Windows 10 Upgrade Prompt – Let’s Disable it!!!!

This link will allow you to download a program that will make some registry changes to disable, until you are ready.

http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html

Read all information before making any changes.

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Why is my computer slow!

One of the questions I get all the time. Many things can affect the speed of your computer. Some questions come to mind when encountering a slow computer. Gather up some answers to these questions.

1 – What is the age of your computer?
2 – What program are you using that seems to be slow?
3 – Is this program on the Internet?
4 – Is this program running as a local program?

The age of your computer is important, the older your computer the more chance that the hard drive in your computer could be contributing to the slowness. As your computer gets older the hard drive can slow down, and you can see this when you are using programs. Replacement of the drive could improve the speed and give a boost to your computer.

Yes programs can slow your computer down, I see a lot of slowness on a computer created by many of the Antivirus Suite. So this would be an easy thing to fix.

If the program runs on the Internet, your slowness could be either the website for this program or it could be your Internet Service Provider. A couple calls to your Internet Provider, asking what is the Internet Speed you are paying for, and then you can test the speed by going to http://www.speedtest.net

If the program that you are running into slowness with is one that is local like Word, Excel, check first to see if there is an update, you also could be encountering some spyware, a good scan of your computer could be helpful also.

Happy Computing.

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Windows 10 – Forgotten Programs

Windows 10 has proven its worth over Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Runs as fast as these prior versions, and provides some of the new and old menu options you are familiar with.
If you plan to run a DVD movie on Windows 10, you better plan on downloading VLC DVD Player, the powers to be at Microsoft decided that a DVD player as part of the Operating System anymore.
I am still wondering around the inner workings of Windows 10, and will comment on more notes, and things you should know as I move forward.
Happy Computing.

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Looking For A Wireless Printer

If you are considering a wireless printer for your home you need to make sure that you were looking for a wireless printer that has its configuration for networking on the LCD screen and does not require you to use your computer and a USB connection.

Lower end models of printers that do not have that will require the use of USB to set them up and then you have to switched it to Wireless which is a royal pain.

Happy Printing.

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Windows 10 – Should You Install It

Yes Virginia, there will not be a Windows 9. Microsoft has released version 10 of their flagship operating system. Several months ago Microsoft started a marketing campaign promoting the arrival, several users started to see a NEW icon show up on the bottom right of the Windows screen. This was an invitation to RESERVE a copy of Windows 10.

I think someone at Microsoft had finally listened to the user base, since after removing the familiar START screen, it is back on Windows 10. For the users who just finally got familiar with the Windows 8 Icons, don’t fret, Windows 10 still has those icons too. Microsoft has blended some of Windows 7 and Windows 8 together, to make it look similar but different.

As I have to be somewhat familiar with the Windows 10 to help user decide what to do, I installed Windows 10 Professional on an All In One computer with touch screen. The installation of Windows 10 from a fresh install, I was very impressed with the installation, it took less than 30 minutes to finish, I was prompted to setup a Microsoft Account, which I declined at this time and just selected a local account.

The desktop windows 10 screen has a modern background picture, very professional looking. The Start options are all back, with a little different layout, but to me it looks so much more professional.

Another addition to Windows 10 for desktop/laptop is Cortano, your virtual assistant, I have to say Cortano can teach Siri some things. I was able to hold the MIC on and speak a sentence to Cortano and was presented information based upon what I asked. Very impressive.

Would I recommend an upgrade to Windows 10, it really depends on your situation, I upgraded to insure that I know what I am talking about and not relying on someone else.

You should always do a data backup before considering any installations of software.

Richard Woodard

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Ninite Download Utility

The Ninite website is a good reliable way of updating some of the Utility programs you might use, when you go to their website – http://www.ninite.com you are presented with a list of programs that you put a check mark on to download.

After marking all of the programs you would like to install, you then click on DOWNLOAD INSTALLER, it is now important to SAVE AS the option for downloading, and SAVE this download to your desktop. This will insure that you use the same installer each time.

The programs that you checked for download are compiled by Ninite so that you end up with a ONE click install. I like that other thing the installer does, it will not download extra programs as tag a longs. This insures that you are only getting the program you have selected, nothing more.

After you run the NINITE installer for the first time, every time you run it after that only updates what needs to be updated.

This program has worked very well in my update process. I highly recommend this utility.

http://www.ninite.com

regards Richard

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Lenovo X1 – Follow-up After using for more than 9 months.

The Lenovo laptop continues to be an important asset to my day to day workload. It is light to carry around. I am currently running Windows 8.0 on it with Stardock installed to give the original menus back.

Would I buy this laptop again, absolutely it has proven that it is durable, easy to carry around, fast, and very functional.

The screen size is perfect for working on projects, it is not to small and not too big, The battery life if very good on it. I do not like that the battery is built in, there are a few other model Thinkpad models that have better battery life, this one does the job by staying function throughout the day.

The Solid State drive has made the laptop screaming fast, boots up quick, and downloading and installing software is a breeze.

I can’t recommend this laptop enough.

Richard

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