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
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.
Guide of how to download, create bootable USB and run Memtest – also including instructions for running Windows Memory Diagnostic
Trouble Activating Microsoft Office? There is a Solution!
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.
How To Select The Right Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) For Your Computer
An uninterruptible power supply, also called a UPS system or UPS battery backup, protects connected equipment from power problems and provides battery backup power during electrical outages. This article explains the differences between UPS models and aims to help users select the right UPS for their computer system.
How to disable Sleep Mode or Hibernation
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.
How to Make Use of Our Newest Puget Tools USB (May 2020 and later) From Inside Windows
Full breakdown of our Puget Tools USB and all it’s features/functions. Full guidance on how to use the tools as well.
How to Make Use of Our Newest Puget Tools USB (May 2020 and later) From Outside Windows
If your system won’t boot, a Puget Systems Support Technician may ask that you boot into the Puget Tools USB which provides access to a litany of powerful tools to diagnose your system.
Backup Options Within Windows 10
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.
Recommended 3rd Party Backup Solutions for Windows 10
The following article will cover some of our favorite 3rd party backup options available in Windows 10.
Windows 7 support is ending, what now?
Microsoft is officially ending all product support in 2020. This means no more security updates, feature updates, patches of any kind or phone, email and chat support. This article will guide you through some of your options as well as discuss the best actions to take to keep you secure after support officially ends.
When to use Windows 10 Recovery Options
Experiencing the well known blue screen of death, dramatic slowdowns, software instability, or simply want to know your options for restoring your Windows 10 system? This article will go over the recovery options available within Windows 10 to return your system to a stable point. Knowing WHICH restore option to use to when, will help get your system back up and running quickly and efficiently.
How to Use Restore from the USB Tools & Recovery Drive (January 2018 or later)
This guide covers how to restore Windows – and the drive it is installed on – to factory conditions, for Puget Systems computers built in 2018 or later. Methods are included for both systems that can boot into Windows and those which cannot. Please note that following these instructions will wipe all data on the primary drive, so back up any data you care about before proceeding!
Setting Up and Using Windows 10 System Restore
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.
How to Use Restore from the USB Tools & Recovery Drive (Win10 2017 or Earlier)
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.