Following the recent Windows 10 “April 2018 ” update a number of people have had an issue with their keyboards suddenly typing alternative characters. This is mostly seen when someone tries to type an email address and types a ” instead of a @ symbol.

The reason for this is that during the update you would have been given the option to select a keyboard type, and the default is a US one, so if you missed this you will have ended up with this issue.

We’ve had several questions from customers about the recent “ransomware” attack which hit many individuals, organisations and businesses including the NHS.  Hopefully, you were not affected by it. However, it highlights the need to keep up to date with standard security updates to your system.  In fact, Microsoft did issue an update to

Windows 10: “Creators” Update

Next month (April) Microsoft is due to launch a major upgrade to Windows 10 which they have called the “Creators Update”.  Don’t worry, this is not just for artists or creative types but for everyone. What’s in a name??

Windows 10: Update

The free upgrade period for Windows 10 has now ended. If you did not upgrade then you still can, providing that your PC is compatible, but you will need to purchase a license from Microsoft.  If you are on Windows 7 then you should be aware that it will still be supported with updates until 2020 (and WIndows 8 likely a couple of years after that), so there is no need to panic!