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Keep Microsoft Edge From Becoming Default PDF App

Last week in Removing Unwanted Windows 10 Apps That Don’t Want to Go Away, I wrote about my frustrations in Windows 10 taking over file formats every time an update was installed. I was able to get the Photos app removed so it didn’t take over bitmap formats, but Microsoft …

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Removing Unwanted Windows 10 Apps That Don’t Want to Go Away

With each new version of Windows come improvements. Yet is also seems like Microsoft wants to force some things upon users whether they like it or not. At times in the past they have even gotten into legal trouble because of this. Today I want to write about default apps …

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Three Common Requests and Practical Solutions

Every week I get a variety of requests for assistance. Some of those requests have very specific answers and only apply to a small number of situations. This week I got three requests that had answers that apply to a large number of situations. I’ve paraphrased each request below and …

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Resizing Disk Partitions For Windows 10 Anniversary Update

In last week’s post; Free Windows 10 Updates Over, Anniversary Edition Coming; I wrote that you needed to have at least 15 GB of free space on your system drive before you should proceed with installing the update. What happens if you don’t have enough free space? One possibility is …

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Free Windows 10 Updates Over, Anniversary Edition Coming

For a year, Microsoft allowed most users of Windows 7 and 8.1 to upgrade for free to the equivalent version of Windows 10. If you already made the jump, there is no cost for any future updates. Those who didn’t upgrade will have to pay for a Windows 10 upgrade. …

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Build Your CorelDRAW Files Efficiently

I was sent a CorelDRAW file that was really slow. There were a variety of reasons for the slowness, but there was one issue that repeated numerous times. Look at the two red dots below. If you look really closely, you might see a difference between them. But you would …

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Keep Your Web Info Updated and Accessible

If you have a Web site, there can be several different products involved. Those products could all be managed in the same place or in different places. So let’s go over a few of the major items and talk about keeping them updated and accessible. A web site with a …

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Unleashed Move to Windows 10 Complete

I told you about about a month ago that Free Upgrades to Windows 10 End of July 29, 2016. This means that any user still on Windows 7 or 8.1 will need to make a decision about moving to Windows 10 before the deadline. While I can make the decision …

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Keeping Your Accounts and Data Safe

Most users have unsafe computing habits. This leads to their accounts getting hacked, their identity being stolen and other very costly attacks. One of the worst are the constantly changing variants to the Cryptolocker infection. So how do we fix and/or avoid this? First and foremost, you have to use …

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Moving Mailings to MailChimp and Lists We Offer

A week ago, I shared Evaluating Different Mailing Services and discussed that we were testing a new service to send mailings to subscribed readers. The tests all went very well and we have now migrated all of our lists and mailings to MailChimp. We were already familiar with the service …

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