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Setting up new windows 10 machines

I’ve gotten a lot of practice now setting up Windows 10 machines.  I find a few handy tools and configurations work very well.  Therefore my base recommendation for a new Windows 10 machine: Update and Reset (if coming from Windows

A “Versioning” Backup

I work with my clients to get them to stop storing their files solely on their computers.  This can be documents, pictures, etc.  Typically we redirect the computer to use a Documents folder and Pictures folder that reside on a

Outlook.com Accounts getting a Huge Update!

So I’ve recommended outlook.com for a while now, and it’s about to get much better.  Problems with syncing contacts, mail getting out of synch, and calendar issues are about to go away.  Contact group functionality is about to return.  But

Beware of Aggressive Computer Service Agents!

I’ve had a number of clients now that have been connected with independent computer support companies for various reasons. One client of mine was calling Intuit about a problem with Quicken. At some point in the call my client mentioned

Cloud storage is here to stay and improve how you use your devices.

I talked about the importance of Cloud storage in my article about Windows 10.  Cloud storage essentially means that your files are stored on servers accessible over the internet.  Programs on your computer can seamlessly keep a copy of these

Windows 10 will be here soon! July 29, 2015 it starts arriving!

On July 29, Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 as a free upgrade to everybody using Windows 7 or Windows 8.  This is a big deal.  Microsoft will be able to convert one billion customers to a unified version of Windows,

Ad Block Plus

I have kids.  And kids need some help on the internet to avoid traps and sneaky ads.  But I’ve found that adults need help too, and as a result, I recommend that everybody install AD BLOCK PLUS on their computers.

Malwarebytes

I often find Malwarebytes Anti-malware software on machines that I work on. Typically these were installed by a knowledgable friend or other “computer guy.” This is truly a fabulous program and I love to see it. I install it on

Restoring Delete Prompts in Windows 8

With the release of Windows 8, Microsoft removed something we had all gotten quite used to.  I expect they were just trying to minimize the number of warnings and questions that pop up constantly as we use Windows computers.   WINDOWS

Digital Photo File Formats and Meta-data explained

This is the first blog entry for Tuxorit.com.  To keep it simple, I am starting with a brief explanation of photo files, specifically JPG files.  Most consumer digital cameras and smartphones produce JPG (pronounced jay-peg).  JPG (wikipedia link) is short

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