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3 Ways to Disable Startup Programs

Disable Windows Startup Programs

Programs that start automatically provide many useful functions such as checking for updates, preloading applications so they start faster, and do not require you to manually start them. These are all good tasks to have performed automatically. However, there are also programs that get installed that you will never use or pose an unnecessary burden on system resources. […]

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17 Outlook Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

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Outlook comes with a daunting 277 shortcuts for Windows and 140 shortcuts for Mac. Most of these shortcuts the average person will never use or need. However, there are a few useful time-saving Outlook shortcuts that are worth remembering. […]

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Upgrade Windows 7 to Windows 10 for Free

Windows 10 Upgrade

The upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is still free. Windows 7 has not been supported since January 14th, 2020. As we get further away from the End-of-Life date Windows 7 will become less secure because there are no security updates. Software developers will stop supporting Windows 7 and their updates may not work […]

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3 Simple Ways to Change Power Settings in Windows 10

Windows Power Settings

Perhaps the simplest way to change the Power Plan is using the Windows Settings. This simplified view contains the 3 most common settings users are looking to change. You can change how soon the screen turns off when the computer is plugged in, the idle time before the computer goes to sleep, and change the Power Plan. […]

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Windows 11 Requirements Leave Older Computers Behind

Windows 11

The Windows 11 requirement for a TPM 2.0 chip and a 64-bit processor will disqualify many computers over 3 years old. The TPM requirement alone will be a deal killer for many computers. However, the 64-bit processor requirement will affect primarily low-budget computers. If a computer that shipped with the 32-bit version of Windows has a 64-bit processor, the 64-bit version of Windows can be installed. […]

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Automate Temporary File Removal

Delete Temporary Files

Windows 10 automatically defrags the hard drive that Windows is installed on, but automated temporary file removal is not enabled by default. If your hard drive is low on disk space or you are syncing OneDrive or SharePoint Sites, temporary files will slowly degrade the performance of your hard drive if left unchecked.  These files […]

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Reinstall Windows 10 Without Bloatware

Windows 10

If you just purchased your computer or it seems plagued with errors, reinstalling Windows will remove problems caused by corruption, buggy manufacturer customization, and pre-installed applications you will never use. We always recommend reinstalling Windows even on new computers before you start customizing it to your needs. Clients that follow our advice and start with […]

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