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Good article on Windows 10 from HowtoGeek

HowToGeek published and  article that made me rethink Windows 10.  My original objection to Windows 10 was that the home version would force updates with no opt out option.   The article states that the update process would be ‘like chrome’.   In other words, the updates would not be the same as the current Windows update process. That might mean that the update process isn’t as much of a roadblock as I originally thought.

Here are the Pros and Cons of migrating to Windows 10 as I see them now (and that will probably change) Continue reading

Installing office 365

Notes –

  • this post will be updated/ revised a bit.
  • This method will work for about 20 users or less since it is a manual migration of the outlook data. If you have a large organization it might be too time consuming.
  • Figure about 20 hours at least for 10 users.

IMPORTANT – If you are already using outlook. BE SURE YOUR OUTLOOK/EXCHANGE DATA IS BACKED UP.. Repeat – back up your existing data. Just in case you missed that, be sure to do a backup prior to migration. Continue reading

Dual Booting Windows 8 and WIndows XP

With the end of life of Windows XP, a lot of people are moving to Windows 8.1. However, with the economy, many people are hoping to hang on to their current computers. IF your system is capable, you might be able to set up a dual boot so you can go back into XP for data.

NOTE – USING XP ESPECIALLY WHEN CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET, COULD BE DANGEROUS.

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