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We all have huge volumes of documents, photos, music, video and more besides, and sometimes finding your own files on your own PC can be tedious and time-consuming.  There is a quicker way to achieve this though if you regularly need to search for the…

Sometimes you’ll find that you have corrupt, damaged, or missing files in Windows that are causing bugs, problems, or perhaps even blue screens.  Faced with the possibility of reinstalling the operating system and all your software what can you do?  Well there’s a hidden tool…

We all need secure passwords for the websites and services we use, but they can be so difficult to use and remember. In this video Mike Halsey guides you through the passwords minefield, discusses what’s not and what is secure, and looks at simple and…

Last Updated: January 2018 Gemini PDA I was always a fan of PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) and used to own various Psion PDAs including various models of the Organizer II and Series 3, and the Series 5.  The Gemini has been created by UK startup…

Last Updated: January 2018 Mike is the author of 18 books and 11 video courses on Microsoft Windows.  These vary from beginner guides, such as his Windows 8.1: Out of the Box and Beginning Windows 10 titles, to specialist titles like The Windows 10 Productivity Handbook and The Windows…

Last Updated: January 2018 Mike Halsey was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in the Windows category in 2011.  He currently holds dual awards in the “Windows and Devices for IT” and “Windows Insider” categories. Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, or MVPs, are…

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In order to provide better quality help and support I’ve created a PC and Windows Troubleshooting survey.  If you have five to ten minutes spare please tell me about the problems you have had with Microsoft Windows, your software, hardware and other aspects of your…

Welcome to Windows.do and its sister brand PCSupport.tv, I’m Mike Halsey, a veteran IT support professional, educator, and author.  I’m very proud of the site and hope you find the help and support I provide easy to understand, and of the highest quality.  As a…

Learn how to troubleshoot and repair files, file systems, and permissions problems in Windows 7, 8.1, and 10, like a pro. As a professional, knowing how to properly troubleshoot the file system you’re working on is essential. In this course, Windows File System Troubleshooting, you…