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Managing your Privacy in Windows 10

Posted in Windows 10 by Steve Sinchak

Windows 10 is a true cloud-based operating system that includes both cloud and local elements designed to provide an experience that seamlessly roams across devices and automates the manual tasks of keeping Windows up-to-date and your PC protected. We expect our operating systems to be reliable and perform well at all times but problems do happen. Windows 10 is smart enough to detect and report them to Microsoft so Windows 10 can be improved, but this capability along with many other elements of Windows 10 can impact your privacy. In this article, I will review the privacy features in Windows 10 to help you find the right balance.

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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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