Windows Computer How-Tos

How to Download & Install Git on Windows 10

  Description A tutorial and how-to demonstration of a download and installation of Git on Windows 10 64 bit. All install options are discussed in some detail in a step-by step fashion. The Bash shell, MinTTY, and MinGW 64 bit are briefly discussed & the configuration / install options are considered.  This particular Git version …

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How To Reduce RAM & CPU Usage In Google Chrome

Description Google Chrome “browser bloat” is examined and some ways to reduce RAM memory, CPU, and network bandwidth consumption cause by having many tabs open is suggested. The Great Suspender Chrome extension, which puts tabs to sleep is demonstrated and suggested as one possible approach. Direct link to The Great Suspender Transcript Welcome to the …

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Disable Background Apps in Windows 10

Welcome to the Grok Shop! If you look at your task manager in Windows 10, you might find some apps running that you didn’t start up yourself. For example, here I’m showing the “YourPhone.exe” app which I’ve never used and definitely did not start myself: So what’s going on, right? In Windows 10, Microsoft introduced …

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3 Ways of Motherboard Identification in Windows

My personal favorite, the command-line.  Type “cmd” into your Windows search (or use your shortcut!): Then issue the wmic command like so: Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393] (c) 2016 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. c:\>wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber,Model,Name Manufacturer Model Name Product SerialNumber Version Intel Corporation Base Board DH77EB BQEB219007QS AAG39073-304 A good option I’ve used …

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