Windows 7 reaches its ‘End of Life’ in January 2020. Computer Peeps can fully manage the process of staying on Windows 7, via Microsoft’s Extended Security Updates (ESU) program.
TL;DR: Head to Control Panel > Windows Updates, click View Update History, click Installed Updates, uninstall KB4480960 (reboot) then uninstall KB4480970 (reboot).
If you want to skip the boring parts below:
- Walk around your store with a pen and paper and make note of each computer and where its network cable plugs-in at.
- Make note of each network ‘box’ — e.g. you modem, router, and any little hubs/switches.
The Computer Peeps proactively monitor and maintain all of the computer systems for Michele @ Repeat Street in Mississippi. In addition to Repeat Street, Michele also owns Orange Peel and Revolution Consignment.
The most common complaint I hear about computer systems is, “My computer is slow!”
One of the most-common causes of issues with consignment software, is running it on an “unclean” system — e.g. one you’ve had for a few years, an off-the-shelf consumer system pre-bloated with marketing supplements, etc.
AOL is reporting a massive data breach which affects a “significant amount of users”. AOL is recommending users change their passwords immediately.
According to AOL’s Security Team:
This information included AOL users’ email addresses, postal addresses, address book contact information, encrypted passwords and encrypted answers to security questions that we ask when a user resets his or her password, as well as certain employee information. We believe that spammers have used this contact information to send spoofed emails that appeared to come from roughly 2% of our email accounts.
If you utilize AOL for your consignment software’s email functionality, or for your personal email, please be sure to change your password right away.
A very common browser hijack/search redirect, Conduit, has a little bug in its uninstaller.
We’d like to see as many consignment and resale stores start 2014 out on the right foot.