvv code, zip code or other identifier, and it just does not appear.  When we look it up online, the directions to correct it are confusing or do not work for you. The solution has two answers.  First, you … Read more

Removing hyperlinks in Excel (2010 and later)

Excel will automatically add a hyperlink to, for example, an email address you have entered on a spreadsheet for reference.  Problem is, the hyperlink is never used and if accidently “rolled over” will open the default mail app to send an email.  Can be frustrating. The solution is simple.  Click on any cell in the … Read more

QuickBooks Error and Internet Explorer

When you open QB you get an error stating Internet Explorer has been removed and needs to be reinstalled in order for QB to open.  Click Okay and it closes.  A recent Windows 10 update caused IE to be removed in favor of Microsoft Edge.   To resolve the issue and continue to use QB follow … Read more

Good Computing Habits

Practicing good computing habits is a great way to keep the system running as expected and will allow it to run faster and cleaner.  Listed below are some of the ways you can practice good computing skills. Run your scans.  Weekly use of SuperAntiSpyware,(SAS), Ccleaner, (Cc), and Malwarebytes, (Mbam), will help keep the “bad” stuff … Read more