First Ring Daily 1097: Changes to Start

Posted on August 10, 2021 by Brad Sams in First Ring Daily, Podcasts with 4 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, Start menu may have an update, Xbox does have an update, and more games at the end of August.

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4 responses to “First Ring Daily 1097: Changes to Start”

  1. erichk

    Here's an idea for Windows 11.


    Put one checkbox in the Settings app: [ ] Enable Power User Features

  2. ernie

    On my computer(s) I use desktop icons to create a sort of reference library of information sources.

    I use the taskbar for easy access to things I use frequently,

    and I use the start menu for things I use les frequently, but I still want easy access to.


    When I see something on the web I want to get back to, I add a shortcut to my desktop. Once a month I cull the accumulated desktop icons to remove items I no longer need.


    The first of each month is my house keeping day. I clean up my desktop icons and Start Menu, I run the Windows clean up tools to get rid of most of those bits of debris that seem to accumulate (temp files, etc.) everywhere, and I run various system maintenance utilities as needed.


    I keep my system backed up with daily incremental backups and monthly full system imaging. I have not needed the backups yet, but I know they work because I tested the system after setting it up.


    These steps seem to keep my system running well with plenty of git-up-n-go.


    I hope this information helps someone else,


    Ernie


  3. ivarh

    I was unable to use one of my win10pro keys to activate windows 11 preview until I used my computer hw has changed to do it. After running this i now have an activated windows 11 install where it can sync settings like activated windows. This is in parallels on my M1 macbook pro.

  4. navarac

    Start 11 from Stardock is out in beta. Maybe hope yet.

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