1. ryanator

    Since Windows 8, shut down and start up doesn't refresh resources like a restart

    I'm sure some know this here, but this "tip" recently came across at work even new to the seasoned IT coworkers company wide. Since Windows 8, apparently a shut down and startup will not refresh resources to the same affect a restart does. How many times have you tried to troubleshoot...
  2. nodle

    Vehicle window care

    What does everyone use for their vehicle windows? I have found Spray Away works the best and really gets the hard-to-get bugs off. I have also used Rain X as a follow-up that helps with water, but does eventually fade. I just ordered a 12 pack of Spray Away to stock in my garage.  Sprayway...
  3. nodle

    Windows Hello

    Does anyone use Windows Hello, either the facial recognition or the fingerprint reader? I think it would a much simpler way to unlock a computer or my passwords.
  4. nodle

    Windows 11

    What's your thoughts on the new version of MacOS Windows?
  5. nodle

    Updated Windows File Explorer design

    Microsoft’s Windows File Explorer has existed in the operating system since Windows 95, and it has served as a focal point for design concepts ever since. I’ve seen a variety of mockups over the years that try to redesign the File Explorer and modernize it, but Reddit user Alur2020 has really...
  6. nodle

    Microsoft May update not downloading

    Anyone else not get this update? Seems like my home machines were stuck on the older versions, but my work machine had been on it for awhile now. Anyone else run into this? I had to manually run:
  7. nodle

    Microsoft's Edge browser

    Bye Bye IE, it has never been fun. (Netscape Navigator for life!). But it looks like they are going with a Chrome based version. Source
  8. nodle

    Windows Defender Actions Recommended

    I ran into this after the last build and finally figured it out. If you have a yellow exclamation in the right hand corner and it says 'Windows Defender Actions Recommended' then in windows defender security center, go to 'Virus and threat protection' tab. Click on Windows Defender Antivirus...
  9. D

    Windows ME: Worth the Hate?

  10. J

    Windows Updates - Need assistance with forcing them

    Hi all, Yesterday I began working on updating Surface PRO's, however every attempt I made an updating them they failed. I'm a bit curious if anyone here has any solutions to force update? Your device is missing important security and quality fixes. We couldn't connect to the update service...
  11. J

    Windows Server 2019 coming later this year, out now in preview

    No big surprises about the timing, given the company’s new release timetable.
  12. D

    Windows 10 + print drivers = grrr

    They've went backwards here. I can just feel the anger coming on.
  13. nodle

    Windows 10 native email client

    So I haven't really had to play with Windows 10's built in email client until I was helping this old man. What a piece of shit it is. So modern that you can't even find your way around. Very, very limited on the options as well. Basically just an IMAP client to sync. As long as your using one of...
  14. J

    Vulnerabilities discovered in Windows security protocols

    Two vulnerabilities have been uncovered in Microsoft Windows security protocols which could lead to password cracking and domain compromise, researchers have warned. This week, the Preempt security team said the bugs were discovered in the Microsoft Windows NT LAN Manager (NTLM) security...
  15. nodle

    Replacing windows

    Well today we are getting all new windows put in our house. We are having every one replaced. 10 windows in total. When we moved in half were junk, wouldn't open, screens broke etc. We got the highest energy rating we could in them. They also have a lifetime warranty on the glass breaking even...
  16. nodle

    Windows 10 upgrade then screen flickers

    I thought I would post this here for others in case they run across this on a machine when upgrading to Windows 10. I mostly have noticed this on "HP" brands of machines. When you get done doing your upgrade and go to load into Windows you screen just blinks over and over and you are unable to...
  17. nodle

    80% of Windows phone users have left

    More than 80% of Windows phone users have abandoned the OS in the past two years Source
  18. nodle

    How do disable all privacy "leaks" in windows 10

    Ran across this. For the paranoid. :ninja: I bet you will see a .bat file or some program in the future that automates this. --Before/During Installation--       Do not use Express Settings. Hit Customize, and make sure everything is turned off.       It's strongly preferred that you use a...
  19. nodle

    Windows 10

    I am sure everyone noticed there new Windows alert in the bottom right today letting you sign up for 10 for free. But Holy crap I didn't know it gets released July 29th! Get ready!
  20. J

    Windows 10 preview now includes Outlook Mail

    Microsoft is releasing a new preview of Windows 10 today with some additional features and changes. While a previous build leaked with new Outlook Mail and Calendar apps, Microsoft is providing them officially today in build 10061. Microsoft is borrowing the new swipe actions from its Outlook...