Hello! My name is Kevin. I am here to help with down-to-earth recommendations, tech advice, blog posts, and answers to YOUR questions on my Kevin The Tech Guy podcast!
Technology is my passion. I have been supporting small businesses, home businesses, and residential clients, including seniors, for over 15 years, and now my focus is on this website and podcast.
Making The Complicated Simple
Quick Tip: Getting to Know Windows Update in Windows 11
In this Quick Tip, I will show you around Windows Update in Windows 11. It is often suggested that we go to Windows Update and click “Check For Updates”, but there are a few more options to help get the most out of Windows Update.
Quick Tip: How To Change Notifications Settings in Windows 11
In this Quick Tip, I’ll show you how to access and change the Notification settings in Windows 11. Since every single program and app can apparently send you notifications above the System Tray and Clock, it’s a good idea to go into those settings and disable the ones you don’t want, or simply turn them…
Display Delete Confirmation Message in Windows 11
In this Quick Tip, I’ll show you how to turn on the delete confirmation dialog in Windows 10 and 11. Microsoft does not show a delete confirmation dialog box when you delete a file. It just goes straight to the Recycle Bin. If you’d like to see a confirmation dialog in case you’re worried about…
Quick Tip: How To Turn Off Ads and Tips on Windows 10 Login Screen
In this Quick Tip, I will show you how to remove Microsoft ads and tips from the Windows 10 login screen. These are enabled by default in what Microsoft calls “Windows Spotlight”. Once disabled, you will simply see your image of choice when you login to Windows instead of it being cluttered up by ads and tips.
Quick Tip: Pin Folders to Quick Access in Windows 10
In Windows 10 and 11, you have the option of “pinning” folders under “Quick Access”on the left hand pane in File Explorer. I literally use my pinned folders every single day, and the time it saves me adds up over time!
Sleep and Hibernation Settings Windows 10
In this blog post, I’m going to talk about what it means for your computer to be “going to sleep”, and why it’s different then “hibernation”. I will also talk about whether or not it’s actually beneficial to turn these settings on, even though Microsoft turned them on by default.
What To Expect With A System Cleanup On Your Mac
As noted on the Remote Support (coming soon) page, here are more details about what is involved when I do an Initial System Cleanup remotely. This process takes roughly one and a half to two hours. We will spend the first 15 minutes discussing a few things, then you can go about your day, evening, or overnight, and I’ll email you when I’m done.
Welcome to Kevin The Tech Guy!
Hello! My name is Kevin! I’m thrilled you decided to check out my new home business and website! Thank you! You can read a bit about me on the About page (coming soon). Suffice it to say, I LOVE helping people better understand and use their technology! I’ve been doing this for over 15 years!…
Kevin’s Picks: PatchMyPC
WIth our computers now constantly connected to the internet, any vulnerability in any program could potentially be used as a way to access our computers, though most of the time it’s unlikely and targeted. That said, keeping programs up to date better ensures our computers remain reliable and secure.
My go-to is PatchMyPC, an all-in-one installer for hundreds of the most commonly used programs.
Kevin’s Picks: Revo Uninstaller
When removing unwanted programs in Windows 10 or 11, it’s a fairly straightforward process, but Windows isn’t very thorough in the way it does this and often leaves a lot of files behind that clutter up your computer, potentially taking up significant storage space over time. Instead, I recommend using Revo Uninstaller. The FREE version will do what you need.
Kevin’s Picks: PureText
Due to the nature of my work, I spend a lot of time in front of my computers, and do a LOT of time copying and pasting. For the longest time, I have first pasted into Notepad to strip out the formatting of the source, then copy and paste that into the program I want the text in. This is time consuming and tedious. Someone on a podcast recently suggested using PureText instead, and I love it!