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Running Windows XP, Vista, 8.0? Read this NOW.

Posted on May 17, 2017. Filed under: Malware, Security, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , , , |

Gizmo’s Freeware has a post: You’re probably aware that there’s a massive ransomware epidemic spreading right now. It’s already affected companies and computers in more than 150 countries, and causing untold misery for hundreds of thousands of people whose computers have been rendered unusable.

Source: Running Windows XP, Vista, 8.0? Read this NOW. | Gizmo’s Freeware

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Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol

Posted on May 17, 2017. Filed under: Malware, Security, windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Tags: , , , , |

ZDNet has a post: For years, Microsoft has been recommending that you disable the vulnerable SMBv1 protocol. The recent WannaCry ransomware outbreak underscores the need to take this important step. Here’s how.

Source: Windows 10 tip: Stop using the horribly insecure SMBv1 protocol | ZDNet

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How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10

Posted on April 7, 2017. Filed under: backups, imaging, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: The built-in backup utilities in Windows are pretty solid. Let’s take a look at how to create a full backup image of your PC without the need for a third party utility.

Source: How to Create a System Image Backup in Windows 7, 8, or 10

This is a good idea to do BEFORE the coming Windows 10 update!

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How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

Posted on November 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Linux, Windows 10, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Modern PCs ship with a feature called “Secure Boot” enabled. This is a platform feature in UEFI, which replaces the traditional PC BIOS. If a PC manufacturer wants to place a “Windows 10” or “Windows 8” logo sticker to their PC, Microsoft requires they enable Secure Boot and follow some guidelines.

Source: How Secure Boot Works on Windows 8 and 10, and What It Means for Linux

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Add ‘Copy To’ & ‘Move To’ to Windows Right-Click Menu

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

Daves Computer Tips suggests: Here’s simple way to add “Copy to” and “Move to” options back into the Windows right-click context menu. Applies to Vista, Windows 7, 8.1, and 10…

Source: Add ‘Copy To’ & ‘Move To’ to Windows Right-Click Menu | Daves Computer Tips

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How to Set Up a Shared Network Printer in Windows 7, 8, or 10

Posted on September 3, 2016. Filed under: Everything, printing, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , , |

HowToGeek has a post: Over the years, Windows has gotten much better about how it handles networked printers. But if you want to share a printer over the network, you may still need to do a little legwork to get it all up and running. Here’s how it all works.

Source: How to Set Up a Shared Network Printer in Windows 7, 8, or 10

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How to Fix: Increase Thumbnail and Icon Size in Windows 7, 8, 10

Posted on June 27, 2016. Filed under: Everything, Techniques, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

Infopackets advises on How to Fix: Increase Thumbnail and Icon Size in Windows 7, 8, 10

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How to decide: Should you upgrade to Windows 10?

Posted on July 20, 2015. Filed under: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , |

ZDNet author David Gewirtz tells How to decide: Should you upgrade to Windows 10?.

He’s pretty solid on upgrading to 10 as soon as you can, if your system can handle it, if you’re on 8 or 8.1.  However, he will stay on 7 if he has that.

Your mileage may differ.  Read and think on it.

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8GadgetPack – Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10

Posted on July 15, 2015. Filed under: Freeware/Shareware, Windows 10, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , |

8GadgetPack – Gadgets for Windows 8 / 8.1 / 10 are free gadgets for those of us who like them on Windows 7.

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How to Fix a PC that’s Running Slow

Posted on June 29, 2015. Filed under: Microsoft Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells How to Fix a PC that’s Running Slow.

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You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome

Posted on June 4, 2015. Filed under: Android, windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , , , |

TheVerge has a post about how You can now run Android apps on a Mac or PC with Google Chrome.

You simply need to download the ARC Welder app and obtain APKs from Google’s Play Store. There are some limitations: only one app can be loaded at a time, and you have to select landscape or portrait layout and whether you want the app to run in phone- or tablet-style. However, you can load multiple apps by selecting the download ZIP option in Arc Welder and extracting it and then enabling extension developer mode to load the folder of the extracted APK. “

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4 Ways to Run Android on Your PC

Posted on June 4, 2015. Filed under: Android, windows, Windows 7, Windows 8 | Tags: , |

4 Ways to Run Android on Your PC and Make Your Own “Dual OS” System.

Some are for dual boot (pick one or the other to use) or you could run it in a Virtual Machine such as VirtualBox.

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New ways to get free Windows-installation media

Posted on March 18, 2015. Filed under: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista | Tags: , , , , , , |

Windows Secrets offers a post on New ways to get free Windows-installation media.

“Sooner or later, you’ll need to repair, refresh, or reinstall Windows — a task that will require your original Windows installation/setup files.

But most new PCs no longer come with classic Windows setup discs; the vital recovery files are typically stored on the hard drive — where they are vulnerable to loss or damage.
But in late 2013, Microsoft shut down its TechNet subscription service (ZDNet article); then, last month, it pulled its ISOs from Digital River.

So, what’s a Windows user to do? This article will show you where and how to obtain full, legitimate setup files for Vista, Win7, and Win8.

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Create installation media for Windows 8.1

Posted on November 9, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , , |

Microsoft has instructions on how to Create installation media for Windows 8.1 in case you don’t have the original disc, or it is damaged.

You will need your Product Key number for this, however — it is NOT a free Windows installation as you still have to prove you paid for it.

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Windows 8: Add All Administrative Tools to the Start Screen

Posted on September 2, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells how: Windows 8: Add All Administrative Tools to the Start Screen.

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Easily Add a System-Wide Navigation Menu in Windows 8

Posted on August 29, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips tells how to Easily Add a System-Wide Navigation Menu in Windows 8.

For those of us who find tiles are not enough.

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Six clicks: Weird tricks that will actually make you happier with Windows 8.1

Posted on April 21, 2014. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , |

ZDNet has Six clicks: Weird tricks that will actually make you happier with Windows 8.1.

Windows 8 too different?  8.1 is described as better, and these tricks may improve on that.

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Windows 8: Change/Customize Desktop Icon Spacing

Posted on March 11, 2013. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , |

Dave’s Computer Tips discusses how to Change/Customize Windows 8 Desktop Icon Spacing.

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How To: Shutdown & Restart Windows 8 with just one click » Daves Computer Tips

Posted on December 17, 2012. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , , |

For the Windows 8 users: How To: Shutdown & Restart Windows 8 with just one click from Daves Computer Tips.

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You don’t really need a Start Menu in Windows 8

Posted on December 3, 2012. Filed under: Windows 8 | Tags: , , |

TechRepublic has advice on how You don’t really need a Start Menu in Windows 8.

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