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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.

Using MemTest86

Guide of how to download, create bootable USB and run Memtest – also including instructions for running Windows Memory Diagnostic

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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.

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Configuring Software RAID within Windows 10

Most computer users have no need for more than a single drive in their computer, or perhaps a few individual drives if additional storage space is required. There are certain workflows and use cases where features of a RAID – like larger total volume capacity or data redundancy – may be extremely helpful. For large arrays, redundant boot drives, or advanced RAID modes we strongly recommend using a dedicated hardware controller card, but for simple configurations like mirroring or pooling there are options within Windows 10 which can be used without needing special hardware. This guide will cover a couple of those options and how to set them up.

Top Data Transfer Speed Slowdowns – USB

Transferring files from USB to an internal drive is something we all do but occasionally transfer speeds will slowdown to the point they’re barely usable. There are a litany of causes so we will focus on the most common and their respective solutions.

Replacing a HDD/SSD in Fractal R5

This article will guide you through the process of replacing the HDD/SSD in the Fractal Define R5. This article has an instruction break down along with a full video produced by Chris Shreve.

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!

SG10 HDD and SSD install

Do you have an SG10? Do you want more storage space or a backup drive? This article and video will guide you through the process of installing additional SSDs and HDDs in your SG10 Puget System case.

SSD optimization in Windows 10

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.

Samsung Secure Erase

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.