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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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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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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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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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When Linux Breaks: How to Pick Up the Pieces

Written on November 16, 2021 by Ben Bohnen

Linux Troubleshooting guide

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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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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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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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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

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Samsung Magician's Hot SSDs Aren't Actually All That Hot

Written on July 23, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

SSDs are reporting as overheating in Samsung Magician, is it real or is it make believe.

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Windows 11 and the Great TPM Dilemma

Written on June 25, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft has announced Windows 11 and released a PC Health Check application that will confirm compatibility. With this, numerous users are reporting lack of support but thankfully most of the time it's a rather simple solution.

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Power Automate, Feature Rich and Now Completely Free!

Written on June 16, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the exceptionally useful 'Power Automate', now available for FREE from Microsoft!

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The Slow Rollout of Windows 10 21H1

Written on May 28, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft has released the next version of Windows 10 called "21H1", or the May 2021 Update, and it is available to users running Windows 10 2004 or later as an optional update in Windows Update.

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Windows 10 Sleep Issues

Written on January 29, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 update will occasionally prevent 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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Game Mode - How to Kill It and Why

Written on January 27, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 PCs have 'Game Mode' enabled by default but it's not always the best choice. This article will guide you through the process of disabling Game Mode as well as explaining why you should.

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To Backup or Not to Backup (Backup of course!!)

Written on January 19, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

A summarized view of what backups are and why they are important along with our recommendation on what to backup and how.

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How To Convert an MBR disk to GPT in Windows 10 - Operating System Disk

Written on January 8, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Master Boot Record (MBR) disks utilize the Legacy/BIOS partition table while GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks use Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). This guide will help you convert from MBR to GPT.

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Adjusting Boot Settings From Legacy to UEFI

Written on January 8, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

If you intend to switch your drives from MBR to GPT you will likely also need to adjust your BIOS from Legacy to UEFI. This article will walk you through the basic steps including checking to determine if your system is currently in UEFI mode or not.

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Intel i225-V and Z490 Chipset - Network Connection Issues

Written on November 20, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Intel has a problem with it's I225 ethernet controller introduced at the end of 2019. As Windows updates trickle through, a number of users are reporting connectivity problems on certain hardware.

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Optimal Settings for Your Home Network

Written on November 19, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article covers some best practices for setting up your network devices for optimal performance.

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What is Virtualization All About

Written on November 6, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based, or virtual, representation of something, such as virtual applications, servers, storage and networks.