Microsoft Windows 10 Release Date

The next iteration of the software maker’s operating system is slated to arrive in time for the summer.

The software maker announced Monday that it will begin offering its newest software to power PCs and tablets as a free upgrade on July 29. Windows 10 Mobile, the company’s companion software designed to power smartphones, is expected to arrive later this year. Windows 10 will be free for users who have bought a computer in the past six years or so, powered by Windows 7 or later, or tablets running Windows 8.1.

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Windows Search Not Working On Mapped Network Drives

To allow or enable Windows Search on Mapped Network Drives, the following must be performed on the local workstation, not the server:

1. Open Windows Explorer
2. On the upper menu bar, click on “Organize” and then select “Folder and Search Options” from the drop-down menu.
3. When the Folder Options settings appear, click on the “Search” tab
4. Go down to the section “How to Search”
5. Place a checkmark next to “Don’t use the index when searching in file folders for system files”
6. Click on “OK”

You should now be able to search Mapped Network Drives

Windows Snipping Tool Gone

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Somehow, my very useful Windows Snipping tool had disappeared from my computer. No trace of it. I know there are others and there will be others so if you find yourself in a similar situation, just follow these steps:

1. Create a shortcut on your desktop. You can do this by doing a right-mouse click on your desktop and selecting “New” -> “Shortcut”

2. When prompted to type the location of the item, copy and paste this into the location:    %windir%\system32\SnippingTool.exe

3. Click Next, name your new shortcut (I made mine Snipping Tool) and then Finish.

4. From there, you can click and drag it to your start menu where you can pin it to your task bar and so on.