This refers to a means of launching the Microsoft Support Diagnostics Tool (MSDT) which can be via a URI from a malicious source avoiding normal security checks including browser protected mode.Continue reading “CVE-2022-30190 Exploit”
A quote from Top Gun maybe, but many broadband providers are offering superfast connections these days. So why are we not noticing it? Well the speed you get at the device depends on more than the Megabits that your provider allows you. One thing that you may have some control over is your device Network Interface.Continue reading “The Need for Speed”
A nice addition in the lasted update is the News & Interests button at the righthand side of taskbar. Here it is showing the weather on the button.
Unfortunatly, because it pops up when the pointer moves over it it can be a bit distracting. It can also cause a problem on some computer configurations.Continue reading “News & Interests in Win 10”
You may have heard about the forthcoming Windows 11 release and you may have tried it out using the Windows Insider program. However, you may get questions from users who want to know if their computer will cope with it. Here I show a little known way to check if TPM is enabled already. I have a blog on installing Win 11 preview here:Continue reading “Windows 11 & TPM”
I’m sure most techies get asked this question from time to time. Well, the simple answer is YES YOU CAN, BUT….. Both of these Operating Systems were considered a big step forward at the time and were loved by users. Also, as techies, we may be asked to support them. However, care must be taken to avoid problems. Be careful, and if you can’t, buy a PC that can run the latest OS of your choice or stay off the Net. Do your online banking and shopping on your ‘phone or a secure PC.Continue reading “Can I still use Windows 7 / XP?”
There are a few scam downloads for Windows 11 installation media, so best avoided. However, techies will want to install the new OS to test it and the best way to do this, the only way currently according to Microsoft, is to install Windows 10 and then join the Windows Insider Program.
I have tried using a Virtual PC and it isn’t very useful, so I got another SSD for my main PC, installed Win 10 on it and joined the program.Continue reading “Windows 11 Install”
The long awaited, or long dreaded, update for Windows is being advertised and once more moves itself further towards OSX.Continue reading “WINDOWS 11”
Meet Now is a new icon that you may see in your taskbar if / when you install the Windows 10 20H2 update. Don’t worry, it is suppose to be there.
This little icon is a new Skype feature that Microsoft hopes will take on Zoom for meetings.Continue reading “Meet Now and other tweaks in Win 10 20H2”
I was amazed to find out that not everyone knows about using shift click on items on the Windows taskbar. This has been around since Windows 7 and I find it most useful.
It works on the vast majority of Windows Applications.Continue reading “Shift Click on TaskBar”
With the rumours all over the web about the possibility that Windows could be moving to the Linux Kernel sometime in the future, it may be time to learn a bit about it.
Why would they do that? I imagine you saying. Well, Microsoft are pushing cloud-based subscription solutions in all areas. The Windows 10 Cloud is Microsoft’s answer to Chrome OS and similar platforms. Windows 10 updates seem to be ever more problematic almost as if they stopped working too hard on it.Continue reading “Get started with Linux”