Chromebooks are a great alternative to Windows- and Mac-based laptops if you’re on a budget and mostly just need a machine to browse the Web. Now, they’re about to become a lot more useful.
Windows Ink works great with the default settings, but you can make it awesome with these three simple options.
Q: I have a PC with Windows 7 Pro, and do not want Windows 10. Somehow, Microsoft downloaded Windows 10 on my computer anyway, but it can’t install unless I restart the computer, which I have been careful to avoid.
When I look at Windows Update, I can see Windows 10 waiting to install pending a restart. This may be preventing other Windows 7 updates, and could also interfere with future downloads that may require a restart.
Microsoft is kicking off a nine-month promotion on September 1 which will offer VMware users free Windows Server Datacenter licenses for switching from vSphere to Hyper-V.
We have two types of user accounts: local and Microsoft accounts. Over the years from Windows XP through Vista, Windows 7 and up to 8.1, I have always used local accounts, where you could easily control the security of your operating system by using a password-protected standard user account. However, to get the real benefits of Windows 10 requires creating a Microsoft account. (Of course, one way to ensure privacy is to create a new outlook.com account and just use it for log in purposes.)
Having a hard time with Windows gobbling up your hard drive? You’ll be interested to learn Microsoft has known about the problem for more than two years and done nothing about it. There’s a manual fix, which I will discuss, but it isn’t clear if this solution works in all cases.
This isn’t the first time that a Windows update has been accused of causing PCs to break.
Earlier this summer, Microsoft had to pay $10,000 (£7,600) in compensation to a customer in the US after Windows 10 automatically tried and failed to download onto their computer, which was left unusable for days on end.
If you’re the unofficial “tech support” for your family, a new feature hidden deep within Windows 10’s Anniversary Update should be welcome news. It’s called Quick Assist.
Anyone who works in the computer industry, or has a reputation for being technologically savvy, knows the sinking feeling that accompanies these words: “So I bought a new computer.” Those six words inevitably mean you’re going to end up on a long telephone call trying to explain something like how to save a web document as a PDF, with each participant becoming more frustrated by the minute. Wouldn’t you just like to perform the task for them and be done with it?