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How to Back Up your Windows 10 PC

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With work and school becoming fully remote during this time, the need to have a fully functioning PC has become a necessity. The thought of your PCs failing or losing your precious data can be very detrimental to your ability to work from home or attend classes online. In Windows 10 there are quite a few options to ensuring that your operating system, data, and settings can quickly be restored. Getting back up and running again is easy if you know where to look. In this blog, you’ll learn a few of the ways you can help to protect your valuable Windows machine and put your mind at ease.

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How to Turn Your New Year’s Resolution into a SMART Goal

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I don’t know about you, but I have high expectations for 2020.   

I see this New Year as a great way to launch myself onto a trajectory for the decade to help facilitate my personal and professional aspirations.   

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Introducing the New Performance Monitor for Windows

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Performance Monitor or PerfMon (perfmon.exe), has been part of Windows for over 25 years. It has been a valuable tool for server admins, giving in-depth insight into the performance of our servers. When something was slow or broken, the way to start troubleshooting was with PerfMon and performance counters.

A few days ago, I was at Microsoft Ignite 2019 where they announced a new, reimagined Performance Monitor. Along with some new features, it got a nice facelift! For those of you who use it often, you know it is a great tool, but the classic user interface hasn’t changed very much in a long time. Many admins found it difficult to work with and time-consuming to learn. But, it always gives me a little nostalgic grin when I open it up. Go ahead, launch perfmon.exe, and take a trip back in time.

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