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February 6, 2018  8:28 PM

Timely Firmware Update Rescues Surface Pro 3

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I usually post my blogs on Mon-Wed-Fri. This week is a little different. Instead of blogging, writing and working as usual, I've been trying to get my Surface Pro 3 up and running. It seems it was belatedly bit by the firmware update for Spectre that MS released on January 5. Starting over the...

February 2, 2018  12:56 PM

Windows 10 Count Finally Exceeds Windows 7

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How about that? According to Statcounter, the global population of Internet users now supports more Window 10 than 7 users. This is a major inflection point in the curve of adoption and use...


June 12, 2017  11:00 AM

DMT Helps Manage Multiple Monitors

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The acronym DMT stands for Dual Monitor Tools. But this freeware Windows package handily manages PCs with two or more monitors installed. It's the brainchild of developer Gerald Evans, and available for free from Sourceforge. Once its...


June 2, 2017  10:16 AM

Tip: Access HTML Files Using Edge

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I hang out on TenForums.com, to keep up with Windows news, technical developments, and troubleshooting tips and techniques. I also do what I can to give back to the community by responding to posts and questions there. This morning, something popped up that I hadn't faced before. A user asked "How...


May 12, 2017  10:18 AM

Clean Up Old Wireless Profiles in Windows 10

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I have five mobile PCs at my disposal. At various times, I've taken all of them on the road with me. Earlier this week, I took at look at the various wireless profiles defined on each of those machines. I found no less than 18 entries on any given machine. My trusty Lenovo T520 -- the machine I...


May 10, 2017  3:56 PM

Intel AMT Exploit Needs Attention

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On Monday, a piece in ZDNet attracted my attention and interest. Shortly thereafter, it also generated some local alarms on four of my systems. The title of that piece says it all "


May 5, 2017  11:27 AM

Fix CCleaner Install Hang

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In rebuilding my Windows 10 Insider test desktop, I've been re-installing my usual toolbox of Windows apps and applications. Chief among the latter is Piriform's CCleaner, a long-time go-to for cleaning up file clutter on Windows PCs. This...


April 28, 2017  11:53 AM

Balky Mobo Caused Insider Boot Woes

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I just got finished rebuilding my test desktop Windows Insider PC. This system was set up for dual boot, actually. It could boot either Current Branch (1703/Build 15063) or Insider Preview (Enterprise Build 16179). I'd been having terrible boot issues lately trying to manage both boots. That's...


April 21, 2017  12:09 PM

ThinkPads Going Strong 5 Years Later

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After installing the latest Windows 10 upgrade to Version 1703, my two ThinkPad notebooks remain surprisingly robust and capable. I purchased them in February 2012 to work on a book for Windows 8. Both models have many things in common. These include: a Sandy Bridge dual core i7 CPU (2640M), 16 GB...


April 19, 2017  1:50 PM

Grabbing Win10 1703 ISO Files

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Now that the Creators Update is officially out and available, many people are looking for sources of download files for the new OS. When it comes to grabbing Win10 1703 ISO files, there are many ways to scratch that itch. I will name several in this blog post, but others will no doubt think of...


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