Category: windows 10

WINDOWS 10 ANNIVERSARY EDITION

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Windows 10 Anniversary edition (version 1607) build 14393 was released on August 2, 2015 .This article deals primarily with the changes Microsoft has made to Windows 10. The primary user features are largely completed. The first change is the removal of a registry key that allowed users to stop advertisements for things like Office upgrades …

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LIVE MAIL 2012

Microsoft has stabbed Live Mail 2012  users in the back. Live Mail 2012 comes as part of the Live Essentials 2012 package for Windows 7 users. Microsoft dumped Live Mail in favor of using other solutions. Part of the problem is that Microsoft has put all of its resources into the Outlook project at the …

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WINDOWS 10 & THE HP STREAM 7

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Microsoft put Windows 10 on Windows update and started rolling it out for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. Machines line our HP Stream 7 however have only got 32GB of storage and there are even some machines with only 16GB. Windows 10 made a mess of the HP Stream 7 so we ended up …

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WINDOWS HELLO

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Windows Hello is a new biometric framework designed to make it easier to use a PC. By using facial recognition or a fingerprint, Windows can bypass the need for passwords and PIN codes. We have a Lenovo X220 which has been upgraded to Windows 10. The machine has an integrated fingerprint reader and a camera. …

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BITLOCKER ONEDRIVE BUG

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Bitlocker in Windows 10 claims to be saving recovery keys on OneDrive. It does not do that.  We had a BIOS fault and had to reset the BIOS. The triggered a bitlocker request. We had the presence of mind to save the key to Google Drive and iCloud just in case. iCloud is accessible from …

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FIX WINDOWS WAKING LAPTOP UNEXPECTEDLY

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For some reason we have experienced a problem with laptop machines waking up when the screen is closed. This can be a problem for machines that are being transported as they can suffer damage to the hard disk. POWER OPTIONS Open the  Power Options *In the current power plan, click the entry Change plan settings, then click on Change advanced …

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WINDOWS 10 DISK DEFRAGMENTER

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Microsoft upgraded the disk defragmenter with Windows 10 as compared to Windows 8. The changes include better recognition of solid state drives as well as a better tuned engine to handle machines in use better. Running the defragmenter in the background may show 10 or even 20 passes. This is due largely to writes to …

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BLUETOOTH PROBLEMS WITH WINDOWS 10

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Many laptop users have machines that support Bluetooth for devices. We have several laptop and tablet machines and most have Bluetooth support. When Windows 10 was delivered to Windows 7 machines with working Bluetooth, users quickly discovered that it stopped working. We did a clean install on several machines and discovered that the Bluetooth hardware …

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GAMES INCOMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS 10

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This list originally was compiled for Windows 7, however Windows Vista, 7 all are based on the same code base (Longhorn) and the issues presented are consistent for all versions. We have another list of games with known issues from Windows 8. We have many old games. Unfortunately some games are not compatible with Windows …

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WINDOWS 10 AND DUAL NVIDIA VIDEO CARDS

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Generally dual video cards are envisioned by most consumers as 2 identical cards for NVIDIA SLI or AMD CFX. Windows 10 and DX12 however have changed the way video cards can be used. For older games a high end card can handle games through DX11 easily at 1920×1080. Dual cards are only needed with 3820×2160 …

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