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 Even though the new insiders build of the latest Windows 10 update, I will be holding off this time.  After the April update it took me almost all day to get full function of my computer back.  Thanks, but, No Thanks.

Build 17672 for Insiders is now rolling out with lots of bug fixes and under the hood improvements. Another week, another new Windows 10 Redstone 5 Insider Preview build for those in the Fast ring and Skip Ahead rings to download and test! This weeks build is 17672, and isn’t as big as last weeks build, packing only minor changes and bug fixes over any new features. Windows 10 build 17672 now available for Insiders in the Fast ring

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 Save on monthly fees from your ISP by buying this TP Link Modem for under $35.  This has got to be one of the best computer tips of the year.

Better than a rental. The TP-Link TC-7620 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem is down to $34.99 on Amazon from a street price around $58. This cable modem rarely drops below $55, but it recently dropped to $45 and the coupon code 10762010D3 takes another $10 off the price. It’s definitely the best deal we’ve seen. We always recommend buying your modem and router instead of renting from your Internet Service Provider because the devices end up paying for themselves soon enough. You should also check with your ISP to make sure this router is compatible with your Internet. Stop paying your ISP rental fees and get this $35 TP-Link cable modem

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 This is a great article about how to get more speed and performance from your Samsung SSD Drive.

If you’re running a Samsung SSD in your PC you might be able to use Rapid Mode. But what is it and should you use it? SSD’s are pretty fast, and Samsung has some of the very fastest consumer drives out there. While the company’s fancy new 970 Evo and Pro drives boast insanely fast read and write speeds, for the older, SATA spec drives there’s still hope. Samsung has a thing called Rapid Mode that can add a little extra oomph to some of its SSDs. Here’s a quick look at what it is, how you use it and whether you should. What is Samsung’s SSD Rapid Mode and how do you use it?

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 After running my computer repair business Whitney PC Repair for the past several years,  I have had a first hand look in the trenches and experienced a wide array of pains and frustrations with Windows 10.  The April Windows 10 update cause more chaos than any others that I have seen so far.  I sure hope the next one goes better.

The April 2018 Update is yet another big refresh for Windows 10, but it’s causing headaches for some users. After several weeks of delays, on April 30 Microsoft gave the green light and started rolling out the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803) to compatible devices. Initially, the company made available the new version using the Media Creation Tool and Update Assistant, and then, on May 8, it became available more broadly through Windows Update. This is the fifth major release of Windows 10, which introduces a few new features, such as Timeline to resume activities you were working on in the past, and Nearby sharing to easily share files and links without complicated setups. Also, the new version includes numerous improvements in the Settings app, Microsoft Edge, Windows Defender Security Center, Fluent Design, and a slew of other small changes. While this is a significant update meant to improve Windows 10 over the previous releases, the rollout is not going as smoothly Windows 10 April 2018 Update biggest problems and complaints

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 I am excited about the new features coming in the next Windows 10 Update.  However, sometimes with new features comes new problems.  I am going to stay optimistic and hope for the best, but I am almost certain that the Wednesday after patch Tuesday my phone will be ringing off the hook.

Windows 10 Redstone 5 build 17666 is the first build in a while that comes packing lots of new changes and features. Let’s go hands-on! Build 17666 of Windows 10 comes packing lots of new changes and features that are in testing with Insiders in the Fast and Skip Ahead rings right now. In fact, it’s one of the more interesting builds we’ve received in a while, sporting things like Cloud Clipboard, dark mode in File Explorer and more. As always, we’ve gone hands on with the new build to showcase all the noteworthy new changes you can find in build 17666, in case you’re someone who doesn’t want to install pre-release versions of Windows 10 onto your device for testing. The most notable changes in this build are improvements to Windows Sets, which now feature Acrylic, and Cloud Clipboard. Hands-on with Windows 10 build 17666 showcasing new features and more

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 After the latest Windows 10 update problems, I think I am actually looking forward to the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 (RS5).  Stay tuned after you update for tips to fix any common problems that you might run into.

Hello Windows Insiders! Today, we are releasing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672 (RS5) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring in addition to those who opted in to Skip Ahead. Microsoft Build 2018 Recap We’re still reeling from how awesome the Microsoft Build conference was this year. Our team and our friends from Deployment, Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17672

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 Is your computer running slow after the latest Windows 10 update? Check out this great computer tip about how to limit your update bandwidth on Windows 10 after the April 2018 update.

You can now schedule Deliver Optimization to limit download bandwidth for system and app updates during specific times of the day — Here we show you how to do it. On Windows 10, Delivery Optimization is a feature that allows you to manually set bandwidth limits for background and foreground downloads to help minimize the network consumption during system and app updates. The only caveat is that it’s been a feature that either stays enabled or disabled all the time, but starring with the April 2018 Update, Windows 10 includes new options to throttle bandwidth using Delivery Optimization only at certain times of the day. Microsoft is aiming these new options to help organizations to limit bandwidth during business hours while allowing acceleration of updates when the network isn’t being fully utilized. However, these are options that anyone can configure on Windows 10 Pro using the Group Policy Editor. How to limit update bandwidth during specific hours on Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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I couldn’t believe this story from windowscentral.com that highlights the differences between the Dell XPS 13 and XPS 15 laptops.

Dell has some great XPS laptops that look a lot alike. But which one is right for you? Dell’s XPS 13 and XPS 15 both share the same design language, with nearly borderless displays and bodies constructed of aluminum and carbon fiber. Both are extremely enticing. So, if you’re set on a Dell XPS and you don’t know which one to choose, we can help. Dell XPS 13 vs. Dell XPS 15: Which should you buy?

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windowscentral.com opens up a revealing look at this new laptop by Lenovo. The Lenovo Yoga looks like a very nice computer, but it’s a little smaller than my liking.  I would be interested in a 15″ or 17″ model. 

The usual refresh cycle for laptops is in full 2018 swing, and Lenovo’s convertible 13-inch Yoga 730 is the latest that I’ve been testing out for about the last two weeks. I reviewed its predecessor, the Yoga 720, almost exactly a year ago, pointing out weak battery life and a dim display as a couple of the cons. Now sporting 8th Gen Intel processors (CPU), different ports, a lighter chassis, and Lenovo’s Rapid Charge technology, let’s see if the 13-inch Yoga 730 is a worthwhile upgrade that’s worth your money. About this review Lenovo supplied Windows Central with a review unit of the 13-inch Lenovo Yoga 730. This specific configuration has inside an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 processor (CPU), 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB solid-state drive (SSD). Expect to pay about $850 for this model, though prices do start at about $800. Lenovo Yoga 730 13 review: New CPU, same small battery

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 The April Windows 10 update caused a lot of problems.  We have an article on our site that will show you how to fix it.  Check it out: Fix Computer That Won’t Boot After April 2018 Windows 10 update

The first cumulative update for April 2018 Update PCs is causing some nasty bugs of its own. Microsoft this week issued its first Patch Tuesday cumulative update for PCs on the recently released Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). May Patch Tuesday update causing boot issues for some Windows 10 PCs

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