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

Memory Upgrade on Fujitsu A6025 went awry

Background This has been going on since Memory Day weekend.  My cousin called me to see about adding some memory to his Fujitsu LIFEBOOK A6025 Notebook PC. Problem Whenever he boots the computer with the new memory sticks installed, the computer boots up and goes through the BIOS, but Microsoft Vista is in Neverland. Memory Here … Continue reading Memory Upgrade on Fujitsu A6025 went awry