Windows 10 Configuration Settings


When we install or tune-up Windows 10, we have a semi-standard set of configuration option changes that we make. We thought it would be helpful to share those.


Change these settings from the Settings app, accessed by clicking the Start button (Windows icon at the lower-left of your screen), then...

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Date: January 29th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 8


Malware is a persistent threat to your computers. Your computer security practices can make the difference in whether or not you are infected. It is surprising, then, that there can be such a difference between the practices employed by security experts and those employed by the rest of us. A study...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 7


We hammer the use of backups pretty hard - and for good reason. Nothing on your computer is more important than your data. Pictures, tax forms, health and insurance information, music and videos. Those things can be irreplaceable and precious. Your data faces two major threats: component failure and...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 6


Files are the heart and soul of your computer. When you think of the things on your computer, you think documents, pictures, music, videos, programs, cookies, viruses (ok, not YOUR computer) and so on. These “things” are all files that exist in the computer’s file system which is basically you...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 5


In the first 4 parts of this blog series, we focused on securing the various parts of a home network using passwords. There’s a password for your internet service provider account, one for the WiFi router, for your computer, your phone, your apps, your bank accounts, web mail accounts. That is a l...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 4


After soldiering through part 3 of this blog series, you should have a more secure network in your home. We still need to talk, though, about those “Internet of Things” (IoT) things.

Just for some context, we’re talking about all those things in your home that aren’t computers, tablets or phon...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 3


In part 2 of this blog series, we helped you change the administration password for your router. Now it’s time to clean up a few other settings.

First, make sure you have secure connections enabled. Your WiFi-connected computers and devices get to the Internet via a radio link with your router. If...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 2


In our last blog, we asked you to make a list of all your computing devices so that we can help you secure your home network. That includes closing common security holes and backing up devices where possible.

If your computers and devices connect to the Internet through Wi-Fi, your home probably h...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips

Navigating the Ocean of Technology - Part 1


This series of blogs is about computing devices that are common to most households and that require setup, maintenance and backup. In future blogs, we'll talk about what these terms actually mean.   It used to be much easier to keep track of and take care of computing devices - mainly because each...

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Date: February 9th at 12:55pm
Author: Jim Chenvert
Tags: windows, tips