I think Windows 11 is finally getting the UI to a place that Microsoft has been competing with Apple against for decades. It’s still very Microsoft, but it’s nice to see the Windows UI not just changing to “try and look new/modern,” but to do that in a way that to me, actually looks like they’ve conceded and delivered a nice UX.
This Category covers everything from Windows how-tos, to common issues with the various Windows operating systems.
Cannot Print to Printer Shares on Windows 10
Recently, we had a store report they could no longer print to a tag printer, that was shared and physically plugged-in to another computer. That other computer was running Windows 10 and it started Tuesday/Wednesday — i.e. Windows Updates. tl;dr – Remove KB5005565 from the Windows 10 machine.
Yet Another Windows 10 Option to Configure
As part of Peeps’ Configuration Protocol (our treatment/setup of a Windows machine), we tweak, prune, and better-secure the Windows environment to make it both cleaner, as well as safer for our customers. With Windows 10, the amount of work involved increased exponentially vs. Windows 7. There are so many places Microsoft has added potentially annoying or confusing things.
And as of the latest round of Windows Updates, we’re now seeing the weather appear in the Taskbar:
Rotated/Flipped Screen (Intel Graphics)
An issue we hear about quite often is, “My screen is flipped on its side!”
2nd Gen MiniPeep Computers for Mommy’s Lil Rascals!
When Mommy’s Lil Rascals (MLR) in Pennsylvania decided to open a second store, they chose Peeps’ Software and our MiniPeep computer systems to run this location.
Windows 10 Update Annoyances
It seems like every few weeks, Windows 10 Updates put you through the same annoyances.
Windows 10 Updates Are A Pain!
Where Windows Updates for Windows 7 Professional systems we manage, have been a predictable and reliable weekly event, Windows 10 Updates really are tedious to say the least.
Did You Know? High CPU Usage After Windows Updates
Did you know that after Windows Updates have installed and you first log-in, your system can still be processing *stuff* in the background?
ConsignPro Crash When Printing Receipts
This week, I’ve had a number of stores encounter an issue where ConsignPro would crash when they were ringing-up a sale.
Windows 7 Extended Security Updates
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.