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Microsoft Patches All Your Windows Problems (Mostly)

Written on February 14, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Microsoft releases fixes and patches each Tuesday and 2/11/2020 was no exception. We will discuss some of what we think are the most useful fixes of the 99 are.


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How to Enable Network Discovery and Configure Sharing Options in Windows 10

Written on February 13, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Network Discovery in the Windows operating system is a network setting. In this setting you can set whether or not other computers on the network can communicate with connected devices and systems.. If Network Discovery is enabled, sharing files and printers over a network becomes easier.


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Welcome to Windows 10

Written on January 27, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

New to Windows 10? This article will cover the details about W10 and it's functions/features available. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with your new OS.


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Windows 7 to 10 Transition FAQ

Written on January 20, 2020 by Ben Nelson Popular

As we pass January 14th 2020 Windows 7 security updates have ended. Here are the the common support request questions we've been gathering during the transition time.


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New Features You Should Be Excited About in Windows 10 1909

Written on January 6, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

There are a number of new features coming with the 1909 update even though they are technically already built into the current version of Windows. Microsoft is 'unlocking' them with the 1909 update and you should be excited!


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Sharing Files Between Windows 7 and Windows 10

Written on August 28, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Windows 10 HomeGroup is gone, for good. Which means we need to find an alternative. In this article we will guide you through sharing files, printers and other resources with local network users.


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Windows 10 Sleep Issues

Written on May 3, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

A recent Windows 10 update seems to be preventing proper sleep even when set correctly. Sometimes simply turning sleep off and back on seems to solve the problem but occasionally more work is needed, this article will cover the solutions we have found to be successful.


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How To Manually Install Windows 10 Updates

Written on June 1, 2018 by Brett Nordquist Popular

Most of the time, Windows 10 will keep itself up to date - but if you run into a situation where an update is not available, or not applying automatically, there are ways to manually download and apply patches. This article will outline those options.


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SSD optimization in Windows 10

Written on June 8, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Let's get the most out of that speedy new SSD in your Puget Systems computer. Optimizing settings and configuration of the SSD can provide improved performance and reliability.


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How to disable Sleep Mode or Hibernation

Written on April 26, 2016 by Brett Nordquist Popular

We have seen a few problems with Sleep Mode and Hibernation in Windows 10, so I wanted to write this article to explain how to turn either of them off in case you would rather not use them.


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Reduce Downtime With These Backup Components

Written on February 7, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide to what backup parts you could have on hand in case of failure.


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Basic Guide to Testing Memory in Ubuntu

Written on January 16, 2020 by Ben Bohnen

A bad stick of RAM can cause a system to become unstable and crash frequently. One of the first steps that you can take in troubleshooting frequent crashing is to run a memory diagnostics test. This article will demonstrate how to access Memtest86+ in your Ubuntu install.


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Is Linux Right for Me?

Written on January 10, 2020 by Ben Bohnen

This article will cover if transiting over to a Linux operating system would be a good option for you. We want to help arm you with some foundational information regarding Linux and provide an understand about what to expect before making a transition.


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Monitoring Your GPUs Temperatures at All Times

Written on December 20, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Monitoring your GPU temperatures is important. We would like to cover a few applications we think provide the best solutions and easiest usability.


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Recent update causing NAS access issues

Written on December 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

A recent update (likely 1903) has moderately increased security for accessing network and external drives. The Windows credentials manager controls the access and is easily edited to solve the problem.


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Mouse Lag Got You Down? We Fix it!

Written on December 12, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

We have identified a problem with a number of NVIDIA GPU drivers and Windows 10; we are providing the solution here along with some other possible solutions to general mouse performance issues.


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The iCloud App is Now Available Direct From the Microsoft Store

Written on October 30, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Instructions for downloading, installing, and using the iCloud desktop app in Windows 10


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Windows Update Causing Bluetooth Malfunction

Written on October 25, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft has provided details on a Windows Update that will break bluetooth functionality in a significant number of devices such as headphones, keyboard/mice or even security devices such as key fobs.


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Hyperthreading & SMT causing low performance in Lightroom Classic

Written on October 10, 2019 by Matt Bach

On certain Intel and AMD processors, it is possible to see up to a 90% increase in performance when exporting and generating smart previews by disabling Intel Hyperthreading (HT) or AMD Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). What CPUs are known to be affected, and what are the current workarounds for this issue?


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Premiere Pro Initial Troubleshooting Guide

Written on October 8, 2019 by Ben Nelson

Wondering where to start when you have a sudden crash, error, or issue while editing? It can be tricky to determine if your issues are hardware related, application caused, or project specific. This article covers where to start in your troubleshooting by testing controlled variables that affect your editing experience in Premiere Pro.


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Nvidia Drivers Are Now Included In The SRU, Here's How To Keep Up To Date!

Written on October 2, 2019 by Ben Bohnen

It is no secret that installing the lasted Nvidia drivers can be a bit of a pain. In this article, we will be covering how to install Nvidia drivers via the command line and the GUI.


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How To Change Your Default Audio Device

Written on September 25, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 provides a few different ways to adjust the default audio device, configure system events and change input/output devices. We are now able to change the default audio device using the settings app as well as straight from the taskbar. No more digging through numerous screens just to switch from headphones to speakers or back. In this article we will guide you through the process and explain why you should use which path.


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Leave it ON!

Written on September 20, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

To leave it on, to turn it off. That is the question. This discussion has bounced around tech enthusiasts, novices and tech professionals yet no one seems to be able to firmly agree. Well today Puget is taking a side!


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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Preventing Windows 1903 Update

Written on July 31, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

A number of our users have reported getting an error when attempting to update Windows 10 to version 1903. We did some digging and were able to find a fix with a very specific driver version.


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Moving From Mac to PC - Dive Right IN!

Written on July 24, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Switching from Mac to PC can seem like a daunting undertaking but thanks to advances in networking and Microsoft making huge strides to provide simple solutions that make the transition easy and straightforward. We will cover as much as we can in an effort to make the switch even easier.