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Here's how you can still get a free Windows 10 upgrade:

Ed Bott -

Windows 10 Wonít Boot? Try These 12 Fixes to Get Your PC Running Again.

You should reboot (power cycle) and update your router to protect from malware:

Popular Science:

Windows critical flaw: This security bug is under attack right now, says Microsoft. Microsoft patches two flaws that are already under attack, among the 67 bugs in May's Patch Tuesday update:

General Discussion / How to make the most of the new Gmail.
« on: May 01, 2018, 02:01:49 PM »
How to make the most of the new Gmail:


As Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands, Microsoft lists old features being cut:


General Discussion / Windows 10 tip: Shut down OneDrive completely
« on: April 28, 2018, 09:47:17 PM »
Windows 10 tip: Shut down OneDrive completely:

Ed Bott:

General Discussion / After the Hack: Tips for Damage Control.
« on: April 28, 2018, 01:14:15 PM »
After the Hack: Tips for Damage Control:


Ed Bott's advice: "Windows 10 Spring Creators Update 1803: Act fast to delay this big upgrade."

Evidently, the Home Edition cannot delay the upgrade. The best idea is to be sure that you have backed up your operating system drive c:\ in case there are serious flaws and you need to recover and try to install it again after the upgrade is corrected and finalized. 

Ed Bott:

Microsoft: Switching out of Windows 10 S Mode will be free for all.

Mary Jo Foley:

8 Alternative Search Engines To Find What Google Canít:

Make Use Of:

Update: 3/10/2018

One of my most utilized search engines is DuckDuckGoog (not DuckDuckGo). "Goog" does a much more thorough search than "Go", and includes photos, which "Go" seems to overlook. Give DuckDuckGoog a try and I think you might prefer it to the more commonly used DuckDuckGo.

5 Popular Firefox Extensions You Should Remove:

Make Use Of:

If youíre looking for safe and useful add-ons for Firefox, check out this list of the best Firefox add-ons:

Make Use Of:

10 Chrome extensions You might consider to uninstall:

Some Chrome extensions to consider: 

Make Use Of:

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