Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter
InfoAve Premium Home | Cloudeight Direct Computer Care | Questions? Comments? | Emsisoft

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium
Issue #675
Volume 13 Number 48
September 16, 2016

Dear Friends,

Welcome to InfoAve Premium - the best free computer newsletter anywhere. This is InfoAve Premium Issue #675. If you've missed a back issue, you can catch up. You can find the last few issues of InfoAve Premium on this page.

Share Us With a Friend

Please share this newsletter with a friend. Just send them to this page  they can read this newsletter online by visiting this page.

You can follow us on Twitter at .


We both want to thank you for being a reader and for your support; we appreciate it very much.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Capture a Deal!


Buy a Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Key At a Special Price and Get FastStone Capture Pro... FREE!

$ave on Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Service Keys & get a lifetime license for FastStone Capture Pro absolutely FREE!

Every screen shot in our newsletter for past 10 year has been made with FastStone Capture. The registered version has so many cool features – it even has a screen recorder and can make animated gifs from videos! Get a lifetime license (a $19.95 value) FREE when you purchase a Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Computer Service key for $49 (Save $16 off our regular price) during our Capture a Deal sale. Get more information here. 

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter

A comment from Bill
Thanks to both of you for helping with me my laptop and my all in one. TC did one and EB did the other. Both were great! I'm so happy with your service. I will recommend Cloudeight to all my friends!

A comment from Helga
A sincere Thank You to TC for installing and setting up the GENIE back up program. I just had to sit back and watch in wonder how the arrow danced around my screen and within less than 25 min. everything was done ! Am I glad I didn't try to do it myself. I feel safer with a proper back up. Again, thank you very much - Helga

A comment from Pat
Once again Darcy came to my rescue! I had Windows Live Mail messed up pretty bad and had read some articles on the web on how to fix it but I was not comfortable doing what "they" said. So, I did what I should have done in the first place - I bought a Cloudeight repair key. Darcy worked with me to set up an appointment that worked around all my other appointments. And in no time she worked her magic and had me fixed up and saved me hours of work trying to figure out how to do what she did. And I'm sure I would have messed things up even worse and would have had to call on her anyway. THANK YOU Darcy! I pray that Darcy and TC are around for all of us for a very long time.

A comment from Larry
Hi, Just wanted to say THANKS to Darcy for doing such a bang up job on getting this lap top cleaned up and operating so good. She really had to work at getting some of the junk off and the Emsisoft set up, took quite a while but she hung in there and did it. Thanks again Darcy, you know I will recommend you and TC and Cloudeight to everyone I know.

Thanks to Bill, Helga, Pat, Larry and all of you who wrote to us during the past week about the computer services you received from Cloudeight Direct Computer Care. We are so glad we've been able to help so many people from all over the world If you need computer service we hope you'll let us help you. TC & EB

Do you have a comment, question, tip or freeware pick to share? Send it to us. 

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight Direct Computer Care

Take advantage of our special "Capture a Deal" special Save on Cloudeight Direct Computer Care repair keys and get a lifetime license for FastStone Capture FREE. Learn more here.

And another great deal is our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Season Tickets. Unlimited Computer Repairs for an entire year. It's like insurance for your PC! 

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter

Tanya is giving away and old computer and wants to be safe & erase personal data
I am getting a new computer soon and I'm going to donate my old Windows 7 computer to my church. What's the best way to clear off all my personal things from the hard drive (I have everything I need backed up). Thanks, Tanya.

Our answer
Hi Tanya. If you're going to be giving away your old computer there are two things you need to do:

1. Get rid of everything on your hard drive by wiping it with DBAN

2. Reinstall the operating system

You can get Darik’s Boot and Nuke (DBAN) from this link. Here is Darik’s description:

“Darik’s Boot and Nuke (“DBAN”) is a self-contained boot disk that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers. DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction. DBAN is a means of ensuring due diligence in computer recycling, a way of preventing identity theft if you want to sell a computer, and a good way to totally clean a Microsoft Windows installation of viruses and spyware.”

A word of caution: DBAN will totally obliterate everything on your hard drive and overwrite it with gibberish so nothing can ever be recovered from it even using forensic software. So make sure you’ve saved whatever you want to save before you use DBAN.

If you’re selling or giving away your old computer – it would be nice if you reinstalled Windows before you give it away or sell it. It won’t be of much use to anyone without an operating system on it — unless the person you’re selling it to or giving it to knows it won’t have an operating system. If you don’t have the Windows installation disk, use the manufacturer’s recovery partition to restore the computer to its factory state. Using DBAN only erases the operating system drive, usually C:\. Most manufacturers create recovery partitions on a separate drive. The separate drive will not be erased by DBAN and therefore the recovery option should still be available. This will return the computer to its factory state; in other words it will be exactly the same as it was the day you bought it (theoretically) .

If you’re not sure how to use your recovery partition, visit your computer manufacturer’s web site and search for “recovery partition”. Maybe that’s something you need to know anyway whether you’re selling your computer, giving it away or keeping it.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Kathi wants to know if program is safe
Hi TC & EB. Is this safe and is it true? (Kathi referenced this site - go there at your own risk.)

Our answer
Hi Kathi. We didn't have to look too hard to decide that this is a scam. The following few sentences say it all, and told us this was a scam even before we read the main article.

"Many feel ripped off by not knowing this 1 simple trick...Is your computer running slow? Don’t buy a new PC or call a computer repair company. This “3-click fix” is saving people thousands of dollars in computer costs..."

This is something like going to a web site that says "You can lose 50 pounds without diet or exercise... if you know this one simple trick..."

Sadly, many people are unscrupulous and will do anything and say anything to prey upon the hopes and fears of people.

This site is selling "Speed Fix" another in a long line of Windows click & fix scams. Although the page appears to be a legitimate article, it's just one big sensationalistic advertisement.

If something seems too good to be true, it usually is. Don't fall for these kinds of scams - there are no click & fix programs for serious Windows problems - and there are no programs that you can install and click your computer back to health or that will make it run like new.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Rich wants to know if we've done any research into a Auslogics BoostSpeed 8
As I have been following (and recommending) you from your "birth" and respect your opinions, I was wondering it you have done any research of "Auslogics BoostSpeed 8" and if you have, do you recommend it? I am running Windows 10 Pro 64 bit. I have done a search in Ebooks 12 and found nothing that matches.
Thanks again for ALL YOU DO, and God Bless you both. Rich

Our answer
Hi Rich. Bless you too! Thanks for your long time support. I looked at the program briefly and while it's not a scam, it's not going to boost the speed of your computer - at least not that you'll notice. It may increase your boot times and shut down times by a few seconds, but it certainly won't make a slow computer seem fast. It supposedly automatically tunes up your startups  - meaning it has a "Start up manager". There are better ones such as AutoRuns - a really great free professional tool that not only helps you manage your startups and services, but scheduled tasks, boot programs and more. But if you're not sure which programs to remove from startup, then BoostSpeed isn't going to help anymore than Task Manager's Start Up tab. It says it cleans junk files and defrags your hard drive. Windows 10 (and 7 and 8) defrag your hard drive automatically. It would take a lot of fragmentation to make your computer noticeably slower. Clearing your browser's cache won't make your computer any faster, but if you have a lot of files in your browser's cache it may speed up your browser some if your cleared out the cache.

In our opinion, Auslogics BoostSpeed is not a scam, but at $59.95 it's a waste of money. You can clear junk files using Windows Disk Cleanup (included in Windows). Windows 10 does a great job of keeping hard drive defragmented (solid state drives don't need defragging). You can clear your Browser's cache right from the browser's tools menu, you can use Task Manger's Start up manager to control your start ups (and if you're an advanced user you can download use the best startup manager of them all - Autoruns.

Save your $59.95, Rick. In our opinion, this program is way overpriced, and any speed "boost" it provides is going to be negligible. By the way, the current version of BoostSpeed is version 9. That's the version we looked at today.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Terry wants to know a good site to generate strong passwords...but
Hi, You use to suggest a site that generates passwords so you only need one password. What is the site/program  and is it still going?

Our answer
Hi Terry. There are dozens of sites that generate strong passwords, but we want to clear up something here. We never said if you use a really strong password, you can use the same one for every site. That's not practicing safe browsing or safe computer use. You should have a unique, strong password for every site that deals with money or sensitive personal information - like your social security number, your health records, etc.

Strong passwords are a good idea for every site, but they are absolutely essential for sites that deal with personal and confidential information. Each site should have its own unique, strong password.

As far as password generators go, there are dozens. Here's one you can try.

A reminder for everyone:

We strongly recommend that you use different passwords for every site that requires a log in, and remind everyone that a password manager like LastPass /a>(free) or RoboForm is a necessity on today's Internet. LastPass and RoboForm (and most other password managers have built in password generators that not only generate strong passwords, but also save them for your.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Mike's Windows 10 Cumulative Update is stuck and won't finish
Hi. For the last 8 days my computer has been trying to download Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1607 for x64-based Systems (KB3176938) However. I keep getting a message which states "failed to install" Is there a fix for this. Regards. Mike

Our answer
Hi Mike. This seems to be a problem that many people are having with this update. There are a lot of complicated solutions flying around out there including Windows Update troubleshooter, deleting the contents of the Software Distribution folder, etc. We think the best way to solve the problem is to download the updates from Microsoft without going through Windows Updates. Then you can install them yourself from the file you downloaded

Since you have a 64-bit system, you can download the cumulative updates from here (325 MB)

For those with 32-bit systems, download the cumulative updates from here. (208 MB)

Mike, since you know you have a 64-bit system, we're including this for those who may be having the same problem as you and are not sure if they have 32-bit or 64-bit.

If you're not sure if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit system, press Windows Key + S and type System in the search. Click on "System Information desktop app" when it appears in the search results. When System Information appears look next to "System type" . It will tell you if you have a 32-bit or 64-bit system.

If you have partially downloaded some updates, don't worry - the installer you download will only install what you need.

Hope this helps.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter

Take Control of Windows 10 Updates
Windows 10

If you're a Windows 10 Home Edition user, you probably know by now that you can't shut off Windows Updates (not that that would be a good idea anyway). But you should know you can take charge of Windows Updates, so instead of installing automatically, you'll get a notification of updates - and you'll be able to delay them for 5 days. Here's how to take some control over updates in Windows 10:

Press Windows Key + i to open Settings.

Click on Update & Security

Click on Windows Update

You'll see the dialog below:

Cloudeight Infoave

Click on "Advanced options" and you'll see this:

Cloudeight Infoave

Under "Choose how updates are installed, choose "Notify to schedule to restart" instead of the default "Automatic". This way you'll be notified whenever an Update is ready to be installed. You can modify the time and day the update(s) will be installed. So you'll always know when Windows is going to update. Also, in the bottom right-hand corner of your computer, right next to the clock, there's a notification icon that will turn white when there is notification information to view. Windows Update notices are also displayed there after they are installed.

Remember, we are not advising anyone to not download updates.

Now if I could only get an updated version of EB! EB version 8.9 would be nice! Has to be better than version 8.8 is.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Windows 10 File History: A Reminder
Windows 10

First and most importantly, Windows 10 File History is not a substitute for a good backup program. But File History is a simple way to back up your personal files. That's why one of our favorite features in Windows 10 is file History. File History is an automatic file backup service that backs up your personal files and folders to an external hard drive, and lets you selectively restore previous versions of any of your personal files when needed. Because it requires a second hard drive (either internal or external) File History is not turned on by default. That means you have to turn it on to use it. AND REMEMBER … to use File History, you MUST have a second internal hard drive or an external hard drive.

First things first. As we said up there, you need to turn on File History to use it.

Here’s how to turn on File History:

Click on the start button, click Settings, then Update & Security and then “Backup”: 

Cloudeight InfoAVe

**File History Dialog**

Now connect an external drive, (or select a second internal drive – i.e. a drive other than the one with Windows on it - and slide the on/off switch to “On. If your external drive or second hard drive is recognized it will appear in the dialog; you will have to click it to select it.

If you have more than one external drive or other hard drives and the drive you want to use is not selected, you can change drives by clicking the “Select a drive” link. Now File History will backup and update your personal files automatically — you won’t have to give it a second thought. In the File History dialog, you also can restore files by clicking “Restore personal files”.

If you want to choose specific folders to back up, change the backup frequency or make other modifications to File History, click on “More options” (see File History Dialog screen shot shown previously). You’ll see this:

Cloudeight InfoAve

You can change backup frequency, and how long you want to keep backup files. You can also add folders of your choice to file history.

Why File History? We all know that we should back up our computers, but less than 10% of us do. We wish we had a dollar for every email we have from someone saying “my computer crashed and I lost everything….” File History makes protecting your data extremely easy — and automatic. You don’t need any special computer skills to use it beyond clicking the “Turn on” button in the File History dialog. File History compliments a good backup regimen using File History and good backup software.

File History doesn’t make image backups, What’s good about it is , that once you turn it on, it is automatic and it will protect your personal files. If worse comes to worst, we can always reinstall software programs and set-up mail accounts again, but if we lose those precious documents, photos, videos, etc. they can’t be replaced – so you’ll do well to take this piece of advice from your OLD Uncle TC and Auntie EB and back-up baby, back-up. Turn File History ON and use a good backup program like Genie Timeline.

File History does a decent job of protecting your irreplaceable files and folders, and if you have an external hard drive, make sure you turn on File History. Someday, you may be very glad you did.

So, take it from Uncle TC and Auntie EB – turn on File History and forget about it. Someday you'll thank us. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon and for the rest of your life.

EB, you do a horrible Humphrey Bogart impersonation.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight's #1 choice for antimalware protection and detcetion 

Emsisoft - Revo Uninstaller Pro promo.

Thanks to our friends at Emsisoft, we're able to offer you Revo Uninstaller Pro (a $39 value) free, when you buy or renew any Emsisoft product on this page./strong>

Revo Uninstaller Pro offers you:

** Extended scanning for leftovers - more advanced scanning algorithms
** Real-Time monitoring of system changes - during install of programs
** Forced Uninstall - remove remnants of already uninstalled programs
** Quick/Multiple Uninstall - quick uninstall of one or few programs in a row
** And a whole lot more - get more info here.

Don't miss this opportunity - we have only a limited number of Revo Uninstaller Pro licenses to give away - visit this page to learn more.

Cloudeight InfoAve

How to Configure Cortana / Windows Search
Windows 10 

By default Cortana/Windows 10 Search will search your documents and the Web when you enter a search term.

We're going to show you different configurations for Windows Search & Cortana in Windows 10.

Press Windows Key + S (hold down the Windows Key and press the S key) to open Search. When search opens click on the Gear icon on the left side. See the image below - the settings button (Gear icon) is outlined in red:

Cloudeight Infoave

Search Settings will open. To turn off Cortana and turn off "Search online and include Web results", switch Cortana Off ( you can turn "Device search history" on or off -for this tip it doesn't matter). If you don't want web results included when you search, turn "Search Online and web results" Off
Cloudeight Infoave

After you've made these changes, you'll see "Search Windows" at the bottom From now on, when you search for something, it will only search your computer - not the web.

Cloudeight Infoave

But wait, there's more. What if you want to search your computer and the web, just the web or just your computer? You can do that too without making any settings changes. With Search set at default, type in a search term... see below:

Cloudeight Infoave

Near the bottom, you'll see "My stuff" and "Web". If you just want to search your computer, click "My stuff". If you want to search only the web, click on "Web" and if you want to search both, type in your search term and press Enter.

In the example below, I just wanted to search my computer for word "carbs" and, as you can see, a list of documents on my computer with the word "carb" in them appear in the list - no web search included.

Cloudeight Infoave
You'll get list of results that come only from your computer.

Windows 10 is very configurable - you can make Windows 10 work the way you want it to. The Search feature is just one example of this. All you have to do is take time to learn how to configure Windows 10.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Our Five Rules For Safe Downloading
Windows 7, Windows 8x, Windows 10

1 Good Security Software:

Using a good antivirus/anti-malware is your first line of defense. We use and highly recommend Emsisoft Anti-Malware (and antivirus) . Emsisoft provides immediate warnings if you click something you shouldn't have. Emsisoft is the only program we have seen that helps users prevent installing PUPs and hijackers by warning users right away. Plus Emsisoft is an excellent anti-malware and anti-virus too - it always scores well in reliable tests performed by independent antivirus testing labs.

2. Don't click without knowing what you're clicking:

If you get a popup offering a download that you didn't ask for, don't click anything; press the ALT+F4 keys to close the pop up.

3. Be careful where you download from:

Many sites like CNet, File Hippo and many others, use deceptive practices including strategically placed, large and small green download buttons which download software all right, but not the software you intended to download. Sites like Softonics and Brothersoft are even worse, They bundle good, clean freeware in their own malware bundler which they euphemistically call a "download manager". When possible we suggest you use for downloading.

4. Think before you click:

If you click to download something, and something looks or feels amiss, stop the download. It might be that you clicked on a deceptive download button or an ad instead.

5. Take your time:

During installation, take your time. Make sure you read each dialog screen during setup. Many times you will have to uncheck other programs being "offered" or you will find you've infected your PC with malware, most often hijackers & PUPs. Taking a an extra minute or two and reading each dialog during installation can help protect your computer. So don't rush through installations by simply clicking "next", "next", "next", "Finish".  Take your time when you install software, and you'll save time in the long run.

Our rule of thumb is: If we start installing a program that offers to install anything other than what we wanted, we cancel the installation and delete the installer. No one needs to put up with software download and installation trickery.

Cloudeight InfoAve

More Windows Quick Tips
Windows 7, Windows 8x and Windows 10

If a dialog has several tabs, use the Ctrl Key + the Tab key to switch between the tabs. Yeah, you can just click them, but this is a different way to change between tabs. It's always good to know more than one way to do things/ See?

Cloudeight Infoave

Press CTRL+TAB and the "View" tab opens.

 Cloudeight Infoave

Press Ctrl + Tab again and the "Search" tab opens...see? 

Cloudeight Infoave

2. Show the extended context menu of a file holding down he Shift key while right-clicking it.

3. To see the "Exit Explorer" option on taskbar, press Ctrl+Shift and then right-click on the Taskbar.

Cloudeight Infoave

4. You can use File Explorer's address bar as Run box. Try it! Open File Explorer (Windows Explorer on Windows 7) by pressing Windows Key + E and type Regedit in the address bar and press enter? What happens. Yay! Regedit opens. Try it with


Just type one of those in the File Explorer (Windows Explorer) address bar and press enter.

Cloudeight InfoAve

The Importance of IMAP
All computer users

Over the years we've learned there are two things people really don't want to lose:

1. Pictures
2. Email

Irreplaceable pictures can be backed up on external drives, Cloud storage services and/or USB flash drives.

The best way to backup email is not to backup email, just set up your mail using IMAP. When you use IMAP, the mail on the Web server, is the mail you see in your email program. If you open your mail account in your Web browser, you see exactly what you see in your email program. If you have a tablet or additional PCs, when you check your email on one of them you see the same mail and folders on each of them. If you get a new computer, when you set up your email, it's exactly as it was on your old computer. All mail folders and messages are their and ready to go.

Almost all ISPs offer both POP3 and IMAP mail protocols. All popular Web mail services (Gmail,, etc.) offer IMAP too.

There are a lot of other benefits to IMAP. If you create a folder in your email program, it will be created on the mail server as well ...and vice versa. So your folder structure in your email program is mirrored on the mail server. So no matter where your check your mail from, another mail program, another device or with a Web browser, you see exactly the same mail and the same folders.

So, if you're looking for the easiest way to make sure you never lose any email messages or folders, always set up your mail accounts as IMAP instead of POP3.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Text Tips For You
All Windows Users

This tip works in most word processing programs, text editors, and in some email programs.

Want to move around in a document, an email you are typing, or other documents you may be editing the easy way? Amaze your friends, startle your cronies, make your enemies writhe in jealously. Here are some easy tips to help you move around documents, emails and other text-based items you are editing:

To move insertion point to the beginning of the next word. Control Key + Right Arrow

To move insertion point to the beginning of the previous word. Control key + Left Arrow

To move insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph. Control Key + Down Arrow

To move insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph. Control Key + Up Arrow

Cloudeight InfoAve

Reg Organizer - a Swiss Army knife of Windows Utilities - Cloudeight Endorsed

Reg Organizer - A Swiss Army Knife of Windows Utilities and Tools

Reg Organizer works on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. The newest version of Reg Organizer has newly added special tweaks for Windows 10 - including a Windows 10 Start menu fix.

Get more information and or order Reg Organizer today and SAVE!
Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter

Bridges To Yesterday

Once there was a time when I could hear the sound of birds singing and feel the warmth of the sun washing over me - and the beauty of a blossoming spring touched my soul and raised my spirits and brought the light of happiness into my life.

This morning for reasons unknown to me, I've plucked some wispy and delicate memories from the pool that swirls around inside my mind, memories from springs past. This morning is shaped by those thready, bittersweet memories of things lost and days gone forever. Or are they?

With memories flooding and darkness looming and the still and silent night not yet acquiescing to the dawn, I sit pensive and wonder why. Yet I know, that the sun will shine, birds will sing and better happier memories will come and lure me away from this dark and sad and quiet morning. Spring will come and life will go on and everything will be as it should.

So powerful are memoires, yet memories defy description. Memories can be beautiful, whimsical, or discomforting; they can be full of joy or of deep and overwhelming sorrow . Memories are as fragile as the gossamer wings of an angel and as fleeting as a falling star on a cold clear winter night. Memories can be as whimsical and as useless as moonlight shadows dancing on a tranquil twilight bay and as essential as the air we breathe. Memories are eternal and ethereal enigmas. We all have them, we know they are there, but memories remain as intangible and untouchable as a rainbow and as deep and unfathomable as an ocean.

Memories are the only links we have...

Read the rest of this essay here.

Cloudeight InfoAve


Cloudeight DIrect Windows 10 Checkup & Customization

If you have upgraded to Windows 10 or you have purchased a new Windows 10 computer.....

We'll check your Windows 10 to make sure it's set up for best performance & privacy - and a lot more!

With our Windows 10 Checkup & Customization Service we will:

  • Check over your Windows 10 installation to make sure everything is set up right
  • Set your default apps to your preferences and check to make sure they have all their defaults
  • If you have an external hard drive - we'll set up File History backup and make sure it's working correctly
  • Check over Windows Update options, background apps, and Windows feedback settings for best performance & privacy
  • Install a Windows 7-style start menu for you, if you choose that option.
  • Service available for computers which were upgraded to Windows 10 or new computers with Windows 10 pre-installed.
  • This service in on sale now for just $25 ($10 off our regular price).
Visit this page to order!

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter


We always say …why take the long road if the short road gets you to the same place, only faster? Just like you don’t have to jump into danger to prove you’re brave, you don’t have to namby-pamby around with all kinds of arcane geeky code in Windows PowerShell just to remove Windows 10 apps, just ’cause you can. Your spouse won’t be impressed, your friends will think you’re a nutcase, and we’ll think you’re a masochist.

You wouldn’t cut down a tree with a butcher knife, even if you could. would ya? You wouldn’t use a hand saw if there were a chain saw handy, would you? No, I tells ya! So don’t be a masochist, or a hooligan on a pedantic “I-AM-SO-GREAT” trip. No! Be an erudite Windows user. Use tools that get the job done quickly with a minimum of fuss. That leads us to today’s freeware pick: Ta Da! The not-so-colorfully named 10AppsManager created by our brethren at The Windows Club. (Great, segue, TC!)

If you don’t use all those preinstalled Windows 10 apps such as the pathetic and pedestrian Mail app, or the 3D Builder, or Maps, or Get Office ( you either got it or you don’t want it), Get Skype, Get Milk (I just put that in there to see if you’re paying attention), Phone Companion, etc., why not just get rid of them, eh? 10AppsManager makes it easy to take control of all those preinstalled Windows Apps. You can remove them and/or reinstall them with a click. You get the idea, right?

From the developer:

"10AppsManager is a freeware that will allow you to easily uninstall and reinstall the default, built-in, preinstalled Windows Store apps in Windows 10. While you can always manually install, uninstall or reinstall the Store apps, the process is not so easy for the preinstalled apps. It is easy to uninstall or reinstall 3rd-party apps, but not the default preinstalled apps. What this tool from our TWC stables does, is automate the process and let you carry out the operations in a click..."

10AppsManager will allow you to uninstall the following preinstalled Store apps:

3D Builder



Camera Film & TV

Get Office

Get Skype

Get Started

Mail and Calendar







Phone Companion





Voice Recorder



Cloudeight Infoave

Are you interested? Great! Head over here to get more info and/or to download 10AppsManager.

If you’re not exactly going ape for apps, then this is the tool for you..

Cloudeight InfoAve

Capture a Deal!


Buy a Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Key At a Special Price and Get FastStone Capture Pro... FREE!

$ave on Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Service Keys & get a lifetime license for FastStone Capture Pro absolutely FREE!

Every screen shot in our newsletter for past 10 year has been made with FastStone Capture. The registered version has so many cool features – it even has a screen recorder and can make animated gifs from videos! Get a lifetime license (a $19.95 value) FREE when you purchase a Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Computer Service key for $49 (You save $16 off our regular price) during our Capture a Deal sale. Get more information here.  

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter

What do I do with a zip file?

We recently offered a download of a zip file containing over 200 desktop wallpaper. Several people wrote and said they could download it, but didn't know what to do with it once they downloaded it.

Since Windows XP was released, no 3rd-party software has been needed to unzip zip files. It seems a lot of folks see a zip file and don't know what it is or what to do with it.

A zip file is nothing more than one or more files compressed into an archive. A zip file is a way to distribute a lot of files in a single download. For instance: We zipped up 200+ desktop wallpaper images so it would be easy for people to download them. It would be very time consuming to download 200+ files, one at a time.

All you have to do with a zip file in Windows is right-click it and choose "Extract all" 

Cloudeight Internet

Find the zip file you downloaded (above).

Cloudeight Internet

Right-click it and choose "Extract All".  You'll see the following dialog appear. "Show extracted files when complete" is checked by default - that means after you've unzipped the file you'll see all the files that were contained in the zip file. In this case hundreds of desktop wallpaper.

Cloudeight Internet

Click on the button labeled "Extract".  And you'll see a progress dialog.

Cloudeight Internet

In the zip file we're working with here, there are 348 items inside it that are being extracted.

One all the files have been extracted from the zip file, you see them open in a folder...see?

Cloudeight Internet

And now that you've unzipped the zip file into a folder, you're all done. In this case we have a folder that contains 348 files  all of them extracted from one zip file.

Just remember. A zipped file is like a bag of candy. You can't do much with the candy until you take it out of the bag. Unzipping a zip file is just like opening a bag of candy so you can get to the goodies inside.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter

*** Premium Subscribers' Home Page You'll find the last few weeks of Premium archived on this page.

** To change your subscription address, see "Manage your subscription" at the bottom of this newsletter.

*** Submit your questions, comments, and suggestions for possible inclusion in our newsletters here. This form is for questions, comments and suggestions for this newsletter, not for product support, stationery questions, or general questions concerning our products or services. *** Submit your Windows tips and tricks here.

*** Send us your suggestions and recommendation for future freeware picks and/or sites of the week.

*** Follow us on Twitter

*** Visit this page if you're having problems getting our newsletter - or if you think your ISP is blocking, censoring or deleting this newsletter.

** Help us Grow! Forward this email newsletter to a friend or family member - and have them sign-up for InfoAve Premium here!

** Get a free Cloudeight InfoAve Premium E-book;; visit this page.

** Get our free daily newsletter!  Each evening we send a short newsletter with a tip or trick or other computer-related article - it's short and sweet - and free. Sign-up right now.

*** Have a question about a Cloudeight Software program, service, stationery, or need to ask about an order?

** If you need help with one of our software programs, have a question about an order, or have a question about any of our email stationery, screen savers, or other products - please don't use our InfoAve Questions/Answers/Tips form. Please use our general Cloudeight support form instead.

Cloudeight InfoAve

More Important Stuff

A reminder: Your Premium Home Page is located here. Please bookmark it.

Your Premium Members' Home Page has links to the last few issues of InfoAve Premium. If you didn't receive an issue due to ISP problems, you can read the issues you missed there. As always, we try to ensure that each of you receives his or her newsletter in their inbox each week. But sometimes ISPs interfere. Please bookmark your Premium Members' Home page. You can visit the Premium Members' Home Page here.     

If you want to help us by telling your friends about our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care service, you can download a printable flyer you can handout or post on bulletin boards, etc. Get the printable PDF Cloudeight Direct Computer Care flyer here.  

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Premium newsletter

These products and services are recommended and endorsed by Cloudeight:

Emsisoft Anti-Malware- The best anti-malware you'll find anywhere. Great protection -- both proactive and reactive. Learn more here.

Genie Timeline Home 2016- Backups made easy. Just install it, set it up and forget it. Genie will keep your backups up-to-date for you! Learn more here.

Reg Organizer-- A Swiss Army knife of PC tools. Easy for beginners to use -- with advanced features for experienced users too. Learn more here.

Cloudeight Direct Computer Care - Computer Repair Service-- And for computer repair, you can't beat our remote repair service. You never have to leave your home, take your computer anywhere or leave it with someone you don't know or trust. We can fix most computer problems and all you have to do is sit back and relax. Learn more here.

Also.. don't forget:

InfoAve Daily Tips & Tricks

We're offering something we think most of you will enjoy. We have a daily tips and tricks summary newsletter that is sent six days a week. It features daily tips, freeware picks, and site picks and interesting computer tips, tricks and more. It's short and sweet - very brief and lightweight. If you'd like to receive or daily tips and tricks newsletter (completely free, of course). You can subscribe here.

You can also help us by using our Start Page.   We have over 100 free games to our Start Page too - come and play all day. It costs nothing to use our Start Page--and helps us a lot.

Your Premium Members' Home Page is located here.   

Don't forget to bookmark it or add it to your favorites.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight InfoAve Daily - Our other newsletter

Get our daily newsletter - it's short, sweet and free. It's sent 6 nights a week. Each issue features a computer tip or trick or interesting tidbit. It's a quick & easy read. Sign up for Cloudeight InfoAve Daily right now - it's free and you can unsubscribe at any time. Sign up - here - and now.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Get a FREE Cloudeight InfoAve Premium E-book - Share with a friend

To thank you all for being a subscriber, we are offering our 2014 InfoAve Ebook #11 free of charge. Our ebook consists of separate chapters of all tips, tricks, comments, tutorials, sites of the week, and back to basic tips in a searchable, downloadable ebook for the year. Visit this page to get your free e-book.

We are still offering 2015 Ebook 12 too; it's available here.

If you've received this newsletter from a friend or you're reading this on the Web - why not become a Premium subscriber? It's free and you can sign up here.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Our InfoAve Premium newsletter is now free.

You're all Premium subscribers now. Whether you were subscribed to our Premium newsletter or our Free newsletter you're all Premium subscribers now. If you were paying an annual subscription at any time, please log in to PayPal and cancel this so you are not charged.

We hope by making our InfoAve Premium newsletter free for everyone, we will be making it easier for you to invite your friends to join us too. We think we have the best free computer newsletter anywhere, and we hope you do too. But we can only keep going if we continue to grow. You can help us by asking you friends to join us.

Please visit this page to get links and other ways to share with your friends. Or send your friends to our subscription page here.

Thanks so much for helping.

We hope you enjoy this issue of InfoAve Premium. Thanks again for subscribing. And thank you all for your generous support.

Cloudeight InfoAve

Cloudeight Boosters - Help us with your gift

Thanks to all our boosters for the fantastic response to our recent Boosters' Super Special. We have more Boosters' Super Specials coming soon!

Not a Cloudeight Booster? Join us!

If you're not a Cloudeight Booster now, you can become a booster my making a donation of as low as $10. You will easily save this on your first purchase. Our special Booster prices will be $10 to $60 (or more) lower than our regular prices.

Additionally, donations help us continue to provide support to thousands of people - Every week we help dozens of people via email at no charge. And our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care Service provides computer repair and other services for much less than others charge.

Right now, we really need your support. We hope you'll take a few minutes today and help us with a small donation. 

After you donate, you will receive info on how you can become a Cloudeight Booster. Help us continue to help you with a donation. 

Visit this page to make a donation - we would really appreciate it.

Already a Cloudeight Booster? THANK YOU!

Cloudeight InfoAve

We'd love to hear from you!

If you have comments, questions, a tip, trick, a freeware pick, or just want to tell us off for something,, please visit this page.

If you need to change your newsletter subscription address, please see "Manage your subscription" at the bottom of your newsletter.

We received hundreds of questions for possible use in IA news. Please keep in mind we cannot answer all general computer questions. We choose a few to use in each week's newsletter, so keep this in mind. If you have a support question about a service or product we sell, be sure to use our support form at:

Cloudeight InfoAve

We hope you enjoyed this issue off InfoAve Premium. Thanks so much for your support and for being a Premium subscriber.

Have a great weekend!

Darcy & TC
Cloudeight InfoAve Premium - Issue #675
Volume 13 Number 48
September 16, 2016
Subscribe to this weekly newsletter - it's free.

Cloudeight InfoAve 


All software recommendations we make in this newsletter are based on our own experience and testing of the programs that we recommend. This does NOT guarantee they will work on YOUR computer. We assume you will read the program documentation and use the program according to the instructions. We make no guarantees about any program recommended in this newsletter or its suitability for any particular purpose. We will not be responsible for any problems you may have. We do not and cannot provide support for any products other than our own Cloudeight products and we will not answer email concerning any product which is not a Cloudeight product. We urge you to use good judgment when downloading and installing software and to use a program only after reading the program's documentation. And, all Tips & Tricks in this newsletter have been tested by us on several different computers and were found to work as indicated. They may not work on yours. We make no guarantees. Anything we recommend you try and use at your own risk. We will not be responsible for any problems caused by any software programs recommended in this newsletter or any of the tips and tricks in this newsletter..

Readers' comments are their own and Cloudeight Internet LLC is not responsible for comments of our readers. All readers' comments, suggestions, questions, and tips and tricks sent to us become the property of Cloudeight Internet LLC. You understand that we may use your comments without your explicit permission.

InfoAve Premium is published by:

Cloudeight Internet LLC
Middleville, Michigan USA 49333-0073

This newsletter is sent from the address infoave-premium/@/ . The IP address for Netatlantic is Netatlantic is a respected newsletter hosting service. We have used their services for many years. All content is copyright ©2016 by Cloudeight Internet LLC (all rights reserved).