Win OS – Desktop – Toolbars – News and Interests

Background Microsoft continues down the path of partaking in the media business. In this post particular post, specific Microsoft as a "News Aggregator". WinOS Desktop News and Interests In Window 10, a "News and Interests" channel is offered. Is it enabled? If the "News and Interests" channel is enabled, you will likely see a temperature … Continue reading Win OS – Desktop – Toolbars – News and Interests

Microsoft – Windows 2012 – Missing Start Bar

Background One of our machines was recently upgraded from MS Windows 2008 to MS Windows 2012. Needing to check its state, I connected over a remote desktop to the machine.   Review Current State Let us review our current state Desktop Images Image - Desktop Image - Desktop - Start Explanation The start menu bar … Continue reading Microsoft – Windows 2012 – Missing Start Bar

TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Background For those experiencing sudden networking issues ( Slow wifi / inoperable VPN ) and unrecognized sound card devices, don't overthink it. Look to your OS Vendor, Microsoft, and recent Win OS updates.   Articles TechRadar:- Darren Allan Link Microsoft’s round of patching for August is apparently causing more issues. Windows 10 has apparently hit … Continue reading TechRader / Darren Allan:- Windows 10 update is reportedly freezing or crashing some PCs (and even causing boot loops)

Microsoft – Edge – “Running in the Background”

Background Got on my brother's computer earlier this evening. Noticed it running quite slow. TroubleShooting Outline Task Manager   Task Manager Images Task Manager - Tab - Details Picture Tabulate MicrosoftEdgeCP.exe Memory 893,296 KB 900 MB Firefox Memory 239,380 KB 240 MB Chrome Memory 135,624 KB 135 MB Explanation MicrosoftEdgeCP is using too much memory, … Continue reading Microsoft – Edge – “Running in the Background”

Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

Background Only Microsoft can slow one's PC Experience down to a crawl and call it better OS Integration. Family I was using my brother's computer last night and noticed it was not running well, at all. Search Every time I access the "Search Windows" button and try to search for an application on his computer, … Continue reading Windows 10 – “Search the Web”

Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Background Need to quickly install Linux. In this case, CentOS. Version The current version is 8. Artifacts Mirrors Install Images are available from various mirrors; listed here:- Mirrors US Link World Wide Link Metadata Here are some metadata :- Image Size :- 7.5 GB Burn ISO Image to USB Options Here are some of the … Continue reading Linux Install Image – Burn to USB

Win OS – File Explorer – “Open Command Window Here”

Background A good friend is to trying to following instructions, but running into head wind. Issue The Instructions read :- Launch File Explorer. Navigate to a specific folder Right click on that folder and from the dropdown menu, select "Open command window here" Image Explanation In our case "Open Command Window here" does not appear. … Continue reading Win OS – File Explorer – “Open Command Window Here”

Windows – Version Number – “Net Config Workstation”

Background As I was troubleshooting another issue a few months ago, stumbled into another pathway for determining the Version Number of a Windows Computer. Lineage Windows 10 – Marketing Name via PowerShell Link Net Commands Command Syntax Output Output - Windows 10 Image Explanation Software version Windows 10 Enterprise 2016 LTSB Output - Windows 2016 … Continue reading Windows – Version Number – “Net Config Workstation”

Keep your laptop running when LID is Closed

Background There is really not much need to keep a laptop's lid opened when connected to an external monitor. OS Linux Outline Launch terminal sudo to root edit /etc/systemd/logind.conf Change folder to /etc/systemd Backup current logind.conf Launch editor ( vi) and pass along file name ( logind.conf ) Keep current HandleLidSwitch=suspend commented out Add HandleLidSwitch=lock Save … Continue reading Keep your laptop running when LID is Closed