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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?


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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.


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Do Macs Get Viruses?

Written on June 1, 2017 by Geno Rosario

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


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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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Tweaking Windows 10 Privacy Settings With ShutUp10

Written on May 24, 2017 by Samyntha Hubbard

Windows 10 is by far the most invasive operating system that Microsoft has created to date. Between data-tracking tidbits and forced tethering to Microsoft's online services, Windows 10 is almost always looking over your digital shoulder. This can be a daunting thought and one that does not sit well with most end-users and rightfully so!


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Setting Up and Using Windows 10 System Restore

Written on May 23, 2017 by Nick Krader

Windows System Restore is usually enabled by default, but sometimes it is not - or has been turned off by a user. In this article I will show you how to enable Windows System Restore, create a restore point, and how to use that restore point.


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

Written on February 10, 2017 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 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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Windows 10: What\'s left on the menu?

Written on August 18, 2016 by

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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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.


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Taking Ownership of a File

Written on April 13, 2016 by

This article covers taking ownership of a file and changing the permissions so that you can modify, delete, or move the file. It includes a video showing the process for this.


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Replacing the optical drive dust cover on the Silverstone SG10 Chassis

Written on March 14, 2016 by

This guide shows how to replace the optical drive dust cover on the Silverstone SG10 Chassis.


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Troubleshooting Sound Issues

Written on March 1, 2016 by

From time-to-time, we hear of customers running into issues getting sound to play through devices attached to their systems. These issues can present themselves when you first unbox your Puget System or can occur later on down the road. Here are some suggestions for resolving your sound issues.


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Updating Your Asus Motherboard BIOS

Written on February 29, 2016 by

This guide shows how to update your system BIOS. It's specifically written for the Asus motherboards Puget Systems uses, though it should apply well to most Asrock boards.


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Saving the Windows System Event Viewer Log

Written on January 20, 2016 by

This guide discusses how to save the System Event Viewer log in Windows 7 and Windows 10 for use in troubleshooting.


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Installing Windows from Scratch

Written on December 2, 2015 by

This article covers the process of installing Windows. It's specifically targeting Windows 10, but also covers installation for Windows 7 and 8, as they use the same installer.


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How to Switch to Internet Explorer from Microsoft Edge

Written on November 4, 2015 by

This article explains what Microsoft Edge is and shows how to switch to Internet Explorer if you prefer it.


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Windows 10 Upgrade Blocking

Written on September 30, 2015 by

Here at Puget Systems, there has been a lot of talk about the free Windows 10 upgrade process available to users of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. But if you are going to be sticking with your existing Windows installation, this will help you to disable the notifications and pop ups and try to prevent the upgrade.