Windows 11 will be available from 5th October 2021

Yes, I know, we thought Microsoft had promised us that there wouldn’t be any more versions of Windows. Windows 10 will go on forever. To infinity and beyond If you look into it a bit deeper, though, Microsoft never actually said that “Windows 10” would go on forever. It’s more a question of branding and …
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Updates and Upgrades

What’s the difference between an update and an upgrade? When it comes to computer programs (or applications or apps), there is no absolute definition of what constitutes an “upgrade” and what is an “update”. Therefore, it is just possible that you may come across an exception to the normal understanding of the terms. By and …
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Windows 10 Update – How to Stop It

Yes, you CAN stop Windows 10 from updating – but don’t do it lightly You may want to stop Windows 10 from updating at an awkward moment (such as while you are in the middle of a project that must be completed against the clock), but be aware of two important things: All other Windows …
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Windows 8.1 – part deux

At the end of last week’s blog about Windows 8.1, I pointed out the option to go straight to the desktop when opening Windows. If you’ve been to that dialog box you will have seen that it also offers the option to tick a box to display the desktop background image as a background image …
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Windows 8.1

Last month, I mentioned that the latest release of Windows 8 (Windows 8.1) appeared to cause problems sometimes – see this previous blog post on Windows 8.1 Not having heard any more discouraging tales, I bit the bullet earlier this week and started the download. If you have been receiving nags from Microsoft that 8.1 …
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Browsers

A web browser is a program on your own computer that connects to other computers on the worldwide web, sends and receives data, and deals with that data for you (such as presenting it on screen, saving it, printing it). There are several different browsers, made by different companies, that do the same job. The …
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