Windows: What's the Difference between Sleep and Hibernate?
When you shutdown a Windows PC, you also have the alternative "Sleep" and "Shutdown" options.If you've ever wondered about the differences between them, then now you're about to find out.Sleep is particularly convenient when you need to stop working for short periods of time. How much time Sleep lasts is determined by the amount of time that is set in the 'Power Options' menu. If that time reaches the set limit, the PC shuts down. Because documents and open applications are stored in memory, wh
How Secure is Your Password?
We often use passwords that we keep being told ought to be more complex and therefore keep the bad boys out of our accounts better.However, how can we test that our passwords are as secure as we'd like?If you go to https://password.kaspersky.com/ and type in passwords similar to but not the same as the ones that you use then you will find out.What you are aiming for is a message like the one below. If you don't get an indication that you are using a strong password, then you may consider beefin
Windows 10 Anniversary Update
If you've got Windows 10, then you may already have had the Anniversary Update. Microsoft's new updates are all done automatically unlike in previous versions where you could postpone them, do them at a more convenient time or even not install them at all.I had the update the other morning and didn't know it until I'd switched on my laptop and it started updating and continued for about 80 minutes. This was a bit of a surprise because I was going to do some work and couldn't! However, I now hav
Windows 7 Users
This keeps coming up! If you're happy with Win7 or you have older software/hardware that's incompatible with Win10, there is no absolute compelling reason to upgrade. Windows 7 will continue to get fixes until 2020! By then, you'll probably need a new machine anyway, and you'll have to upgrade to a new Windows. (Future hardware with new chipsets might not support older versions of Windows.) But you have plenty of time to plan for that change.
Windows 10? - What now?
As Windows 8.1 will reach the end of mainstream support on 9 January 2018 and the end of extended support on 10 January 2023 is now the time to get Windows 10?As we all know, it is free until the end of July (act soon!!) , but Microsoft has said that there will be no more Windows versions after Windows 10. This would seem to say that Windows 10 will continue to be developed without users having to pay for a new version every time one comes out (approximately every other year).I have found that