How to Change COM Port Number on USB Modem, Windows 10

One pesky problem with Windows 10, as well as the earlier versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system, is that the COM port assignments for devices that use them, often change.  In this post, we show how to change COM port number on USB modem back to what it was before. Or, you can do … Continue reading How to Change COM Port Number on USB Modem, Windows 10



How to Shut Down Windows 10 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 10 Without Applying Updates



Disabling Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications in Earlier Windows Versions

Be aware, should your Windows 7 computer offer you to upgrade to Windows 10, that its assurance that your PC is compatible may not always be true.  We found this out on a Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop machine. Upon upgrade to Windows 10, the machine hung during booting, with the hard drive light glowing constantly.  … Continue reading Disabling Windows 10 Upgrade Notifications in Earlier Windows Versions