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Windows 10 Mail App – Creating E-mail Groups

If you have a regular set of friends or relatives you want to send e-mail to. Why not set them up as an email group?  So you don’t have to individually select their e-mail address each time you want to get in touch. This video shows you how.  Please note maximum amount of e-mail addresses that can be entered in the ‘personal email’ box is unknown.

Window 10 adding more email accounts to the Mail App

One of the first actions people like to do when setting up a new devices is to connect to email. Windows 10 Mail app allows you to access all your different email accounts in one place.  Here is a short video explaining how you can set your mail up.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you originally upgraded from Windows 7/8.1 to Windows 10, then encountered the service failure message.  If you used the solution below to try to resolve it, this is to let you know.  That if you decided to now again upgrade to the Windows  10 anniversary update, you will need to revisit the part of the procedure about ‘turn on fast start-up’  which was to enable you to ‘untick’ this option.
Having experienced the upgrading of Windows 10 to the latest anniversary edition on a variety of PCs, laptops and tablets, on which I had turned fast start-up off.  When installation was complete of the Windows Anniversary I found the system had reverted back to the  ‘turn on fast start-up’ to the ‘ticked’ position.  Although Windows 10 Anniversary is supposed to be a better performing version of windows, since it’s introduction. There have been a number of reports about it freezing PCs and creating problems with web-cams.  I have not encountered any of these problems to the date of this being published, but I have decided to keep ‘turn on fast start- up’ off for now.
Here is a little reminder of how you get to it.

Windows 10 Start Menu – Setting to full screen mode

If you are not keen on the size of the start menu in Windows 10, then you can alter the settings so it appears full screen as described in the video below.

Upgraded to Windows 10 and getting Windows service failure message

Here is another issue that cropped up after upgrading to Windows 10 on a PC that is just less than a year old. When the PC was switched on, it intermittently displayed a  Windows service failure message that popped up in the new notifications area.  The forums I visited suggested that it was connected with the PC updating, but to cure the failure message was a two part process where you entered commands in the command prompt (Admin) and then secondly alter the power setting options.  PLEASE NOTE YOU DO GET A BLANK BLACK SCREEN FOR A FEW SECONDS DURING VIDEO IT’S NOT A FAULT.


Upgraded to Windows 10 and have Internet connection issues

The video below presents a possible solution to difficulties you may be experiencing, since your upgrade on a desktop/laptop PC. When you switch on your PC you sometimes are able to get an internet connection signal straight away. On other occasions, it shows as not connected.  Then you spend some time searching for the answer on another device, or you switch the PC off and restart and the connection magically re-appears.
After researching on various technical forum I came across this and so far it’s worked well on an upgrade carried out in May.

Upgraded to Windows 10 and PC performing slow?

When some people have upgraded to Windows 10, they have found that there PC has started to react slower.  In terms of loading up when it’s first switched on and when opening up applications.  The video below demonstrates one solution to this slowness.  I have had success with it but it might not work for everyone.  So if you try it out and it doesn’t work there may be another reason why the PC is running slow.

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