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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Preventing Windows 1903 Update

Written on July 31, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

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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Let's Install 1903! Windows 10, May 2019 Update Now Available

Written on May 22, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

If you're like me you've been waiting for the May 2019 update with emotional anticipation. We have already covered some of the features coming in this update so this article will provide some guidance on how to install it and get rolling!

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Windows 7 support is ending, what now?

Written on May 1, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Microsoft is officially ending all product support in 2020. This means no more security updates, feature updates, patches of any kind or phone, email and chat support. This article will guide you through some of your options as well as discuss the best actions to take to keep you secure after support officially ends.

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How to Access Safe Mode in Windows 10

Written on March 27, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Windows 10 has changed the game, most specifically the way we access Safe mode and since F8 no longer does the trick here are a few ways to access safe mode.

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NVIDIA GeForce and Titan Creator Ready Drivers

Written on March 21, 2019 by William George Popular

NVIDIA recently made a new type of driver available for their GeForce and Titan series video cards, which is aimed specifically at content creators. These new "Creator Ready" drivers can be selected when downloading drivers from the NVIDIA or GeForce websites, and can also be picked for future driver updates in GeForce Experience. Read on for info on how to find these drivers for your workstations.

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Windows 10 Clean Boot

Written on March 7, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

This article will guide you through the process of performing a clean boot in Windows 10.

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Top 5 Pro Tips for a New Puget System

Written on March 1, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Your new Puget System just arrived and you are eager to set it up and get to work. Here are some considerations to keep in the back of your mind while you get setup.

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Windows 10 1903 Feature Update

Written on January 23, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

Windows 10 version 1903 will release soon, and with it comes a new 'feature' they are referring to as "reserved storage". This reserved storage will ensure proper performance and successful updates, hopefully eliminating the possibility of another data loss like the 1809 update fiasco.

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Helpful Hints for Wireless Devices & Peripherals

Written on January 15, 2019 by Jon Allman Popular

As manufacturers offer more devices and peripherals that are wireless, we have seen an increase in the number of our customers who report running into various communication / connection issues with such devices. In this article, I will provide some general information about wireless connections, share common causes for these issues, and offer some solutions.

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When to use Windows 10 Recovery Options

Written on May 25, 2018 by Ben Nelson Popular

Experiencing the well known blue screen of death, dramatic slowdowns, software instability, or simply want to know your options for restoring your Windows 10 system? This article will go over the recovery options available within Windows 10 to return your system to a stable point. Knowing WHICH restore option to use to when, will help get your system back up and running quickly and efficiently.

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How to Use Restore from the USB Tools & Recovery Drive (2018 or Later)

Written on January 11, 2018 by Nick Krader Popular

This guide covers how to restore Windows - and the drive it is installed on - to factory conditions, for Puget Systems computers built in 2018 or later. Methods are included for both systems that can boot into Windows and those which cannot. Please note that following these instructions will wipe all data on the primary drive, so back up any data you care about before proceeding!

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How to Use Restore from the USB Tools & Recovery Drive (Win10 2017 or Earlier)

Written on November 11, 2015 by Christopher Crader Popular

Your Windows 8 or 10 system came with a restore utility built into the Tools thumb drive. It's a great utility, but not entirely straightforward to use. This guide walks you through how to use it.

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Overclocking Failed Errors

Written on August 6, 2012 by Christopher Crader Popular

Overclocking Failed is a common error message given by Asus motherboards. This error message is misleading and scary. Luckily, the fix is actually pretty quick and easy!

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Boot Times Got you Down? Look No Further, Puget Systems has the Fix

Written on July 17, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 is packed with great features, however some of those features can slow boot times so we will help you speed things up with some simple adjustments!

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Let's Use Windows 10 Storage Spaces

Written on July 17, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Storage Spaces can provide additional storage, extend existing storage, protect your data and pool multiple drives together.This article will guide you through setting up and using Storage Spaces.

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How to Resolve KMODE Exception BSOD

Written on June 12, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

KMODE Exception. A very damaging BSOD that can come up at any time but is simple enough to install. Here we will guide you through the various ways to tackle this BSOD.

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Backup Options Within Windows 10

Written on June 12, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

The following article will explain the different backup options built into windows. We also explain how to use them in order to keep your data secure.

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How to Remove Windows 10 Applications

Written on June 5, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

The following guide will demonstrate each way to remove applications in Windows 10

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Recommended 3rd Party Backup Solutions for Windows 10

Written on June 5, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

The following article will cover some of our favorite 3rd party backup options available in Windows 10.

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Windows 10 Zero-Day Exploit Released

Written on May 22, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

SandboxEscaper, a security researcher has released a new Windows LPE zero-day

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Windows 10 Sleep Issues

Written on May 3, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

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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Pausing Updates in Windows 10

Written on April 24, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 updates are definitely a useful function of Windows 10. Many of our users have inquired about the ability to pause the updates so this article will cover the CURRENT options for pausing temporarily.

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Adobe Creative Cloud Cleaner

Written on April 3, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

If you're ever experiencing issues installing Adobe software's or running any of Adobe's software suites, the utility in this article generally resolves those problems. This guide is designed to walk you through the process of rectifying any problems with the Adobe suite. This tool is NOT the same as CCleaner from Piriform.

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Diagnostic Startup (Windows 10)

Written on March 27, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

If you are experiencing issues with your system and are unsure of the cause, an easy way to eliminate software culprits is to perform a Diagnostic startup. Many issues can be traced using the Diagnostic startup, this may be one of the most useful steps when troubleshooting a system.

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Windows 10 Updates Failing - Error code: 0x80246008

Written on March 27, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Have you tried updating Windows 10 and received an error after a restart? This article will guide you through the process of resolving the Windows update error: 0x80246008