Last Day for Windows 10 Upgrade

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Thank you Microsoft, for your free upgrade. It has been a great BETA software ride and the end users have told me so.

I upgraded as many as I could… Windows 8.1 users and took 2-3 year old Windows 7 (Pro) machines into the new technology.

And the upgrade worked as designed.

So, Thank you Microsoft, for that free upgrade.

If you have a Windows 8.1 or newer computer, backup your data first and then upgrade today. In 2-4 years from now, it will be time for a new computer with Windows 12, 13, 14… and new technology is still further ahead.

Best way to upgrade right now is: msn.com

The splash screen to upgrade makes it easy. However; the upgrade will take a long time. My Updating Windows 10 blog post has more details.

On the 1 and 5 chance the upgrade doesn’t go seamlessly, we can always roll it back, within 30 days. That’s handy.

 

Change Public Network to Private Network | Windows 10

Having upgraded numerous Windows 7 home based systems, I found the network seems to default to a “public network”.

That is hunky-dory if you are in a coffee shop or airport, but home based businesses should be set to a “private network”.

Let me show you how:

First, Click on the START button and then Click on Settings:

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Click on Network & Internet:

Advanced options

Scroll down to Advanced options and Click on it. It will take you to this setting:

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Turn ON – Make this PC discoverable.

This is the How – To for wireless connections.

Much better!

 

Help Improve Outlook 2016 | Account Name Does Not Display Capitalization

When you change the account name in the Account Properties dialog, the account name shown in Navigation Pane does not display capitalization and shows lower case. The spelling is correct but the capitalization used is not reflected in the Navigation Pane.

If you want any hope of this getting changed,  vote today!

1.  https://outlook.uservoice.com/forums/322590-outlook-2016-for-windows/suggestions/11458101-account-name-in-navigation-pane-does-not-preserve

2. https://office365.uservoice.com/forums/273494-outlook-and-calendar/suggestions/10978788-outlook-2016-forces-folder-navigation-pane-accou

Thank you!

 

Updating Windows 10 | Build 10586

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After a dozen or so times “upgrading” Windows 10, be prepared to watch paint dry.

It typically takes an hour to download the update and about an hour for it to install. The latest “update” of Windows 10 is full of new feature and security enhancements. Check out the video here: What’s New – November Release

No way around it, just a heads up!

Microsoft Band 2.0 | Smarter Watch

My niece was pacing back and forth in her living room the other day, trying to get out of 3rd place on her FitBit stats. I found that amusing and fascinating.

My current watch tells me to have breakfast by 9:00am and lunch by 2:00pm. It helps me grill country style pork ribs or asparagus spears. It has a timer, and a light.

Clearly, I needed a smarter watch, stat!

What do I need to wear on my wrist daily… nightly… cloudly… My smarter watch has myRoundPro provided by Taylormade.

Sure, it will count my steps, heart-rate and calories burned too. Nevertheless, the golf feature is what sold me!

Microsoft Band 2.0 is stated to be announced on October 6th.

Top Margin Missing | WORD 2013

Every time I opened my WORD 2013 blank document, the top margin was missing:

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Annoying, but was simple to fix.

If you’re reading the document in Print Layout view and all of the pages appear to be cut off, with no top or bottom margin, the option for hiding white space between pages has been turned on. You can restore them by pointing and clicking in the document.

1. When top and bottom margins are not showing, point to the top or bottom of a page until the pointer becomes a double-pointed arrow, and then double click.

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Additionally, you can double check the WORD Options:

1. Click on File (in an open WORD 2013 document)

2. Click on Options

3. Click on Display > Select Show white space between pages in Print Layout view

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Much better!

Product Chart

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I found a website that gives you a chart overview as to what is available on the market, and provides the tools to find the product that is perfect for you. Choose a category and try it out: PRODUCTCHART

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