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Microsoft’s Windows 10 changes . . .

Microsoft plans to change the nomenclature of its Windows 10 release model in September 2017, dropping terms it’s used since the operating system’s debut and substituting names that sync with Office 365.

In an online Q&A on “Windows as a service” — the company’s concept of an ever-evolving, ever-updating OS — Michael Niehaus, a director of product marketing on the Windows 10 team, talked about the new terminology.

(Click on the little Microsoft pic for full story.)


FAQ: Are you in danger: WannaCry ransomware?

WannaCry took down wide swaths of the internet over the weekend, then disappeared. Here’s what you need to know, without the hype.  

(click on the picture for the full article.)

 

So I don’t need to worry about it right now?

Wrong. Very wrong. This is one of those rare times when the Windows sky is falling. We already have reports from Matt Suiche of a new WannaCry variant that’s been sinkholed with 10,000 infections logged. The clones are coming, and many of them won’t be easy to stop. You have to get your Windows PC patched now.


Microsoft reveals what data Windows 10 collects from you.

 

Microsoft finally caved to the pressure to be more transparent and revealed the type of diagnostic data it collects.  Click on the picture for the details.


Disable advertising in Windows 10 File Explorer

 

Most of us have become resigned to Windows 10 serving up ads in many nooks and crannies. Now it seems Microsoft’s latest ad platform is File Explorer.

That venerable center of most Windows users’ navigation can, on occasion, show an ad.  

Fortunately, it’s easy to tell File Explorer to stop nagging you.  Click on picture of the  “off” switch to find out how.


Sniff out and kick out

skull-n-cross-bones

Like it or not, your PC is susceptible to malware. This page will teach you how to locate the bad stuff, then remove it from your system.

Click on the Skull and Cross Bones to Sniff out and kick out Windows malware for free.

 

For videos on how Sysinternals Process Explorer works click on the YouTube link below.

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Sysinternals+Process+how+does+it+work

 

For a video for how VirusTotal click on the video below.


How to Copy n’ Paste

Too many computer users have no idea how to use Copy and Paste….if you DO know how, then share this video with those who don’t.

Click on the picture below, it will take you to a place to learn about  How to copy n’ paste. 

Copy n' Paste

 


Microsoft up in arms

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Unofficial XP update has Microsoft up in arms

Windows XP users are discovering that their now-unsupported operating system can receive updates from Microsoft by making a few simple changes to the Registry — albeit updates intended for different versions of Windows. click on the picture for article.