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 Disk

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)