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”
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”
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”
The recent news regarding Microsoft’s decision not to update some Intel Atom processors with the latest version of Windows 10 Creators Edition has caused some confusion amongst techies and users alike. Should we worry?
Well, I have three systems running the Atom processor and Win 10 so I though I had better find out.
The Creators Edition update is rolling out slowly which is no bad thing as it needs a download of around 3GB. But if you can’t wait here is what to do.