Attachments or new Windows opening behind current one

Lately I have had a couple of customers call letting me know that when they open an attachment in an email or when their program opens a new window it is appearing behind all other windows on the monitor, not on top as usual. When a new windows is opening behind an existing window it is normally because there is a delay in the system.

Since this was happening on different programs and at different businesses, specifically Windows Live Mail 2012 and Dentrix, I would not presume they were related, however they were. Continue reading

STOP Windows 10 upgrade with GWX Control Panel

A year ago I wrote about why to not get the Windows 10 “free” upgrade – http://www.theweeklygeek.com/2015/06/04/windows-10-the-offer-to-refuse/ now it seems you don’t have a choice. Daily I am receiving phone calls from people who said they did not want or approve the change to Windows 10 on their private property, aka their computers.

I seems Microsoft is self installing Windows 10 on many computers again. In the past I came up with ideas and how to’s based on removing the forced updates.

Take it you peasant!

Take it you peasant!

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Building a PC Part 3 – Software: Windows, 3rd party SW, Anti-Virus and Security software.

In this most recent series I have been going over the parts for building a PC, what I use and why.

In this exciting fun filled episode, I want to go over some of the software we use when building a computer. Let’s start with the most important part, the Operating system. I recommend Windows.

Win10

I know a bunch of you Linux people just started yelling at your screens. Don’t have a tizzy!

SadLinux

I learned on UNIX based systems back in the 80’s and from 2003 to 2006 I promoted, through free training, and on this blog several flavors of Linux. My issue with Linux was and is the “my version is better than your version” attitude while leaving the end user out of the equation. At one point Red Hat had their version of “automatic updates”. That was a good idea. They stopped doing that. Others instead of making a universal way to update and patch quarreled and squabbled, leaving those that just needed an operating system to run their business or home computers, out. Microsoft has one way to update and patch. Good for them. Continue reading

Windows 10, the offer to refuse

In the last 2 weeks, Windows 7 and 8 users have noticed a new icon in the lower right-hand side of the screen. If you hover over it you get a “Get Windows 10” offer.

Windows 10 offer

Windows 10 offer

We are Ward Computers do NOT recommend accepting Microsoft’s offer for Windows 10. It is in public Beta, which means you are their “crash dummies”.
You can easily remove this offer from your Computer. Continue reading

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