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Welcome to Windows 10

Written on January 27, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

New to Windows 10? This article will cover the details about W10 and it's functions/features available. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with your new OS.

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Windows 7 to 10 Transition FAQ

Written on January 20, 2020 by Ben Nelson

As we pass January 14th 2020 Windows 7 security updates have ended. Here are the the common support request questions we've been gathering during the transition time.

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Basic Guide to Testing Memory in Ubuntu

Written on January 16, 2020 by Ben Bohnen

A bad stick of RAM can cause a system to become unstable and crash frequently. One of the first steps that you can take in troubleshooting frequent crashing is to run a memory diagnostics test. This article will demonstrate how to access Memtest86+ in your Ubuntu install.

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Is Linux Right for Me?

Written on January 10, 2020 by Ben Bohnen

This article will cover if transiting over to a Linux operating system would be a good option for you. We want to help arm you with some foundational information regarding Linux and provide an understand about what to expect before making a transition.

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New Features You Should Be Excited About in Windows 10 1909

Written on January 6, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

There are a number of new features coming with the 1909 update even though they are technically already built into the current version of Windows. Microsoft is 'unlocking' them with the 1909 update and you should be excited!

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Monitoring Your GPUs Temperatures at All Times

Written on December 20, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Monitoring your GPU temperatures is important. We would like to cover a few applications we think provide the best solutions and easiest usability.

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Recent update causing NAS access issues

Written on December 13, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

A recent update (likely 1903) has moderately increased security for accessing network and external drives. The Windows credentials manager controls the access and is easily edited to solve the problem.

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Mouse Lag Got You Down? We Fix it!

Written on December 12, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

We have identified a problem with a number of NVIDIA GPU drivers and Windows 10; we are providing the solution here along with some other possible solutions to general mouse performance issues.

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The iCloud App is Now Available Direct From the Microsoft Store

Written on October 30, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Instructions for downloading, installing, and using the iCloud desktop app in Windows 10

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Windows Update Causing Bluetooth Malfunction

Written on October 25, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft has provided details on a Windows Update that will break bluetooth functionality in a significant number of devices such as headphones, keyboard/mice or even security devices such as key fobs.

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Hyperthreading & SMT causing low performance in Lightroom Classic

Written on October 10, 2019 by Matt Bach

On certain Intel and AMD processors, it is possible to see up to a 90% increase in performance when exporting and generating smart previews by disabling Intel Hyperthreading (HT) or AMD Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT). What CPUs are known to be affected, and what are the current workarounds for this issue?

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Premiere Pro Initial Troubleshooting Guide

Written on October 8, 2019 by Ben Nelson

Wondering where to start when you have a sudden crash, error, or issue while editing? It can be tricky to determine if your issues are hardware related, application caused, or project specific. This article covers where to start in your troubleshooting by testing controlled variables that affect your editing experience in Premiere Pro.

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Nvidia Drivers Are Now Included In The SRU, Here's How To Keep Up To Date!

Written on October 2, 2019 by Ben Bohnen

It is no secret that installing the lasted Nvidia drivers can be a bit of a pain. In this article, we will be covering how to install Nvidia drivers via the command line and the GUI.

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How To Change Your Default Audio Device

Written on September 25, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 provides a few different ways to adjust the default audio device, configure system events and change input/output devices. We are now able to change the default audio device using the settings app as well as straight from the taskbar. No more digging through numerous screens just to switch from headphones to speakers or back. In this article we will guide you through the process and explain why you should use which path.

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Leave it ON!

Written on September 20, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

To leave it on, to turn it off. That is the question. This discussion has bounced around tech enthusiasts, novices and tech professionals yet no one seems to be able to firmly agree. Well today Puget is taking a side!

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Sharing Files Between Windows 7 and Windows 10

Written on August 28, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 HomeGroup is gone, for good. Which means we need to find an alternative. In this article we will guide you through sharing files, printers and other resources with local network users.

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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Preventing Windows 1903 Update

Written on July 31, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

A number of our users have reported getting an error when attempting to update Windows 10 to version 1903. We did some digging and were able to find a fix with a very specific driver version.

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Moving From Mac to PC - Dive Right IN!

Written on July 24, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Switching from Mac to PC can seem like a daunting undertaking but thanks to advances in networking and Microsoft making huge strides to provide simple solutions that make the transition easy and straightforward. We will cover as much as we can in an effort to make the switch even easier.

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Boot Times Got you Down? Look No Further, Puget Systems has the Fix

Written on July 17, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 is packed with great features, however some of those features can slow boot times so we will help you speed things up with some simple adjustments!

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Let's Use Windows 10 Storage Spaces

Written on July 17, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Storage Spaces can provide additional storage, extend existing storage, protect your data and pool multiple drives together.This article will guide you through setting up and using Storage Spaces.

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How to Resolve KMODE Exception BSOD

Written on June 12, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

KMODE Exception. A very damaging BSOD that can come up at any time but is simple enough to install. Here we will guide you through the various ways to tackle this BSOD.

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Backup Options Within Windows 10

Written on June 12, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

The following article will explain the different backup options built into windows. We also explain how to use them in order to keep your data secure.

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How to Remove Windows 10 Applications

Written on June 5, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

The following guide will demonstrate each way to remove applications in Windows 10

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Recommended 3rd Party Backup Solutions for Windows 10

Written on June 5, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

The following article will cover some of our favorite 3rd party backup options available in Windows 10.

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Let's Install 1903! Windows 10, May 2019 Update Now Available

Written on May 22, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

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!