Mike Halsey

Mike Halsey

Sheffield, England

Areas of Expertise:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • PCs
  • PC Support
  • Microsoft Office
  • Windows Phone
  • Internet Security
  • Teaching
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing

Mike Halsey is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for "Windows Expert - Consumer" and the author of many Windows books including "Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out", "Windows 8: Out of the Box", "Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out" and "Beginning Windows 8".

Mike provides technical support on his website, TheLongClimb.com. You can keep up to date with all of Mike's events, articles and get access to exclusive giveaways on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

He has worked for many years in second and third-line IT support, and also works as a teacher of English, maths and ICT, helping those without qualifications and the long-term unemployed gain what is for some, their first ever qualifications. Mike lives in Sheffield (Yorkshire) UK with his rescue border collie, Jed.

Windows 8.1: Out of the Box Windows 8.1: Out of the Box
by Mike Halsey
Second Edition October 2013
Print: $9.99
Ebook: $8.99

Windows 8: Out of the Box Windows 8: Out of the Box
by Mike Halsey
October 2012
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Webcast: Troubleshooting Windows 8 for Beginners
April 04, 2013
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out will show you how even non-technical people can troubleshoot and repair Windows 8.

Webcast: Being Productive with Windows 8
March 07, 2013
In this webcast Mike Halsey, the author of Windows 8: Out of the Box and Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out will show you how you can maximize your productivity with this new OS using some very useful and sometimes even hidden features.

Webcast: Configuring and Optimizing Windows 8
February 07, 2013
In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Windows 8: Out of the Box and Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out will show you how to configure and optimize Windows 8 so you can get the very best from it.

Webcast: Getting Started with Windows 8
January 10, 2013
In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Windows 8: Out of the Box will introduce the new Metro interface in Windows 8, show you how to use it and get the best out of it, and help build your confidence with your new computer.

Webcast: Getting Started with Windows 8
November 01, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Windows 8: Out of the Box will introduce the new Metro interface in Windows 8, show you how to use it and get the best out of it, and help build your confidence with your new computer.

Webcast: Advanced Windows 7 Troubleshooting
October 04, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out and Troubleshoot and Optimize Windows 8 Inside Out will talk about these advanced tools, and how you can use them to save time, money and frustration.

Webcast: Essential Troubleshooting Tips for Windows 7
March 10, 2011
Windows 7 might be the most stable and reliable version of Microsoft's operating system yet, but things still can and do go wrong. In this webcast Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, will show you some of the ways you...

Webcast: Securing Your Files and Data in Windows
August 04, 2011
In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out will talk you though how to keep your files and data safe from even the worst disaster.

Webcast: Securing Windows 7 and Internet Explorer
September 01, 2011
In this webcast, Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out will describe what to look for to keep yourself safe, and how you can configure Windows and Internet Explorer to keep yourself, your family, small business and your ...

Webcast: Troubleshooting Windows Update and Service Pack Problems
October 06, 2011
In this webcast Mike Halsey, MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, will talk you through how to repair common problems and diagnose and repair more complex issues that can bring your computer to a standstill.

Webcast: Troubleshooting Networking Issues in Windows 7
November 03, 2011
In this webcast Mike Halsey MVP, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, will discuss how you can diagnose and repair networking problems on your PC.

Webcast: Setting up and Configuring a new PC
December 13, 2011
In this webcast, Mike Halsey the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out and the forthcoming Windows 8 Step by Step, cuts through the mess of pre-installed bloatware and shows you how to set up your computer system so that it will give you a trouble...

Webcast: Diagnosing and Repairing Difficult Problems in Windows 7
January 12, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out talks you through how to diagnose really stubborn and hidden problems in Windows 7, and explains how you can go about fixing them.

Webcast: Using Virtualization tools in Windows 7
February 02, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out explains how you can use free virtualization tools in any edition of Windows 7 to keep valuable and useful older software working in a safe and secure way.

Webcast: Building a Bomb-Proof Backup Strategy
March 01, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, talks you through how you can build a simple, hands-free backup strategy that is quite literally bombproof.

Webcast: Manually Removing Viruses and Malware from Windows 7
April 05, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, talks you through the process of manually and safely removing viruses and malware from your computer without damaging your files or Windows itself.

Webcast: Building and Upgrading a PC
May 03, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, shows you how to quickly and simply get extra life and performance out of your PC, fix common hardware faults and what to look for to build a fantastic new PC from scratch...

Webcast: Managing Family Safety in Windows 7
June 07, 2012
In this webcast, Mike Halsey, the author of Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, walks you through the process of keeping your children and your family safe online from viruses, criminals and inappropriate content with simple to use free tools.

"By diligently reading Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out, and by putting into practice what you learn from it – it literally contains hundreds of useful tips, insights and techniques – you can become a Windows 7 master yourself."
--Tony Stevenson, Left-Brain Bookstore

"To be honest I wasn't sure that Halsey's book would actually live up to its title when I first picked the book up; however, after a few pages my opinion had totally changed. I found it extremely readable and, more importantly, informative...If you didn't know anything about troubleshooting windows 7 before you read this book, you certainly will by the time you have finished it. If you really want to know how to fine tune your Windows 7 operating system and how to deal with those minor irritations that Windows unexpectedly throws up then Troubleshooting Windows 7 Inside Out is definitely for you; I highly recommend it!"
--John Barnett, Microsoft MVP, Windows User

"Ranging from security issues to hardware issues and much more, Troubleshooting Windows 7 is an excellent guide for those who want to use Windows more effectively."
--James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review: Internet Bookwatch, Volume 20, Number 12