Category: Windows

Window 10 April 2018 Update

The  latest update was made available yesterday (30th April), Windows 10 April 2018 Update. So I decided to install this on one machine, which took in total over 4 hours to achieve from start to completion. There are a number of new and updated features (see the Microsoft Windows blog for further information). Here’s a …

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Windows 10 Finally Arrived

After what seemed and endless wait, it finally arrived, and downloaded onto our computers here at AHB IT Solutions, the long awaited and much promised upgrade to Windows, the all new Windows 10. It already has a familiar feel for users of Windows 7 and Windows 8. Microsoft is trying to keep some of the touch …

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Background Services

A client called this week looking for some training on Windows 8 and email as he is having trouble accessing his email now. So I duly went to help this client, but the problem was his computer was running so slow that it was not possible to provide the relevant training. When asked how long …

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Update Blues

Yesterday was an absolute nightmare whilst trying to close my overused laptop off. The day before was what is commonly referred to as “Patch Tuesday”, the day that Microsoft releases a whole series of updates for Windows and it’s applications. This occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. Which meant that during my use …

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Windows 7 Begins Journey to End of Life

Yesterday say a new step in the evolution of Microsoft Windows. Windows 7 is now winding down, the “mainstream support” for Windows 7 has now stopped as of yesterday (13th January 2015), but extended support continues until 14th January 2020, so no need to rush, just yet.  Retail sales have already stopped (back in October …

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Speed up your PC (Part 4)

In this part of the Speed up your PC series we’ll be looking at a couple of tweaks that will help to optimise the performance of the PC. Stop Indexing Windows uses the index to perform very fast searches on your computer. By default , the Windows Search indexing service is turned on for all …

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Windows 7 – Using the Windows Logo Key

In this article we’ll be looking at more keyboard shortcuts for Windows. This time we’ll be looking key combinations that use the Windows logo key . Most Windows-compatible keyboards include a Windows logo key that can be used to open the Start menu, or can be used in combination with other keys to start certain …

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Windows 7 Keyboard Shortcuts

Like it’s predecessors, Widows 7 has a number of keyboard shortcuts built in to increase productivity. Keyboard shortcuts are combinations of two or more keys that, when pressed, can be used to perform a task that would typically require a mouse or other pointing device. Keyboard shortcuts can make it easier to interact with your …

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