Windows 10: Working from Home | Corona, CA

Now that many of us are adjusting to the new way of doing business, we are looking for quick new ways to streamline our schedules in the easiest way possible. And while Windows 10 has been available for a while, many of us haven’t really explored its features – features that can make juggling work, home-schooling and family a bit easier during these challenging times.

Task scheduler. Type ‘task scheduler’ in the search box and follow the instructions to add necessary tasks.

Microsoft defender. Windows antivirus protection is better than it’s ever been before, so for many of us, a third-party company isn’t necessary. But if you host or communicate sensitive, business data, you may want more protection.

Lost disk space. All you have to do is type ‘disk clean-up’ in the search bar and a new Windows utility will pop up showing you all the files you can get rid of and it’s a simple one-click to Clean Up System Files.

Computer stickies. Are you a note taker? Do you have notes scattered everywhere? Now there are stickies you can post on your desktop, keeping every reminder in one place. Just type ‘sticky’.

Remote assistance. With the new Windows 10 you can even get assistance without downloading any additional tools from technical assistance by simply typing ‘remote assistance’.

Print to PDF. No reason to download a third-party PDF maker. Microsoft now has “Print to PDF” as an option.

Screen activity recordings. A big step for Windows 10 that many people were waiting for was the ability to record your screen and activity.

Document search. If you’ve ever forgotten the title of a document? Now documents and Office documents to be completely searched including the entirety of the document’s contents.

Reminders. Windows 10 made their new reminders much more detailed so you can save images to them, more details, and even add them from a locked screen to make it easier for you to stay on task.

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Don’t Let It Be the Death of You | Prescott, AZ

It is something that anyone who works on a computer dreads the most. You’re busy working along when all of a sudden, your screen freezes. And you were in the proverbial zone that saving your work hadn’t happened for quite a while. Oh no! Did you lose all your work? More importantly, will it come back? There is literally nothing like the panic that washes over you when a computer screen freezes and all you see is a blue screen. Did you know that your ultimate computer dread has a name? It does. That blue screen with a list of computer instructions and information is called the Blue Screen of Death. This occurs when Windows crashes or locks. Apropos, isn’t it?

Despite what you think at the time, the reason for this Windows screen is to tell you the reason for the error and to calm you down. Seriously! The color blue has shown to have a calming effect on people, so the blue screen is used to prevent you from freaking out.

As you read the information shown, the error you experienced will be in all capital letters at the top. It will help you or a computer repair technician find the information you need to fix the problem. Also, Windows will take anything it’s holding in system memory and put it in a file and saves it on your hard drive. Calming your nerves yet?

The error and memory file will be researched to find the cause of the system stop and to help repair it. If you experience a Blue Screen of Death and aren’t sure how to fix it yourself, call a computer technician for help.

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5 Reasons to Upgrade to Windows 10

Many people have already heard the news, but if you haven’t: Microsoft will end its free Windows 10 promotions in just a few months.  While Window 10 isn’t for everyone, it is still pretty darn popular. According to Windows, Windows 10 is now active on more than 300 million devices around the world!

If your devices isn’t a part of the 300 million devices running the new operating system, you should highly reconsider upgrading, and here is why:

The Cost. Microsoft has been so confident about its latest operation system that it’s been offering free Windows 10 upgrades to all user that run Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. However this offer will not last forever. As a matter of fact, Microsoft’s free Windows 10 offer is end soon- July 29, to be exact. You’ll still be able to upgrade after July 29, though it will cost you around $119.00.

Able to Change Your Mind. If you happen to upgrade to Windows 10 and decide that the new operating system isn’t for you, you have 30 days to downgrade and go back to the older version of Windows. In addition, you can upgrade to Windows 10, downgrade to your old operating system, and still be able to upgrade to windows 10 free, even after July 29.

You Have a Touchscreen Device. Windows 7 may look good, but it isn’t exactly touchscreen friendly. And while Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 were designed with touchscreens in mind, most of us know that didn’t turn out all that well. If you have a touchscreen laptop or plan to switch to a touchscreen for your desktop, you will want Windows 10 touchscreen-friendly settings app.

You Own More Than One Window Device. Windows 10 works on all Windows devices, such as computers, tablets and mobile phones. If you’re already apart of the “Windows family”, upgrading to Windows 10 will make things a bit more convenient because it’ll sync all your settings, notifications, and apps throughout all of your devices.

Don’t Forget about Cortana. If you don’t already know, Cortana is Microsoft’s intelligent, voice activated virtual assistant. While she has been around since Windows 8.1, she has really advanced and come into her own in Windows ten. Cortana is optimized for your computer, and she can several things ranging from finding files or specific pictures from a certain timeframe to tracking flights and packages.

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Windows 10 is Finally Here | Windows 10 Features

After months and months of anticipation Windows 10 is finally here! This is the biggest update Windows has seen in many years and the new features are fantastic. One of the neat things about Windows 10 is you don’t have to pay for it, so long as you already run windows 8 or Windows that is. With that being said lets dive on into some of best features of Windows 10:

  • New Interface – One of the most obvious changes are the new use interface. Unlike Windows 8, Windows 10 doesn’t force you to use the touch interface features. Windows 10 works equally on mouse and key board PCs and touch devices.
  • New Start Menu- Windows 10 new start of menu is a blend of Windows 7 traditional start menu and Windows 8 Live Titles. The startup menu is two panels side by side, the panel on the left shows pinned and the most recent apps used, while the right side of the panel brings features back from the Windows 8.1.
  • Cortana- Cortana will now be featured on your desktop thanks to Windows 10, and Cortana makes multitasking easier than ever. Cortana is actually built into the native system and will be able to pull local and web based information when you perform a search.
  • Microsoft Edge – Windows 10 is leaving Internet Explorer to be a thing of the past, and is bring on Edge. Edge provides a fast and responsive user friendly experience, while adding a few tricks of its own like incorporating Cortana. Microsoft Edge also allows you scribble on any webpage and share your comments with friends through social networking by using a slide in menu without ever leaving the browser.
  • Action Center- the Action Center organizes your notification by app and also provides fast access to multiple settings such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode and other controls.

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