Category: Computer Operating Systems

Windows 10 Upgrade disc for members who have OMUG enterprise versions of WIN 7, WIN 8 and WIN 8.1

The Windows 10 Upgrade discs are now available.

All members who received the Win 7, 8/8.1 enterprise version from OMUG are eligible for this disc. We will start distribution at the Sept.10 meeting.

Microsoft has advised us that a CLEAN install must be made for this upgrade.  This means that all programs will have to be reinstalled.

Be sure that you understand the procedure for a CLEAN install before inserting the disc.

  1. Make sure your computer is backed up prior to attempting this or ANY upgrade.
  2. The same upgrade disc works for all Windows versions.
  3. You will need a disc for each processor.  (one disc for 32 bit and one disc for 64 bit)
  4. If you received more than one previous upgrade, you will only get one (1) Windows 10 disc for each operating version. (The Windows 10 disc can be use multiple times)

This upgrade is free.  However, we requests that a $3 donation be made to OMUG to cover the cost of materials.

The donation can be made at the next meeting or sent to: 

  • OMUG
  • 3701 Pacific Ave SE  PMB#225
  • OLYMPIA, WA 98501-2124

Thanks: treasurer@olymug.org

Windows 10: Five free apps that make Microsoft’s new OS better

With the release of Windows 10, Microsoft decided to cut and mangle some beloved, long-standing features available in previous versions of its operating system.

Windows Media Center is gone and Solitaire now shows you full-screen ads, which you have to pay to get rid of.

That’s not to mention the outcry over Microsoft releasing software to play DVDs that costs $14.99 through the Windows Store.

Fortunately, you can ignore these shenanigans – as there is plenty of free software out there to fill the gaps in Microsoft’s new OS.

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The Complete Guide To Pinning Everything To The Windows 10 Start Menu

Windows 10 is here and we know for a fact that some of you are big fans of the new Start Menu. This is the reason why we’ve decided to show you all the methods that we know for pinning all kinds of things to the Start Menu. You’re in for a rather long article, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and read on. 🙂

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How To Backup Data With File History In Windows 8.1 & Windows 10

File History is an awesome tool included in all versions of Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. It allows for easy automated backups of your data and it works with a number of devices on which data can be stored. As you will see from this guide, it is very easy to set up and use, because it needs very few resources and it knows how to store multiple versions of your files so that you can easily revert to the version you need, when you need it. In this guide to File History, you will learn how to find it, enable it and change the way it works.

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How to Work with File History in Windows 8.1, from PC Settings

One of the minor but welcome changes in Windows 8.1 is that it allows users to use the File History from PC Settings. If you have a tablet or a computer with touch, you can quickly turn on this feature, select the drive where your data is backed up and perform manual backups. Here’s how it works.

NOTE: Before you enable File History, plug in an external hard drive or a large USB memory stick with plenty of space on it, so that it can be used for your backups.

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How To Work With File History In Windows 10, From The Settings App

In Windows 10, Microsoft has tried to improve the way you control system settings by introducing a redesigned, touch optimized, Settings app. The new Settings app seems to have an increasingly more important role in basic computer configuration and tweaking. One of its interesting improvements is related to the way you can backup data with File History.The new Backup area of the Settings app offers a better way of personalizing your experience with File History, that bypasses the need to use the legacyControl Panel. In this tutorial, we will try to show you how to use the Settings app to control the way File History works.

Where To Find File History In The Settings App

Before you can modify any settings of File History, you will need to plug in an external hard drive or a large USB memory stick with lots of free space on it, which will be used for your backups. Then, you have to open the Settings app. If you have any problems in finding or opening this application, read this guide: Introducing Windows 10: 6 ways to open Settings.

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How To Switch Between User Accounts In Windows 10

In many cases we are not the only users of our devices. Whether you have a little brother or a little sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the new world of technology, because they are not familiar with these devices, they could cause a real damage in your operating system. For this situation and for many other circumstances Windows 10 allows you to create one user account for each user. In this article we’ll show you how to switch between multiple user accounts in this operating system.

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How To Automatically Login To Windows, Without Typing Any Password

No matter whether you use Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10, we will show you how to set up your operating system so that it will log you in automatically, without requesting that you type your user account password or PIN code every time. We will guide you through all the steps and share with you all the information you need to know, to make everything as quick and easy as possible. Let’s get started:

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How to upgrade to Windows 10: A step-by-step walkthrough

As someone who signed up as a Windows Insider some months ago, I was near the top of the list for the free update to Windows 10. So, I took advantage of the situation and opted to get Windows 10 as soon as I possibly could. Here’s a step-by-step walkthrough of the upgrade process I went through upgrading my Windows 8 machine to Windows 10.

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How To Upgrade Your Windows 8.1 Or Windows 7 PC To Windows 10 Right Now!

Windows 10 is officially launched and it’s already on its way to many people’s computers or devices. If you are eligible, you can go ahead and upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer or device to Windows 10, either by using the reservation app, or the Media Creation Tool offered by Microsoft. If you are not satisfied with how the reservation app works and the fact that it is slow to provide you with an upgrade, then the Media Creation Tool is your only chance of getting Windows 10 today. Here’s how to use it to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 computer, today:

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