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Sometimes Store apps in Windows can malfunction, become corrupt, and in some cases simply not allow you to perform a function you want to such as removing or changing an important setting.  It’s easy in Windows though to repair or even completely reset an app…

With the push towards subscription services such as Office 365 and Microsoft 365, the people who still want to purchase a stand-alone copy of Microsoft Office can sometimes feel left out, and that the product they’ve spent a lot of money on is difficult to…

Last Updated: October 2018 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. …

Two Factor Authentication (sometimes called TFA) is a brilliant way to secure your online accounts.  Having a long, secure, and unique password for each service is a must, but two-factor authentication can make your accounts almost completely uncrackable. The way TFA works is that when…

Last Updated: January 2018 Mike is the author of 17 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: July 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” (he has been awarded eight times) and “Windows Insider” (he has…

Prepare for Exam 70-687—and help demonstrate your real-world mastery of Windows 8 setup and support. Designed for experienced IT Professionals ready to advance their status—Exam Ref focuses on the critical-thinking and decision-making acumen needed for success at the MCSA level. Focus on the expertise measured…

You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into optimizing Windows 8—and really put your PC or tablet to work! This supremely organized reference packs hundreds of timesaving solutions, troubleshooting techniques, and workarounds. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how the experts keep their Windows…

You’re beyond the basics, so dive right into troubleshooting Windows 7 — and really put your PC to work! This supremely organized reference describes hundreds of prevention tips, troubleshooting techniques, and recovery tools in one essential guide. It’s all muscle and no fluff. Discover how…