How To Have a Windows 8 Start Menu

Windows 8 has been out for a while now and the main complaint that I hear is that the start menu we are all used to is missing! I feel that most people would be comfortable switching to Windows 8 or at least giving it a try if there was a start menu. Fortunately there…

Use Plex To Stream Movies to Roku

Roku has a lot of great features right out of the box, but being able to stream movies from your home network is not one of them. Fortunately there is a free solution for this. With a little help from Plex Media Server and a little bit of your time, you can easily setup a…

Best Screen Capture Tool for Windows 7

For most of us, performing a screen capture just doesn’t happen often enough to justify buying a dedicated application to do so. We usually do a quick search on Google for a free utility and just use it for whatever project is on hand at the time. Then the screen capture tool either gets deleted…

How To Install WordPress with XAMPP

WordPress and XAMPP on your Windows Computer. A while back I wrote a tutorial describing how to install and configure MAMP for the Mac computer in order to run WordPress on your computer. This is a great way to develop your website or blog. It allows you to try things out and get your website…

Can’t Connect to MS SQL Server

MS SQL Server Won’t Connect This is just a quick and simple troubleshooting post about MS SQL Servers. There are quite a few issues that can arise when using these servers, but one of the most common that I’ve found is that a user cannot connect to the SQL Server. Especially after a fresh installation.…

Keyboard Shortcuts to Make You Faster

8 Awesome Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows   How many of you fancy yourselves power users? Or maybe you spend a lot of time behind a keyboard and like finding ways to be more efficient? Either way you know how valuable it is to keep your hands on the keyboard and how much it slows you…

How To Maintain Your Windows Computer

Maintain Your Windows Computer with CCleaner   Everyone hates when their computer slows down. Seems like just the other day it was running fast and smooth. Now for some reason programs load slower and the Internet takes its sweet time loading pages. At first you may think you have a virus, but that can’t be…