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Windows 11 Is Coming, We Have Outlined Some of the More Exciting Features

Written on July 9, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Microsoft announced Windows 11 at an event on June 24th, this article will cover some of the new features being introduced. A developer version of Windows 11 is currently installed on a VM and we are testing, learning, and taking pictures.


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Preparing For Windows 11

Written on July 9, 2021 by Ben Nelson Popular

The announcement of Windows 11 has resulted in many Windows 10 owners wanting to proactively ready their system to upgrade to Windows 11 when it is released. Some of the requirements are still subject to change but there has been enough information made public on how to prepare. This article will provide a short list on how you can prepare your system for the new operating system update later this year.


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Windows 10 Sleep Issues

Written on January 29, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Windows 10 update will occasionally prevent 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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Windows 10 version 20H2 - October's Update

Written on October 5, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Some new features and a ton of bug fixes are coming this fall. Be ready and start getting excited!


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Using MemTest86

Written on June 17, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Guide of how to download, create bootable USB and run Memtest - also including instructions for running Windows Memory Diagnostic


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How to Make Use of Our Newest Puget Tools USB (May 2020 and later) From Inside Windows

Written on June 4, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Full breakdown of our Puget Tools USB and all it's features/functions. Full guidance on how to use the tools as well.


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How to Make Use of Our Newest Puget Tools USB (May 2020 and later) From Outside Windows

Written on June 4, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

If your system won't boot, a Puget Systems Support Technician may ask that you boot into the Puget Tools USB which provides access to a litany of powerful tools to diagnose your system.


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Linux Live Environment

Written on July 29, 2021 by Terrell Barnes

Puget provides a Tools USB with a plethora of tools preinstalled. One of the most useful is the Linux Live Environment so if you're wondering how to access or use it, check this out!


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An Introduction to Servers

Written on July 23, 2021 by Ken Colorossi

If you are new to servers there are a few things you are going to want to be aware of and consider. A server isn't just your stander PC. In this article, we are going to go over the difference between Desktops and Rackmounts, Why servers are so loud, and the different Server Operating systems.


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Your Guide to the Unreal Engine

Written on July 23, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide including terms and solutions for some of the most common problems


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Samsung Magician's Hot SSDs Aren't Actually All That Hot

Written on July 23, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

SSDs are reporting as overheating in Samsung Magician, is it real or is it make believe.


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Windows 11 and the Great TPM Dilemma

Written on June 25, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft has announced Windows 11 and released a PC Health Check application that will confirm compatibility. With this, numerous users are reporting lack of support but thankfully most of the time it's a rather simple solution.


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Power Automate, Feature Rich and Now Completely Free!

Written on June 16, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the exceptionally useful 'Power Automate', now available for FREE from Microsoft!


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Parsec in all it's glory!

Written on June 1, 2021 by Ken Colorossi

Parsec is an amazing tool for remote access to a system. It offers a 1:1 local connection and an almost perfect 1:1 connection over the internet.


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The Slow Rollout of Windows 10 21H1

Written on May 28, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft has released the next version of Windows 10 called "21H1", or the May 2021 Update, and it is available to users running Windows 10 2004 or later as an optional update in Windows Update.


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Getting Started With Your New System

Written on May 12, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

The Support department has written a litany of articles detailing various fixes, troubleshooting advice, software guidance, and technologies. We have compiled a list of what we deem the most useful for a new Puget System owner. If you've recently purchased a Puget Systems computer, you may find the following articles very useful as you familiarize yourself with your new build.


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Using an Old Boot Drive as a Storage Drive in Your New PC

Written on May 4, 2021 by Michael Miller

This is a guide for safely formatting an old Windows boot drive and using it in a new Windows system as a secondary/tirtiary drive.


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A Look back at Puget Laptops

Written on April 28, 2021 by Ben Nelson

This article gives a glimpse of Puget System's history with laptops including why we no longer offer laptop models, what that means if you currently have a Puget Laptop, and if Puget Systems will ever carry laptops in the future.


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Configuring Software RAID within Windows 10

Written on April 20, 2021 by William George

Most computer users have no need for more than a single drive in their computer, or perhaps a few individual drives if additional storage space is required. There are certain workflows and use cases where features of a RAID - like larger total volume capacity or data redundancy - may be extremely helpful. For large arrays, redundant boot drives, or advanced RAID modes we strongly recommend using a dedicated hardware controller card, but for simple configurations like mirroring or pooling there are options within Windows 10 which can be used without needing special hardware. This guide will cover a couple of those options and how to set them up.


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Stability and Security Improving With Windows 21H2, Coming Soon

Written on April 9, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

A major Windows 10 update coming later in 2021 could finally fix a big problem with the operating system, as it will move third-party drivers to an isolated folder on your hard drive.


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Some Great Password Manager Options and Reasons to Use Them

Written on April 6, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

While we don't explicitly recommend using a Password manager, a lot of our customers use them so we thought it was important to provide our thoughts on the best options out there, the top features along with some common concerns.


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An Introduction to VPNs (Virtual Private Networks)

Written on April 6, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

A VPN (virtual private network) is becoming the go-to solution for people all around the world. While the subject may seem confusing, we break it down in simpler terms and help provide some solutions that might work well for you!


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DaVinci Resolve Initial Troubleshooting

Written on March 19, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

DaVinci Resolve is a powerful application but when errors, lag, or crashing present it's helpful to know the basics of troubleshooting. This article will cover many of the common issues and their relative solutions.


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Top 7 Data Transfer Speed Slowdowns - Internal SSD

Written on March 5, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

There are literally 100s of influencing factors that could cause slow data transfer speeds, this article will cover some more popular culprits and how to solve them.


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AMD Machine Check Exception - X570/B550 Chipsets

Written on March 3, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

With certain hardware, a system may become unstable and begin rebooting/crashing and only occasionally throwing errors that help identify the culprit. If your system uses an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and a motherboard based on the X570 series chipset, you may run into this issue as well. This article will cover the solution we have found to be successful.