Recent Articles In Personal Computing
May 22, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
For the last few years, I've been using a Surface Pro 4 as my primary work PC. It’s been a good machine, but now it has a screen flickering issue and the screen is just too small for daily use, so it was time to upgrade. I found a great deal on a Dell XPS 15 with a 4K screen at the Dell Outlet, so that will be my new work PC going forward. It arrived this week and since I spent all day setting it up, I thought it would be fun to show what I put on my PC to use it most efficiently.

FedEx...
May 5, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
I don't know this from personal experience, but Martin Brinkmann tends to know what he's talking about, and he did the update...

You should read the article linked and, if possible, defer this update. He describes a method for W10 Home, as well, using the metered charge option.

Source:

https://www.ghacks.net/2018/05/05/here-is-why-you-may-want-to-skip-this-months-windows-updates/

 
May 4, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
A friend and contributor on WC asked me to clear up a question for him:

"If possible please do a post about the difference between UHD and 4K resolutions. We are few here a little confused about this subject and no one is better than you making clear the things."

I'll do my best to clear things up...but I don't generally succeed in doing that (lol).

 

From the linked article:

"The term “4K” originally derives from the Digital Cinema Initiatives (DCI), a consortium...
This article was originally written in 2001 as Stardock was nearing it’s 10th anniversary but it is as true now as it was then.

Companies often give lip service on customer support.  But in my experience, few companies really understand that supporting customers isn’t just a moral issue, it’s also good business.



The New NEW Technology Economy: The Customer Is God

If one good thing is going to come out of this recession, it’s that the dot-com’s will not just have simply...
May 4, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Happy Star Wars Day! May the 4th is a day that has become a “holiday” of sorts to many Star Wars fan around the globe. It was originally started as a pun and has developed into a day of movie marathons, merchandise sales, social media activity, and much more.

We thought it would be fun to join in and feature some of our favorite Star Wars inspired skins that we have here on WinCustomize.


Jedi Interceptor by don5318

 OldRepublic by MikeB314 Fett by MikeB314 J...
March 20, 2018 by RedneckDude on redneckdude
Hey there, Multiplicity Devs.

I have a triple boot system on the other end of the house from my main rig. I know this isn't currently possible, but is there any way it could be in the future?

 

I'd like to be able to reboot from one OS to another via KVM. But, of course, Multi. isn't loaded yet when I see the OS choice screen.

 

Is it even in the realm of possibility for a future version?

 

 
Well im thinking about buying a desktop for 1050$ what i found on the internet so far is i can get m2 240 ssd, 1 terabyte harddrive, 7th generation i 7, 32 gigs ram, but no graphics card.Also, is a better generation chip example 7th vs. 6th generation, do i go for the higher generation, or is a 6th generation if it means i get a graphics card for gaming. Not to mention were talking about galactic civilizations 3 crusades. 32 gigs of ram better if i get a seventh generation i7 processor, or is a ...
March 13, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
St. Patrick's Day is almost here! I thought I'd celebrate by sharing some of my favorite Dreams, wallpapers, and skins from WinCustomize. There aren't a ton of shamrocks and leprechauns specifically, so I tried to keep the heart of the holiday in my mind as I selected these. You'll see Irish landscapes, a lot of green, and everyone's favorite beverage of choice for St. Patrick's day, too.

 

What's better than the ruins of a castle beside the sea? Maybe a fully functional castle besid...
March 20, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
As much as it pains me to admit it, I’ve been out of college for awhile now - 10 years in April, to be precise. Still, I have fond memories of Ren Faire, campus life, apartment living, and a community of close friends. The less fond memories include apartment living (two sides to every coin!), tuition, and those sleepless nights of crunchtime because I forgot about (or procrastinated on, let’s be real here) a paper that was due the next day.

I did some crazy fun stuff in college&h...
February 20, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
For many of us who work with computers all day, it can get a bit boring to look at the same bland desktop all day long. While Windows has made some improvements to the user interface over the years, it's still the same as everyone else's in your home or office. I like to customize things, especially items I use often, and my PC is no exception. 

You can customize your desktop as much or as little as you would like with a variety of custom themes and skins found at WinCustomize.com. I wan...
February 16, 2018 by Iben on Iben's blog site
Here's the skinny.

I turned a computer into a guinea pig.

For 20 months I used only a firewall, opera and firefox.

The browsers were stock and kept up to date.

The computer OS was not updated.

After the 20 months I scanned the whole computer with

updated windows defender and found nothing.

The computer works great, don't try this at home.

 

 

Services

Background Intelligent Transfer Service

Delivery Optimization

Update Orchestrator Service

Wind...
February 13, 2018 by Tatiora on tatiora
Our core marketing team here at Stardock consists of a small group of very dedicated, very busy people. Because of how many products on both the software and game side we handle on a daily basis, an organizational system is absolutely integral to our success.

Katie, our marketing operations manager, is the glue that holds our team together. Because of her diverse skill set, she tackles a lot of different tasks for our team, including keeping all of us and our individual assignments on track! ...
February 8, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
 

Hey folks...saw this and am now sitting opposite the TV armed to the teeth, and stationed a sentry on the washer-dryer.

Google and Nest are now reuniting and pushing for AI on all your gadgets. Good luck with that...soon we'll all be "The Truman Show".

Anyway, I've moved to Israel and have developed an arthritis so, soon I'll be starting a biologic treatment for it...hope it works.

Thanks for the note, Daiwa...it was much appreciated.

 

Sources:

https://www.usato...
February 6, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Valentine’s Day is approaching and this is another good opportunity to add some related skins and themes to your Windows desktop. One of the great things about holidays is that WinCustomize usually has a great selection of ways to spruce up your desktop, from WindowBlinds skins, animated wallpapers, cursor themes, and more.

The best way to get the ultimate desktop experience is with Object Desktop. This is our suite of desktop enhancements and includes apps like WindowBlinds, DeskScapes...
January 25, 2018 by AzDude on azdude
I have used this program for years it gives you detailed information about all things your software hardware and much more including all your Stardock programs and versions info that could be helpful for Support when trying to solve problems . Print out a list of all your Program Lic. Key's in case you have to reinstall windows and your programs again . 

It's a " FREE " download

About Belarc Advisor 

" The Belarc Advisor builds a detailed profile of your install...