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 7 shutdown bug prevents users from turning off their computer Some users have been reporting that they are receiving a popup window "You don't have permission to shut down this computer" every time they try shutting down or rebooting their PC.
Windows 7 black wallpaper January 2020 bug Revised Feb, 10th, 2020
If you installed the last / final windows set of updates available for Windows 7 and now find you have a black background If KB4534310 is installed, users who stretched their wallpaper may now have a black desktop because the Windows stretch feature has been broken.
Windows 10 NVIDIA Control Panel error application not found You try to open the NVIDIA Control Panel for your graphics card and you get an error: Application not found. The icon is also missing (all white in color).
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.
TurboTax 2019 no longer supports recommends using Windows 7 Revised 12/07/19: Microsoft’s Windows 7’s End of support date is January 14th, 2020. After this date security updates (2nd Tuesday of each month) will no longer be available.
Microsoft quietly removing windows 7 articles Even though Windows 7 does not reach it’s “End of Support” life until January 14th, 2020 I’ve noticed that a significant number of Microsoft Windows 7 Knowledge Base or other articles are no longer available. Either the link is dead, redirects you to a generic article or Windows 10 related material.
Windows 10 May 2019 update how to get it now Revised May 22nd Don’t wait in what may be a long line and weeks or months for the May 2019 update to be installed on your computer. Here is how you can get it now.
How to stop Windows 7 End of Support Notifications While a checkbox titled “Do not remind me again” is available, there are workarounds that will make Windows 7 completely stop notifying you about the End of Support.
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 ----->
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.