Friday, December 14, 2012

Windows 8 Solution for the Missing Start Button

Windows 8 came out less than two months ago, so we haven’t seen too many systems with Windows 8 installed on them come in for service. Those who have come in with Windows 8 installed on their PCs are giving it mixed reviews. Some love it, and some hate it. Either way, everyone agrees that the system is missing something that they’re used to from passed Windows releases. The biggest complaint we hear from people is that they miss the start button. Thankfully, there’s an easy fix for this. We stumbled across this add- on while looking through another service that we use all the time, The add-on is called Classic Shell. It gives you a very nice looking start button, which functions just as you would imagine. You get a search bar, links to all your programs and options for shutting your system down. Another nice thing this add-on does is it switches the default page that shows up after logging into Windows. Instead of seeing the default Windows 8 start screen, you get to go straight to your desktop.
Not having the start button isn’t really a big deal. If you’re working on different PCs all the time it’s a good idea to get used to all of the defaults within Windows 8. For customizing your own machine or if you get a request for it, though, it’s nice to know that there’s a solution offered.
Classic Shell can be downloaded from

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ann Arbor Computer Services

For more than seven years, we have been providing our customers with the reliable PC and Mac desktop and laptop repair and maintenance. We provide the owner-operated tech servies that a big box store can't offer. All of our work is done in-house by our trained professional staff.

Our local Michigan computer store is conveniently located at the corner of Ellsworth and Carpenter Road in Washtenaw County. We have been serving Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Milan and Canton. Visit our local Michigan store for best pricing on new and refurbished computers, laptops, computer parts, accessories, laptop parts, cables, cases, hard drives, memory, multimedia products, power supplies, processors, software, video cards and much more ... 
Simply put, we've built our reputation for superior service, quality and reliability helping clients throughout the area for maore than seven years. As your on-demand computer repair resource, we:

  • Guarantee prompt hardware / software fix you can rely on
  • Let you submit online repair request
  • Let you check online the status of computer repair work being performed
  • Provide the largest parts inventory in the area
  • Provide remote desktop support