Windows PCs

Microsoft Windows - Article

How to check your Windows PC is up to date

Ensuring your Windows PC is kept up to date with the latest security fixes and features is a vital task helping to protect your computer from viruses, malicious software and hackers.  Checking that it is up to date, only takes a few moments and here we show you how.

19 Jun 2017 • 121 views

Article - Antivirus

How to check your AVG AntiVirus is up to date

Your antivirus application is a vital component in protecting your computer and your information from hackers, viruses and malicious software.  For Windows PCs we will typically recommend AVG and here we show you how you can quickly check that your AVG AntiVirus is up to date.

19 Jun 2017 • 121 views

Article - Hard Drive Platter and Mechanism

How to free up space on your Windows 10 PC

If your Windows 10 PC is telling you that it is running low on space then here we show a quick way to remove the various temporary files and previous versions of Windows that are probably taking up a fair bit of that storage space.

17 Jun 2017 • 121 views

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How to clear your Internet Explorer Browser Cache

If you are encountering script errors when browsing your usual web sites using the Internet Explorer web browser then the first thing to do is clear your browser cache of the temporary files that are downloaded from the web.  Here we show you how to quickly clear your Internet Explorer browser cache.

25 Oct 2016 • 121 views

Keyboard, Coding, Hands - Article

Keeping One Step Ahead of the Next Threat

One in three people don't set a password on their phone.  We know you of course have a password on your phone but just in case keeping yourself one step ahead of the next threat or avoiding those currently doing the rounds is all about these few common sense precautions.

11 Feb 2016 • 121 views

WWW Concept - Article

How to speed up your Safari browser

Safari is the standard Web browser for Mac computers systems and is also available for Windows PCs. To keep your browser running smoothly we have put together a few hints and tips.

2 Sep 2015 • 121 views

Security - Article

How to change your domain password

Your Windows password is the password you use to log on to your computer. You can help keep your computer more secure by changing your Windows password regularly and by creating a strong password.

28 Aug 2015 • 121 views

Microsoft Windows - Article

I cannot edit the IPv4 properties on a Windows 10 PPTP VPN

With the arrival of Windows 10 there are bound to be a few small problems and one we have encountered is configuring the IPv4 properties of a PPTP connection, in particular being able to configure the default gateway.  In this short article we show how you can adjust these settings.

10 Aug 2015 • 121 views

Free Dictation using your PC or Mac

Dictation has been an essential tool for many professionals looking to turn their thoughts into text and saving their fingers all that work. The power of modern devices means you are probably already carrying around a dictation application in your pocket already but did you know that your computer also includes a free dictation system that lets you talk and it will type? Here were introduce you to three free dictation applications.

6 Aug 2015 • 121 views

Windows 10 - Frequently Asked Questions

With Windows 10 arriving we are starting to get queries about the new operating system, how to upgrade, what it offers and how to do things. To make things easier we have put together this Frequently Asked Questions article along with the answers which we hope you will find useful.

31 Jul 2015 • 121 views

Google Chrome - Article

How to stop Google Chrome using its built-in PDF viewer

Google Chrome includes a plug-in that downloads and displays PDF documents in the browser window however complex PDF documents may not be displayed correctly. We show you how to stop Google Chrome using its built-in viewer and use the PDF application (e.g. Adobe Reader) on your computer.

12 Jun 2015 • 121 views

Microsoft Windows - Article

Windows 10 has arrived and it is free! What you need to know first.

On July 29th 2015 Microsoft launched the next version of its Windows Operating System, Windows 10 and along with the welcome return of the Start Menu it will come with a whole range of new features.  Here we highlight just a few of the key features of Windows 10 including the free upgrade.

6 Feb 2015 • 121 views

Microsoft Excel - Article

Excel and Word won't let me use my dual screens

One of the delights of dual screens is being able to view Excel spreadsheets or Word documents side by side to compare and edit but how do you get each file to show on a different screen - we explain.

6 Mar 2014 • 121 views

How to add a second screen to your computer

Using two screens on your computer, whether it is a desktop or a laptop can make your working more far more productive as you can more easily transfer information from one application to another and do several things at the same time.  In this short article we outline the options to adding a second screen and how much it will cost.

12 Feb 2014 • 121 views

I have received an email with lots of attachments. Do I have to save them all one at a time?

If using Outlook, they can all be saved at once to a folder of your choosing very easily.

12 Feb 2014 • 121 views

Security - Article

Someone saying they were from Microsoft/Apple called me at home

Fraudsters are constantly looking for new ways to get you to part with your money and one common trick is to call claiming to be from Microsoft or Apple and to help you fix a "problem" on your computer.  Find out more about they are up to and how to avoid being caught out.

12 Feb 2014 • 121 views

A Web Site looks odd or is not responding how it used to

More recent versions of Internet Explorer can cause problems displaying websites created for older versions of the brwoser.  An example is if you are still using Microsoft Exchange 2003 Webmail but many other websites can including Inquisita Law also exhibit strange effects (eg. font changes, tables out of alignment, video not displaying, etc). Here we show you how to quickly correct this problem.

19 Aug 2013 • 121 views

How to clear Internet Explorer Temporary Files

Occasionally there is a problem with the browser that needs the temporary files clearing (including problems logging onto certain websites).

9 Aug 2013 • 121 views

Microsoft Office - Article

The need to click Save in Microsoft Office

Modern versions of Office (Word/Excel/Powerpoint) include a feature called AUTORECOVER which you will already be using and saves a copy of your work every few minutes (standard setting is every 10 mins but this can be altered).

17 Jun 2013 • 121 views

Buyer's Guide - Displays

We are regularly asked to recommend or purchase displays and here is the standard list of monitors that we recommend.

15 Nov 2012 • 121 views

How to encrypt your Windows PC using TrueCrypt (Video)

A Windows log on password can easily be removed if your computer is lost or stolen so the best way to protect the information it contains is to encrypt its hard drive.

12 Nov 2012 • 121 views

How to encrypt your Windows PC using TrueCrypt (Step by Step)

A Windows log on password can easily be removed if your computer is lost or stolen so the best way to protect the information it contains is to encrypt its hard drive.

10 Nov 2012 • 121 views

Buyer's Guide - Laptop Computers

We are regularly asked to recommend or purchase computers and below is our standard list of laptop computers that we recommend.

24 Oct 2012 • 121 views

Buyer's Guide - Desktop Computers

We are regularly asked to recommend or purchase computers and below is our list of desktops.

24 Oct 2012 • 121 views

Microsoft Windows - Article

How to put back a Windows Desktop that has turned by 90 degrees or is upside down

If you find the display on your Windows PC suddenly rotates itself by either 90 or 180 degrees using the PC becomes a bit difficult however worry not, it is easily sorted.

23 Oct 2012 • 121 views

Welcome to LiveDrive - your online backup service

As part of our support service to you, we offer an online backup service that provides a quick, secure and easy way to backup the files and folders on your Windows PC or Apple Mac. Not only that, you can access the backed up files from the web, iPhone, iPad & Android.  Find out more about this service and see if you qualify for a free account.

10 Oct 2012 • 121 views

Keyboard Do Not Panic - Article

My mouse pointer is misbehaving, what should I do?

Depending on what kind of computer you are using you may have a mouse or a trackpad to control the cursor and sometimes it may stop working or behave erratically. Here we explain a few things you can try to either resolve the problem yourself or help narrow down the cause of the problem.

8 Oct 2012 • 121 views

How to create a VPN connection to Chambers Technology Support on a Windows PC

In order to access some Chambers Technology Support resources remotely (eg. shared drive and printers) you will need to set up a VPN (virtual private networking) connection.  This short note explains how to setup a VPN connection on a Windows PC

11 Apr 2012 • 121 views

Buyers Guide - Article

Buyer's Guide - Cheap Computers

When looking to replace a computer you don't always need break the bank. There are plenty of good quality cheaper and 2nd user computers available that will do the job just as well.  Here we show you a few places to go to for cheaper computers.

11 Apr 2012 • 121 views

Article - Hard Drive Platter and Mechanism

Encrypting your computer

It is strongly recommended that you have your computer encrypted to keep the contents secure in the event that it is lost or stolen and here we explain what your options are.

27 Feb 2012 • 121 views