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Windows 11 Supported Intel Processors

Windows 11 will not work for everyone, Microsoft have limited the installation to computers with “8th Generation” or later Intel Processors, “2nd Generation” or later AMD processors and tablets containing Qualcomm chipsets, which must be “7th Generation” or later.

Here is the list of supported Intel processors that we obtained from Microsoft.

Intel®Atom®x6200FE
Intel®Atom®x6211E
Intel®Atom®x6212RE
Intel®Atom®x6413E
Intel®Atom®x6414RE
Intel®Atom®x6425E
Intel®Atom®x6425RE
Intel®Atom®x6427FE
Intel®Celeron®G4900
Intel®Celeron®G4900T
Intel®Celeron®G4920
Intel®Celeron®G4930
Intel®Celeron®G4930E
Intel®Celeron®G4930T
Intel®Celeron®G4932E
Intel®Celeron®G4950
Intel®Celeron®J4005
Intel®Celeron®J4105
Intel®Celeron®J4115
Intel®Celeron®N4000
Intel®Celeron®N4100
Intel®Celeron®3867U
Intel®Celeron®4205U
Intel®Celeron®4305U
Intel®Celeron®4305UE
Intel®Celeron®J4025
Intel®Celeron®J4125
Intel®Celeron®N4020
Intel®Celeron®N4120
Intel®Celeron®5205U
Intel®Celeron®5305U
Intel®Celeron®G5900
Intel®Celeron®G5900E
Intel®Celeron®G5900T
Intel®Celeron®G5900TE
Intel®Celeron®G5905
Intel®Celeron®G5905T
Intel®Celeron®G5920
Intel®Celeron®G5925
Intel®Celeron®J6412
Intel®Celeron®J6413
Intel®Celeron®N6210
Intel®Celeron®N6211
Intel®Celeron®N4500
Intel®Celeron®N4505
Intel®Celeron®N5100
Intel®Celeron®N5105
Intel®Celeron®6305
Intel®Celeron®6305E
Intel®Core™i5-10210Y
Intel®Core™i5-10310Y
Intel®Core™i5-8200Y
Intel®Core™i5-8210Y
Intel®Core™i5-8310Y
Intel®Core™i7-10510Y
Intel®Core™i7-8500Y
Intel®Core™m3-8100Y
Intel®Core™i3-8100
Intel®Core™i3-8100B
Intel®Core™i3-8100H
Intel®Core™i3-8100T
Intel®Core™i3-8109U
Intel®Core™i3-8140U
Intel®Core™i3-8300
Intel®Core™i3-8300T
Intel®Core™i3-8350K
Intel®Core™i5+8400
Intel®Core™i5+8500
Intel®Core™i5-8257U
Intel®Core™i5-8259U
Intel®Core™i5-8260U
Intel®Core™i5-8269U
Intel®Core™i5-8279U
Intel®Core™i5-8300H
Intel®Core™i5-8400
Intel®Core™i5-8400B
Intel®Core™i5-8400H
Intel®Core™i5-8400T
Intel®Core™i5-8500
Intel®Core™i5-8500B
Intel®Core™i5-8500T
Intel®Core™i5-8600
Intel®Core™i5-8600K
Intel®Core™i5-8600T
Intel®Core™i7-8086K
Intel®Core™i7-8557U
Intel®Core™i7-8559U
Intel®Core™i7-8569U
Intel®Core™i7-8700
Intel®Core™i7-8700B
Intel®Core™i7-8700K
Intel®Core™i7-8700T
Intel®Core™i7-8750H
Intel®Core™i7-8850H
Intel®Core™i3-8130U
Intel®Core™i5-8250U
Intel®Core™i5-8350U
Intel®Core™i7-8550U
Intel®Core™i7-8650U
Intel®Core™i3-8145U
Intel®Core™i3-8145UE
Intel®Core™i5-8265U
Intel®Core™i5-8365U
Intel®Core™i5-8365UE
Intel®Core™i7-8565U
Intel®Core™i7-8665U
Intel®Core™i7-8665UE
Intel®Core™i3-9100
Intel®Core™i3-9100E
Intel®Core™i3-9100F
Intel®Core™i3-9100HL
Intel®Core™i3-9100T
Intel®Core™i3-9100TE
Intel®Core™i3-9300
Intel®Core™i3-9300T
Intel®Core™i3-9320
Intel®Core™i3-9350K
Intel®Core™i3-9350KF
Intel®Core™i5-9300H
Intel®Core™i5-9300HF
Intel®Core™i5-9400
Intel®Core™i5-9400F
Intel®Core™i5-9400H
Intel®Core™i5-9400T
Intel®Core™i5-9500
Intel®Core™i5-9500E
Intel®Core™i5-9500F
Intel®Core™i5-9500T
Intel®Core™i5-9500TE
Intel®Core™i5-9600
Intel®Core™i5-9600K
Intel®Core™i5-9600KF
Intel®Core™i5-9600T
Intel®Core™i7-9700
Intel®Core™i7-9700E
Intel®Core™i7-9700F
Intel®Core™i7-9700K
Intel®Core™i7-9700KF
Intel®Core™i7-9700T
Intel®Core™i7-9700TE
Intel®Core™i7-9750H
Intel®Core™i7-9750HF
Intel®Core™i7-9850H
Intel®Core™i7-9850HE
Intel®Core™i7-9850HL
Intel®Core™i9-8950HK
Intel®Core™i9-9880H
Intel®Core™i9-9900
Intel®Core™i9-9900K
Intel®Core™i9-9900KF
Intel®Core™i9-9900KS
Intel®Core™i9-9900T
Intel®Core™i9-9980HK
Intel®Core™i3-10100Y
Intel®Core™i3-10110Y
Intel®Core™i9-10900X
Intel®Core™i9-10920X
Intel®Core™i9-10940X
Intel®Core™i9-10980XE
Intel®Core™i3-10100
Intel®Core™i3-10100E
Intel®Core™i3-10100F
Intel®Core™i3-10100T
Intel®Core™i3-10100TE
Intel®Core™i3-10105
Intel®Core™i3-10105F
Intel®Core™i3-10105T
Intel®Core™i3-10110U
Intel®Core™i3-10300
Intel®Core™i3-10300T
Intel®Core™i3-10305
Intel®Core™i3-10305T
Intel®Core™i3-10320
Intel®Core™i3-10325
Intel®Core™i5-10200H
Intel®Core™i5-10210U
Intel®Core™i5-10300H
Intel®Core™i5-10310U
Intel®Core™i5-10400
Intel®Core™i5-10400F
Intel®Core™i5-10400H
Intel®Core™i5-10400T
Intel®Core™i5-10500
Intel®Core™i5-10500E
Intel®Core™i5-10500H
Intel®Core™i5-10500T
Intel®Core™i5-10500TE
Intel®Core™i5-10600
Intel®Core™i5-10600K
Intel®Core™i5-10600KF
Intel®Core™i5-10600T
Intel®Core™i7-10510U
Intel®Core™i7-10610U
Intel®Core™i7-10700
Intel®Core™i7-10700E
Intel®Core™i7-10700F
Intel®Core™i7-10700K
Intel®Core™i7-10700KF
Intel®Core™i7-10700T
Intel®Core™i7-10700TE
Intel®Core™i7-10710U
Intel®Core™i7-10750H
Intel®Core™i7-10810U
Intel®Core™i7-10850H
Intel®Core™i7-10870H
Intel®Core™i7-10875H
Intel®Core™i9-10850K
Intel®Core™i9-10885H
Intel®Core™i9-10900
Intel®Core™i9-10900E
Intel®Core™i9-10900F
Intel®Core™i9-10900K
Intel®Core™i9-10900KF
Intel®Core™i9-10900T
Intel®Core™i9-10900TE
Intel®Core™i9-10980HK
Intel®Core™i3-1000G1
Intel®Core™i3-1000G4
Intel®Core™i3-1005G1
Intel®Core™i5-1030G4
Intel®Core™i5-1030G7
Intel®Core™i5-1035G1
Intel®Core™i5-1035G4
Intel®Core™i5-1035G7
Intel®Core™i5-1038NG7
Intel®Core™i7-1060G7
Intel®Core™i7-1065G7
Intel®Core™i7-1068NG7
Intel®Core™i3-L13G4
Intel®Core™i5-L16G7
Intel®Core™i5-11400
Intel®Core™i5-11400F
Intel®Core™i5-11400T
Intel®Core™i5-11500
Intel®Core™i5-11500T
Intel®Core™i5-11600
Intel®Core™i5-11600K
Intel®Core™i5-11600KF
Intel®Core™i5-11600T
Intel®Core™i7-11700
Intel®Core™i7-11700F
Intel®Core™i7-11700K
Intel®Core™i7-11700KF
Intel®Core™i7-11700T
Intel®Core™i9-11900
Intel®Core™i9-11900F
Intel®Core™i9-11900K
Intel®Core™i9-11900KF
Intel®Core™i9-11900T
Intel®Core™i3-1110G4
Intel®Core™i3-1115G4
Intel®Core™i3-1115G4E
Intel®Core™i3-1115GRE
Intel®Core™i3-1120G4
Intel®Core™i3-1125G4
Intel®Core™i5-11300H
Intel®Core™i5-1130G7
Intel®Core™i5-1135G7
Intel®Core™i5-1135G7
Intel®Core™i5-1140G7
Intel®Core™i5-1145G7
Intel®Core™i5-1145G7E
Intel®Core™i5-1145GRE
Intel®Core™i7-11370H
Intel®Core™i7-11375H
Intel®Core™i7-1160G7
Intel®Core™i7-1165G7
Intel®Core™i7-1165G7
Intel®Core™i7-1180G7
Intel®Core™i7-1185G7
Intel®Core™i7-1185G7E
Intel®Core™i7-1185GRE
Intel®Pentium®Gold 4425Y
Intel®Pentium®Gold 6500Y
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5400
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5400T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5420
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5420T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5500
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5500T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5600
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5600T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G5620
Intel®Pentium®Silver J5005
Intel®Pentium®Silver N5000
Intel®Pentium®Gold 4417U
Intel®Pentium®Gold 5405U
Intel®Pentium®Silver J5040
Intel®Pentium®Silver N5030
Intel®Pentium®Gold 6405U
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6400
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6400E
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6400T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6400TE
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6405
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6405T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6500
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6500T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6505
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6505T
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6600
Intel®Pentium®Gold G6605
Intel®Pentium®6805
Intel®Pentium®J6426
Intel®Pentium®N6415
Intel®Pentium®Silver N6000
Intel®Pentium®Silver N6005
Intel®Pentium®Gold 7505
Intel®Xeon®Bronze 3104
Intel®Xeon®Bronze 3106
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5115
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5118
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5119T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5120
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5120T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5122
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6126
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6126F
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6126T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6128
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6130
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6130F
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6130T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6132
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6134
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6136
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6138
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6138F
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6138P
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6138T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6140
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6142
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6142F
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6144
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6146
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6148
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6148F
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6150
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6152
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6154
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8153
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8156
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8158
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8160
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8160F
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8160T
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8164
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8168
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8170
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8176
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8176F
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8180
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4108
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4109T
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4110
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4112
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4114
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4114T
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4116
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4116T
Intel®Xeon®E-2124
Intel®Xeon®E-2124G
Intel®Xeon®E-2126G
Intel®Xeon®E-2134
Intel®Xeon®E-2136
Intel®Xeon®E-2144G
Intel®Xeon®E-2146G
Intel®Xeon®E-2174G
Intel®Xeon®E-2176G
Intel®Xeon®E-2176M
Intel®Xeon®E-2186G
Intel®Xeon®E-2186M
Intel®Xeon®E-2224
Intel®Xeon®E-2224G
Intel®Xeon®E-2226G
Intel®Xeon®E-2226GE
Intel®Xeon®E-2234
Intel®Xeon®E-2236
Intel®Xeon®E-2244G
Intel®Xeon®E-2246G
Intel®Xeon®E-2254ME
Intel®Xeon®E-2254ML
Intel®Xeon®E-2274G
Intel®Xeon®E-2276G
Intel®Xeon®E-2276M
Intel®Xeon®E-2276ME
Intel®Xeon®E-2276ML
Intel®Xeon®E-2278G
Intel®Xeon®E-2278GE
Intel®Xeon®E-2278GEL
Intel®Xeon®E-2286G
Intel®Xeon®E-2286M
Intel®Xeon®E-2288G
Intel®Xeon®Bronze 3204
Intel®Xeon®Bronze 3206R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5215
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5215L
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5217
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5218B
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5218N
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5218R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5218T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5220
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5220R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5220S
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5220T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5222
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6208U
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6209U
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6210U
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6212U
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6222V
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6226
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6226R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6230
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6230N
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6230R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6230T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6238
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6238L
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6238T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6240
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6240L
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6240R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6240Y
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6242
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6242R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6244
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6246R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6248
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6248R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6250
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6250L
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6252
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6252N
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6254
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6256
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6258R
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6262V
Intel®Xeon®Gold Gold 5218
Intel®Xeon®Gold Gold 6238R
Intel®Xeon®Gold6246
Intel®Xeon®Goldv 6234
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8253
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8256
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8260
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8260L
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8260Y
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8268
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8270
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8276
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8276L
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8280
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8280L
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 9221
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 9222
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 9242
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 9282
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4208
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4209T
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4210
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4210R
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4210T
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4214
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4214R
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4214Y
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4215
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4215R
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4216
Intel®Xeon®W-2223
Intel®Xeon®W-2225
Intel®Xeon®W-2235
Intel®Xeon®W-2245
Intel®Xeon®W-2255
Intel®Xeon®W-2265
Intel®Xeon®W-2275
Intel®Xeon®W-2295
Intel®Xeon®W-3223
Intel®Xeon®W-3225
Intel®Xeon®W-3235
Intel®Xeon®W-3245
Intel®Xeon®W-3245M
Intel®Xeon®W-3265
Intel®Xeon®W-3265M
Intel®Xeon®W-3275
Intel®Xeon®W-3275M
Intel®Xeon®W-10855M
Intel®Xeon®W-10885M
Intel®Xeon®W-1250
Intel®Xeon®W-1250E
Intel®Xeon®W-1250P
Intel®Xeon®W-1250TE
Intel®Xeon®W-1270
Intel®Xeon®W-1270E
Intel®Xeon®W-1270P
Intel®Xeon®W-1270TE
Intel®Xeon®W-1290
Intel®Xeon®W-1290E
Intel®Xeon®W-1290P
Intel®Xeon®W-1290T
Intel®Xeon®W-1290TE
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5315Y
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5317
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5318N
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5318S
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5320
Intel®Xeon®Gold 5320T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6312U
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6314U
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6326
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6330
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6330N
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6334
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6336Y
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6338
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6338N
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6338T
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6342
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6346
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6348
Intel®Xeon®Gold 6354
Intel®Xeon®Gold Gold 5318Y
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8351N
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8352S
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8352V
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8352Y
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8358
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8358P
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8360Y
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8368
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8368Q
Intel®Xeon®Platinum 8380
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4309Y
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4310
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4310T
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4314
Intel®Xeon®Silver 4316

Optimising Network Speeds

Adjusting the Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU) size to optimise your PC’s internet or network speed…

The MTU (Maximum Transfer Unit), which basically determines how much data your device can send with each “package” is set to a strange value in some routers. We have noticed that in some cases the routers MTU has a default setting of 1400, while most other devices and networks have a standard value of 1500. This can lead to bad connections and slow download speeds.

If your not very tech savvy or you don’t want to go through the rigmarole of optimising your MTU, then you can simply change the value in your router settings:

Open your router settings > Select “Internet” or “Internet Settings” then scroll down to MTU. Select this and change the number to 1500 (this is the default for most networks in the world). If that setting isn’t available then you will need to manually set the MTU in your computer.


As a rule of thumb, a larger MTU size will increase bulk protocol throughput. Fewer packets with the same amount of data are processed when the MTU size is increased. However, a smaller MTU size will result in more overhead and acknowledgements that must be sent and received.

In order to optimise your system we first need to know what the MTU size on your machine and what the optimum value should be set at….

To see the MTU size on your computer open a command line or DOS/PowerShell window and input the following command without the quotes:
“netsh interface ipv4 show subinterfaces” using this command line my MTU was 1500

To calculate the actual MTU size that your system can handle you need to input the following command line without the quotes:
“ping msadatasolutions.co.uk -f -l 1492” you will then need to keep adjusting the value (in this case “1492”) until you see a 0% Loss (as an example ours showed 0% loss in at 1463)

Now you take that figure (in our case 1463) and add 28, this will give you the correct MTU size, (in our case the correct size would be 1491)

Next we need to tell our system to use that value

Ideally the MTU value should be set at the router level so that everything connected to your network can use this setting, however, some routers don’t have that facility.

So let’s access our router to see if the setting is available, if you don’t know your routers gateway or login details you can use the “ipconfig” command in a dos window or via the PowerShell with admin privileges: Use WIN+R then run: “ipconfig” this will give you your default gateway which you should then type into the address bar of your browser, the most common are 192.168.1.1 – 192.168.1.0 – 192.168.0.1

Now that you have accessed your router you need to look for “Internet Settings”

if your router allows you to make changes to the MTU then all you need to do is move the MTU from “Auto” to “Manual” (the default MTU size should be 1500) then you simply type in the MTU value that you worked out earlier (in our case this would be 1491) and click on “Apply” now everything that is going through that router is going to get that setting…..

If you cannot access the MTU on your router you can manually set it on your devices using the following command line without the quotes:
“netsh int ipv4 set subinterface “Ethernet” mtu=1491 store=persistent”

After resetting the value, when I run “netsh interface ipv4 show subinterfaces” it shows our MTU as 1491

It is worth noting that the majority of modern networks are fast enough and reliable enough that for most applications an MTU of between 1450 and 1500 works okay, and remember that tweaking the MTU doesn’t always increase your internet speed but can in some cases increase reliability by reducing the amount of lost or fragmented packets.

Windows 7 to Windows 10 Upgrade Help

Let me share a few interesting facts about the Windows 10 free upgrade

The first thing I would like to point out is that the Windows 10 free upgrade is only available for Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. Those with older versions such as XP and Vista will have to purchase a Windows 10 license if they wish to upgrade.

The Free Windows 10 upgrade process is called Digital Entitlement and links your Product Key to the hardware you’re upgrading on and the installation process creates a unique installation ID for your system. So what happens to your old version of Windows when you upgrade to Windows 10? A Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 OEM license upgraded to Windows 10 will be linked to that system, and cannot be transferred, with no exceptions. A Windows 7, 8, 8.1 retail license upgraded to Windows 10 will also be linked to that system. It is unlikely that you will be able to move that Windows 10 product to a new device using the same Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 license. So basically Microsoft has traded your retail license for an OEM license.

Product Key: Refers to the 25 alphanumeric characters required to activate a copy of Windows.
Retail License: A Windows license purchased in a retail environment, can be used to activate Windows multiple times on different systems (provided it is removed from the old system before installing on a new system).
OEM License: Original Equipment Manufacturer License. These licenses are provided to equipment manufacturers to include with their hardware sales. If you’ve purchased a new computer or laptop that came with a pre-installed version of Windows, it is highly likely to have been an OEM version. These licenses are not transferable between different machines, are directly linked to the hardware where first activated, and are often much cheaper than retail copies.

Fixing Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 to Windows 10 upgrade issues and bugs

Before Upgrading;

  • Backup all files to a different drive or an external storage device
  • Recover disk space and defragment your hard drive.
  • Look for and remove any malware from your computer.
  • Disable your antivirus program until you finish the upgrade.
  • Go for a clean install wherever possible.
  • Always use a bootable USB created using the Windows Media Creation Tool.
  • Run the Media Creation Tool as an “Administrator”

Known issues and bugs

The 25% bug – The solution is to unplug any DVD or Blu-ray drive connected to the system and restart the upgrade.
The 44% bug – If you’re using an SD Card for the upgrade, Removing the SD card before installation solves the problem. You can reinsert it after you have completed the upgrade. As a general rule, it’s best to keep all peripherals disconnected during the upgrade. Once the upgrade is complete you can reconnect them and find the appropriate drivers for them. You can also use Windows Update to find the latest device drivers before you upgrade.
Performance issues can crop up after the upgrade regardless of precautionary measures. For example, users have reported issues like 100% CPU usage, slow boot processes, and choppy videos post the November update. In such cases try rebooting your computer. The number of issues that this step can fix will surprise you.
Several issues that you may come across while upgrading will come with error codes and descriptions. You can search for the most common error codes by clicking here to take you to our list of Windows 10 upgrade error messages and fixes, this will help you to figure out what they mean, what’s causing them, and hopefully, how to fix them. 

Here at MSA Data Solutions we have continued to evolve, moving with the times and keeping pace with modern technology. We are happy to pass on this knowledge and experience to our customers and pride ourselves in our personal service and commitment to excellence.


So whatever info-tech issues you may have, MSA Data Solutions has the knowledge and expertise to help you overcome them….

KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

Here we have some handy keyboard shortcuts that we often use to help speed up our daily tasks, these are handy to know especially when your mouse decides to stop working

Internet  
Ctrl + TOpens a new tab (you can also use the middle mouse button)
Alt + f4Closes the window
Ctrl + DBookmark – Adds website to your favourites
Ctrl + FOpens a Search box to find a word on a page
Ctrl + HOpens your browsers “History”
Documents  
Ctrl + A Selects All
Ctrl + CCopies file or text
Ctrl + XCuts the highlighted text
Ctrl + Z Undo
Ctrl + Y Redo
Ctrl + VPastes the cut or copied text
Ctrl + BChanges highlighted text to Bold or normal
Ctrl + IChanges highlighted text to Italics or normal
   
Alt + f4Closes the file or folder
Tech Shortcuts  
Ctrl + Alt +DelOpens the Task Manager
Win + ROpens the “Run” Command Line
Win + IOpens Settings

Adjusting Virtual Memory

How to Adjust Your Virtual Memory

Virtual graphics memory allocates a certain amount of your computers memory (RAM) to your computer’s graphics system.

Your computer examines your RAM and finds areas that have not been recently accessed or used. It then uses those empty areas of RAM as virtual memory, allowing your computer to render graphics faster and more efficiently.

Many applications such as games or photo-editing software may require a higher amount of virtual memory. If this happens, you will receive a pop-up box stating that your virtual memory is low.

With Windows XP and newer operating systems you can increase the size of your virtual memory through the Control Panel.

1. Click the “Start” button and open your Control Panel. Click the “System and Maintenance” button and then select the “System” option.

2. Select “Advanced System Settings” in the left pane of the window. Enter the administrator password if you are prompted.

3. Click the “Settings” box at the top of the pop-up window under the “Performance” section.

4. Click the “Advanced” tab and in the virtual memory section click the “Change” button.

5. Unselect the option “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.”

6. Select the radio button beside “Custom Size.” Enter new values into the Initial Size and Maximum Size value boxes and click the “Set” button, then click “OK.”

7. Exit the system windows and close the Control Panel.

And that’s it done.