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Why Windows hack is being blamed on Russia-linked group

November 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Terry Myerson said Strontium was exploiting the bug to infect PCs in order to get access to potentially sensitive data. Strontium is also known as APT28 and Fancy Bear, and has previously been blamed for attacking a French TV network and the US Democratic Party. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37847070

Microsoft attacks Google’s Windows hack alert

November 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Google published details of the yet-to-be-fixed bug on Monday after giving Microsoft a week to react. Google said the issue was “particularly serious because we know it is being actively exploited”. Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37833146

How to Make Windows Automatically Create a System Restore Point at Startup

November 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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By default, System Restore automatically creates a restore point once per week and also before major events like an app or driver installation. If you want even more protection, you can force Windows to create a restore point automatically every time you start your PC. Read more: http://www.howtogeek.com/278388/how-to-make-windows-automatically-create-a-system-restore-point-at-startup/

How to Choose Which Files Windows Search Indexes on Your PC

October 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Windows Search feature provides fast file searches by building an index. This index is used by the Start menu, the search box in File Explorer and Windows Explorer, and even the Cortana assistant on Windows 10. Where to Find Windows’ Indexing Options The Windows Search indexer is controlled from the Indexing Options dialog, which is buried on the […]

Windows Server 2016 Debuts at Microsoft Ignite Conference

September 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Microsoft kicked off its Ignite 2016 conference in Atlanta on Sept. 26, and much like last year’s event, enabling businesses to make digital transformations was a major theme. As promised earlier this summer, Microsoft announced the official launch of Windows Server 2016, with general availability to occur in October. Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of […]

How to Use System Restore in Windows 7, 8, and 10

September 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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System Restore is a Windows feature that can help fix certain types of crashes and other computer problems. Here’s how it works, how to set it up, and how to use it when things go awry. We’re going to be using Windows 10 in this article, but System Restore has been around a long time–and […]

How to Watch Apple’s Live Stream Events on Windows, Android, and Linux

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Apple claims their live streams are only available in Safari on macOS and iOS. But you don’t have to miss the new iPhone launch if you’re using a Windows PC or Android device. Apple doesn’t make it obvious how to do this, but you can watch its live events on any operating system. To watch on Apple […]

How to Cast Your Windows or Android Display to a Windows 10 PC

September 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10’s Anniversary Update brings an interesting new feature: Any PC can now function as a wireless receiver for Miracast, allowing you to view the display from another Windows PC, an Android smartphone or tablet, or a Windows phone. How to Turn Your PC Into a Miracast Receiver To turn your PC into a Miracast receiver, just […]

How to Shut Down a Windows PC Without Installing Updates

August 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You’re working on your laptop and you realise that it’s time to go. So, you shut down your laptop, but Windows insists on updating. Ten minutes later, you’re still waiting for Windows to update and you’re going to be late. There is a way around this: a way to can shut down immediately even when […]

How to Turn Your Windows PC Into a Wi-Fi Hotspot

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows can turn your PC into a wireless hotspot, allowing it to share its wired or wireless Internet connection with other wireless devices. But how you set it up that depends on what version of Windows you’re running. Here’s how it all works. Share a Wired or Wireless Internet Connection in Windows 10 If you’re […]

Windows 10 Anniversary review: It took Microsoft 30 years, but the new Start menu, Edge browser, apps and Cortana make Windows 10 the best Windows yet

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cortana will get new capabilities and seem smarter. If you have a Surface tablet with a Surface Pen, you’ll be able to do a whole lot more with it. As well as scribbling reminders in the sticky notes app, you’ll be able to draw more easily thanks to a virtual ruler that’s much like the […]

You have until Friday to upgrade to Windows 10 for free!

July 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’re rocking Windows 7/8.1, you only have a few days left to make your decision Windows 10 has been a free upgrade for Windows 7/8.1 users for the past year, but the deadline for that freebie is about to expire towards the end of this week. So if you’ve been on the fence, and […]

How to Enable a Pre-Boot BitLocker PIN on Windows

July 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you encrypt your Windows system drive with BitLocker, you can add a PIN for additional security. You’ll need to enter the PIN each time you turn on your PC, before Windows will even start. This is separate from a login PIN, which you enter after Windows boots up. A pre-boot PIN prevents the encryption key from […]

How to Write a Batch Script on Windows

July 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Do you know how to use the Command Prompt? If you do, you can write a batch file. In its simplest form, a batch file (or batch script) is a list of several commands that are executed when you double-click the file. Batch files go all the way back to DOS, but still work on modern versions […]

How to Run Windows Programs on a Mac With Wine

July 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Wine is an open source program for running Windows software on non-Windows operating systems. While it’s most often used on Linux, Wine can run Windows software directly on a Mac, too–without requiring a Windows license or needing Windows running in the background. This isn’t necessarily the best option if you want to run Windows software on […]

How to Create a Master Installation Flash Drive with Multiple Versions of Windows

July 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You’ve got your collection of Windows ISOs and maybe you’ve burned installation DVDs or flash drives for them. But why not make yourself a master installation drive that you can use to install any version of Windows? Setting up a bootable USB Drive that includes multiple ISOs is actually pretty easy, We’re going to do it […]

Where to Download Windows 10, 8.1, and 7 ISOs Legally

July 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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You can reinstall Windows from scratch using the product key that came with your PC, but you’ll have to find installation media yourself. Microsoft offers free ISO files for downloading; you just have to know where to look. There area  few ways to do this, but they’re all on the straight and narrow–you won’t have […]

Why Is Windows Hibernating Instead of Fully Shutting Down?

July 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows’ hibernation setting can be a very useful “feature” when you need to quickly start your computer, but there are times when you want or need to completely shut down your operating system every time instead of just occasionally. With that in mind, today’s SuperUser Q&A post has a quick and easy solution to a […]

When Can You Move a Windows License to a New PC?

July 6th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Can you transfer your Windows license between PCs? It depends–the answer isn’t so cut and dried. Microsoft makes this stuff confusing on purpose. Windows Activation has unclear rules to make piracy harder, while the System Builder license agreement forbids things real users do every day. Why You Might Want to Move a License Transferring a Windows license (aka […]

How to Make Windows Troubleshoot Your PC Problems for You

June 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Windows Control Panel includes a variety of “troubleshooters” designed to quickly diagnose and automatically solve various computer problems. Troubleshooters can’t fix everything, but they’re a great place to start if you encounter a problem with your computer. Troubleshooters are built into the Control Panel on Windows 10, 8, and 7, so practically all Windows users […]

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