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Every dog has his day and we’re now rapidly approaching end of life for the venerable desktop operating system, Windows 7.  This means that after January 14th 2020 there will be no further security or stability patches released for the operating system. Operating systems are…

Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing problems with PCs proficiently is key to maintaining productivity in today’s connected world. Here we’ll build your skills as a proficient troubleshooter for Windows 10 systems. In this course, Windows 10 Troubleshooting, Part 2, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot, diagnose and…

Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing problems with PCs effectively is key to maintaining productivity in today’s connected world. Here we’ll get you started as a proficient troubleshooter for Windows 10 systems. In this course, Windows 10 Troubleshooting, Part 1, you’ll learn how to troubleshoot, diagnose and…

If like me you have to shuffle a lot of files back and forth to the cloud, then you might find that the cloud service apps such as Microsoft’s OneDrive, and Dropbox, can consume quite a lot of bandwidth.  This can become a real problem…

If you use virtual machines in Hyper-V in Windows, then you may occasionally need to make a change that might need to be safely undone, perhaps because you’re testing something.  Hyper-V comes with a feature called Checkpoints that allows you do do this at any time.…

If something goes wrong with your PC and you find that Windows no longer starts to the desktop, you can reinstall the operating system from the Recovery Console.  If Windows fails to start three times then it will start its recovery process automatically, but if…

If something goes wrong with your PC and it’s unable to boot to the desktop, you need to be able to recover it to a working state.  Much of the time you’ll be presented with the Recovery Console if the PC fails to start three…

Windows 10 comes with a really useful feature that allows you to snap apps and programs to different sides, or corners of your screen, and you can read how to dot his HERE.  There’s a new tool though released through Microsoft PowerToys that expands and…

If you use OneDrive on your PCs to store and sync your files, either on its own or through a service such as Office 365 or Microsoft 365, then did you know that you can continue working on the documents you need, wherever you are,…