Posts tagged with 'windows-10'


Don’t configure Windows 10 with your Microsoft account unless you want a five letter name

A bit abrupt a headline, no? Well, it cost me a couple of hours by doing so. The scenario is this: you’ve just bought /acquired/factory reset a laptop with Windows 10 installed. The first thing you have to do then is configure it: you know, define the language to be used, the timezone, connect to the WiFi, set up an account on the machine, and so on. It’s this latter part that’s the problem. Windows would love you to use your Microsoft account to do so. It gives you a lot of benefits, such as sharing...

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Windows 10 upgrade: the Microsoft Money mess

OK, I get it: I’m behind the times. I still use Microsoft Money, the “sunset” edition . Yes, it’s been six years since it was retired, but I prefer it way, WAY more than Quicken . And, to be honest, thus far – I’ve now been using it for 20 years, believe it or not (first entry: July 3, 1995) – it’s been just fine. However, yesterday, I was suddenly brought up short with a jolt, or to be more accurate with an error message about Internet Explorer 6. It wants IE6??? So what was special about yesterday...

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