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Below you will find the latest articles about Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. In addition an occasional Random Thought and Quick Takes.
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Windows 10 how to change mouse or touchpad pointer color or cursor size The April of 2019 (Spring) update (version 1903) of Windows 10 feature an improved means of customizing the mouse / Touchpad pointer and cursor size (bigger and brighter) and color making it easier to see against certain backgrounds. Read more ----->
Windows 10 new "Top apps" search box feature and Cortana March 6th, 2019
“Top apps” is in essence the replacement for Cortana which will have its own separate icon in the task bar starting with the spring / April 2019 update. Read more ----->
Windows 8.1 users should check this update for IE11 for possible installation issues -----> Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: December 19, 2018 for Windows 10, 8.1, 7
Cortana no longer part of the Search box and gets its own taskbar icon
The Spring or April 2019 / Version 1903 release of Windows 10 Microsoft will separate Cortana from the Search box and give it its own separate taskbar icon. Read more ----->
Windows 7 end of support life date is less than a year away
January 14th, 2020 is the day the support / Windows Update come to an end for Windows 7. On this date the last set of Windows Updates will become available. Read More ----->
Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows 10 - How to delete a write protected drive partition
Here is an easy way to delete a write protected partition on a disk drive ----->
History of PC performance - What money can buy
By J W Stuart Each year in the late October to early November time frame I check the prices for a wide range of Personal Computers and add the current makes and models to my price list which goes all the way back to the 1960's to see what your money can buy. Read More ----->
Windows 7 updates stopped working You will no longer receive Windows Updates for your computer if you fail to install SHA-2 code signing support before the April 2019 “Patch Tuesday” security and the cumulative Monthly Rollup (March 2019 patch Tuesday update includes SHA-2 code sign support). Read More ----->
Windows 10 External USB 3.0 Hard Drive Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting Trying to store data or create an image backup and before you can start the external USB drive disconnects and File Explorer closes. Then a short time later the USB drive connects and File Explorer opens.
Hard Disk Drives versus Solid State Drives Benchmarks and Test software March 09 2018 - Before I put any newly purchased hard drive into service I perform benchmarks and about 9 hours of testing for a 1TB hard drive. SSD drives take considerably less time.- Part 3
How to extend the useful life of your Windows 7 computer Feb 5, 2018
How to protect and extend the useful life of your Windows 7 based computer beyond January 14, 2020 which is when Microsoft drops all support for Windows 7. In this series of articles I will show you how to protect and extend the service life of your Windows 7 computer. ----->