Monday, August 17, 2015

More Windows 10 Security Information

Lots more!!

Carl Nordeen, a PPCUG member, has compiled a document that has several links for information about the new security concerns with Windows 10 ... mostly about how the software gets connected with Microsoft and shares quite a bit of information about you and your use of your PC.

Here is a link to that document ... enjoy!!

Click here for the Document

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

5 "Secrets" of Windows 10 per Kim Komando

Kim Komando has picked 5 "secrets" (maybe not so obvious features) of Windows 10 that users probably need to understand.  These are presented in her usual easy-reading manner, good for any of us.

She covers:

  • Customizing the Start Menu
  • Managing MS Updates
  • Searching
  • Windows Explorer Changes
  • Task View & Virtual Desktops
If you are using Windows 10 or even cosidering it, this could be helpful

Link to webpage

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Windows 10 update Causing endless restart loop!

According to several sources, the August 5th Windows 10 update KB3081424 may not install properly and that causes a reboot.  Then, because of the mandatory auto-update that comes with Win 10, it tries again, followed by a reboot.  And that repeats and repeats!

There is a registry-level fix for the adventurous, but not all PC's seem to be affected.  The article below describes the fix and more.

This article from Forbes will explain much more

Windows 10 Security Info

With Windows 10, there are several new or expanded security issues that we should be aware of.  The following article from explains several of them and how to manage them.  Definitely worth a read.

Microsoft of course explains their handling of personal information in their Privacy Statement (that we agree to when we download and install Windows 10), that most of us probably never read.  If you are interested, here is a link to that policy:

Here is the link to the article on "The Windows 10 Security Settings that you Need to Know":

Welcome to our new Blog

We home that this becomes a good place to visit often to keep you updated on Windows 10 as it grows in popularity and gets fine-tuned through actual use.  

Most of these posts will be a short introduction to the content on another webpage and will include the link to that page.