Chrome, Edge, Brave browsers all super slow! FIX!

The following browsers are all suddenly super slow:

Chrome, Brave (My personal favorite), Edge, Wave… any Chromium based browser.

I am assuming they all got the update at the same time as all are experincing the same symptoms… slow slow slow.

The fix. Click the menu dashes or dots thing. Choose settings. Search for hardware. Turn off “Use hardware acceleration when available” and click “restart” or “relaunch”.

Possible fix for Windows 10 updates breaking Shared Printing

The text associated with this fix need to be renamed to .reg files before using. If you are unfamilar with this post then the suggestion is not for you.


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00




Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers\PointAndPrint]

Outlook Crashes Immediately due to bad update 7/15/2020

To Fix:

Click the windows icon in the lower left corner and type “cmd” then right-click and choose “run as administrator” then paste the following command:

cd “\Program Files\Common Files\microsoft shared\ClickToRun” officec2rclient.exe /update user updatetoversion=16.0.12827.20470

Then immediately disable office updates from the “File, Account” or “File, Office Account”

Updating Your Software

When removing Unwanted Software from a client’s computer I often get asked the question. How did that software get installed on my computer?

Unwanted Software makes it on your system in several different ways:

– By Mousing Over (Simply moving the muse over the top of) an Advertisement or other specially coded area of a Website

 – To protect against this, Primarily make sure to update the following commonly Exploited Software:

 – Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Java, and of Course Windows Updates.

 – By Unintentionally installing software bundled with a downloaded application or one of the Above updates (Not Windows Updates)

 – Scrutinize any software installation heavily before progressing each of the install pages. Decline to install anything extra at all. Trust me you do not want it.

Free software must be considered very carefully. There are plenty of free Open Source Applications out there that are very useful, but there are also TONS of deceptive ones that are nothing but malicious in nature.

Remember, Everything you read on the Internet Must Be True. 41-Free-Wink-Smiley

Backups Backups Backups

The Holidays have arrived and Christmas is almost here!

Whatever your method of backing up, it is especially important this time of year to have good Backups. With extended time off Servers and other Important Systems can sit UN-noticed for extended periods of time with errors or alarms possibly causing more damage. Remember to enable those email notifications!

Give me a call and I’d be happy to go over different backup options with you. Whether it is utilizing a built-in solution or more feature rich 3rd party solutions, we can match up the right one for your needs.

I also now have Automatic Remote Offsite Storage of those backups at very affordable rates.

Get the most upgrade for your buck!

Undoubtedly PC’s can be had for very cheap today. All of those cheap PC’s have one thing in common that turns them into Virtual Sloths. Cheap Hard Drives!

Good news however, SSD hard drives are dropping in price every day, and one of the most substantial upgrades that you can make to ANY PC is to upgrade that Hard Drive to an SSD. You will see real-world improvements of around 10 times. That is a Thousand percent increase in speed! Even better news is that in the right hands the upgrade is painless and can be performed in less than a couple of hours.ssdstang

Hi Everyone, and Welcome to the New Website!

I will be attempting to make at the bare minimum Weekly posts to this page about new offerings, tech tips, and general useful computer advice.

For those who are interested in upgrading for Free to the new Windows 10, Beware! There have been lots of good reports, but a couple of key things need to be pointed out:

  • Windows 10 has a small footprint, and is designed to be fast. However, all upgrades even to SSD are noticeably slower that what you can get from a fresh install.
  • Some upgrades are going bad and require a re-install to fix.
  • There is no real advantage over a good working Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 machine. Unless there is a very specific feature you are wanting to take advantage of I would hold off.