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Performance and Troubleshooting Tools in Windows 10

Windows 10 offers a lot of performance and troubleshooting tools and one of them is built in. The Performance Monitor is a powerful tool that gives you a summary of processes, diagnostic results and hardware data to fix system performance problems. You can also collect data by logging it and generating reports. In order to bring up the monitor tool hit Windows Key + R and type “perfmon” and click OK. On the left of the pane go to Data Collector Sets> System> System Performance. Right click System Performance and click Start. It will only take about a minute to run, so while this is running go to Reports > System > System Performance. Open the report and you will see an overview of your system and a summary of components like CPU, Network, Disks and Memory. Although you could use Task Manager to monitor performance, the Performance Monitor tool is more advanced that allows you to monitor almost anything on your computer and because of that it makes it valuable to analyze and fix problems on Windows 10. Another good troubleshooting tool is the Troubleshoot page. If you go to Settings> Update & Recovery> Troubleshoot, this will show you many different built-in windows troubleshooting tools you can use to find and repair common issues that deal with software and hardware. Clicking many of these options will automatically start detecting for problems related to your issue. Say you come across a hardware problem. Nowadays most PCs support a numerous number of devices and all you need to do is plug it in with the appropriate port and it works....

Manpower Donates PCs to IT Support Program

Milwaukee Area Technical College and the IT Computer Support Specialist program would like to thank Manpower for their generous donation of desktop PCs. Pictured from left to right are Kuldip Mohanty, CIO | Vice President of IT, Jennifer Anderson, IT Director of Infrastructure Services, Jonathan Arnold, MATC Instructor, and Mario Cortez, IT Service Delivery Manager – Operations. ManpowerGroup is a multinational workforce solutions company headquartered right here in Milwaukee. Manpower is also a member of the IT Support Specialist advisory board, where Mario Cortez and Jennifer Anderson serve and help to ensure the IT Support Specialist program is covering the most relevant and in-demand skills in the IT industry.   These PCs will be used in our CompTIA A+ Essentials curriculum where students learn to assemble, disassemble, repair, and configure computer systems in preparation for the CompTIA A+ certification exam. CompTIA A+ Essentials is being offered this summer and and starts July 1st at the West Allis campus.    ...

Deploying The latest version of iPhone XS Max to employees of Medium size company in Milwaukee

Deploying The latest version of iPhone XS Max to employees of Medium size company in Milwaukee   No matter where your business is located.  At some point you will need to think about rolling out an IT package.  Whether that is PC’s, tablets, phones, or some kind of paging tech.  the bigger your business gets the more peripherals you will need to keep the business moving forward for more growth- to strengthen your business.  As part of my learning I have been tasked to facilitate a new rollout plan for 57 of the newest available iPhone.  Which is the iPhone XS max.  they will need to be adopted into the Company Network.  Employees will need to sign the company policy form on appropriate cell phone use at the time phones are given out.  Most of the employee’s work will be done on site but should be allowed from home or abroad if we want to keep the employee doing beneficial work.  Not all employee will need access to a phone that is managements task to sort between needs.  Cell phone cases will need to be used.  IT has selected an acceptable case to meet the needs.  This should help us from having to warranty phones right away.  Each new phone comes with the required charge cord and wall outlet adapter.  And we will install the protective surface glass coverings.  Beyond this it will be the employee’s responsibility to purchase other items if wished.  The Company will apply Apple Care to these new phones.  The Company will also be conducting training of the new phones in small groups.  This will...

Windows 10 Version 1809

Windows 10 Version 1809 Features and uses.     Windows Security  Updates to the Current threats section in the Virus and Threat Protection settings have been put in place. Makes it easier to keep a tab on anything on your computer that might be causing issues or be a security liability. It does this using a quick scan or you can choose a more thorough process. It also gives increased control over files so that malware does not corrupt important data. Windows can block apps known to have malware, but if you have a 3rd party App that you need to get through, you can manual allow it through controlled access.  A Performance and Health scan will now let you know if your time and date settings are not synced and present you with options.   Easily see all the security software on your device by going to settings/ Security Providers.    BitLocker  Can now be accessed on devices that don’t pass the Hardware Security Test Interface, or you can disable this function. You can also now choose your own encryptions for BitLocker devices instead of using the automatic one.     Windows Defender Application  Standalone users can now install and change WDAG settings without changing Registry Keys. And Enterprise users can now see the settings that admins have put in place.   Windows Defender Firewall now supports Windows Subsystem for Linux processes.   Make your own rules for a WSL process same as you would normally and it supports notifications having to do with the process and will prompt you for access permissions.  Microsoft Edge now has new Group settings that can be configured:...