Category: Windows

  • Why Windows 7 users still need to worry about WannaCry ransomware

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 23 May 2017

    If you have not yet heard about the WannaCry ransomware worm that is wreaking havoc on PCs around the globe, we guess you are an Eastern mystic just aroused from weeks of deep meditation.

    The malware that locks up data files on infected computers and demands Bitcoin payments for their ...

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  • This Week in Security News

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 17 May 2016

    Welcome to our weekly roundup, where we share what you need to know about the cybersecurity news and events that happened over the past few days.

    Below you will find a quick recap of topics followed by links to news articles and/or ...

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  • Uninstall Apple QuickTime to Protect Your PC

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 17 May 2016

    Recently, Apple made an announcement that everyone should be familiar with.

    They announced that they are no longer supporting QuickTime for Microsoft Windows. In particular, they are not going to fix any more security vulnerabilities in it.

    There are already two known security ...

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  • Best Antivirus Software 2016

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 April 2016

    Buying a new computer is the fun part, but actually being able to protect it with the best antivirus software in 2016 is another story altogether. Regular antivirus software just does not seem to do the trick anymore, and while computer viruses are becoming increasingly rare as time ...

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  • You Should Update Adobe Flash Right Now

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 11 April 2016

    Or you'll be exposed to hackers

    Adobe issued a security update April 7 that addresses what the software maker calls 'critical vulnerabilities' in its Flash Player that could allow ...

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  • Cyber criminals from across the world target UK victims

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 March 2016

    Cyber criminals from across the world are targeting UK victims financial and personal information, according to cyber security researchers that have been analysing how different countries use the dark web. 

    UK-based dark web forums - ...

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  • How to set up Cortana on Windows 10 in UK

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 February 2016

    If you haveve got Window 10 you will no doubt notice the presence of Microsoft own voice-controlled personal assistant, Cortana. As long as you are happy for Microsoft to pick up your internet habits, Cortana can be a very useful tool, capable of writing emails, setting reminders, ...

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  • The Worst Christmas Present You Ever Had. Love, McAfee.

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 04 December 2015

    It is getting to that time of year when thoughts turn to peace and goodwill, and we look to reward those who have worked hard and the customers who have stayed loyal.

    Which is why the big bag of coal that McAfee has dropped in your Christmas stocking this year is an especially nasty ...

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  • You'll love Windows 10

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 04 August 2015

    Are you a Windows 8 user? Still using Windows 7? Either way, you'll love Windows 10.

    Over the six years since Windows 7 was released, Microsoft has made its PC operating system far more intuitive and powerful by packing it with tablet- and smartphone-like features.

    A lot of those features ...

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  • Download Windows 10 Technical Preview ISO

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 26 January 2015

    Follow these steps to download Technical Preview:

  • Best Online Antivirus Cloud Scanners 2014

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 21 November 2014

    In this video we will take a look at some of the Antivirus Cloud Scanners that are free to use for removing malware, virus, trojan, rootkits, bootkit, backdoor, adware and many other types of computer infections. We will be using Panda Cloud Antivirus cleaner, Kaspersky, Comodo cloud scan, Eset Online ...

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  • V-79-10000-11226 - VSS Snapshot error

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 19 November 2014

    This error happen if you setup a size limit on shadow copies. because the Shadow Copy setting for C:\ was set low for VSS to operate. Increasing that disk space fixed it! Right click on C: drive, Properties, Shadow Copies, Highlight C:\ (Even though shadow copy might be disabled),click Settings > ...

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  • Windows 10 Release Date

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 10 November 2014

    Microsoft said at a 30 September launch event that the Windows 10 release date will be in mid 2015, but hasn't revealed exactly when. It also released a Technical Preview showing off some of the key features.

    Windows Technical Preview is a work-in-progress version of Windows 10 intended ...

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  • How To Install Windows 10 Technical Preview In A Sandbox

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 25 October 2014

    If you love Windows and just can't wait for the final public release of Windows 10 then don't worry Windows 10 Technical Preview is here and available to download and install at your leisure. Microsoft made the OS available for download recently and it's available free of charge.

    If you want ...

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  • WD Black2 Dual Drive

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 16 October 2014

    On the surface, Western Digital's WD Black2 Dual Drive (WD1001X06XDTL) appears to be simply yet another version of the same hybrid storage idea that's been floating around for a few years now: have a small SSD for fast access backed up by a large HDD, all in the same package. However, the trick to WD's ...

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  • Windows 10 Release Mid of 2015

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 08 October 2014

    Windows 10 release date Microsoft has stated that Windows 10 will launch "later in the year" in 2015, so we won't get the April release we were hoping for. But it has also said that it will share more about "universal apps" at its annual Build conference next April. The Technical Preview licence runs ...

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  • Fujitsu ESPRIMO P420

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 11 June 2014

    The FUJITSU PC ESPRIMO P420 delivers high-quality computing for your office applications and projects at a very attractive price point. You can choose cost-optimized fixed configurations for immediate delivery. Alternatively, you can use configuration options to meet your specific hardware needs, while staying ...

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  • Windows Server Essentials

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 29 May 2014

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials (the latest version of Windows Server Essentials) is a flexible, affordable, and easy-to-use server solution designed and priced for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials is an ideal first server that not only helps to ...

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  • Windows 8.1

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 09 November 2013

    Windows 8.1 release date, news and features
    The release date is nearing for the comprehensive update to Windows 8, now known as Windows 8.1 and formerly known as Windows Blue. The Windows 8.1 release date is October 17 - it will be available to existing Windows 8 users for free on Windows Update. ...

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  • Solve Win Problems

    Posted by DCC Scotland on 18 September 2013

    How to solve the 10 most common tech support problems yourself Whether you’re dealing with your dad’s decade-old computer or your own custom-built gaming rig, troubleshooting PC problems is a part of everyday life. Before you make that $50 support call, though, try your hand at homebrew tech support. ...

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