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Avast antivirus spying on and selling user data

February 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

I have used Windows Security (formerly Windows Defender) as my only real-time anti-malware and firewall protection for years on all my PCs. Coupled with some common sense about which websites I visit and which emails I click on, it has yet to fail me. Occasionally, I will double check my system [Read more..]

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..]

Customizing and Tweaking Windows 10

August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Windows 10 is proving to be a very nice update to Windows 7 or 8, but that doesn’t mean you can’t improve it further.   I started with Start10, the first Windows 10 Start menu alternative. This recreates the Windows 7 type Start menu while still giving you links to Windows 10 [Read more..]

Windows 10 File History Problems

August 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

There are still a few bugs in Windows 10, as might be expected with a new operating system release. One of these bugs is in the File History utility – something that first appeared in Windows 8. The issue I encountered was that the option to exclude folders, although Windows 10 appears to [Read more..]

Upgrading to Windows 10

August 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

I started off upgrading just one laptop this past weekend, figuring if I ran into problems it was not essential and any downtime would be inconvenient but not mission critical. However, the upgrade went so smoothly that I went back the next day and upgraded my desktop and my wife’s laptop. [Read more..]