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The Ultimate Windows 10 Gaming PC

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Over the past few years, I was determined to build the ultimate Windows 10 Gaming PC that was not only small but also very powerful as I didn't want a noisy monstrosity on my desk that was primarily used for work. After doing more research on the latest hardware available, it became clear that if I wanted top performance, I had to give up my tiny form factors.  And so it is time for my annual "ultimate pc" tradition, and this time I'm going big.

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Converting your PC from Legacy BIOS to UEFI

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

There are many reasons to convert your computer from the traditional BIOS to the newer UEFI standard if your hardware supports it.  You will notice slightly faster power on times and support for new security capabilities such as Secure Boot, Credential Guard, and Device Guard when using UEFI. Traditionally the only way to switch from BIOS to UEFI required a complete rebuild of your PC. But with the Windows 10 Creator Update or newer, there is a useful command line utility that will save you a ton of time. 

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Control when your PC Updates with Active Hours in Windows 10

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Have you ever experience forced reboots in the middle of the workday? Windows needs to keep itself up to date to protect you and your data from the latest security threats, but there is an easy way to accomplish this without annoying downtime while your computer reboots to apply updates. The Active Hours feature in Windows 10 works like a do not disturb sign.  When it is active, Windows Update will not forcefully reboot your computer allowing you to focus on what matters most to you. 

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