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How To Prevent The Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Software From Launching On Startup

Written on December 4, 2017 by Samyntha Hubbard Popular

We have had a number of customers report that after installing recent Windows updates, they are now seeing a pop up for the Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 software on each boot of their system. This article will guide you through how to disable the software from launching, shall you wish to do so.


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So You Want To Update Your BIOS?

Written on November 3, 2017 by Samyntha Hubbard Popular

We often get inquiries here in our Support department on whether or not to update motherboard BIOS. This article has been created to offer a short history lesson on what the BIOS actually are, to help users understand our viewpoint on whether or not updating the BIOS is a good idea and to provided step-by-step instruction on how to perform BIOS updates (when necessary) on some of our most commonly used boards.


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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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How to choose a UPS backup

Written on December 7, 2017 by Penny Dycus

An uninterruptible power supply, also called a UPS system or UPS battery back up, protects connected equipment from power problems and provides battery backup power during outages. Some UPS systems also regulate abnormal voltages.


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Creating and Restoring Full Disk Images

Written on December 1, 2017 by Nick Krader

How to backup a whole drive to an image file and then restore that image at a later time.


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HTC Vive Compositor Error

Written on November 24, 2017 by Ben Nelson

In this article I will share my experience of getting a disruptive VR error when setting up an HTC Vive for a family VR event. The VR issue I experienced was "Compositor is not fullscreen". This article will cover why the issue occurs and the troubleshooting to do to find a solution.


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Intel Security Flaw - Severe - ASUS & Gigabyte fix identified

Written on November 22, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

As you may be aware, Intel recently released a statement regarding vulnerability of numerous current and past generation Intel chipsets.


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Coming from MacOS? Your Shortcuts Will Not Change Much

Written on November 16, 2017 by Geno Rosario

As more people switch from Mac to Windows, we're seeing increased amounts of questions on how to use basic shortcut keys in Windows.


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TPM Firmware update

Written on November 9, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

We are seeing an issue surrounding current TPM modules and numerous motherboard manufacturers including ASUS, ASRock and Gigabyte.


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WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR on Gigabyte x299 and Skylake-X [SOLVED]

Written on September 21, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

We are currently researching a fix for the WHEA_UNCORRECTABLE_ERROR when using Adobe software on an Gigabyte x299 and Skylake-X processors.


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SG10 HDD and SSD install

Written on September 8, 2017 by Chad Warmenhoven

Do you have an SG10? Do you want more storage space or a backup drive? This article and video will guide you through the process of installing additional SSDs and HDDs in your SG10 Puget System case.


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Swapping Drives in Fractal R5 Case

Written on September 8, 2017 by Ben Nelson

In this article Puget Systems goes over how to replace a faulty HDD or SSD in a Fractal R5 case. It also includes information on how to add a drive to the drive rack and explains basic storage practices.


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How to find out if your drive is failing

Written on September 5, 2017 by Ben Nelson

At Puget Systems, we use a couple free drive diagnostic tools to tell us if there are issues with solid state drives and hard disk drives. Some of the programs that will be summarized include disk error checking tool, Samsung Magician, and Crystal Disk Info.


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How to enable Network Discovery and configure sharing options in Windows 10.

Written on September 1, 2017 by Penny Dycus

Network Discovery in the Windows operating system is a network setting. In this setting you can set whether or not other computers on the network can communicate with connected devices and systems.. If Network Discovery is enabled, sharing files and printers over a network becomes easier.


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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.