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Windows 10 and computer "hygiene"

This article is intended to be short, timely tips on keeping your computer running so you can continue to enjoy LargeScale Central with the least problems.

 

I'm focusing on Windows 10, because it is really the only operating system you should be using, XP cannot really surf the internet with the stock browser (IE) any more, support for Flash and Java is going away, and most importantly, there's no more updates to protect you from hackers.

 

Likewise Windows 7 is getting long in the tooth, and Windows 8 / 8.1 was a halfway step. Windows 10 is better in basically all ways, uses less memory, runs faster on the same hardware. The only drawbacks is Windows 10 does not support all old hardware, really old printers and video cards might not have support.

 

So that is the prolog, now to get to the "tips", which I will try to keep short and sweet. If you have questions, you need to email me at greg@elmassian.com ... anything helpful will be posted here.

 

I am making this an article because of all the grief from a small but vocal group that just want to complain and bitch and clog up something helpful with unhelpful comments.

 

Oh, due to the grief I encountered above, only my "friends" can comment on this thread. If you want to participate in a positive/helpful mannner, request "friend" to me.

 

If this gets really stupid, I will limit the visibility to friends only.

 

Greg



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  • Greg Elmassian
    Greg Elmassian OK, on May 8 a small update was posted, that takes you to 17134.48, it's important to do this update, because they always find a few small bugs after a major update. No ill effects seen yet.
    May 9
  • Greg Elmassian
    Greg Elmassian Ok, that small update is REALLY important, apparently new "exploit" hidden in a document or web site can attack your computer, and the small patch on the 8th is really important: https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-critical-flaw-this-security-...  more
    May 9
  • Greg Elmassian
    Greg Elmassian OK, new update to OS Build 17134.81, no new features, all bug fixes, just installed it and no issues https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4100403/windows-10-update-kb4100403 - so just go to "check for updates"... you might have to check for ...  more
    June 1
  • Greg Elmassian
    Greg Elmassian The 2nd tuesday update 6/12... minor update, mostly to Cortana apparently, but still creates windows.old files (use disk cleanup with the system files option). new build is version 1803, build 17134.112
    June 13