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How We Enable Delete Confirmation Dialog Boxes in Windows 8 and 10 at our Westminster, MD Computer Repair Shop

Working for a computer repair shop in Westminster, MD, we see many computers that have either Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. This is especially the case as Windows 7 computers being to be phased out. Whenever one of our of computer repair technicians starts to work on a computer that has one of these newer versions of Windows, we quickly get reminded of an unfavorable default settings. We have just ran a file that we needed to use just once and it is now time to delete it. We click delete and it's off to the recycle bin, no confirmation prompt at all. We feel that this lack of a confirmation window to delete a file is very error prone. Users can accidentally delete a file without realizing it, then have it sit...

Proactive vs Reactive IT Support

This blog post was written by Kwabena Osei. He is a student from McDaniel College in the Writing for Main Street class gaining experience with local small businesses. “And what physicians say about disease is applicable here: that at the beginning a disease is easy to cure but difficult to diagnose; but as time passes, not having been treated or recognized at the outset, it becomes easy to diagnose but difficult to cure.”-Niccolo Machiavelli Would you drink a bottle of poison then drink the antidote or would you avoid drinking the bottle of poison all together? Remember Murphy’s Law, anything that can go wrong will go wrong. As humans we are brilliant creatures but we often make mistakes and things rarely go our way. This is why we have to be proactive and prepare for the worst....