World Backup Day

Did you know that World Backup day is fast approaching?  It is on Thurday 31st March. Don’t be an April Fool.  ensure your files are all backed up! WHAT IS A BACKUP? A data back up is a second copy…

How To Quickly View Open Programs

A quick way to view open programs and change to another program view the keyboard.  If you press Alt + Tab Together you a window will open and if you keep pressing them it will change when you get to…

The Best Upgrade You Can Do!

We don’t say this lightly, but if you have a computer or laptop which is running slowly or a few years old you might think you have to replace it. You don’t! There is a better option. All you need…

Computer Backup

Stop for a moment and think what you have got saved on your computer or laptop. Precious photos, work documents, files full of important information; the list goes on. Now think how you would feel if your hard drive was…

Windows 10 FAQ & Tips

I’m sure you have all heard by now, that Windows 10 is due out very soon. Read on for Microsoft’s own Windows 10 FAQ’s and Tips. What are the basic facts of the Windows 10 upgrade? Microsoft is making Windows…

Why You Should Not Move Your Laptop

Laptops. They’re designed to be portable. But, did you know that by moving your laptop around while it is turned on can be bad news for your device? In the main, it’s definitely a bad idea to carry your laptop…

Why Backing up Your Data is Vital

Given how much data the average person has on their computer nowadays, it’s very surprising how few people will actually back it up. Computers are very complex devices and just like anything else, they’re prone to developing faults as they…

How Can I Spot A Fake E mail?

How Can I Spot A Fake E mail? Do you know how to spot a phony request in an e mail? You may  receive an e-mail, for example, from the NY Times to do a survey.  How can you be…

Windows 8.1

The next version of Windows is here! With Windows 8.1 due to be release today. With a number of changes made. One of the biggest is the Start button is back! But it returns you to the start screen. Menu…

Checking Your Internet Speed

There are many reasons why you may wish to check your internet speed, whether to see how quick your internet connection is, or discover if your ISP is supplying you with the correct speed, or to carry out tests to…

Signs Your Computer Might Have a Virus

Once over it was easy to tell that your computer you had a virus you would get random popups, and screens telling you that your computer is infected and you need to pay ££££££ to remove the problem, but lately…

Email from FedEx regarding Delivery Problem

For a number of years there has being a fake FedEx being emailed which has an attachment which is normally a virus, as an exe file (or program file) which when downloaded can cause harm to your computer. This is…

Warning about Scam Technical Support

While the ‘Microsoft Tech Support’ scam has being going a while, there is a new variant of the scam. The new version works on when you are looking for the support number of your ISP (Internet Service Provider) or email…

Backup, Backup and Backup your Documents!

Tips for Backing Up Your Documents If you’re looking at backing up your documents to protect against loss, we’d recommend backing up to an external USB drive, as well as to DVD. You can use CD’s, but DVD’s will hold…

Packing your Holiday Bags?

With the holiday season fast approaching, why not send your computer on holiday to Cumbria Computer Repairs whilst you go on your holidays. We can then check your computer while you are away, carry out full diagnosis on your computer…

Adobe Flash Player Virus Warning

Spotted this on a computer we were repairing, It’s an update trying to get to you install Flash Player, but this one is actually trying to get you to download a virus to your computer. You can spot is it…

Patch Tuesday

What is patch Tuesday? Patch Tuesday is the day when Microsoft releases security updates for your computer that can help fix flaws and other vulnerabilities. Patch Tuesday is normally on the second Tuesday of each month, and normally released around…

Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts

Below is a a few keyboard shortcuts to help you work faster and more efficiently on Windows 8. You can also download it as a PDF if you wish by clicking here. Windows Key + C Displays Charms menu. Windows…