Sometimes, you just need to Print Big.
Historically, this was done with Microsoft’s Paint application. But recently, they noted that Paint will be getting an update.
If recent Microsoft ‘innovations’ are any indication, they’ll remove this terribly useful feature.
What are we supposed to do then?!
It turns out you already have 2 other methods to turn a photo into a giant multi-page poster. You just don’t know it yet!
The Cloud may be handy for backups, but what if you don’t want all your stuff sitting on Big Data’s servers forever and ever?
In the past, the best Windows provided was Backup and Restore. Frankly, it was crap.
With Windows 10, things changed: Now with a cheap external hard disk and just a few clicks, you can have a full, incremental, reliable local and PRIVATE backup of all your data.
It’s much easier to set up than it sounds!
File History is pretty cool. It allows you to automatically and incrementally backup all your files.
That means smaller backup sizes, easy restore if your puter crashes, and it’s literally ‘set it and forget it’.
The trouble is that File History likes to crash – it just stops backup up your stuff.
There are tons of solutions out there, but this one is the ONLY one I have ever found to work.
It’s a bit tedious, but who cares when it’s free and easy to fix?!
So there you are, trying to view holiday photos and video from friends and family.
The files in question have the extension HEIF or HEIC, which you’ve never seen before.
No matter what you do, they just won’t open. They also don’t have a thumbnail preview in Explorer.
So how the heck do you view these things? And why aren’t they just simple JPEGs or MP4 files?
Upon upgrading Windows 10, you may get a lovely error about WMVCore.dll being missing.
Alternatively, you may get the same error when trying to load a particular program.
The short version is that WMVCore.dll is a key component of the Windows Media Library.
It’s a file that more or less allows playing media files.
Fortunately, it’s pretty easy to restore this missing file and get back on the road!
Yet another new ‘version’ of Windows 10!
This time, they’re calling it 20H2 (as in 2nd half of 2020) instead of 2010 (as in October 2020).
I guess the old numbering scheme was getting a bit tiresome since 2004 and 2010 make it sound like the new Windows 10 is already over a decade old…
As with Win 10 1909, 20H2 isn’t really a “Feature Update” – it’s just a regular large update that doesn’t require a long ‘upgrade install’.
Just reboot, and you’re done.
So what’s new??
The word on the street is that the latest version of Windows 10, version 2004, contains a bug that over-defrags SSDs.
While common “wisdom” is that SSDs don’t need to be defragged, the truth is that they sort of need it.
Okay then! So, the question then is: Will Win 10 2004 destroy your SSD?
Is a fix on the way?
Windows 10 2004, called the Windows 10 May Update, was released eons ago.
Despite the fact that this version was tested for ages, it still managed to cause various headaches for many users.
That’s why you probably don’t have it yet – but you will soon!
So, what’s new? What about all the Usual Stuff?
Let’s take a look…
With Windows Activation, the fun never ends!
Recently I reset a laptop with OEM Windows 10 Home for a friend. All I did was use the built-in Win 10 “factory reset” that should have wiped everything, reinstalled Win 10, and then reactivated just fine.
Alas, that’s not what happened…
Instead, I got error code 0xc0000022, and the perfectly valid built-in OEM key would not re-activate the same Windows on the same hardware – no matter what I did.
It turns out the culprit was an ‘access denied‘ error in the Software Protection service…
Many people these days have multiple monitors, especially on their primary desktop computer.
The trouble comes when you want to use Remote Desktop and “telecommute”. Let’s say you’re using your laptop puter, and you Remote Desktop into your main machine.
All of your icons and windows spread across 2 screens on your big puter get crammed onto one screen while using Remote Desktop on your lappy.
No big deal, right? But then you get back to your Big Puter, and all your windows and icons are STILL crammed onto 1 of your 2+ screens. OOPS!
Fortunately, there’s an easy fix…