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407 Should you upgrade to Windows 11 yet?

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The official release of Windows 11 was about a year ago. Is it time to upgrade your computer to this new version of Windows?

 
Maybe, maybe not.
If your current computer is running Windows 7, you should have upgraded to Windows 10 almost 3 years ago. Windows 7 is not supported, and it’s not safe to use. […] Read more »

404 Windows 10 taskbar any way you like it

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The taskbar is the row that’s usually at the bottom of your Windows 10 computer screen. But it doesn’t have to stay there!

 
This is the taskbar:

 
Sometimes when I’m on a client’s computer, I’ll see that the taskbar is not at the bottom of the screen – it might be on the left or right edge, […] Read more »

What to do about Windows 11

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You probably heard the announcement recently from Microsoft – Windows 11 is coming. Here’s what you need to do.

For quite some time, Microsoft held to their position that Windows 10 would be the last one. They would just keep doing updates to Windows 10, and there wouldn’t be any “new” named versions of Windows.
So much […] Read more »

How to get rid of “News and Interests”

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A recent Windows update probably added a new icon to the lower right corner of your screen. If you don’t want it there, here’s the easy way to get rid of it.

 
Microsoft really loves to put things on your computer screen even though you didn’t request it.
Last week (June 8, 2021, to be exact) was […] Read more »

Are you running the current version of Windows 10?

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There are different versions of Windows 10, and you might not be running the most current one. Here’s how to check.

 
Windows 10 is the most current Windows operating system. If you’re still running Windows 7, you NEED to upgrade to Windows 10 now (you actually needed to do this over a year ago). If you’re […] Read more »

How to make a program start at every bootup

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Is there a particular program that you want to run automatically, every time you turn on your computer? Here’s how to make that happen.

 
What we’re talking about today is usually the OPPOSITE of how we discuss this topic. So many programs want to insert themselves into the “startup” process when they have no business being […] Read more »

How to resize the Windows 10 Start Menu

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Did you know that the Windows 10 Start menu is re-sizable? It’s really easy to do too.

 
Microsoft seems to be obsessed with making the Windows 10 Start Menu be so large that it takes up much of the desktop screen. Of course, it doesn’t help that they fill it by default with a bunch of […] Read more »

How to get out of Windows 10 “S mode”

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If you buy a brand new computer, there’s a chance you might turn it on and find that it’s not just running Windows 10. It might be running Windows 10 in S Mode. Most people don’t want that. Here’s how to get out of S Mode.

 
What exactly IS “S Mode” anyway?
You could think of S […] Read more »

Make sure System Restore is set up properly

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There are a few things about Windows 10 that don’t really make sense. When I set up a new computer, or when I do the upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10, I make sure these things are all configured properly. If you’re running Windows 10, one of the things you should check on is […] Read more »

3 things I do when setting up a new computer

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When you get a new computer, you can’t just turn it on and start using it. Those days are long gone. Now, you have to navigate past Microsoft’s tricks and traps. And it’s important to do it right from the beginning – otherwise you could end up with a lot of frustration and wasted time […] Read more »