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Microsoft’s generous Windows 10 upgrade offer and poor execution

Microsoft extended the free upgrade to Windows 10 offer for people that use assistive technologies.  This was a generous offer by Microsoft but poorly executed due to the fact that the upgrade failed to work. This is an account of … Continue reading

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Erasing drives for security

There are times when we want to erase all the data on a drive for security reasons, such as before we sell a computer we will want to be sure all private information is erased. Other reasons to erase a … Continue reading

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ransomeware and WannaCry (WanaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor)

Ransomeware holds your data for ransom by encrypting it then demanding a payment to unencrypt it. This is a crime. Here are my notes on the recent WannaCry (WannaDecrypt0r, Wanna Decryptor) ransomware. Continue reading

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False security alerts and 800 phone number scams active now

Recently I have seen two computers taken over by false security alerts and 800 phone number scams. Fortunately these two incidents were not destructive but they did require removing the scam settings to resume normal Internet web browsing. Continue reading

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Using Windows Part 1

There are a lot of user guides out there. Here is one more. This guide is based on my experience with Windows users. It has information for both beginners and experienced users.
Part 1 covers the following skills
– Mouse
– Navigating Windows
– Copy and paste Continue reading

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