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Focal Fossa is Here

Written on May 19, 2020 by Ben Bohnen

Focal Fossa is finally here in all of its full release glory! In this article, I will talk about the differences between 18.04 and 20.04, and what new features have added (and in some cases, removed).


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After Effects General Troubleshooting Guide

Written on May 15, 2020 by Ben Nelson

Are you having issues with your After Effects Project? This article will walk you through some standard troubleshooting to help get you back to producing your compositions.


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Basics of Network Troubleshooting

Written on May 1, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through our recommendations for troubleshooting network issues.


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The Great (Windows) Defender

Written on April 24, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft Windows Defender is an Anti-Virus software built into Windows 10. Updated frequently, found to be extremely safe and secure this AV software comes highly recommended in the industry. Puget Systems routinely advises the use of Windows Defender as the solitary means of protection.


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General Windows 10 Update Troubleshooting Guide

Written on April 14, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide to troubleshooting Windows updates with how-to's on restarting update service, running DISM and using the update assistant.


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Sound Issues - Windows 10 + MSI Z390

Written on April 7, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Recently we have run into audio issues in Windows 10. It seems to only affect systems built before January 2020 with the MSI Z390 GAMING EDGE AC.


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Bluetooth Can Be Troublesome, Let Us Help You

Written on April 2, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Bluetooth is a short-range wireless connection that allows smaller devices to communicate with your system. This article will guide you through some troubleshooting steps to resolve common connection issues.


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Secure Boot

Written on March 13, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Secure Boot is a feature designed to allow checks for malware during the system boot and while it can protect you, it also has the potential to cause problems.


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Trouble Activating Microsoft Office? There is a Solution!

Written on March 11, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

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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Installing Linux Alongside Windows: I Too Like to Live Dangerously

Written on March 10, 2020 by Ben Bohnen

Not yet ready to make the full switch-over to Windows or Linux? We are discussing using a dual boot setup to allow access to multiple operating systems. This article will basic do’s and don’ts of dual-booting Linux alongside Windows.


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Utility to backup, restore, or clear Adobe CC preferences

Written on February 28, 2020 by Matt Bach

Clearing application preferences is often one of the first steps when troubleshooting a software issue, but if it does not resolve the issue, you typically will want to have a backup of your preferences that you can restore. This functionality is not built into Adobe apps by default, so we created a small utility that can backup, restore, or clear application preferences from many of the most popular Creative Cloud applications.


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Setting up Devices With Your New PC

Written on February 28, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Moving from Mac 2 PC can be stressful enough without worrying about peripherals. Follow some basic advice and your migration will be exciting instead!


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Monitor Cabling Options and How To Use Them Correctly

Written on February 24, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

There are a finite number of monitor connections but nonetheless it can seem overwhelming at times. We will break down the common ones currently available and how to identify them.


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Microsoft Patches All Your Windows Problems (Mostly)

Written on February 14, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft releases fixes and patches each Tuesday and 2/11/2020 was no exception. We will discuss some of what we think are the most useful fixes of the 99 are.


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How to Enable Network Discovery and Configure Sharing Options in Windows 10

Written on February 13, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

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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Reduce Downtime With These Backup Components

Written on February 7, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide to what backup parts you could have on hand in case of failure.


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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