Microsoft Windows 10 Update Got You Down?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Microsoft, security, Windows Leave a Comment

If you are using Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, you have been probably been harassed prompted to install Microsoft Windows 10 by now. In fact, we have had people call who said that their operating system didn’t even prompt them, it actually gave them a countdown and said it was going to install, and it did. Others claim that they …

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How are those new year resolutions going for you?

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Sales, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Last year, when speaking with our clients, business owners and IT directors, I made note of some of the plans they had for their IT infrastructures. Now that we’re already done with the first month of 2016, I started making calls and sending emails to see how many have followed through and offering any assistance we could. Some of the …

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Time to bid Microsoft Windows 7 – 8.1 farewell

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It’s out with the old and in with the new, again! Microsoft has announced a firm date for our OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to stop building machines that have Windows 7  Home (Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate) pre-loaded on them. That date is October 31, 2016 for Windows 7 and 8.1 (and June 31, 2016 for Windows 8) After that …

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Watch out for fake Microsoft Windows 10 update email – Malware Warning!

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows Leave a Comment

With all the excitement about Microsoft Windows 10 being a FREE update, some people signed up for the “Get Windows 10” promotion as prompted in their taskbar, to be put on a waiting list. So it’s not surprising that when an email comes in that looks legit, that someone might follow the link and attempt to install it.   Unfortunately for …

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Windows 8.1 could make a lot of people happy

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Sales, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

The number one complaint we have heard from purchasers of new machines that come with Microsoft Windows 8 is that the desktop experience is not what they expect. Especially if they do not have a touchscreen. Typical mouse and keyboard users flip back and forth between the desktop. Have no fear, Microsoft has had mercy on your soul and the …

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Microsoft hearts you – Post Valentine’s Day patches are coming your way!

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Office, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Strap in….  Patches are ‘a comin’ to your Microsoft Windows based computer or Server on February 12, 2013, just in time for Valentine’s Day. See, Microsoft DOES love you.  Never doubt. That’s right! For the low, low price of only zero dollars, you will be receiving a number of feature loaded patches, the Microsoft Advance Notification for February 2013 says …

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Trend Micro Internet Security anti-virus giveaway and Black Friday special

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Contests and Promotions, Fun Stuff, Giveaways, Homeland Secure IT, Homeland Secure IT Promotions, Licensing, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Partners, Sales, security, Trend Micro, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Homeland Secure IT wants you to be protected… So much so that we are giving away *FIVE* free 1 year Trend Micro Internet Security packages to random people subscribed to this blog.  We’ll do it on Friday, November 23rd. This product retails at $49.95…. To be eligible, you must be able to pick up the product at our office here …

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Big power in a small package with the HP Envy Pro Ultrabook computer

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, Computer Sales, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Mac, Microsoft, Sales, Windows Leave a Comment

  To quote Stevie Wonder, “Isn’t she lovely?”… This is the HP Envy Pro Ultrabook, and it’s about as thin as you could possibly want. Any thinner is like typing on an iPad and certainly uncomfortable for extended periods of data entry, a complaint we sometimes hear from tablet and Macbook Air owners. The particular one above is the 14” …

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FINALLY! Windows XP has decreased in popularity enough to no longer be the number one OS!

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, OS X, Sales, Technology, Windows 1 Comment

We knew the time was coming, but we didn’t know when, exactly……. According to an article on cnet.net, entitled “Windows 7 overtakes XP as Mac OS X passes Vista“, Microsoft Windows 7 has finally surpassed Microsoft XP as the most dominant operating system!  Predictions were all over the place, from 2013 to as far out as 2016, with a few …

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SECURE IT ALERT: Microsoft to unleash updates for April that address 4 critical vulnerabilities

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Secure IT Alert for Thrusday, April 05, 2012 Coming your way right after Easter – Security updates from Microsoft! This information is from the Microsoft Security Advance Notification for April 2012: ******************************************************************** Microsoft Security Bulletin Advance Notification for April 2012 Issued: April 5, 2012 ********************************************************************   This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release …

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