How to Shut Down Windows Without Applying Updates

When Windows updates are pending, as when some new ones have downloaded since the last time your computer started up, they generally wait to install until the next time the computer shuts down.  During shutdown, the first stage of installation takes place, which can take many minutes to complete before the computer boots again. Sometimes, you … Continue reading How to Shut Down Windows Without Applying Updates



Setting Default Windows 10 System Voice

Some Windows 10 programs, such as Apple’s iTunes application, rely on the Windows 10 default system voice when applying voice accessibility to older iPod Nanos.  You can change the voice that iTunes and apps like it use in Windows 10 by following the procedure below.  As with prior Windows versions, text to speech translation ability … Continue reading Setting Default Windows 10 System Voice



CBS.COM Videos Fail to Play in Internet Explorer

The Problem Videos and full length episodes on CBS.COM may not play in Internet Explorer 11.  Clicking on the link for a particular episode, instead of creating the Flash screen with the video playing inside of it, you see a message inviting you to install Flash player.  You get this, even though you already have … Continue reading CBS.COM Videos Fail to Play in Internet Explorer



Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8

While syncing our iPod Nano, 4th generation with spoken menus enabled, we found the Windows 8 default system voice (David in our case) not to our liking, and so, wanted to change it before attempting another iPod population.  The following procedure accomplished this. Open Control Panel   from the desktop by clicking on the Start button, … Continue reading Setting Default System Voice, Windows 8