Just got this from Kaspersky – Information about recent Microsoft Security Updates

Dear Steve On Wednesday 3rd January, Microsoft issued a number of updates in relation to two recently disclosed vulnerabilities that affect CPUs on personal computers, mobile devices, and the cloud. These vulnerabilities were named “Meltdown” and “Spectre”.  The Windows security updates are only available to devices running updated anti-virus software from partners who have confirmed their softwar... Read More »

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash!

Intel Meltdown bug – MS fix and your Anti-Virus may cause your system to crash! Over the past few days Microsoft have released patches for the Intel Meltdown bug, we have already had 5 customers PC’s that have crashed during the update – all PC’s were running Kaspersky – Today the Kaspersky Endpoint software forced an update, hopefully one that will stop this from hap... Read More »

Intel may be in trouble :/

Huge Intel CPU Bug Allegedly Causes Kernel Memory Vulnerability With Up To 30% Performance Hit In Windows And Linux If the reports are accurate, it appears that Intel might have a pretty severe chip-level security bug on its hands that cannot be simply swatted away with a microcode update. The bug affects all modern Intel processors dating back at least a decade. We should note that squashing the ... Read More »

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Fails Error Code 0xc1900200

If you are trying to upgrade Windows 7/8 to Windows 10 and you get this error, don’t Panic 🙂 Simply use a Disk Manager (many are free like the excellent MiniTool Partition Wizard) Available here: https://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html Extend the 100Mb DATA Partition to approx’ 500MB (Making it 500Mb sets it up ready for future updates including the latest Creators Update) After ... Read More »

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware

Steps on how to avoid Ransomware 1. Backup your computer immediately Investing in an external hard drive and making regular backups will help you in protecting your data, if not in saving you against malware. A data backup can save you from significant stress, time and money in the event when your computer becomes infected. Alternatively, you can subscribe to a cloud backup service and upload your... Read More »

Another scammed customer today, now with Ransomware!

  Today I visited a new customer, I had been recommended by another customer. (Thanks to everyone who recommends my business by the way ). On arrival he tells me he got a call from Windows (yes Windows, not even Microsoft this time), he goes on to say that he trusts the Windows company and so when they told him his PC was not working properly he let them fix it for a fee of £100 paid by card ... Read More »

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – What is it? How do I get it?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update – What is it? How do I get it?

Windows 10 Anniversary Update: Some of our favourite updates/additions “The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is the second big update since the launch of Windows 10. It’s full of great new features that customers told us they want. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update will automatically download and install when it becomes available for your device (your device will be running Windows 10 Ver... Read More »

How to enable/Disable ONE DRIVE in Windows 10

For Windows 10 Professional, Enterprise, and Education Professional, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10 get access to the Group Policy Editor. This utility provides an advanced option that allows you to disable OneDrive system-wide, but Windows 10 Home users can’t use this. To do this, press the Windows key to open the Start menu’s search box, type gpedit.msc into it, and press Enter... Read More »

Microsoft calling you at home or the Office? This is a SCAM!!!

This scam seems to have been revitalised again, now this has been happening for almost 3 years that I am aware of and its still happening! I received a call from Microsoft this morning, the phone number was 0200 333 1312. The Indian guy told me that my computer had a virus, so I asked how he knew, he replied that he worked for Microsoft and they know these things – so I asked what Software I... Read More »

Microsoft kick themselves in the nuts AGAIN!

Microsoft kick themselves in the nuts AGAIN!

As an avid gamer, I have played on Microsoft consoles since the launch of XBOX in 2001 – I switched to the 360 on the day of release – I have Kinect and all the usual addons and extras you buy on the way 🙂 However, after all the press about the new XBOX ONE, I will NOT be moving on with Microsoft. I for one will NOT be told where and when I play my games. Today there is even more news ... Read More »

Microsoft Working On a Set-Top Box

Microsoft Working On $99 Set-Top Box Microsoft is preparing a set-top box along the lines of Apple TV, Roku, and WD Live. The new rumour claims that Xbox Live customers will be able to sign into their accounts on the box and then use apps and view streaming videos. Essentially the streaming content box would bring the non-gaming aspects of the Xbox 360 game console to a users TV with relatively ch... Read More »

Microsoft integrates Skype into Outlook.com

If you used Messenger, you have probably Migrated to Skype by now. Well there is some great news regarding Skype and Outlook Its still early days yet, but it looks like Outlook will have Skype integrated into it via a small plug-in 🙂 Read More »