This is a fun one!
You try to install some updates to Windows, and your puter reboots. And reboots, and reboots, and reboots…
It seems to get stuck at 35% or some percentage, but then it does nothing.
Restarting your puter doesn’t help, because it just stays at the same point in the update process, forever and ever.
So, how to break the cycle and finish the update? Read on!
If you’re having trouble with files/folders not appearing until you refresh the folder view with a tap on F5, then you’ve been hit by the dreaded Explorer Doesn’t Refresh Automatically bug
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to fix.
Behold: Three ways to fix the glitch!
Most people are NOT power users.
We all still need to get stuff done…
After many years of watching eyeballs widen when I do something on a Windows PC, my wife suggested it was time to make this video!
Without further ado, these are 20 time-saving tips and tricks so that you can get the most out of your puter time – and maybe even save your sanity in the process!
These days, updating Windows is like playing Russian Roulette.
Microsoft keeps breaking things, and I have to continually figure out how to fix them.
I recently had ANOTHER problem with Windows Update.
After trying everything, this is the solution that finally worked for me!
Don’t worry: they’ll break it again soon enough!
On the one hand, NVMe drives are blazingly fast. On the other hand, getting them to work with Windows – or even your BIOS – can be a bit of a nightmare.
I recently upgraded several computers that had SATA SSDs. I wanted to upgrade each one to an NVMe drive.
So, I used Paragon Hard Disk Manager and just copied the SATA C: to the new NVMe drive, upgraded the hardware in each puter, and then tried to boot: NO DICE!
Windows 10 kept giving me a blue screen at boot with the message: INACESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE.
Worse yet, it seemed the BIOS/UEFI wouldn’t even detect the NVMe drive properly. WTH?!
Everybody needs a backup, but not everybody wants all their data stored in the cloud. Until now, File History was good enough.
Starting with Win 11, it’s effectively crippled to push everyone to use OneDrive. Ug.
So, what to do?
I’ll tell you what: Back up Windows like a Pro! The robocopy command and a handy script I wrote is all you need.
And it only takes 5 minutes to set up!
If you’ve read my earlier article, Will Windows 11 run on your PC? November 2021 Update, you probably decided you don’t want Windows 11 after all.
Well, I just upgraded my main puter to a new 12th gen Intel Core i5-12600K processor… And I REALLY needed to do a clean install. It’s been awhile.
So, I decided to take The Windows 11 Plunge!
Surprisingly enough, if it runs on your machine, Win 11 is not bad. It’s really not that great, either.
So you’ve tried to fix Windows Update, but it just won’t work.
Even my earlier solution didn’t work…
Never fear! There is a way to essentially ‘reinstall’ Windows Update that will fix it good.
But first, there’s one other step you should take to make sure this never happens again…
Every now and then, you need to make a snapshot of what’s on your screen – or maybe just the content of a single application window.
Most people think you need some kind of special software to take screenshots, but the truth is that it’s actually a whole lot easier – and cheaper!
Windows 10 has five simple ways to take screenshots.
That means you’re literally a keystroke away from taking as many screen captures as you want!