Thursday, November 19, 2015

GET READY FOR FGS!

We had a national genealogical conference this year at St. Charles (Mo), and next year we get one at Springfield (Il)--and hotel reservations are now open:

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Note: FGS Conference is August 31-September 3, 2016.

WINDOWS THEMES

Note: What to say about these? Well, they look great, and they’re free…

From the Microsoft website: A theme is a combination of desktop background pictures, window colors, and sounds. You can preview each theme’s image collection by clicking Details. To get a theme, click Download, and then click Open. This saves the theme to your PC and puts it on your desktop.

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WINDOWS DEFENDER

If you install Windows 10, you are protected against hackers from the git-go by Windows Defender. You can then choose to keep Defender running, or you can download and install another anti-virus application like Avast, Avira, or Microsoft’s own Microsoft Security Essentials (I’m running that one as we speak).

From the Microsoft website: Windows 10 is safer and more secure thanks to Windows Defender and Windows Firewall.

When you start up Windows 10 for the first time, Windows Defender is on and working to protect your PC by scanning for malicious software. It will turn itself off if you install another antivirus app.

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GET STARTED WITH WINDOWS 10

If you’ve bit the bullet and decided to upgrade, this terrific online guide from Microsoft is a fast and easy way to familiarize yourself with 10’s many bells and whistles:

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UPGRADE TO WINDOWS 10?

Should you upgrade to Windows 10? This FAQ on the Microsoft website may help you decide.

Your decision may also be influenced by the fact that you may well be eligible for a FREE upgrade to Windows 10. Yes, I said free—check the website for details:

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