Vote Me As Metro Detroit’s Best Blog

Vote Me As Metro Detroit’s Best Blog

The CBS affiliate in Detroit is hosting a contest to find the best blog in metro Detroit. Computer Tech Tips was chosen to partake in the contest, so I’m asking everyone to take a moment each day and place your vote. There are 77 blogs total among 6 different categories. […]


Don’t Count Administrators In WordPress.com Stats Plugin

Don’t Count Administrators In WordPress.com Stats Plugin

The WordPress.com Stats plugin is great for tracking page-views of your visitors. You can see the top posts and pages, the incoming referral links and search terms, and the outbound links to where your visitors left. As the Administrator, you have two options available for modification. You can choose to: […]


Add Recycle Bin To Start Menu Or Taskbar

Add Recycle Bin To Start Menu Or Taskbar

In a recent support query, I was asked about creating a shortcut for the Recycle Bin in the Start Menu. This client wanted a clean Desktop to show off their wallpaper but didn’t want to lose this important tool. Today’s computer tech tip will do just that and works for […]


Installing Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Free

Installing Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Free

Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware Free is my favorite program to remove “malware” (the umbrella term for viruses, spyware, rootkits, etc.). Running a full system scan with Malwarebytes (for short, also known as MBAM) is my first suggestion whenever I believe malware may be the cause of a computer problem, or when a […]


Hide WordPress Version From Dashboard Footer

Hide WordPress Version From Dashboard Footer

Hiding your WordPress installation version is a good idea. Knowing what version you’re running, a malicious person could take advantage of the vulnerabilities identified within that version and potentially corrupt, delete, or even control your WordPress installation and all your web host files. Why some theme developers decide to advertise […]


WAMPserver Error: Could Not Execute Menu Item

WAMPserver Error: Could Not Execute Menu Item

While working on my development site the other day, I needed to temporarily disable the alias_module of Apache. When it came time to re-enable it again, I ran into this error: Could not execute menu item (internal error) [Exception] Could not perform service action: The service has not been started […]