1. AWS

    Join the Windows Customer Connection Program

    The Customer Experience Engineering team at Microsoft is pleased to announce that the Windows Customer Connection Program (WCCP) is expanding. Are you an IT professional who wants to help Windows engineers build the right products and services, the right way, as fast as possible? Opt-in today at...
  2. AWS

    Get started with Windows Autopatch: public preview

    Windows Autopatch is now available for public preview! This post will take you through the steps to join the public preview and offer a quick primer to familiarize you with the service. What Is Windows Autopatch? Windows Autopatch is a new service that automates the process of managing and...
  3. AWS

    New Forum - Windows 11 Forum

    I was a little slow getting this one added. Better late than never I say. In any case I have added a new forum for Windows 11 help and discussions. Visit the new Windows 11 forum.
  4. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows Vista Still Exists, But Will No Longer Have Microsoft Support April 11

    Are you out there, Windows Vista users? If so, prepare yourself for the end: Microsoft will be pulling support for the operating system on April 11, sending it to wherever poorly received software goes when it dies. Microsoft has provided 10 years of support for the operating system, but the...
  5. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    What to expect when the Windows 10 Anniversary Update installs itself on your computer

    Nobody ever accused Microsoft (MSFT) of having consistent naming sequences. Let’s see: Windows versions have been named, in order, 1, 2, 3, 95, 98, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. And today, there’s a new version: Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Why use three syllables when 10 will do...
  6. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    PayPal is shutting down its Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon apps

    PayPal is thinning the number of mobile operating systems supported by the company's flagship app down to just two: Android and iOS. The PayPal mobile apps for Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Amazon's Fire OS will be discontinued as of June 30th. It's fairly common to see these decisions for...
  7. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Teenagers react to Windows 95, cannot imagine what their elders endured

    The majority of teenagers alive today weren’t alive in the 90s, meaning the oldest version of Windows they’re likely to be familiar with is Windows XP. If that tidbit makes you feel old, you might not want to watch the latest React video from Fine Brothers Entertainment, in which a bunch of...
  8. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft doesn’t need Windows anymore

    When you think of Microsoft, what product first comes to mind? Windows, you say? How quaint. Yes, you’re probably reading this on a Windows-based PC, but Windows itself matters less and less to Microsoft. Ed Bott recently broke down Microsoft’s latest 10-Q, its quarterly report to the...
  9. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows Defender will now delete misleading disk cleanup programs

    On Windows, there’s an ever-growing number of utilities designed for cleaning up your directories and thereby maximizing hard drive space. Some even intend on optimizing memory and processing speeds along the way. While Microsoft doesn’t typically acknowledge these types of cleanup software, it...
  10. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Wanna be startin' somethin': a history of the Windows Start menu

    Microsoft’s Start menu is a big deal. It’s the first thing many people think of when they think of Windows, or even Microsoft. The simple Start menu has existed for more than 20 years now. It started off as a way to make Windows easier to use, and now it’s the center of how we interact with...
  11. AWS

    My Change to OSX Exclusively

    I was getting annoyed with Windows 10. There are certain things that changed that seemed to be a step backwards. Doing little things was harder than it was in any previous version. The revamped control panel is the worst. Just trying to find one setting takes forever. I found I had to use the...
  12. AWS

    I Took the Plunge

    My wife bought me a new Mac Pro. Xeon 3.7 16Gigs and such. It was delivered today. Once I post this I am going to take down my Windows box and put it in it's place. I will be running OSX exclusively from this day forward. I have been on OSX for a while with my Mac Mini and I've found myself...
  13. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Does Windows XP software work on Windows 10?

    Q. Many of my clients have proprietary programs written for XP. Does Win10 work with XP software? A. There’s almost always a way to get older software to run safely inside newer Windows versions. Here are the two main methods. The simplest way is to use Window’s built-in compatibility mode...
  14. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Microsoft fixes five critical flaws, including two hitting all versions of Windows

    Every supported version of Windows should get an update, fixing two issues: one in Internet Explorer 7 and later, and the other in Windows Journal. You can count this month's most critical patches on one hand. That's the good news. The bad news is that almost every major Microsoft product...
  15. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Windows 95 started up 20 years ago today

    24 August 1995: Do you remember where you were when Windows 95 was released into retail channels for General Availability? I was stationed overseas in Italy with the U. S. Navy in 1995 but I just happened to be back in the states for a two-week training class. In the early evening of 23 August...
  16. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    10 Days with Windows 10

    Today is the tenth day that the world, or at a minimum 14 million users plus 6 million Windows Insiders, have had the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 since its official launch on 29 July. I spend a lot of time watching social media for trends around tech subjects. Nothing scientific – I...
  17. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Preparing for the Windows 10 Upgrade: What Your PC Needs

    Any version of Windows just performs better on newer equipment. That's a given. But, with Windows 10 so close to its official upgrade rollout, you might be wondering if your old PC can work adequately with the upgrade. The last thing you want (and Microsoft wants) is to have a horrible...
  18. Ratchet Infotech

    How do i merge two log files?

    i have given a two log files from two different server, that host in multiple sites. i need to merge log it possible..
  19. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Will Windows 10 Launch In Late July?

    During WinHEC 2015 earlier this year Microsoft's Windows chief, Terry Myerson, revealed that Windows 10 would be released this summer although no tighter time frame was provided. Summer in the Northern Hemisphere lasts from 21 June to 23 September which makes for a very big launch window and a...
  20. allheart55 (Cindy E)

    Newegg TV: How To Build a Computer

    Part 1 - Choosing Your Components Part 2 - The Build Part 3 - Installing Windows & Finishing Touches