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July 7, 2018 by DrJBHL on drjbhl
Was going through my ridiculous email and came across this...which is not so ridiculous.    

The second tool is portable...a definite plus for those of us with computer illiterate family...the ones who call at 9 p.m. with "HELP! My computer doesn't work!"

So enjoy...hope this helps.



June 26, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Summer officially arrived recently and that is always a good time to change up your Windows desktop with some new skins and themes from WinCustomize. Since summer is typically associated with beaches, vacations, and warm weather, I think that is a great place to start in highlighting some skins for your summer desktop.



Life's a Beach by c31marius
Summer Solstice by Whalecore
Costa Maya by Island Dog Animated Wallpapers for DeskScapes

Tropical Beach II by AzDu...
First this is a linnux question ive seen this computer run, so i know its her computer. I know this is a bad idea, but she leaves her computer running at all times. So as to not leave her computer where a drink could get spilled on she put her computer on the bed. Forgot to plug it in, so it ran out of power, and needed to reenter her password. Talking about another bad idea she forgot to write down her password. Now because, ive done some maintenence in the past i know it is the debian operatin...
June 5, 2018 by kona0197 on Kona
Got me a HP laptop. I bought it early last year. It's been a great little computer. Nice and fast. Until about a week ago when we finally got internet back in the house. It used to wake from sleep and be ready for the password to get to the desktop in less then a second after I moved the mouse to wake it. It now takes up to two minutes. The time between the lock screen and when I can input my password has gone from a few seconds to thirty as well. Recent virus scans by Windows Defender and Trend...
June 5, 2018 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
In my previous article, I described how I was setting up my new work PC with a variety of productivity apps. I’ve gotten most of the software I use on there, so it was time to start adding some customization apps to personalize various aspect of Windows 10. Sometimes I might want to completely change the look of Windows, and other times I might just want some minimal customization. Either way, the options I talk about below are perfect for customizing my PC however I would like to.

So, ...
May 29, 2018 by Uvah on Uvah's Work Shop
An hour after I booted my laptop it decides to shut down. Your PC has encountered a problem and needs to shut down. Ok, no problem. I open up MalwareBytes and start a full scan. Two minutes into the scan and my Laptop does it again. WTF #1. I wait for it to boot up and open MalwareBytes again. And again it shuts down two minutes into the scan. WTF #2. Eff this, I open up Comodo. Update the signatures then did a full scan now in progress. My laptop has not shut down. Clearly the version of Malwar...
May 27, 2018 by starkers on starkers corner
Yeah, as the title suggests, I'm having trouble with notepad.exe constantly reinventing itself.... no matter how many times I end the process in Taskmanager/Taskkill in CMD as administrator.  I no sooner end it and it is back pretty much instantly.  When this happens the CPU is running at over 90%, often at full tilt, 100%.  Not only that, it is writing files that I cannot find.  So far it has written over 30Gb of files I am unable to locate, and on a 120Gb SSD, I will run ou...
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.

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.


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...