About Miguel Leiva-Gomez

Miguel is an eccentric techie who loves to open up any subject to do with computers in the appropriate conversation. With more than a decade of experience, Miguel still doesn't grow tired of computers and their components. Think of a subject, and he'll have the know-how on it, even when you're talking about whether to declare a "char" pointer or "string" in C++. He now runs his own blog called The Tech Guy where he just blurts about computers in his own free time.

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8 Apps You’ll Love When Windows 8 Comes Out

8 Apps You’ll Love When Windows 8 Comes Out

Windows 8 is just around the corner, and many people are still rather wary of the new Metro UI that Microsoft intends to introduce. Today, I’m not going to try to convince you to use Windows 8. In fact, this article will just be about some Metro apps you might find enticing. Let’s have a […]

MTE Explains: How Firewall Works (Windows)

MTE Explains: How Firewall Works (Windows)

While firewalls are not particular to the Windows operating system, many Windows users feel the utter need to use a firewall. However, they don’t know enough about how it works to tell what it’s doing for them. If you’re wondering what makes a firewall tick and how it’s protecting your computer, this article is for […]

Windows 8 vs. RT: What Should You Use?

Windows 8 vs. RT: What Should You Use?

Although Windows RT isn’t available for PC models, we have the luxury of speculating whether you should get a device with either operating system because Windows 8 Professional is going to come pre-installed in one of Microsoft’s Surface tablets. We’ve gotten a few more details on how the two OS versions work. Now, we’re going […]

Microsoft Surface: Is It Worth Your Money?

Microsoft Surface: Is It Worth Your Money?

We’ve already written a review of Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and also thrown in a word on the Release Preview. Microsoft just debuted its “Surface” tablet (not to be confused with the Surface table) and it seems like there are some points I should get across regarding this new device. The material is to be […]

Ask MTE: Backing Up Email Address Book, Disable Password Display and Autologin, Movie Maker Missing dll File And Many More…

Ask MTE: Backing Up Email Address Book, Disable Password Display and Autologin, Movie Maker Missing dll File And Many More…

Welcome to another segment of Ask a Windows Expert, where we gather your questions about Windows and the hardware running it from our inbox and answer them all in our weekly digest. If you feel like applications are too confusing, got a curiosity about something Windows-based, or have problems with the operating system, why not […]

5 Interesting and Useful Applications For Windows 7

5 Interesting and Useful Applications For Windows 7

There are a ton of series on this site with apps you can use for windows. For example, here’s a list of alternative applications you can use in Windows 7. How about applications that let you modify your operating system? We have reported on those too. However, there are also applications that allow you to […]

Things You Should Consider Before Reinstalling Windows

Things You Should Consider Before Reinstalling Windows

Windows is a very complicated system, so there is bound to be a complication waiting to happen that could¬†jeopardize¬†system integrity, forcing you to reinstall the operating system. Most of us have been there, experiencing the inexplicable blue screen of death (BSOD) whenever attempting to boot a computer. This kind of thing might even happen in […]

How to Restore The Start Menu in Windows 8

How to Restore The Start Menu in Windows 8

So far, all I’ve been seeing is a bunch of people complaining about the missing Start button and the Metro UI. While I might like Metro, the Start button has to come back! So far, Microsoft is decided on keeping the Start button out of Windows 8. A lot of mouse and keyboard users were […]

Alternative Freeware Applications That Work in Windows 7

Alternative Freeware Applications That Work in Windows 7

Why buy a piece of software when other developers make similar software for free? We’re living in a world where altruistic developers make software for the sake of progressing technology, and we should learn to support these people who attempt to help us save some cash while using a program that can easily cater to […]

5 Cool Ways to Customize Windows Media Center

5 Cool Ways to Customize Windows Media Center

Windows Media Center is a great source of entertainment for some of Windows’ users, especially those that love to record their TV shows to watch later. Did you know that there are some ways to change the application to enhance your experience? Practically everything in Windows can be modified, and we’re going to talk about […]

Ask MTE: Windows Update Doesn’t Work, PC Crashes While Playing Games And Many More… (Windows, Week 17)

Ask MTE: Windows Update Doesn’t Work, PC Crashes While Playing Games And Many More… (Windows, Week 17)

Welcome back to another segment of “Ask a Windows Expert,” where a resident Windows expert from MTE answers a question about any version of Microsoft’s operating system, no matter how complicated. Are you having any trouble with your computer while running Windows? Click the “Ask Our Experts Now!” button on the right-hand side of any […]