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Customizing the Windows 10 Start Menu
by David Bernstein - May 01, 2017
So you finally got around to upgrading to Windows 10 or got yourself a new computer that had Windows 10 preinstalled. So you boot it up and decide to click on the Start button and all of the sudden things are not how you expected them to be. Items like the familiar All Programs, Control Panel, Devices and Printers, Documents and so on are not there for easy access. Then you start having horrible Windows 8 flashbacks and wonder if you did the right thing by going to Windows 10. Well don't panic too much, the Windows 10 Start menu can be...
Windows 10 Multiple Desktops
by Jim Bernstein - April 01, 2017
With today's super multitasking way of life, it's hard to get by with just one device without feeling like you are missing out on something… like an arm maybe. Many people swap between their desktop, laptop, tablet and smartphone so they can "stay connected" at all times. But when you are at your desk working away sometimes things get too cluttered with all the open programs and documents maxing out the real estate on your taskbar. Many people get around this by having multiple monitors so they can move open...
Windows 10 File History File Recovery
by David Bernstein - March 5, 2017
If you are like many people you do not make it a point to do regular backups of your files or your computer itself. It may be a case of it being something you don't think about doing, don't know how to do or don't really care to do! But when your computer crashes or you delete a file on accident I'll bet you wished you had a backup to resort to rather than that awful feeling of losing something important. Windows 10 has some great improvements over older versions of Windows and they have included more backup and recovery features to keep your computer up and...
You still may be able to get your free Windows 10 upgrade
by David Bernstein - January 10, 2017
Most of us remember the way Microsoft pushed Windows 10 upon us as a free upgrade and how it got to the point for many people that they got upgraded whether they wanted to or not. Now that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer has expired on July 29th some of you may be wishing that you didn't put it off after all, especially if you are running Windows 8! If you still don't want to upgrade its ok because Windows 7 will be supported until 2020 and Windows 8 will be...
Server Virtualization Explained
by Jim Bernstein - April 14, 2017
With technology expanding at an exponential rate it seems like the hardware associated with it keeps getting smaller and smaller because we can now pack more power into smaller packages. And with this comes a decrease in cost at least when it comes to hardware in today's modern datacenters. It wasn't that long ago that you would walk into a server room and see racks of servers where each one had a single purpose or ran its own individual operating system. Nowadays with virtualization technology those same servers can...
Microsoft Being Sued Over Windows 10 Upgrade Damages
by David Bernstein - March 28, 2017
If you don't know already, Microsoft has the tendency to try and force Windows users to upgrade to the "latest and greatest" version of their operating system. Of course this is understandable but when they force it upon you without your permission or try to sneak it onto your computer during an update then that's going a little too far. You might remember the recent issues end users were having with Windows 10 being installed on their computers without them knowing or without them approving the upgrade. If you are a...
Windows Problem Steps Recorder
by Jim Bernstein - February 16, 2017
If you are in the computer field or are unfortunate enough to be your friends and family's go to computer person them I'm sure there have been many times where you have helped them with the same procedure over and over again. But rather than take the time to document the procedure with screenshots and instructions you go back and do it over again time after time. Windows 7 and newer versions come with a nice feature called Problem Steps Recorder that allows you to record a process on any computer and save it as an instruction...
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