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Stuck in Windows update – restarting forever

I am working on a customers laptop, and got rid off the problems it came in with (seizing to a stop as soon as he logged on). As a favour, I let the outstanding updates install. First of all the

Posted in Computer Stuff, Windows 10

Windows 10 and inverted ASUS webcam

This issue is worth repeating here, if only to help anybody else looking for the fix. The issue is that after a Windows 10 upgrade of an ASUS N61JA laptop, from Windows 7, the webcam image was shown upside down.

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Spark internet connections and windows 10

In the last 3 days I have made 6 home visits to sort out 6 identical problems in exactly the same way each time. Customers report the same issue, the computer is connecting to the router OK, but not to

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Windows 10 – anniversary updates

Over the last couple of weeks, I have fielded quite a few calls about windows 10 doing big updates without any notice and without being asked, and the problems caused by the updates. Obviously I mostly hear about the ones

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Windows 10 self installing

I have had a few customers come in telling me that Windows 10 installed itself, and no disrespect to the customers, I took what they said with a grain of salt. However, the latest customer who rang and asked for

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Windows 10 update issues, March 2016

I have had a spate of issues with Windows 10 computers recently, with symptoms such as not shutting down, not restarting, black screen on restarting, very, very slow running and a few others. The common thread in them all seems

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Windows 10 issues

Despite it being wonderful, some issues are starting to be noticed. I have seen two so far. The first affects Outlook 2010 in Windows 10, in particular sending new emails. Sending replies and forwards is no issue, just new emails.

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Windows 10 is here

With very little fanfare, Windows 10 has been released onto the world. Most people will not see it for a while, as Microsoft are “phasing” the roll out to save the internet from dying under the extra load. However, the

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Windows 10 – nearly there

Last week I downloaded and installed the latest release of the insider preview of Windows 10, possibly the last release on the “slow ring” before the final release on 29th July 2015. As you would expect it corrected the couple

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Windows 10 – 1st thoughts

Windows 10 is coming on 29th July 2015, and unlike previous version releases I am actually quite excited by this one. I have three Windows 8 and a Windows 7 computer at home and at the shop, and I personally

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