7 March 2023 | Computers, Gizmos, Spare Me! |
Windows 12 has been in the news lately.
Specifically, rumors are swirling that not only will there be a Windows 12, but it will be “AI-powered”.
Of course, this requires support preferably from Intel’s next 14th-gen processors as well as from AMD’s equivalent offerings.
That means Windows 12 will probably have even tighter hardware requirements than Windows 11, sadly…
But hang on, does anyone even use Windows anymore?!
29 November 2022 | Computers, How to, Video |
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!
25 October 2022 | Computers, How to |
The Windows 11 22H2 feature release is out in the wild. Unfortunately, there are a few problems with it…
On my modern laptop, I upgraded to 22H2 and everything seemed to be going well…
Until I did a hard reboot a few hours after the upgrade was complete.
I got a Blue Screen before Windows even loaded with the message that my PC/Device needs to be repaired: The Boot Configuration Data file doesn’t contain valid information for an operating system.
Well, golly gee whiz Mr. Johnson, that’s just swell!! What to do now??
10 May 2022 | Computers, Gizmos, How to |
This one’s a lot of fun!
You connect your Android phone or tablet with a USB cable to your PC. You expect to be able to browse the files on your phone, or transfer photos/video.
Nope! Nuttin’. Nada. ZILCH.
It worked before, so what happened? Better yet, how do you fix it?!
29 March 2022 | Computers, How to, Video |
If you have no idea why you might want Windows 11, you’re not alone.
Microsoft is terrible with the whole marketing thing.
Nevertheless, I happened to discover by accident a handy new feature in Win 11 just the other day.
How many more are hiding in the shadows just waiting to be found???
22 February 2022 | Computers, How to |
Windows 11 has been here for awhile, but it’s not available to everyone.
There is a list of requirements that are quite confusing – and changing.
What’s worse, certain Win 11 requirements seem like they’re too much trouble to fix. I mean, who wants to risk converting their MBR drive to GPT and borking everything?!
Well, it turns out it’s not that hard – if you have Scottie’s Guide To Making your PC work with Windows 11!!
30 November 2021 | Computers, How Does it Work? |
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.
2 November 2021 | Computers |
You might have heard that Windows 11 officially launched a month ago.
You might also be wondering (still) if Win 11 will actually run on your puter. Well, you’re not alone!
Things are pretty much as murky as before.
In fact, they’re so confused that even though Windows 11 is officially out, you probably won’t get it until next year… Which means it’s not really out.
29 June 2021 | Computers, Video |
Microsoft can’t seem to get Windows 10 right, and maybe now we know the reason: because they just announced Windows 11!
Coming sometime around the end of this year, Windows 11 promises to be everything Win 10 is not.
There’s only one problem: Everyone is claiming (including MS) that you’ll need a super-modern puter to run it. In this vid, I take a look at Windows 11 and its system requirements. I also review past Windows releases, and how each time, the same thing happened.
In short, YES, your computer will run Windows 11 just fine! Nothing to see here…
30 March 2021 | Computers, How to, Video |
These days, you might not want too many Windows 10 updates given all the problems they tend to cause.
But the fact remains that if you can’t update Windows at all due to some cryptic error message, you’re still in trouble.
You’re missing out on security and reliability updates that you obviously need!
What to do when Windows Update keeps giving you the dreaded ‘Retry’ button along with an obscure error message that it can’t update??