Easiest thing is just stick around with any website which provides help in fixing up computers. Read the problems and wait for the other members to answer. If you know the answer then spit it. In the begining you might not able to answer a single querry but after sometime(probably 1 month) you will start realizing that you have learned quite a bit. After 6months, you will feel that you know nearly all the solutions to the general problems. For eg. HDD is not recognised by the computer but I can see it in the BIOS or When I try to run this(any) software, I get this(bla bla) error. There is even lots of information available on this website as well. If you go to each section for eg. Linux section, you will see some sticky threads at the top. Which will provide you good knowledge about it. I am sticking to this website because I like the community here. About Hacking, In todays world, its good to know more about security than Hacking. As you said, you will own a business which will be based around computers. Hacking will not help you securing your business. It is also recognised as a bad thing and you may end up screwing urself with big fines. Things which are good to learn. If you have some spare time and you want to save some bucks while opening your business, then start learning Linux. Free OS, doesnt require Anti Viruses. Most of the softwares are open source for it. Even you can set it up as a server. If you plan the same thing with the Microsoft, that will cost you Heaps. 1 WinXPP costs $250 NZD, Office XP around $450, Anti Viruses subscriptions, You might have a plan to buy a SMB 2003 server will cost you around 1000$. Dont know how many offices CD and Windows CD you will buy. There is no problem in going with offtopic as you can see my previous post, which is completely offtopic. Just use [ot]write your stuff here[/*ot] codes while writing offtopic subject. The easiest way to find out the information is by searching. My 60% of the replies are always based on searching. It was around 85% in the begining but now I have learned quite a bit, so less searching is required. Main thing to cosider while searching is just to look at the subject. If you are searching for "an error in windows" its always good to search in Microsoft website. If there is a problem with particular Hardware then search on the OEM website. If you dont get your answers then use google then yahoo. After that I give up but if you think that you can still find out the answer then continue it on other search engines. I can understand when someone opens the computer first time. But I am telling you, if you get in contact with these type of websites then you will get lot of confidence while opening them because you will have all the knowledge and image of the product in your mind. After opeining it 2-3 times, you will be a computer geek :beer: I hope it will help you~!