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Windows 10 Update

Managing Windows 10 Updates

Windows 10 updates function a little differently than past versions of Windows desktop operating systems.  In the past you could actually turn off updates, with Windows 10 you can delay updates but as long as the PC is connected to the internet the Operating System updates w ...

Erase Hard Drive

Clean Hard Drive with Windows Install Disc

In the past if we needed to erase or delete partitions from a hard drive we’d pull out our handy Windows 98SE boot floppy disk or later when floppy disks went away we’d use a bootable CD version of the Win98SE floppy. An example of why we would need to do that is ...

Windows 10 Start Button

Windows 10 Start Button and Search Not Working

It’s great to have the Start button back in Windows 10, the biggest failure of Windows 8 was the lack of a start button.  It’s amazing – what was Microsoft thinking when they eliminated the Start button in Windows 8.  This was as large of a failure as Coca ...

Computer Slot Types

Slot Types

When purchasing a new Server, Workstation or PC to support an expansion card one of the most important things to determine is what type of slot does the motherboard have.  There are 3 types of slots that have been used for over the years: ISA, PCI, and PCI Express (PCIe).  T ...

ISA Slots

Still Need ISA Slots

Legacy ISA Hardware “Our computer just died and it houses the controller card for a vital piece of equipment that we use daily in our business. We got a new PC and discovered that the old card wouldn’t fit in this shiny new system, and even if it did we need supp ...

Windows 10 Upgrade

Stop Windows 10 Upgrade Notification Reminder

Microsoft has done something different with the release of Windows 10 and made a free upgrade available to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8. We’ve done some testing with Windows 10 and even upgraded some of our own systems in-house to Windows 10 and we think it’s ...