10 Things You Can Do Before Bringing In Your Devices

  1. Don’t Panic!! (and probably grab your towel!)
  2. If your computer is smoking, unplug it immediately!
  3. Make sure the power is on – check the power switches on your power strip, monitor, and power supply on the back of your PC.
  4. Reboot your computer – shut the computer all the way down (don’t restart), count to ten slowly, and then power it back on.
  5. Check all cables – make sure they’re plugged in and connected properly. Monitor, tower, keyboard, etc… secure all of them.
  6. If your computer won’t boot, check your CD/DVD drive and floppy drive. Remove all disks and try again.
  7. If your computer boots but nothing shows up on your monitor, try to reboot using a different monitor (if available).
  8. Update and run your anti-virus and anti-spyware programs. If you’re infected, call/email your IT person and inform them ASAP!
  9. Update Windows. Go online to update.microsoft.com and follow the instructions.
  10. If you’re still having a problem, shut your machine all the way down and call your IT person. Tell them the steps you’ve followed on this sheet and they’ll be happy to help you!

Get Windows Start Button Back in Windows 8

Does your computer have Windows 8 installed?  Do you absolutely hate not having you Start Button?  Well we have a quick and easy solution for you.  All you have to do is follow our easy steps.

  1. Head over iObit to and click ‘Free Download’.  You will then be redirected to their download website.
  2. Click ‘Download Now’.
  3. Wait for program to download.
  4. Open the file and follow the instructions to install.  If asked, When asked “Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer” click yes.
  5. Wait for the program to finish installing.
  6. After you finish installing you will now have you Start Button back in Window 8.  We hope this helps!

Windows 8 Start Button