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Old wireless card preventing Windows 10 updates

November 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

On one of my computers, I have experienced multiple problems with Windows Feature updates since about 1703. I tried everything I could find online to fix the problem (e.g., Windows 10 Creators Update common installation problems and fixes) and really nothing worked. The only way I could get a [Read more..]

Windows 10 Freezes on Shutdown or Restart

November 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Windows 10 users have been reporting this very annoying issue since 2015 or earlier: Just Google “Windows 10 hangs on shutdown” or “Windows 10 freezes on shutdown or restart“. Page after page of complaints and suggestions, including many by Microsoft.   Several of these [Read more..]

Problems with Microsoft Outlook 2016: It’s a dud!

June 27, 2019 | 1 Comment

I have been using Microsoft Outlook for years through a number of iterations, starting I think with Outlook 2000, then Outlook 2003, then Outlook 2007, and then Outlook 2010. Outlook has always had its quirks, some of which I’ve addressed here in other posts. But it basically worked, most of [Read more..]

Windows Mail Phantom New Message Count

March 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

I use Microsoft Outlook as my primary email client but for less urgent things (things that don’t necessarily need to have immediate attention) I also have some accounts set up in the Windows 10 Mail app. Periodically, the Mail app seems to get stuck displaying 1 unread message when in fact [Read more..]

Website Push Notifications: How to Disable Them in Major Browsers

August 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

With recent browser updates, it appears that the popups asking whether you want to allow Push Notifications from websites you visit have become more aggressive – or perhaps it’s just that more websites are using this feature. We have nothing enabled on this site to use these popups but [Read more..]

When Windows 10 won’t open links from your email in your browser

June 11, 2018 | 68 Comments

I have used Microsoft Outlook as my email client for years and I’m currently using Outlook 2019 (after a year with the very buggy Outlook 2016). Periodically, after an update of some kind or just seemingly out of the blue, clicking on a link in an email no longer opens that link in my default [Read more..]

How NOT to write headlines

June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Before I get into today’s annoyances rant, consider why we worry about writing headlines at all and what we hope they will accomplish. I think this comes down to two things: In a world where we are all inundated by more information than we can possibly process, we want the article or story [Read more..]