Operating System

How to find your Windows Product Key.

Checking for a Certificate of Authenticity (CoA)

Before using any software methods to recover an XP/Vista/7 product key make sure to check the bottom and rear of your computer for a Windows Product Key Sticker like the one below. The string of numbers and letters on that sticker is your Windows Product Key and you should be able to reactivate using it.

Using Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder

Navigate to https://www.magicaljellybean.com/downloads/KeyFinderInstaller.exe

Open your Downloads folder and run the installer that was downloaded.

Launch Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder by double-clicking the icon on your desktop.

Your product keys should be displayed in the new window that opened. Now record them somewhere. 

How to tell if there is malware on your PC.

There are a few specific symptoms that are generally associated with a malware infection on even newer versions of Windows. If you have noticed any of the following symptoms on your PC please take advantage of our free malware checking service. Just swing by our location at 5020 SE Division Street and within a few minutes you'll know if you've been infected. Alternatively, give us a call and describe your symptoms to get an idea of what you may be dealing with.

Symptom #1 :: General Slowness

Symptom #2 :: Changes in your Web-Browser

Symptom #3 :: Pop-Ups

Symptom #4 :: New Startup Programs

Symptom #5 :: Crashing

Symptom #6 :: Slow Internet

Symptom #7 :: Disabled Anti-Virus

Symptom #8 :: New Startup Programs