Install Windows 10 on HP Mini 1000 1030NR

This old HP Mini 1000 1030NR and I have been around the block a few times.  I came across it again recently and knew I needed to test Windows 10 on it, and it is easy to install Windows 10 on HP Mini 1000 1030NR. For my test I installed Windows 10 Pro 32Bit Update…Continue Reading…

Install Windows 10 on Lenovo ThinkPad X61

The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 is the small laptop that just keeps going.  I have installed multiple versions of Windows on the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 and Windows 10 does not disappoint. For this test I did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro X64 update 1511.  I did the install using an external DVD drive but you could…Continue Reading…

One Year – Update

It was one year ago that I last put an article up on Useful Windows, that is a year too long. I did end up building a new computer which will be a huge help soon.  It has an Intel Core i7 4790K 4GHz processor and 16 GB of ram.  I am having some issues…Continue Reading…

Install Windows 8.1 on Lenovo ThinkPad X61

Lenovo has made some great laptops and the ThinkPad X61 is no exception.  This is a laptop that will last a while so that got me wondering is you could install Windows 8.1 on a Lenovo ThinkPad X61 and the answer is yes. For my test I installed Windows 8.1 Pro With Update 64 Bit. …Continue Reading…

Install Windows 7 on Lenovo ThinkPad X61

The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 is still a great small laptop and was used by many companies.  It still has life left in it and you can Install Windows 7 on the Lenovo ThinkPad X61 very easily. For my test I installed Windows 7 Home Premium With Service Pack 1 64 Bit.  Since the Lenovo ThinkPad…Continue Reading…

Thinking about new hardware, update about the Useful Windows Blog

Hello people of the internet.  I wanted to give and update and let you know what is going on with me and how it will affect Useful Windows. I accepted a new job recently.  I am now working full-time in the tech field once again.  This is a great thing as it helps me come…Continue Reading…

Microsoft Announces Free Upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7 and 8.1 Users

Microsoft Announces Free Upgrade to Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 Users.  This also includes free upgrades for those running Windows Phone 8.1 as well. This was announced today at the Windows 10 The Next Chapter event.  What is not known is if you can upgrade from Windows 8 straight to Windows 10 or if you…Continue Reading…

Save Disk Space by using Disk Cleanup Part 2

Many newer computers and devices have only a little bit of hard drive space.  While the cloud helps with this you can also save disk space by using Disk Cleanup.  This is part 2 I highly suggest Compressing your Hard Drive first then using Disk Cleanup. Just a reminder to back up your data if…Continue Reading…

Save Disk Space by Compressing Your Hard Drive Part 1

Many newer computers and tablets that came out this holiday season have limited storage, sometimes as low as 16 GB hard drives.  Thankfully there are some tricks in Windows that will maximize your disk space and over the next few posts I will help show you how to put that disk on a diet.  First…Continue Reading…

I am Still Betting on Windows Phone in 2015

Laugh if you will, tell me any of your reasons but I am still betting on Windows Phone in 2015! Toward the end of 2012 I upgraded my phone and my wife’s phone to two Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phones without hesitation.  I previously had used a HTC Trophy Windows Phone 7 device and my wife…Continue Reading…

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