Posts tagged ‘Windows’

Help! My keyboard is possessed!

Have you found yourself typing and suddenly keys are typing things you didn’t expect? I’ll show you how to fix your keyboard back to normal.

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Continue Reading December 31, 2014 at 11:19 pm Leave a comment

From “Ugh!” to “Ahhh!”: Making Windows 8 more Windows 7 / XP friendly

Tired of Windows 8’s “Metro” look and it’s big “charm” tiles”? Do you long for the old Windows 7 (or Windows XP) Desktop?

You’re not alone. I’ll show you a great piece of software that will make the most stubborn Windows 8 computer look and purr just like the old Windows that you know and love.

Continue Reading September 12, 2014 at 3:10 am 2 comments

Hope for Victims of RansomCrypt and CryptoLocker


For those who’ve had their files hijacked and unreadable by the CryptoLocker “ransomware” virus– a nasty piece of code that encrypts your files and demands you pay them to get the “encryption key” to read them again–there’s hope.

Go to this web site on WinTips.orghttp://www.wintips.org/how-to-remove-cryptolocker-ransomware-and-restore-your-files/#comment-3532 .  There’s a lot there, so read everything (including the Comments) first before trying this.

Thanks to blogger Lakonst  in posting the solution. If you have questions, you can contact me or Lakonst.

~CC, The Computer Cat

May 27, 2014 at 9:59 am Leave a comment

April 8 Windows XP “deadline”: Do you really need to upgrade?

Remember the fervor (more like a panic) over Y2K? Well the same “fervor” is happening in the last few weeks as people’s XP computers are suddenly getting pop up windows saying their system will no longer be safe after April 8th, and everyone show go to Windows 8 immediately. But do you really need to upgrade? I’ll give you a checklist so you can make the choice on whether to upgrade your XP (and likely your actual computer) and what you can do to keep XP and still stay safe.

Continue Reading April 7, 2014 at 10:18 pm Leave a comment

Givin’ Some “IE 10 Love” to Windows 7

My Human is very excited today. Out of months of saying “no new IE for Windows 7 users”, Microsoft has finally relented and announced that the more secure IE 10 will now be available for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 too!). Find out more on how to get it for your Win 7 machine!

Continue Reading April 21, 2013 at 5:05 pm 3 comments

When Windows Search Doesn’t

I’m sending this out to all the other Computer Cats out there to see if any cat (or dog) has experienced this problem too. Windows 7 has been out for a couple of years now. And while I consider Windows 7 to be a big improvement over Vista (and from what I seen, Windows 8), there’s been one issue that bugs me more that a pesky flea in my fur.

Continue Reading March 9, 2012 at 2:16 pm Leave a comment


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