Gizmo’s Recommending “Fix Windows Update Issues Using This Free Utility”

Over the course of years working in IT (many moons ago), I would run into issues, not caused by the end-user; but, caused by an external “trusted” source that pushed as an update to the network. I can remember a time my MS-Excel shares on the network stopped working and it drove me nuts trying to find the cause. In that case an antivirus update was the culprit. There also has been occasions where “Windows Updates would cause issues (and is one of the reasons IT Professionals will often delay updates). Anyhow, Gizmo’s has a post up highlighting a utility that may help you with fixing a Windows update issue at home…


FixWU

 

If you’re having trouble with Windows Update, give this small, free tool (called Fix WU Utility) a try.

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Download Victoria for Windows >> MajorGeeks

Victoria is an HDD information and diagnostic utility at its core, it has the same functionality as its counterpart for DOS. But it also has some benefits, like low CPU load, more convenient user interface, multitasking, and multithreading. A powerful HDD surface scanner is built into the program, which allows you to diagnose the drive for the presence of bad sections, floating defects, and interface errors. Victoria for Windows can test most drives at top speed, regardless of their type. A unique feature of the scanner is the use of special algorithms for automatically setting timeouts and block size, which makes it possible to check both slow and fast disks effectively.

Source: Download Victoria for Windows – MajorGeeks

Check out the new look and feel of Microsoft Solitaire Collection on Windows 10!

This collection can be downloaded to your computer directly from the Microsoft Store. Just follow the source link below and you will see a “Get” button on the site to initiate the process.


Solitaire remains the most played computer game of all time, and for good reason. Simple rules and straightforward game play make it easy to pick up for everyone.

Solitaire has been part of Windows for more than 25 years, and the Microsoft Solitaire Collection makes it the best experience to date with five different card games in one:

Klondike
This version is the timeless classic that many people just call “Solitaire.” Try to clear all the cards from the table using one or three-card draw, while using traditional scoring or the Vegas scoring system.

Spider
Eight columns of cards await your attempts to clear them with the fewest moves possible. Start out playing with a single suit until you’re comfortable, and then see how you fare when using two or even all four suits in a game.

FreeCell
Use four extra cells to move cards around as you try to clear all cards from the table. More strategic than the Klondike version, FreeCell rewards players who think several moves ahead.

TriPeaks
Select cards in a sequence, either up or down, to earn points and clear the board. How many boards can you clear before you run out of deals?

Pyramid
Pair two cards that add up to 13 in order to remove them from the board. Try to reach the top of the pyramid. See how many boards you can clear and how high you can score in this highly addictive card game!

Source: Get Microsoft Solitaire Collection – Microsoft Store


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Vivaldi >> The Portable Freeware Collection

Here is a great way to try the Vivaldi (Chromium) web browser. I am closely monitoring the development of this browser.

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Vivaldi is a customizable, tabbed web browser based on the same engine as Google Chrome. Its appearance and capabilities can be extended with themes and extensions. It features a bookmark manager, speed dial, notes, custom search engines, sessions, tab stacks, web panels, mouse gestures, keyboard shortcuts, user interface scaling, adaptive interface color and much more.

Cross-platform with clients available for Mac and Linux.

Source: Vivaldi – The Portable Freeware Collection

A Tech Tool To Try When Your Internet Is Broken…

The first thing I guess to state is, “do not try to repair something that is not broken, you might break it”. Today I want to share with you a tech tool, called “Complete Internet Repair (by Rizonesoft)“, that is a last resort option in helping you restore an internet or network problem that may have been broken as a result of a malware attack (i.e. adware, spyware, virus, worm, Trojan horse, etc.). I have also added “Complete Internet Repair” to the “Bookmarks4Techs” page on the blog. For future reference, you can easily find the “Bookmarks4Techs” tools and sites by clicking on the tab at the top of my blog.

The description of “Complete Internet Repair” on the Rizone website is as follows:

Complete Internet Repair is a free Open Source Power Tool to repair internet connections and get you up and running in no time. Please note that it is unable to repair hardware faults or get your ISP up and running or not yet. 🙂 In short; Complete Internet Repair will attempt to repair your internet connection. setup utility for installing Complete Internet Repair to your computer and a portable version for running it straight from a memory stick or portable hard drive; this means you can carry it around with you and have it ready when something goes wrong.

Complete Internet Repair Build 3911 Screen

Source: Rizonesoft – Complete Internet Repair

[UPDATED] Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

This tool allows an easy and comfortable way to download genuine Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 disk images (ISO) directly from Microsoft’s servers, as well as Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 2016, Office 2019, Expression Studio and Office for Mac.

Source: Microsoft Windows and Office ISO Download Tool

P.S. You can also find the link to this tool, here at “What’s On My PC” , under the “Bookmarks4Techs” tab (at the top of the blog).

Best online photo printing services to use during self-isolation >> Android Central

There’s an abundance of services that print photos, canvases, mugs, and even directly onto glass frames, making it really easy to put your best photos on display. There’s perhaps too much choice, actually, meaning it can be hard to know where to start.

Follow the source link below to “Android Central” to get started…

Source: Best online photo printing services to use during self-isolation | Android Central

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