Windows 11 File Explorer tabs

Tabs have finally arrived for Windows 11 – but not Windows 10 Tabs in File Explorer are like tabs in a browser. They allow you to have several “views” (different drives and folders,) open at the same time. At the click of a mouse you can move between the tabs to see the different views. …
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Windows 8.1 End of Support

If you are still using Windows 8.1 then you will soon need to make a decision Support for Windows 8.1 will end on January 10th 2023. If you are still using it now, you are going to be receiving regular popups nudging you to take some action – or, at least – to make a …
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Power Options in Windows

What’s the difference between “shut down” and “restart” on a Windows computer? On a Windows computer, you are offered several options if you choose the power option in the Start menu to close the computer. These are usually “Sleep, Shut down, and Restart”. Sleep This option does not close the computer down. Instead, it closes …
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Turn off predictive typing in Word and Windows (10 & 11)

Does predictive typing (predictive text) drive you mad? Do you remember the good old days of the Microsoft “Clippy” character in Microsoft Word? If you started to create a document that looked anything like a letter then it popped up a totally useless box with a totally fatuous and infantile piece of clipart, and a …
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Windows 11 Unbroken

It’s been nearly a month since I bit the bullet and created a clean installation of Windows 11 (see my previous blog posts on 23/10/21 and 01/01/22) Here’s the good news – it’s been working smoothly and almost perfectly, and I now have a fairly high degree of confidence that I’m not tempting providence by …
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Windows 11 – the story so far

Upgrading to Windows 11 may not be the doddle it appears Since my blog post of 23rd October (Windows 11 – first look), several of my IT Support clients have asked me for an update on my Windows 11 experience. Should they update to Windows 11? Do they need a new computer? Well, I’m afraid …
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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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