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    Microsoft is shutting down OneDrive for Windows 7 and 8.1 next year

    November 6th, 2021 by

    Microsoft is shutting down OneDrive for Windows 7 and 8.1 next year

    “Today (06Nov21), Microsoft announced that beginning on January 1, 2022, it’s no longer going to provide updates for the personal OneDrive app for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1. As of March 1, 2022, the app will stop syncing your files to the cloud, making it effectively useless.”

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    5 common VPN myths busted

    March 28th, 2021 by

    5 common VPN myths busted

    “Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) are popular but often misunderstood. There are many misconceptions about them—misconceptions that may be stopping people from adding a useful layer to their security and privacy defenses.”

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    Kaspersky provides free Ransomware Decryptors

    January 20th, 2021 by

    Free Ransomware Decryptors from Kaspersky

    Welcome to No Ransom, the place to find the latest decryptors, ransomware removal tools, and information on ransomware protection.

    What is ransomware? It’s a malware (a Trojan or another type of virus) that locks your device or encrypts your files, and then tells you that you have to pay ransom to get your data back. It’s not cheap, and there’s no guarantee of success. If you become a victim of ransomware, try our free decryption tools and get your digital life back.

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    No Windows 10 Update History? Read on…

    February 14th, 2019 by

    Win10 Alternate Update History Sources

    Apparently, with the 189 update, there are reports that using the “normal” way of viewing the Update History” will give you a blank result. In this post, Ed Tittel reveals two ways to get the information (no regedit required!).

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    Handy tool to fix many Windows problems

    January 8th, 2019 by

    Ran into this the other day.

    Windows Repair Toolkit
    ((Almost) everything you need to repair Windows problems in one small handy tool.)

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    Microsoft Edged Browser going to Chromium

    December 9th, 2018 by

    Microsoft Edge: Making the web better through more open source collaboration

    “Today we’re announcing that we intend to adopt the Chromium open source project in the development of Microsoft Edge on the desktop to create better web compatibility for our customers and less fragmentation of the web for all web developers.”

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    Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

    October 30th, 2018 by

    MS Posts New Win10 1809 Group Policy Reference

    Thanks to Fellow MVP, Ed Tittel, MVP for pointing this out.

    These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects.

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    Like using the keyboard? How about some keyboard shortcuts?

    October 23rd, 2018 by

    Keyboard shortcuts in Windows

    I’m not big on keyboard shortcuts, but sometimes they come in handy. Here’s about as complete a list as I’ve seen.

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    CCleaner update installs without asking

    September 18th, 2018 by

    CCleaner Disregarding Settings and Forcing Update to Latest 5.46 Version

    “Reports are coming in that Piriform is forcing CCleaner to update to the latest 5.46 version even when users had configured the program to not perform automatic updates. To make matters worse, once the users were upgraded to the latest version, their privacy settings were reverted to default, which is to allow anonymous usage data to be sent to Avast/Piriform.”

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    Dell Office 360 installs are now a Store App

    September 4th, 2018 by

    The article contains details on how to install the ISO version.

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