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”
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”
KB4524244 and KB4532693 recent updates and their unintended consequences are still causing concern to some users. It is recommended that these are removed from Windows Update.
Here are some of the problems.Continue reading “Windows 10 Update Problems”
You will have seen many news items about Windows 7 reaching end of life but as techies we should probably be more concerned with Server 2008 and Exchange Server 2010 which were also dragged into the recycle bin this month.Continue reading “Windows 7 & Server 2008”
This can be a problem in some organisation that rely on anti-virus scans of storage devices as it doesn’t come in a file stored on the computer. Instead it is injected directly into memory.Continue reading “Invisible Malware”