Internet issues - How Old Is Your Modem / Router

Archer D9

If you have internet connection issues constantly and are turning your modem/router off constantly ( even once a week ) to get a connection back , I may have a solution for you.

It maybe time for a new one.

Yes you should check with your ISP if the line is ok but having to turn it on and off all the time could be a sign you need a new one.

I should also say that the average life of a modem/router appears to be about 2 years and remember these are just " dumb " computers.

You should also check for any updates to these by logging in and checking for any updates

Disk Defrag - Should You Or Should You Ignore It

Solid State Drive

What is Disk Defragmenter ?

When you create a document and you add to it and save it , your Windows computer does not just write over your original file when saving it.

The file is instead saved onto a different part of your drive.

After extended use and time, these chunks of information become scattered, or fragmented, which can slow down the computer’s ability to open files quickly.

If you used to manually run Disk Defrag on a regular basis , understand that Windows 7 – 8 will do it automatically.

You do not need to do it or run 3rd party programs to do it.

Windows 10 - Where Is Disk Defrag ?

Windows 10 you will not find Defrag but " Optimise"If you have a solid state drive that you installed in Windows 7 or 8 – you definitely should not be "defraging it" , waste of time and can shorten the life of the drive as a solid state drive supports limited writes and that defrag operations cause many writes on the device.

Just let Windows handle this and don't let 3rd party programs do this.

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Windows 10 - Free Upgrade Ends July 29th - Should You Make The Move

Windows 10

The offer to upgrade to Windows 10 ends on July 29th and after July 29th if you want to upgrade your Windows 7 or Windows 8 / 8.1 it will cost roughly $179 ( depends where you buy it from ).

If you are running Windows 8 / 8.1 , I think it is a no brainer to go to Windows 10 ,which is a much improved experience on Window 8 / 8.1.

If you are running Windows 7 it really depends if you are happy where you are as it will be supported till Jan 2020 so by that time you will probably have changed your computer.

The nag to make the move to Windows 10 should end after July 29th and will probably be removed via an update.

What To Do If You Are Going To Upgrade ?

  • Uninstall your antivirus if it is anything other than the one supplied by Microsoft via the uninstall tool supplied by the maker of the antivirus 
  • Do a backup 
  • Remove any bogus programs such as - registry cleaners , "speed up my pc" programs 

What Do I Think Of Windows 10 ?

I like it now that all the issues have been worked out.