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Switch Back And Customize Your Windows 10 Start Screen

At first Microsoft had a required tweak to get back to their modified Start Menu in Win10, but now that’s just the default. Customize your regions, size your buttons (sorry, ‘start tiles’) to match the apps that you use the most, and it can be quite helpful, and doubly so with a touchscreen.

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Windows 7 Support is Ending

The end of life (EOL) of Windows 7 means Microsoft will no longer provide any security patches, software updates, or customer support to Windows 7 operating system (OS) users.  Fortunately, users have plenty of time to update their systems to Windows 10.  For many home users, updating to Windows 10 will not be a major issue.  Businesses, however, may face larger complications.

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Use CHKDSK to Scan, Fix Hard Drives in Windows 10

In Windows 10, the CHKDSK command is run via the Command Prompt, but we’ll need to use administrative privileges to properly access it. To launch a Command Prompt as an Administrator, press the keyboard shortcut Windows Key + X to bring up the power users menu, then let go of those two keys and tap the A key. Alternatively, with the power users menu open you can use your mouse or trackpad to select the Command Prompt (Admin) option.

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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Since the April 2018 Spring Update, Microsoft has allowed code into the update package that has not been through the complete quality testing process. In essence, users who “check for updates” become beta testers, installing software that is not quite certified as “100% ready for release.”

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Use Bootrec.exe to troubleshoot startup issues

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When you use the Recovery Environment (Windows RE) to troubleshoot startup issues, first try the Startup Repair option in the System Recovery Options dialog box. If this does not resolve the issue, or if you have to manually troubleshoot …

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Help with upgrading to Window 10

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Here are some answers to questions you might have while upgrading your PC to Windows 10. If you’re looking for info about how to get the upgrade, go to the Windows 10 upgrade page.