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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…

Did you know you can set your PC or laptop to lock automatically when you walk away, and unlock for you when you return.  With Dynamic lock it possible to use your smartphone, or smart watch to achieve this.  In Settings, click Accounts and then Sign-in options.  Here you…

If you have a mobile device such as a laptop or tablet, and using maps a lot, you can download and keep maps on your PC to use with the Windows 10 Maps app at any time, even without an Internet connection.  This is easy…

Windows PCs can come with a lot of baggage in the form of older, and legacy features and apps that you might not ever want to use, or that could even pose a security hazard.  Fortunately, Windows 10 makes it easy to remove them.  You…

If you need to regularly access files and documents on your office or home network, you might find it a chore each day to find that network resource in File Explorer.  Did you know though that you can pin the drive within File Explorer though…

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.…