google-site-verification: google5eb77660eaa2b2c0.html GREENTREES 2018 | florence-elks
5-15-2019
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4-17-2019
3-20-2019

I know how you feel. My eyes aren’t all they used to be either.

The good news is, it’s actually easy to make the fonts bigger, though the setting is often well hidden.

The bad news is, it’s also easy to do the wrong thing and end up with something that seems better, but isn’t.

Finish installing software

In can be an absolute bastard to figure out which device/driver is causing this issue

If you get a message in the Windows 10 Action Center saying “Finish installing device software” with a red/white cross and a UAC symbol on then it’s likely that a driver is missing, a driver needs some software installed or that Windows needs your permission to resolve one of these actions (hence the UAC symbol).In can be an absolute bastard to figure out which device/driver is causing this issue but one way to track it down is to click to allow the install to complete and then look in the file 

“C:\Windows\Inf\setupapi.dev.log”

Look for Finish-Install actions (typically they will be the latest entries in the log file if you’ve just clicked to complete the action immediately before looking) and that should lead to you to identifying the troublesome device. 

  • Open up the Windows Action Centre found on the right-hand side of the Windows taskbar.

  • Click on the All Settings button found at the top right, with the cog wheel icon.

  • Select System at the top left of the following Window.

  • Click the “Notifications & Actions” from the menu on the left. You’ll find yourself at a screen giving you access to all of the notifications settings.

  • Head down to the Notifications subheading and you’ll find a set of toggles which allows you to customise your notification options here.

If you wish to turn off all notifications then just make sure all of the switches here are turned off.

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2-16-2019

Get a single link  that I can use to download 
The programs I need to up grade. 

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How to Disable Windows Updates

I can think of no good reason to do this, but if you must 

Temporarily or Permanently

12-19-2018

Whats up with "Never check for Windows Update alerts swirling around"

Beats me what the deal with this is. I've done a bunch of new and older computers with no trouble with this at all

Also

It may be the best way to install Windows 10 October 2018 Update, aka version 1809

If you don't see 1809 when you check for updates use The Update Assistant and do it now

The Update Assistant can help you update to the latest version of Windows 10. To get started, click Update now.

What should an average user do periodically do to review their system and do cleanup
 

How often to run scans?
Well, unfortunately, there really isn't a blanket answer to that. It really depends more then anything else on exactly how the computer is used - and the savviness of the person using it.
If I had to pull a number out, I would say monthly .
In other words, It all depends on how much time you spend on the internet.

Windows Defender is built into the latest versions of Windows and helps guard your PC against viruses and other malware

I don't feel you need anything other than this. all other antivirus software slow your system down and don't do anymore than Windows Defender

11-21-2018
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10-17-2018
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SpeedOf.Me is an HTML5 Internet speed test. No Flash or Java needed! It is the smartest and most accurate online bandwidth test. It works well on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows and other mobile devices, as well as desktop computers.

9-19-2018

USB-C seems to be back in the news a bit more lately. Should we consider USB-C when purchasing a new computer?

Difference Between Dell Vostro, Inspiron And Latitude

Dell is the American technology company which build printers, computers, servers and much more. Dell is one of the largest technology corporations of the world.

Dell is popular for their computers and laptops. IF we search deep into the laptops and computers we will find that most of the laptops are divided between series. We are here to let you know about the basic difference between Dell’s  Vostro, Inspiron And Latitude series. here’s it:

 

Dell Vostro:

Dell Vostro series provide good budget Laptops . Dell’s Vostro series laptops comes with Intel Processors and will have Home, Professional,  versions of Windows 10. Vostro color options are the standard black, burgundy and silver.  Desktops of Vostro lineup are also there in the market.

 

Dell Inspiron:

Dell launched this series on June 26, 2007. Dell says that this series is for students and average user. This series provide Laptops which give performance and also affordable. Most of the laptops falling in this series runs on AMD-based processors. This series is good for multimedia and gaming. High end devices of this series gives performance like Dell’s XPS series. There are Laptops, Lightweight Ultrabooks and desktops that falls in this category. Dell Inspiron takes advantage of the latest developments in laptop technology to deliver amazing performance across all components. Inspiron Series comes with additional colours availability like pink, blue and red.

 

Dell Latitude:

Dell designed this series mainly for Business and this series was introduced in August 2008. Latitude line in network-optimized for companies with over 10 workers. Many of these Laptops in Latitude have SDDs rather than HDDs( Know the difference between HDDs and SDDs). Latitude is perfect for a large networked environment, long-term stability and business-class computing. Dell Latitude series have Extended Life Batteries for long battery backup. You will have choice to chose processor between Intel and AMD. Its better than Vostro and Inspiron As its more stylish, more powerful and more portable.

I'm always looking for the best price. Under $600 

The most important thing is to get a  Intel i5 with at least 8 gigs of ram
7-18-2018

You are now recommending HP laptops

The short answer is yes 


I like Hp Laptops, but I still like Dell the best. For only one reason (Less crap installed at the factory.)
I don't hate touch screens I just don't use them. I hate paying for a feature I will never use.
I recommended  Cosco because they extend the warranty a extra year. I don't know if they still do so ask them before you buy. The most important thing is to get a  Intel i5 with at least 8 gigs of ram

I don't care for  Toshiba's

Podcasts

A podcast is essentially a radio show that you can get on the internet, so you can listen any time you want.  You have two options: You can listen to a podcast through a website (this is called streaming). Or, you can download a podcast, which means you're saving it on your phone, or tablet, or computer, and you can listen to it anytime, even without an internet connection.

7-15-2018

Just what is in the app data folder?

You have told us to back it up but curious as to what's in it. Do we need it? Do we ever access the folder?
 

Applications store their user-specific files and settings there, and deleting them may cause loss of essential data.
 

Most Windows users should never even need to know this folder exists. That’s why it’s hidden by default. Programs store their application data here, and you can poke around if you like—but you’ll rarely have a need to.

How to use the Microsoft Authenticator app

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Unless every time you Want to read your E-Mail or start your computer you have to Answer the phone 

 What is 16gb Intel Optane Memory for Storage Acceleration offered on computers?

7th Generation (or newer) Intel® Core™ Processor.
Intel® 200 Series Chipset (or newer).

 

I guess it's fixed I'm still not happy that you need to be so carful when you install it you  to look out for the Avast install