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Quick Tip: Getting to Know Windows Update in Windows 11
In this Quick Tip, I will show you around Windows Update in Windows 11. It is often suggested that we go to Windows Update and click “Check For Updates”, but there are a few more options to help get the most out of Windows Update.
Quick Tip: How To Change Notifications Settings in Windows 11
In this Quick Tip, I’ll show you how to access and change the Notification settings in Windows 11. Since every single program and app can apparently send you notifications above the System Tray and Clock, it’s a good idea to go into those settings and disable the ones you don’t want, or simply turn them…
Quick Tip: Is Your Antivirus Working?
In this Quick Tip, I’ll show you how to verify if your antivirus program is working or not. One assumes it would be, and Windows SHOULD notify you if that’s not the case, but here’s how you can check it yourself. This is part of my regular System Cleanup and Monthly Tune-up routine, because some…
Quick Tip: How To Turn Off Ads and Tips on Windows 10 Login Screen
In this Quick Tip, I will show you how to remove Microsoft ads and tips from the Windows 10 login screen. These are enabled by default in what Microsoft calls “Windows Spotlight”. Once disabled, you will simply see your image of choice when you login to Windows instead of it being cluttered up by ads and tips.
What To Expect With A System Cleanup On Your Mac
As noted on the Remote Support (coming soon) page, here are more details about what is involved when I do an Initial System Cleanup remotely. This process takes roughly one and a half to two hours. We will spend the first 15 minutes discussing a few things, then you can go about your day, evening, or overnight, and I’ll email you when I’m done.
Monthly Tune Up and Updates For the Mac
As noted on the Remote Support page, here are more details about what is involved when I do a Monthly Tune-Up and Updates. This process takes roughly 20 minutes, and does not require your involvement.
Kevin’s Picks: KeePass Password Manager
I continue to strongly recommend using a Password Manager like 1Password or Bit Warden for years now. That said, it’s important not to solely rely on cloud services, even when they’re super secure.
Here’s a look at KeePass.
Kevin’s Picks: Driver Booster
This blog post is part of my System Cleanup series. In this Quick Pick, I’ll briefly talk about and walk you through how to use IOBit’s Driver Booster, in addition to using Windows Update. Though I recommend downloading it using PatchMyPC instead. Please note that I prefer the Pro version of Driver Booster, which is…
Kevin’s Picks: PatchMyPC
WIth our computers now constantly connected to the internet, any vulnerability in any program could potentially be used as a way to access our computers, though most of the time it’s unlikely and targeted. That said, keeping programs up to date better ensures our computers remain reliable and secure.
My go-to is PatchMyPC, an all-in-one installer for hundreds of the most commonly used programs.
How To Guides
The First Things To Do When Setting Up Windows 11 – Part 2 – Desktop Icons, Removing Pre-installed Programs, Startup Items
This is Part 2 of my blog post series on the steps I recommend when setting up Windows 11.
We’re going to review Desktop Icons, Remove pre-installed programs, and disable unwanted Startup Items.
The First Things To Do When Setting Up Windows 11 – Part 5 – Disable File Explorer Ads, Enable System Restore
This is Part 5 of my blog post series on the steps I recommend when setting up Windows 11. This post covers disabling ads in File Explorer, and enabling System Restore.
The First Things To Do When Setting up Windows 11 – Part 4 – Hibernate and Sleep, File Extensions, Lock Screen Ads and Tips
This is Part 4 of my blog post series on the steps I recommend when setting up Windows 11. This post covers hibernation and sleep, file extensions, and disabling ads and tips on the Lock Screen.