Thursday, August 18, 2016

Win 10 Anniversary Update Changes

The Anniversary Update of Windows 10 has been officially released, but the roll-out is going slowly.  While you wait for your update, here is an article that covers some key changes that you will see if you look hard enough.

Our September meeting presentation by Carl Nordeen will talk about some of these, but it would be a good idea to check out this article even if you are going to attend that meeting.

Win 10 Recovery Diisk

If you haven't already, it is time to create a Windows 10 Recovery Disk/USB Stick. A Recovery Drive lets you boot your system and easily access a number of recovery and troubleshooting tools to revive a failing Windows 10 system.

Here is a good article on how to create this important tool. There are different methods depending on your choice of media (disk or flash drive). Also, the recovery disk is "bit dependent" created on a 32 bit machine won't work on a 64 bit machine and 'vice-versa'.

Have fun!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Free Windows 10 e-book

Thanks to a tip from member, Carl Nordeen, here is a link to a new e-book (.pdf format) from Microsoft on Windows 10.  It is meant for support/ training specialists, but contains some good info, and it is FREE.

It took a while for me to download (23MB), but seems to be a good reference or learning publication to have.

Click here to download it.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Win 10 "Anniversary Edition" warnings

The internet recently has been full of warnings about the new "Anniversary Edition" of Win 10 coming to your PC soon.  MS has set Win 10 Home version users up for uncontrolled automatic updating, and you may want to turn this "feature" off and get back in control of your updates.

FYI  the new edition is version 1607 (Settings | System | About )

Most of us should now be running version 1511

Here is an article about some of the problems with the new edition

Here is an article that explains how to turn off automatic updating (all Win 10 updates)

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Lots of Windows 10 Helpful Links

PPCUG member and Windows 10 beta tester, Carl Nordeen, has compiled a list of helpful links for Windows 10 users.

They are grouped as follows:
  • Win 10 Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Windows Edge browser keyboard shortcuts
  • Customizing the Start Menu
  • Windows 10 System Recovery
  • Grouping Apps 
  • Pin Internet Explorer to Task Bar
Check them out here:

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows 10 brings us some new shortcuts and all of the old ones work too.  Here is an article from Microsoft that covers them all:

and here is another one that doesn't show them all, but is much easier to find what you want:

and....when you are lost, use the Win 10 Search (now known as Cortana) to find what you want.  Can't find the old Control Panel...ask Cortana:  "control panel" and you will get a link.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Windows 10 Reference Guide

Carl Nordeen has prepared a good list of reference links for Win 10.  This document is his handout for his March 21, 2016 presentation and the PPCUG meeting.

Here is the link to that .pdf document it on the PPCUG website.