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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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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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Trouble Activating Microsoft Office? There is a Solution!

Written on March 11, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

When we send a system out pre-loaded with Microsoft Office, chances are it is already activated but in the rare occurrence that you are having troubles, check out this article for detailed solutions.

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How To Select The Right Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) For Your Computer

Written on May 24, 2018 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

An uninterruptible power supply, also called a UPS system or UPS battery backup, protects connected equipment from power problems and provides battery backup power during electrical outages. This article explains the differences between UPS models and aims to help users select the right UPS for their computer system.

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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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Intel NUC12DCMi9 Disk Speed Performance Issues

Written on June 20, 2022 by Ben Nelson

We've encountered a bug on the Intel NUC12DCMi9 which causes 2 of the 3 M.2 drive slots to run at a third of the expected speeds. We've narrowed down the problem and have some suggested workarounds while we work with Intel on a solution.

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Re-packaging your Puget System

Written on January 6, 2022 by Ben Nelson

This article will guide you through packing your Puget Workstation up to send back for our repair department.

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Log4j, Should You Be Worried?

Written on December 23, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

On Dec. 9, word of a newly discovered computer bug in a hugely popular piece of computer code started rippling around the cybersecurity community. This article will break down what it is and what steps you should take to make sure you're safe.

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Windows 11 Install Guide

Written on December 10, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 11 is here! Let's get it installed, but let's do it RIGHT.

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Upgrading to Windows 11 - and how to reverse it when it breaks

Written on December 10, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Guide on how to upgrade to W11, why you shouldn't, and a guide on rolling back to 10 cause W11 is a nightmare?

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Asus C621E Sage Dual Xeon Motherboard Has Lost PTT Support

Written on December 7, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

A few XEON boards have been patched and no longer provide the PTT option previously available. With Windows 11 requiring a security device, this has complicated things.

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Intel 12th Gen DRM Issues and the Corresponding 'Fix'

Written on November 19, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Some games and applications with DRM software can’t recognize 12th Gen Intel Core Processor, causing them to crash or not load.

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TRS and TRRS, oh and TRRRS

Written on November 18, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Explanation of microphone/headphone technology. The letter T stands for Tip, and the R stands for Ring (like a ring on your finger, not like ringing the telephone).

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When Linux Breaks: How to Pick Up the Pieces

Written on November 16, 2021 by Ben Bohnen

Linux Troubleshooting guide

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Using an external DAC to empower your workstation

Written on October 29, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

DAC stands for digital-to-analog converter. A DAC takes digital audio information and converts it to an analog signal.

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What is Pagefile, and how to adjust it

Written on October 22, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Pagefile or Virtual Memory is a critical part of Windows. This article will explain why along with how to adjust if you encounter errors or issues

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Puget Systems Warranty Services

Written on September 23, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article covers the full scope of services Puget offers for in and out of warranty systems.

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Stuttering/Staggering Video Playback in Premiere Pro - Audio Settings

Written on September 2, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Something in Adobe's software has changed recently and a number of our users are reporting an issue cause by the default audio device. If you are experiencing choppy or staggering playback the answer may be here.

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Thunderbolt Security, to the rescue(BIOS)

Written on August 18, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

When Gigabyte boards Thunderbolt security is set 'just right' it can prevent daisy chaining or audio transmission. This article will explain the different security protocols as well as how to fix if you've encountered issues with Daisy Chaining or audio transmission.

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Why Can’t I Write Files to My Drive

Written on August 17, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Trouble writing files to drive due to permissions, authenticated users, and often AV software. This guide will detail how to resolve the error in most cases.

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Cables: Active or Passive, Which is Best

Written on August 4, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

We hear the terms 'active' and 'passive' attributed to cables and equipment all the time. But what does it mean? Which one is better? Which one do you really need? We clarify the difference and explain how to choose between them.

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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