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Plain Text vs HTML Email

Plain Text vs HTML Email | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
HTML is definitely the email format of present and future, but very minimal - plain text like - emails might work well in some industries. Maybe yours too!
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How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down

How to Stop Your Computer from Slowing Down | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
As months and years pass by, even the most powerful computer can start to slow down and show signs of age, much like a car. But as with your automobile, there are steps to take that will minimize the creeping sluggishness and keep your laptop running as fast as possible for as long as possible. Here are a couple of easy steps you can take to keep your computer from slowing down.
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Start fresh with a clean installation of Windows

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Review the following important notes:
Using this tool will remove all apps that do not come standard with Windows, including other Microsoft apps such as Office. It will also remove most apps installed by your PC’s manufacturer such as your manufacturer’s apps, support apps, and drivers. You will not be able to recover removed apps and will need to manually reinstall them later if you want to keep them.
You may lose your digital licenses, digital content associated with applications, or other digital entitlements for applications as a result of using the tool, which may impact your ability to use apps you paid for or app-related content you paid for. For this reason, we don’t recommend using this tool on any PC where you wish to ensure all of your applications and application-related content (including Microsoft applications such as Office) remain properly installed and licensed.
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How to restore missing desktop icons in Windows

How to restore missing desktop icons in Windows | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
You’ve lost your Windows desktop icons and you want them back. Here’s how to do it.
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Wi-Fi Mesh Systems Compared: eero, Orbi, AmpliFi - Page 2 of 5 - The Mac Observer

Wi-Fi Mesh Systems Compared: eero, Orbi, AmpliFi - Page 2 of 5 - The Mac Observer | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
If you've been fighting with range extenders to keep your Netflix alive, you can stop all that silliness and blanket your home with Wi-Fii.
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Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives

Everything you need to know about Windows 10 recovery drives | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
First, obtain an 8GB to 16GB USB key. Next, go into Windows’ Control panel (right-clicking the Windows icon is the easiest way) and type create a recovery drive into the search bar. The manual method would be to go to System & Security > Security & Maintenance > Recovery.
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5 key things you need to know about VPNs

5 key things you need to know about VPNs | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
A VPN is a secure tunnel between two or more computers on the internet. Here's everything you need to know.
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Want your SSD to last a long time? Then do this

Want your SSD to last a long time? Then do this | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
But is it all unicorns and lollipops with SSDs? Not quite. SSDs still fall short in a few places compared to normal hard drives, in particular regarding their write endurance. This means you can only write a finite amount of data to an SSD before you can't write anymore. In this post, I'll talk about this shortcoming and how to mitigate it. Most of my suggestions will be focused on Windows PCs.

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Computer Virus Cripples UK Hospital System — Krebs on Security

Computer Virus Cripples UK Hospital System — Krebs on Security | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, experts began noticing that cybercriminals were using ransomware to target hospitals — organizations that are heavily reliant on instant access to patient records. In March 2016, Henderson, Ky.-based Methodist Hospital shut down its computer systems after an infection from the Locky strain of ransomware. Just weeks before that attack, a California hospital that was similarly besieged with ransomware paid a $17,000 ransom to get its files back.
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How to recover lost data using TestDisk

How to recover lost data using TestDisk | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
This free open-source tool can save a partition that's been overwritten and recover lost files.
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Why a Chromebook isn't the same thing as a budget laptop

Why a Chromebook isn't the same thing as a budget laptop | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
They may look the same, but a laptop and a Chromebook are more different than you might expect.
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How to stop failing Windows Updates from bothering you

How to stop failing Windows Updates from bothering you | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Microsoft's show or hide updates troubleshooter is a handy tool for those times when you need to say "no" to Windows 10's mandatory updates.
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FixWin for Windows 10: Repair problems and issues in a click

FixWin for Windows 10: Repair problems and issues in a click | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
FixWin 10 for Windows 10 will repair & fix Windows 10 problems, annoyances & issues with a click. Download the latest version here free from its home page.
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How to Make Your Windows 10 Computer Work Like New Again

How to Make Your Windows 10 Computer Work Like New Again | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Reinstalling Windows is an easy way to fix a PC that’s been giving you problems. It can resolve most common issues including lagging to mysterious app crashes. With Windows 10, it’s easier to do than ever before. Here’s how to get that brand new PC feeling on your machine.
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The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200 | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
We’ve walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we’ll update periodically as prices and components change—we’ll walk you through the hardware we’ll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a powerful all-purpose PC, and an enthusiast’s system for gamers and professionals.
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Spammers using Facebook Messenger to Spread Locky Ransomware

Spammers using Facebook Messenger to Spread Locky Ransomware | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
If you came across any Facebook Message with an image file (exactly .SVG file format) send by any of your Facebook friends, just avoid clicking it.
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Data Recovery On A 1TB Western Digital Hard Drive

Visit us at https://acsdata.com/data-recovery/ or call 1-800-717-8974 In this video we demonstrate an actual recovery on a customer's hard drive. It is
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How To Start Browsing The Web Anonymously

How To Start Browsing The Web Anonymously | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
As with planting a tree or exercising, the best time to start practicing safe web browsing practices was 10 years ago. The second best time, however, is right now.
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Best backup solutions against Ransomware

Best backup solutions against Ransomware | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
I work for an agricultural firm with about 60 plus computer users, i have been facing alot of challenges recovering from ransomware attacks at different users levels in spite of warnin
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Find out how much longer your SSD will last

Find out how much longer your SSD will last | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
That is, you can write data to and erase data from an SSD only so many times before it begins to wear out.

That's the bad news. The good news is the amount of data you need to write to an SSD before it begins to wear out is enormous. In its months-long SSD endurance test, TechReport tested six SSDs and they all made it past the 700TB mark, three topped the 1PB mark and two topped the 2PB mark -- that's PB as in petabytes!

To write that much data to a disk takes a long time -- it took more than 18 months of constant, tortuous writing before TechReport killed all six drives. If you wrote 100GB of data a day, which I doubt you do, it would take you 10,000 days or 27.4 years to write 1PB of data to your SSD.
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Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 - ExtremeTech

Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 Professional, Windows 8.1 - ExtremeTech | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
As of yesterday, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 7 or 8.1 to OEMs for pre-installation. If you want a cop
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How hackers handle stolen login data - BBC News

How hackers handle stolen login data - BBC News | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
If your personal data gets stolen, how long do you have before the criminals come calling?
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Can anyone recommend a good screen capture utility for Windows 10?

I have a Dell Mobile Precision model M4700 which I connect to dual 24-inch HD monitors by way of the DVI ports in the port aggregator (i.e., the docking station). On occasion, I extend th
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These 5 SMART errors help you predict your hard drive's death

These 5 SMART errors help you predict your hard drive's death | WinTechSolutions | Scoop.it
Want to know if your hard drive is about to fail? These SMART error reports can help.
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