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Sometimes Windows Update can cause problems, such as refusing to download or install updates to your Windows PC.  This normally happens because a file or configuration corruption has occurred within the Windows Update system, but the good news is that these problems can be very…

There’s a bug in the new Windows 10 1803 update that can mean you’re constantly plagued with rogue “Drive Full” notifications.  The problem occurs because a UEFI boot partition, which is hidden and used as part of Windows 10’s startup, security, and recovery system, has…

This is where Windows 10’s Flight Mode feature comes in useful.  You can access Flight Mode in two ways.  In the Settings app open Network & Internet and you will see Flight Mode listed in the left panel.  Selecting this presents a simple on/off switch for the Flight…

It can be annoying sometimes, especially if you work on different Windows 10 PCs or other devices such as your smartphone, when you’ve been looking at different websites or documents, and then find you don’t have the addresses any more, or can’t remember what the…

We all have huge volumes of documents, photos, music, video and more besides, and sometimes finding your own files on your own PC can be tedious and time-consuming.  There is a quicker way to achieve this though if you regularly need to search for the…

Sometimes you’ll find that you have corrupt, damaged, or missing files in Windows that are causing bugs, problems, or perhaps even blue screens.  Faced with the possibility of reinstalling the operating system and all your software what can you do?  Well there’s a hidden tool…

We all need secure passwords for the websites and services we use, but they can be so difficult to use and remember. In this video Mike Halsey guides you through the passwords minefield, discusses what’s not and what is secure, and looks at simple and…

Last Updated: December 2018 Gemini PDA I was always a fan of PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) and used to own various Psion PDAs including various models of the Organizer II and Series 3, and the Series 5.  The Gemini has been created by UK startup…

Last Updated: January 2018 Mike is the author of 17 books and 11 video courses on Microsoft Windows.  These vary from beginner guides, such as his Windows 8.1: Out of the Box and Beginning Windows 10 titles, to specialist titles like The Windows 10 Productivity Handbook and The Windows…

Last Updated: July 2018 Mike Halsey was first awarded as a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional) in the Windows category in 2011.  He currently holds dual awards in the “Windows and Devices for IT” (he has been awarded eight times) and “Windows Insider” (he has…