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Solutions for Windows 10<br />

Freezes/Crashes Issues<br />

after Anniversary Update<br />

Of Michigan City Indiana<br />

Vol. 1<br />

Windows 10<br />

Upgrade or<br />

Clean Install<br />

Keep My Cell phone<br />

Or Chuck it?<br />

What’s New, Future Of <strong>CE</strong> And Where Is Peter going!

Thanks to all who contributed to <strong>CE</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>. Have an article you would like<br />

contribute? You can mail it to:<br />

<strong>CE</strong>, P.O. Box 8619<br />

Michigan City In 46360<br />

Or E-Mail it to<br />

computerease@juno.com<br />

<strong>CE</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> is part of OtherSide Ministries © all rights<br />

reserved<br />

Founder & Chief Editor<br />

Peter Nadal<br />

Editor<br />

Pamela Kennoy<br />

Art & Design<br />

Peter Nadal<br />

In our First Issue Vol. 1<br />

5 Hey Pete! On this issue “How to<br />

reset Windows 7 login password.<br />

8 Windows 10 Up grade or Clean<br />

install is a question that gets<br />

asked a lot and the answer is…<br />

11 Biz Cards board!! Hey its free<br />

12 Keep My Cell Phone or Chuck it?<br />

Now you will have a alternative to that<br />

question!<br />

14 Secret Scroll Tip<br />

15 Peter Nadal Creator of <strong>CE</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

A Chat with the Man himself by<br />

Rodrigo Esperanza<br />

18 Set up public Wi-Fi at you business<br />

By Eric Geier Contributing Writer, PCWorld<br />

22 Facebook Security is a discussion that<br />

is been talk about by every Facebook<br />

user.<br />

25 Solutions for Windows 10<br />

freezes/Crashes Issues after Anniversary<br />

Update<br />

28 You’re online and you get this<br />

Front Cover<br />

Peter Nadal Founder of <strong>CE</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> and designed by him.<br />

Bottom left corner is the original<br />

Computer-Ease logo ©<br />


From Peter’s Desktop<br />

Welcome to <strong>CE</strong> 1‘st Online<br />

<strong>Magazine</strong>. This has been in the<br />

works for some time before it got<br />

announced in <strong>CE</strong>‘s Facebook and it<br />

took a little longer then anticipated.<br />

<strong>CE</strong> has been growing steadily<br />

especially this last yr and it was time<br />

to take it to the next level. When <strong>CE</strong><br />

(Computer-Ease) started our original<br />

logo was born (figure below).<br />

The idea of the logo<br />

was to promote the<br />

simplicity and ease<br />

of operating your<br />

computer and leaving the worries to<br />

us. Two years ago we changed the<br />

logo to a laptop with our web page<br />

on the screen, but, he still pops in<br />

and out on our Facebook page, our<br />

Facebook page address is;<br />

https://www.facebook.com/Computerease89/<br />

This magazine will be geared for the<br />

average guy or gal who just want to<br />

know how to do this or that with out<br />

complicated tech talk. We lined up<br />

some very knowledgeable people<br />

who can talk in layman‘s terms and<br />

they write the same way. Down the<br />

road we will have comment sections,<br />

how to manipulate pictures, how to<br />

do general basic repair and much<br />

more. If your new to <strong>CE</strong> some of the<br />

articles we are digging out you will<br />

like it and even say ―Now, why<br />

didn‘t I think about that!‖ that‘s the<br />

hope to say the least!<br />

You can write to us at:<br />

computerease@juno.com<br />

For comments, suggestions or even if<br />

you have a how to. As soon as we get<br />

things organized we will have a ―For<br />

Sale Classified‖ for anything<br />

computer related, this is being<br />

planned out and as soon we get it<br />

ironed out we will let you know via<br />

our Facebook site. So, my fellow<br />

readers thank you for reading <strong>CE</strong><br />

<strong>Magazine</strong> and following us on<br />

Facebook ©.<br />

Later!<br />

Peter Nadal<br />


We will never forget!<br />

Simper Fi!<br />

To all veterans we thank you for your service<br />


How do you do that!<br />

Ever wonder how fancy fonts are done or how a photo can be<br />

manipulated or how about restoring a log in password to Windows 7.<br />

What ever you questioned is, sorry no hacking how do’s, I will answer<br />

it or show you.<br />

On this 1 st issue you will learn how to reset Windows 7 password<br />

Resetting Your Forgotten Windows Password<br />

Boot off the Windows disk (if you don‘t have one, you can make one) and select the ―Repair<br />

your computer‖ option from the lower left-hand corner.<br />

Follow through until you get to the option to open the Command Prompt, which you‘ll want to<br />

select.<br />


First you‘ll want to type in the following command to backup the original sticky keys file:<br />

copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\<br />

Then you‘ll copy the command prompt executable (cmd.exe) over top of the sticky keys<br />

executable:<br />

copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe<br />

Now you can reboot the PC.<br />

Resetting the Password<br />

Once you get to the login screen, hit the Shift key 5 times, and you‘ll see an administrator<br />

mode command prompt.<br />


Now to reset the password—just type the following command, replacing the username and<br />

password with the combination you want:<br />

net user geek MyNewPassword<br />

That‘s all there is to it. Now you can login.<br />

Of course, you‘ll probably want to put the original sethc.exe file back, which you can do by<br />

rebooting into the installation CD, opening the command prompt, and copying the c:\sethc.exe file<br />

back to c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe.<br />

This is the method I use, thanks to https://www.howtogeek.com<br />


I must get 10 to 15 questions a month on windows 10, is it good? How well will it work on my 4<br />

yr old computer? Should I up grade? And so on!<br />

So, I spend 5 days working on windows 10 and the test machine is my 5 yr old Toshiba Satellite<br />

laptop with windows 7 home. This laptop permanently sits on a cooler and used for hunting for<br />

those hard-to-find-software-not-made-anymore! So, the hard drive was removed and a old 80<br />

gig hard drive with Windows 7 installed for testing.<br />

First the hack way!<br />

After laying my hands on a 64 & 32 bit Windows 10 disks, I used the 64 bit first and the install<br />

was straight forward windows (ala windows 8.1), nothing spectacular. After the set up and no<br />

key installed I was welcome to the log in screen then desktop, from turn on to desktop was 40<br />

seconds.<br />

Now for the hacks;<br />

A: Tried the top 6 key hacks and guess what, a flop!! Don’t Waste time trying to hack it, buy a<br />

key from Microsoft ®<br />

B: Needless to say I got the OS polluted with spam ware and a mess load of useless games, but,<br />

that’s okay, all part of the bench test!<br />

C: At this stage Windows 10 with its new Windows Defender ® did an admirable job fighting<br />

the infestation. But, after a few Days it was time for a wipe out hard drive and install Windows<br />

10 Pro 32 Bit. Why you ask? A 32 bit OS works great and fast in a 64 bit Computer.<br />

A honest and proper install!<br />

A: It’s been my experience with infested hard drives that many times they have to be replaced<br />

because of the viruses. But, again Windows 10 surprised me by wiping and reformatting the<br />

hard drive with out a problem. In less then 35 sec, approximately 25 minute install, I was<br />

on desktop.<br />


B: Now, there are some minor adjustments and small hacks on the registries to get<br />

some of the Windows 7 effects that are hiding in Windows 10.<br />

Check the Pictures below<br />


So, final opinion Two Thumbs up for the full install, but, a big word of advice do not<br />

upgrade from windows 7 to 10 in plain English “IT SUCKS”<br />


Send your biz card in pdf to computerease@juno.com or mail to Computer-Ease, Po BOX 8619<br />

Michigan City In 46360<br />


Editor’s note: This article was written in October 2015, since then cell phone technology has taken a giant leap, but, the<br />

tips in this article still the same, an up date is at the bottom of this article.<br />

If you are all ways on the go whether it is traveling sales, in the service business or any<br />

profession that keeps more on the road then behind the desk. Then you know the importance of<br />

always been able to connect to the internet and that‘s were the new generation cell phones with<br />

3G or 4G technology come to play. But, lets say that hard times has falling on you (financially<br />

that is) were your business has slowed down or the company you work for has cut back hours and<br />

your phone is shut off all because of the economy, now what? Don‘t despair, if that phone you<br />

have has wifi built in it then I got a solution for you. Now;<br />

1 st thing is to get pay- as- go phone or plan, example; Boost Mobile, Verizon, AT&T to name a<br />

few. That new state of the art phone may not be able to go on one of the plans which mean ―New<br />

Phone‖. Don‘t get all upset! You‘re still going to use that phone!<br />

2 nd Let‘s say you decide with Boost Mobile, go with one of their $50 to $70 phones. Pay only for<br />

the hours you‘re going to use, for example; On my slow or dead time I‘ll pay $10 which last me<br />

sometimes up to 2 months, but, when traffic starts picking up I‘ll pay more if I have too.<br />

Note: I’m not sure if Boost Mobile still has this feature, do check, I drop this feature year an half ago.<br />

3 rd Now that fancy phone that is turned off becomes a fantastic PDA! On your daily travels<br />

around town use your wifi manager and find hotspots. For those of you who don‘t know what<br />

hotspots are, there areas were you can find unsecured internet connections. Keep a list and even,<br />

it helps, mark them on a map.<br />

4 th Clear out all the apps that you don‘t need anymore, keep the ones that you will use when<br />

connected to the internet or to your home computer.<br />

My brother when he up graded his phone, he gave me his Omni sch-i910 Window phone. I use it<br />

as a PDA to keep my excels files of customers, move small utilities between my PDA and<br />

customers computers. Do security sweeps of wireless routers and access points for customer‘s<br />

peace of mind. Keep all my appointments, when in a hotspot I‘ll use Goggle maps to locate my<br />

position and get directions to my next appointment. I ran an upgrade on the phone to unlock the<br />

GPS so I can use it on Goggle maps, it‘s a time saver. So you ask, ―How much will I save?‖ well<br />

you work out the math. What you are saving you can pass that on to your customers, which you<br />


keep your prices low, customers are happy and your competition, well, not so happy with<br />

you. It‘s all about survival baby, trim the fat, get as lean as you can get with you business.<br />

Here are apps that are installed on my PDA;<br />

1: Microsoft Mobile Office … Came with the phone, a must have if yours dose not have it.<br />

2: Adobe Reader ….. Convert your must used information, invoices to pdf<br />

3: cleanRAM …. Great app to keep ram clean<br />

4: Palringo …. Chat app to log onto AIM, Facebook to name a few, it beats using phone minutes.<br />

5: Goggle maps …. This is there mobile version and it will use GPS if your phone has it<br />

6: Omarket …. If you have a Window phone great place for free apps<br />

7: QuickMark … I love this app! Reads gr codes great!<br />

8: Youtube …. Why not! For that pause between service calls<br />

9: Wifi Remote Access … This is a must app! It sinks your phone to customers computer‘s web<br />

browser via their wireless network.<br />

and finally upgrade you micro sd card to at least 2 gig, mine is 512 meg, but, the Omnia has 8 gig<br />

memory chip.<br />

____________________________________________________________________<br />

UPDATE!!! All You Need Is Free Wifi!!<br />

From Left to right, the Omni by Samsung, Sprint<br />

LG LS670 and IPhone 4s, none of these phones are<br />

activated. The Sprint LQ I used it when I went on<br />

vacation and made phone calls and text back home,<br />

HOW?? you asked, I use now Text Free by Pinger.<br />

You are given a phone number, now here is the<br />

catch, you can call out but you can‘t receive calls<br />

only texts and you can buy minutes or watch some<br />

videos.<br />

Here is there address;<br />

https://textfree.us/#/welcome<br />

The IPhone 4s is used as a juke box and selfies when friends show up at my bar, ―El Caribe‖, in<br />

my rec room. Oh, the Omni stays in my desk draw just incase!<br />

My Alcatel cell for as much it comes with I still installed Text Free and some other goodies just<br />

incase! Hey, Free is always good!!<br />

Stay Frugal My Friend<br />


Secret Tip Scroll<br />

You’re on the computer and something<br />

comes up that you can’t leave on or online,<br />

Example: bank statement, do this…<br />

1: On the top of your keyboard you have a<br />

Print Scrn/SysRg Key (some say Print<br />

Screen), go ahead and press it<br />

2: X out of whatever program or internet<br />

browser you’re on.<br />

3: Go to Start button down at left side and<br />

click on Paint (if not there click on<br />

programs)<br />

4: At the top left side you will see a clip<br />

board that says Paste, now you have in front<br />

of you what you were reading or working on,<br />

example: Balancing your check book with<br />

the bank!<br />


A Chat with the Man himself<br />

Peter Nadal Creator of <strong>CE</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

By Rodrigo Esperanza<br />

Rodrigo Esperanza is one of our writers/reporters at large<br />

I met Peter seven yrs ago when he came to my home to fix my computer and was<br />

impressed with his wit and humor, but most of all his extraordinary knowledge of<br />

fixing computers, needless to say we became good friends and he was my computer<br />

tech. Some months ago we met for some coffee and he told me about <strong>CE</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

and asked me if I would like to be a writer/reporter at large, well, I said ―Oh Yeah!!‖<br />

by the way I cleaned that statement up!<br />

In our brain storming I told him ―we need to do an interview‖ so the readers can get a<br />

good view of him, he said yes, two weeks later we sat down at El Caribe bar (his recroom<br />

bar) with some raisin sherry, got comfortable and this is what transpired.<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

Pete, Thank you for taking the time to sit down with me, by the way, this is good<br />

Sherry<br />

Peter;<br />

Your welcome Rodrigo, I‘m honored and I‘m glad you like the Sherry<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

Without going into a life history, how did you get involved in the computer world?<br />

Peter;<br />

In 1974 (somewhere in that yr), while in the Navy, when computerized microfiche<br />

was introduced on aircraft carriers for the repair of the planes & helicopters. Being in<br />

AIMD (Aircraft Intermediate Mainteince Dept) it made life a whole lot easier versus<br />

going thru mountains of books and that is when the bug bit me, COMPUTERS. Once<br />

I left the Navy in 1977 a number of yrs later I bought a Kaypro CP/M (Control<br />

Processor for Microcomputers). Now, if you have seen Microsoft basic you are<br />

looking at CP/M, by the way, that‘s where Microsoft came from, but, that‘s another<br />

story.LOL!<br />


Rodrigo;<br />

LOL!! I agree another story for another time! Wow, I did not know you were a vet,<br />

thank you for your service, please continue.<br />

Peter;<br />

Well, it‘s something I kept quiet about. So, I was so hooked that when the<br />

Commodore 64 came out in 1982 I had to buy one (in 1985) the package, Monitor,<br />

computer, floppy disk drive, printer and I became immersed in the world of hacking.<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

Talking about Old School! LOL<br />

Peter;<br />

OKAY IM OLD, LOL! Eventually I upgraded to the Commodore 128, which by the<br />

way I still have. I‘m still in love with it and yes its slow, 2 MHz.<br />

Diane ( my deceased wife), it was her idea for me to get in to the computer repair<br />

business.<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

I remember my deepest condolences. So, she was the women behind the man!! As<br />

the saying goes ―Behind every man is a good woman‖<br />

Peter;<br />

Thank you Rodrigo, Oh yeah, she is the one who pushed me in to this racket and I<br />

have loved it ever since, to her memory!<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

We raised our glasses and toasted to her memory. Go on Pete<br />

Peter;<br />

I did the repair for other people who bought and sold computers as a hobby. So,<br />

Computer-Ease was born and it has been the best decision I ever made.<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

So, let‘s talk a little about what is new!<br />

Peter;<br />

Okay, my mobile service is my newest service even though it‘s a few years old. I<br />

closed my shop and I bring the shop to my customers and because of that I can keep<br />

my prices low or very competitive with my competition.<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

That was what impressed me the most, the technician coming to my home to fix my<br />

computer while I‘m still my pajamas!<br />


Peter;<br />

Yep! And may I say loud!! LOL<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

Lol!! Go on<br />

Peter;<br />

Another new feature is remote computer fixing for some of my clients that are too far<br />

to travel to, like Germany, California, North Carolina to mention a few. I‘m always<br />

staying on top on what‘s new in Operating systems like Linux, Windows, Android<br />

and its getting very competitive in that arena. The new thing now is showing<br />

customers how to link their cell phone with their computers to up load and download<br />

pictures, contacts, pdf files and such. Cell phones have become the new netbook!<br />

Rodrigo;<br />

And finally, The Future of <strong>CE</strong>!<br />

Peter;<br />

My plan for <strong>CE</strong>, God willing, is to get it to the point of a fleet of Computer techs<br />

(vets being the 1 st choice) where they operate out of their home with a company<br />

minivan. As for <strong>CE</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong> is to take it from the virtual world to publication that‘s<br />

the plan, however, I‘m keeping it floating because one never knows where exactly<br />

the road of destiny is going to take you.<br />

My Final Thoughts<br />

We had one more cup of sherry, a few more laughs we shook hands and I left. As I<br />

sat behind my computer that night typing my notes and listening to my tape<br />

recording, I have to say I was humbled by Pete, by the way his full name is Ramon<br />

Peter Nadal, what possesses people like him in their middle to late 60‘s to start<br />

something new and run with it. I‘m humbled and awed.<br />

Rodrigo Esperanza<br />


How to set up public Wi-Fi at your business<br />

Offering wireless Internet access for guests can open new doors for your business.<br />

For a cafe or restaurant, customers are more likely to stay longer, purchase more<br />

items, and return knowing they can use a Wi-Fi connection. For motels and hotels,<br />

Wi-Fi is one of travelers' deciding factors when selecting where to stay. Offering<br />

guest wireless access from an otherwise private office can be beneficial too, as it<br />

provides outside associates, contractors, and other visitors with a reliable Internet<br />

connection.<br />

Although mobile carriers have covered much of the nation‘s more-populated areas<br />

with wireless 4G Internet access, Wi-Fi connections can provide faster speeds and<br />

usually aren‘t subject to usage limits. Plus Wi-Fi can be offered where 4G access<br />

isn‘t available—as well as for laptops, tablets, and other mobile devices that<br />

aren‘t4G- equipped.<br />

Protecting your private network<br />

The simplest way you might think to offer public or guest Wi-Fi access is to let<br />

people on an existing Wi-Fi network used by the business, but this isn‘t secure.<br />

Allowing outsiders on the private network could open your company up to hacking<br />

and data theft.<br />

[ Further reading: How the new age of antivirus software will protect your PC ]<br />


Private wireless networks should be encrypted with WPA2-Personal security, at<br />

least, to keep others from connecting and eavesdropping on your network traffic.<br />

Businesses with more than a handful of Wi-Fi users should consider using WPA2-<br />

Enterprise security, requiring a RADIUS server or service, to better secure and<br />

manage Wi-Fi access. For more on that, here are 8 Wi-Fi security tips to protect your<br />

small business.<br />

Using existing equipment<br />

Businesses with existing private Wi-Fi network might be able<br />

to offer public or guest access safely without purchasing<br />

additional hardware. Some consumer and small-office wireless<br />

routers offer a guest access feature. When guest access is<br />

enabled, users will see another network name (known as an<br />

SSID) in the list of available networks on their Wi-Fi devices, and its access will be<br />

separated from the main network.<br />

Business-class routers and access points (APs) typically offer multiple SSID and<br />

virtual LAN (VLAN) features. When these features are set up properly, multiple<br />

wireless network names (SSIDs) can be broadcasted with varying levels of security,<br />

one of which could be a guest network safely segregated from your private network.<br />

Using hotspot equipment for better features<br />


Purchasing or setting up wireless hardware specifically designed for offering Wi-Fi<br />

hotspot access provides some useful features that most traditional routers and APs<br />

lack. For instance, for legal purposes you may want to require users to accept Terms<br />

of Service (ToS) before accessing the Internet. When shopping around for hotspot<br />

equipment, this feature is called a captive portal. You may also want to impose time<br />

and bandwidth limits, or even charge for the Wi-Fi access. For features like these<br />

you‘ll likely have to purchase or set up additional hardware specifically designed for<br />

Wi-Fi hotspots.<br />

Private and guest Wi-Fi networks<br />

If you‘re a do-it-yourselfer, you could upgrade a<br />

Linksys or other compatible wireless router with<br />

free third-party firmware, which replaces the<br />

router‘s software to add additional features. The<br />

CoovaAP firmware includes a captive portal to<br />

require end users to accept ToS. It can also<br />

require that they log in via either self-registration<br />

or with access codes you create. CoovaAP's firmware also offers traffic shaping<br />

controls that let you limit bandwidth for guests.<br />

The DD-WRT firmware offers many general Wi-Fi features and customizations in<br />

addition to hotspot features. It includes a simple integrated captive portal and<br />

supports third-party servers and services for more complex hotspot setups.<br />

However, keep in mind that neither the CoovaAP nor DD-WRT firmware offers an<br />

easy way to segregate access to your private network. So, unless you‘re comfortable<br />

making customizations, you‘d probably need to connect the router to a separate<br />

Internet connection, or to a guest VLAN if your existing equipment supports it.<br />

Open MeshOpen Mesh access points<br />

If you want more of a quick, plug-andplay<br />

hotspot setup, consider<br />

purchasing the Fonera Simpl router<br />

from Fon. It offers simultaneous<br />

private and public Wi-Fi signals, so<br />

it‘s best to replace it with any existing<br />

router you have. On the public signal,<br />

visitors are given one hour of daily Wi-Fi access. After that, revenue from additional<br />

time visitors purchase is split 50/50 between your company and Fon. However, users<br />


must sign up and log in with Fon in order to access the Internet. This could help<br />

increase the safety of your hotspot, but it can annoy visitors wanting quick, free<br />

access.<br />

To offer public or private Wi-Fi access over a larger area that a single wireless router<br />

doesn‘t cover, one economical option is Open Mesh. It‘s designed to provide both<br />

private and public wireless access easily, with hotspot features including a captive<br />

portal and speed limits. Plus, it uses the wireless mesh technique, which means that<br />

not all the wireless APs have to be wired back to the router or switch, making<br />

installation easier.<br />

Another option is to purchase and use a hotspot gateway, basically a router<br />

specifically designed for offering hotspot access. These generally include the most<br />

hotspot features and functionality, and are especially useful for large deployments<br />

like at large hotels or venues. There are many vendors to choose from, including<br />

ZyXEL,Intellinet, 4ipnet, and Handlink.<br />

Taking the final steps<br />

Remember, always ensure that your private network is kept<br />

separate from any public networks, and encrypted with<br />

WPA2 security. If you want to offer simple public access,<br />

check if your current wireless router or access points (APs) have a guest feature, or<br />

that they support multiple SSIDs and VLANs for business-class products.<br />

If you're up to the tech challenge, you could upgrade a compatible wireless router<br />

with third-party firmware to get hotspot features. If not, consider getting the Fon<br />

router. To cover a larger area, look into Open Mesh. If you‘d like all the bells and<br />

whistles, shop for a hotspot gateway.<br />

Whatever hotspot setup your company adopts, it‘s a good idea to enable content<br />

filtering, as you probably don‘t want visitors surfing inappropriate websites. Some<br />

routers and hotspot setups offer a content filter. If yours does not, you can enable<br />

the OpenDNS cloud security service on any router or hotspot gateway.<br />

Original article can be seen at;<br />

https://www.pcworld.com/article/2031443/how-to-set-up-public-wi-fi-at-your-business.html<br />

Thank You PcWorld<br />


By Nomar Shaw, contributing writer/<strong>CE</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

These days security in Facebook is the big talk, so, we are going to show you some<br />

basic proven methods that will increase the security of your Facebook!<br />

Security 1: Password<br />

Your password is the main frontal defense, now, many of you use weak and<br />

predictable password like ―mary1957, babygirl 2001, 1989me and so on. A hard<br />

password is one that has numbers, letters and symbols example #@*myDio08$%~>‖<br />

a password like that makes it extremely hard in cracking.<br />

Security 2: lock the Back door<br />

On Facebook go to the down arrow by the question<br />

mark and scroll down to settings and click on it, on<br />

next pop up window.<br />

Go down to settings and click on it, on the next<br />

windows on the left hand side select (under General)<br />

Security and Log…<br />


Then Scroll down to ―Setting Up Extra Security‖ and click on Use two-factor<br />

authentication;<br />

Now, what this does every time you log in you will get a notification with a code, to<br />

be honest, this feature on my desktop is turned off, but, on my service laptop its<br />

turned on and my Windows 7 (and above) has a very hard password (like the<br />

example above in security 1). Go through the security features turn on or off what<br />

will work for you.<br />

Security 2: Our Email<br />

The same step in security 1 applies to your email and make sure your antivirus email<br />

scan feature is turned on so no virus will infiltrate to your computer and browser.<br />


Anything that you get that claims to be from Facebook take care on opening it<br />

especially if you don‘t know the person, Facebook from time to time will send you a<br />

status report.<br />

Security 2: Friends invite<br />

Scrutinize who you become friends with as you don‘t know who he/she are friends<br />

with. On the setting it gives you all the features you need to tighten up your<br />

Facebook security and especially check your Cell Phone!!<br />

Don‘t blow off your security issues when it comes to Facebook and emails. If you are<br />

not sure then contact your local computer tech, he will be more then happy to set you<br />

up!<br />

Later Gator!!<br />


Solutions for Windows 10<br />

Freezes/Crashes Issues after Anniversary<br />

Update<br />

By David Sem<br />

The Anniversary Update can be one of the most expected updates for Windows<br />

10; however, unfortunately, it came with many stability problems for users. If<br />

you’re facing the Windows 10 PC crashing or freezing problems after installing<br />

the Anniversary Update, it’s advised to try all workarounds from this article. If<br />

you get any additional queries, be sure to contact the Windows 10 customer<br />

support experts for the resolution.<br />

Though the Anniversary Update is a necessary part of the Windows 10 operating<br />

system, it also comes with various problems, such as system freezes and crashes after<br />

installation. Many users have reported that their PCs boots usually into Windows 10<br />

after installing updates, with everything functioning properly for 20 seconds.<br />

Subsequently, the mouse freezes and an error message appears stating that the<br />

‗Windows is not responding.‘ Aside from freezing, users also face the Windows 10<br />

crashing issue along with Blue Screen errors. Fortunately, there are a few possible<br />

workarounds that you can refer before contacting the Windows 10 support phone<br />

number for help.<br />

Fix 1 – Enter Safe Mode<br />

On the occasion of Windows 10 crash, and freeze issues, one way to avoid that<br />

happening is to run Safe Mode. It can be the best to find the correct reason of<br />

problems and work efficiently without any problems. To enter Safe Mode, here‘s the<br />

process:<br />

1. Reboot your computer in the boot sequence to start the Automatic Repairing<br />

procedure.<br />

2. Select the ‗Troubleshoot,‘ and then the ‗Advanced‘ options, followed by the<br />

‗Startup‘ settings. Click the ‗Restart‘ option.<br />


3. Once your Computer reboots, select Safe Mode with networking option by<br />

pressing the right key.<br />

Fix 2 – Try updating again using Anniversary Update ISO files<br />

One of the resolutions you can try is to download the Build 1607 ISO file and try to<br />

install Anniversary Update with that ISO file. Before trying, always return to the<br />

previous build or else the procedure won‘t run. To download ISO files, check that<br />

you have a blank USB or DVD drive and Media Creation Tool. After creating the<br />

bootable USB flash drive, place the CD into your PC, run the setup.exe file and<br />

install the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.<br />

Fix 3 - Install C++ Redistributable Package and .NET Framework 3.5<br />

It is possible that both Windows 10 crashing and freezing problems can be resolved<br />

by installing the .NET Framework 3.5 and C++ Redistributable Packages. Windows<br />

10 and various third-party programs depend on these components to work, so make<br />

sure to download them via the developer‘s site. It could be the best approach to fix<br />

these issues efficiently.<br />

Fix 4 – Run the SFC /scan now check<br />

If you‘re facing Windows 10 freezes or crashes after the Anniversary Update<br />

installation, you might require performing a SFC scan, which is intended to ensure<br />

about the update and repair any corrupted files. Check these steps to do a SFC scan:<br />

1. Press Windows + X keys to launch Power User menu. Choose Command Prompt<br />

from the list.<br />

2. Once it appears, input the SFC /scan now and press the ‗Enter‘ key. Wait till the<br />

scan is finished.<br />

Using this scan tool, you can fix different computer issues, including hardware<br />

failure, malware, and file loss.<br />

Fix 5 – Turn off Secure Boot from BIOS<br />

Disabling the Secure Boot via BIOS, it‘s possible to repair the issue. To do so, type<br />

BIOS, find Secure Boot tool and make it to disabled. For additional details how to<br />

enter the BIOS and disable Secure Boot, check the motherboard user manual steps.<br />

Fix 6 – Turn off AppXsvc from Registry Editor<br />


Turning off AppXsvc in Registry Editor solves both crashing and freezing problems.<br />

To do so, use Safe Mode and check this process:<br />

1. Press Windows + R keys, type regedit, and press Enter.<br />

2. Once Registry Editor appears, find the<br />

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMControlSet001 ServicesAppXsvc key in the<br />

left corner. Navigate to the Start DWORD on the right side and double-click it.<br />

3. Save the Value data to 4 and then click OK. Exit Registry Editor and reboot your<br />

PC.<br />

Fix 7 – Roll back to the previous Update<br />

If computer freezes and crashes still exist, you should try to go back to the earlier<br />

Windows 10 update. You can revert to the previous build via the Settings app or the<br />

advanced startup. If you are unaware about how to roll back to the previous build,<br />

it‘s suggested to check the Microsoft website to find necessary steps to uninstall<br />

Windows 10 Anniversary Update and revert to the previous build.<br />

Fix 8 – Contact Windows 10 Support<br />

This problem can be annoying because it encounters whenever Windows 10 starts<br />

and remains even after performing a Clean Boot to the PC. The Windows 10<br />

crashing and freezing issues almost make your computer unusable. If you‘re still<br />

facing problems on your computer or simply wish to eradicate them for the future,<br />

call on the Windows 10 customer service number to get instant support for solving<br />

the PC problems.<br />

Article Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com<br />


David Sem is a tech specialist who has his expertise on Windows 10. After years of<br />

experience, he is now sharing his knowledge through the articles to provide guidance<br />

to the users. His article throws lights on different aspects of Windows devices while<br />

ensuring the readers with quick troubleshooting steps, especially in case, if they get<br />

stuck in the middle of the process.<br />


You’re online and you get this<br />



It’s a SCAM! A lot of web sites get paid by x company to display this link and the<br />

moment you do, it puts a virus in your computer. Then you have to pay for the<br />

program in order to get rid of the virus, this is probably the most unethical practice<br />

on the internet! Do not believe everything you see from pop up ads, your antivirus<br />

program on your computer will catch any virus trying to creep in. Also, do not install<br />

more then one antivirus program in your computer and the reason is they can<br />

cancel each other out. Stick to one of the following;<br />

1:Bullgard - This a by far (in my opinion) one the best anti-everything<br />

program you can get. Try their free 6 months version and<br />

if you like it you can purchase the key from the company<br />

without un-installing it!<br />

2: AVAST - Excellent, it's free version works great!<br />

Consumes very little resources<br />

3: Norton - Excellent, but, very resource hungry<br />

4: McAfee - Same as above<br />

5: Spybot - Good all around program, does the job.<br />

These are my top five, why Norton and McAfee are at the bottom of the list you<br />

ask? Though excellent programs, they are to resource hungry and if you have an<br />

older computer they will slow it down, besides there are too many bullets out there<br />

with their names on it. Bullgard (http://www.bullguard.com/) package protects you<br />


from everything that will sneak in your computer. It is a little hard to setup if you’re<br />

a novice, but, not that much. AVAST (https://www.avast.com/en-us/index ) we put<br />

it on all the computers we refurbish and service, the free version works excellent,<br />

will not slow your computer down and if you want to buy the full version it will only<br />

cost you $49.99. Spybot ( http://www.safer-networking.org/en/index.html) has<br />

been around for a long time and does a pretty good job on protecting your<br />

computer.<br />

If your computer is not running right or you suspect a corruption in the operating<br />

system then do a "System Restore". Go to "Start - all programs - accessories -<br />

system tools - system restore" Follow the prompts, select a date you want to<br />

restore to (oh! 2 or 4 days ago at least) and just follow the prompts.<br />

A program to buy and install is "REGVAC" (http://www.regvac.com/regvac.htm) it’s<br />

simply the bomb! Yes! It’s that good!<br />

Run defrag on your hard drive (at least once every quarter). Go to "Start - all<br />

programs - accessories - system tools - Disk Defragmenter" Select the analyze<br />

button and follow its recommendations.<br />

One good little program to have is Cleanup<br />

(http://www.stevengould.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=15&I<br />

temid=69)<br />

A lot of our customers call it “the flushing program” for the flushing sound, this lil<br />

jewel is a must have, just click the link above or copy and paste!!<br />

Well, I hope this helps you on how to do some preventative maintenance in your<br />

computer, if you have a question please email us and we will gladly respond back,<br />

remember there is no such thing as a stupid question, especially when it comes to<br />

computers!<br />

Article by Peter Nadal<br />


Computer <strong>Magazine</strong> From The Past!<br />


This space reserved<br />

for the Nanomites 128<br />

project, stay tuned.<br />

This may take a while!<br />


Commodore 128<br />

From Commodore Electronics<br />

1977<br />

Special note;<br />

Still after 40 yrs she still fires up, we will be digging out from<br />

deeeeeeeepppppp storage some of the best software used on<br />

this computer by the boss and show it.<br />

Thank for reading <strong>CE</strong> <strong>Magazine</strong><br />

Chow For Now<br />

Nanomites!<br />


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