Saturday, April 15, 2017

The Windows 10 Creators Update is a big deal.
It will come to you as a regular Microsoft update, newer computers will get the update first, it rolled out April 11. It may take a while before you get it, it is a big download. Big improvements including better security. Takes about 30 minutes to download with a Solid State Drive, otherwise about an hour.

Microsoft Edge browser getting better

1. Recurring Cortana reminders

2. Dynamic Lock; Just pair it with your computer and Windows 10 will use the Bluetooth connection to determine your proximity and will lock your PC when you stray too far. 

3.  A new Touchpad settings page lets you configure three- and four-finger gestures for things like switching apps, searching Cortana, and toggling Multitasking view

4. Better tab management; An addition to Microsoft’s Edge browser makes it easier to keep track of your tabs. If you have a bunch of tabs open. You’ll find a new Set these tabs aside button to the left of Edge’s address bar.

Microsoft Edge: 5 key improvements with the Creators Update
1. Tab organization; Edge offers two new ways to manage your tabs with the Creators Update.

2. Read ebooks in Edge.

3. Import bookmarks.

4. Translate extension; Translates a website into more than 50 languages with a single click of the Translator icon in the address bar.

5. Streaming Netflix in 4K, requires a 4K monitor.



Sunday, April 9, 2017


Dear Classmates,

I've been getting calls from other classmates that their computer will not boot up, they may have gotten a virus.  Now they have to take their computer to an expert and pay to fix the computer. If you have a Recovery Drive on a USB thumb drive, you can restore your computer to the day you bought it. You lose all your files, like documents, photos, etc. that you put on it. Your Recovery Drive only works on your computer.

A recovery drive can help you troubleshoot and fix problems with your PC, even if it won’t start. To create one, all you need is a USB drive.

I just created one and it took over 30 minutes.

Go to Control Panel, click on Recovery, click on Create a recovery drive, click on Yes. Below are just the first 2  screens you will get. There are 3 more.


When it’s done, you might see a Delete the recovery partition from your PC link on the final screen. If you want to free up drive space on your PC, select the link and then select Delete. If not, select Finis

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Taught Windows from 1995 -2016