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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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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 ccleaner

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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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


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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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DaVinci Resolve 15 - Performance loss with NVIDIA 418 & 419 driver *FIXED

Written on March 8, 2019 by Matt Bach

We have recently noticed a 10-20% performance drop in DaVinci Resolve that is due to an issue with the latest NVIDIA GPU drivers. What exactly is happening and how can you fix the problem?


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Windows 10 not booting (BCD edition)

Written on March 7, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Is your Windows OS failing to boot due to a corrupted MBR or BCD? This article will detail the steps for resolving and getting you back up and running.


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Why cant my new workstation edit H.264 media smoothly?

Written on February 27, 2019 by Matt Bach

While H.264 is one of the most common codecs to encounter, even the most powerful workstations sometimes struggle with it. What is it about H.264 that makes it such a pain to work with, and what can you do to make it better?


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Replacing a GPU in the Fractal R5

Written on February 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the GPU (video card) in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Swapping your Front Panel in a Fractal R5

Written on February 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the Front Panel in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.


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Windows 10 1809 update disabling OC

Written on January 30, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

X79-X399 system are seeing overclock disabled by W10 KB4100347. Microsoft, in an attempt to resolve the Spectre/Meltdown concerns, have released a number of updates and this one just happens to disable Overclocking on certain platforms. This article will explain the issue along with what you should do about it.