Category: what i .do

Written – February 2022 Have you ever wondered why almost every mobile device in the world is a smartphone, and why smartphones are so popular?  It’s not actually because this is what people want, or because they’re the best mobile form-factor for people to use. …

Back in 2003 I found myself looking around for a small-form-factor PC.  There was a system created at the time by a company called Shuttle.  They had created motherboard and other PC components that could be fitted into a wide variety of custom cases, and…

Windows 10 is constantly evolving and changing and a great many aspects of the operating system, including many associated with troubleshooting and repair, have been changed, removed, replaced, or expanded since the first edition of this book was published. This new edition is updated with…

Last Updated: April 2022 One of the most fortunate things about my move to France, is that it’s given me the chance both to design myself a new office that’s outside of the house, and I’ve placed it in my gîte (outhouse) with a desk…

Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing problems with PCs proficiently is key to maintaining productivity in today’s connected world. Here we’ll build your skills as a proficient troubleshooter for Windows 10 systems. In this course, Windows 10 Troubleshooting, Part 2, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot, diagnose and…

Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing problems with PCs effectively is key to maintaining productivity in today’s connected world. Here we’ll get you started as a proficient troubleshooter for Windows 10 systems. In this course, Windows 10 Troubleshooting, Part 1, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot, diagnose and…

As Windows 7 finally ends all support I looked back at the book that started it all, my self-published Windows 7 Power Users Guide.  I had previously written a 68 page Power Users Guide for Windows Vista which the new media editor at Windows Vista:…

Mike Halsey has many years experience in providing IT Support, and in helping other people to become more effective tech professionals.  This book helps you achieve that goal by learning how to provide the most useful IT support for your users. You’ll learn how to…

Last Updated: July 2022 I got my first computer in 1981 at the tender age of 11.  In fact I wanted a colouring book, I had no idea what a computer was, but within a few days I was completely hooked and never looked back. …