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Tweaking Windows 10 Privacy Settings With ShutUp10

Written on May 24, 2017 by Samyntha Hubbard Popular

So you have selected to have Windows 10 privacy settings tweaked during the build process - what does that actually mean?

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Windows 10: What's left on the menu?

Written on August 18, 2016 by Popular

Now that Microsoft has ended the ability to upgrade to windows 10 for free, what options do we have left? Users can purchase the software through many different portals, and many different media types. This article explains the different types, locations and installations of these installs, as well as alternative installation procedures

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Installing Windows 10 with a Microsoft Windows 10 USB Key

Written on August 18, 2016 by Popular

This article describes the process of installing and setting up a new clean installation of windows, or an upgrade install from a Pre-made Windows 10 USB key that has been supplied by Microsoft. It also includes information on using the media creation tool for upgrading.

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How to Use Restore from the USB Tools & Recovery Drive

Written on November 11, 2015 by 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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Malware and Virus Removal Guide

Written on May 28, 2015 by Popular

Here at Puget Systems Support, we find that people have trouble with popups, malware, or viruses from time to time. We have created these two guides to walk you through removing those offenders using free tools available online.

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How to restore using Windows 7 System Image Recovery (Restore DVD)

Written on February 17, 2015 by Popular

This is a guide which shows how to use the System Image Recovery feature of Windows 7 and Windows 8. It's meant to be used with the Restore DVDs we make using the built in imaging utility in Windows.

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Overclocking Failed Errors

Written on August 6, 2012 by 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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Computer does not turn on

Written on May 26, 2011 by Popular

This troubleshooting guide will help you to fix the most common problems that keep your computer from turning on. Answer each question carefully, even though the questions are very simple in the beginning!

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Windows Update Fix: Gigabyte X99 + Intel Chipset

Written on August 7, 2017 by Geno Rosario

Having issues with updating to Windows Update 1703? Are you on a Gigabyte X99 Motherboard? Try this workaround.

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Windows 10 reset

Written on July 27, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

Are you interested in a clean install of Windows 10? Or maybe you just want to improve system performance and reliability but retain files and folders? This guide will simplify the Windows 10 reset process to help get your system back on track. Please make sure your data is sufficiently backed up before hand!

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Maintaining Your System Over Time

Written on June 22, 2017 by Samyntha Hubbard

Nothing makes me more proud than hearing from a customer that has a system built by us that is 10 years old. Not to toot our own horn (toot-toot) but that is an entire decade that a system we built helped someone get their work done! That is remarkable.

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SSD optimization in Windows 10

Written on June 8, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

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 Update Your Nvidia Graphics Driver for Windows

Written on June 2, 2017 by Alicia Menson

As a PC user, you may have some questions on if you should always have the newest version of your graphics card installed. What are some reasons why you would want to update your driver? What are the benefits of doing so? What are the concerns if they aren't updated?

How to Create A Drive That You Can Use in Mac OS X & Windows

Written on June 1, 2017 by Geno Rosario

A quick, easy guide to formatting a drive that will work in both operating systems.

Do Macs Get Viruses?

Written on June 1, 2017 by Geno Rosario

A short summary on Macs vs. Windows in the virus category.

AppleCare vs Puget Systems Service

Written on June 1, 2017 by Geno Rosario

How does Puget Systems stack up against AppleCare?

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Samsung Secure Erase

Written on May 10, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

Would you like to securely erase your Samsung SSD? Well good news, Samsung offers a great utility to help you do exactly that. This article will guide you through the process of erasing your SSD quickly and securely.

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Samsung Magician update

Written on May 5, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

Are you seeing a popup asking to update your Samsung Magician software? Here you will find a guide for installing the latest update.

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Updating your Intel SSD firmware

Written on April 15, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article describes the process of updating the Intel SSD Firmware using Intels Firmware Update Tool (FUT).

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How to Activate Windows 10

Written on October 26, 2016 by Alicia Menson

Once you get your new system, if you miss the window of opportunity to 'auto activate' your Windows 10 operating system, this article will help you when manually activate your OS or if you are having problems when entering your product key.

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Are You Running out of Drive Space? Here are Ways to Free it up.

Written on September 12, 2016 by Alicia Menson

Hard drive space can really fill up quickly; especially if you have a laptop because they tend to come with smaller SSD's. If if you have a desktop most of the time you don't know how it filled up so fast or what is in there, taking up your gigabytes.

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How to Install and Clone Your New Samsung or Intel SSD

Written on June 23, 2016 by

This video will show you how to temporarily install a new primary Samsung or Intel SSD to then clone over the data from your current primary drive and replace it.

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Windows 10 Sleep Cycle Freezing With Intel 7260 Installed

Written on June 3, 2016 by

We are aware that many of you have been having issues with your Windows 10 system failing to transition into sleep mode. After a lengthy investigation we have found a solution for those users with a Intel 7260 Wifi card installed.

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Windows 10 Upgrade Woes

Written on May 24, 2016 by

This article discusses the recent problems with Microsoft more or less forcing Windows 10 upgrades.

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How to disable Sleep Mode or Hibernation

Written on April 26, 2016 by

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.