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In The News 09-30-2016

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 by | Filed Under: In The News

Election Ads Shift From TV To Internet

Broadcasters had predicted that this year would see record spending on political ads. Turns out they were wrong.  Stocks for TV and radio companies took a big drop after Sinclair Broadcast said they’d seen a significant drop in the amount of political spending.


So what’s up? It’s a hotly contested election. However, candidates, especially Donald Trump, are turning to the Internet opting for viral videos and social media campaigns instead of TV and radio spending.

Windows 10 Anniversary Update Breaks Some Webcams

Having an issue with your external webcam after the latest Windows 10 update?  You aren’t alone.

The update caused several models of USB-connected webcams to lock up or shuts down. Microsoft promises to fix the issue with an update soon.

Group Wants Microsoft To Pay For Windows 10 Aggravation

Some people say it’s time for Microsoft to pay up for all this aggravation. A British consumer group called Which? wants Microsoft to pay Windows 10 users for problems caused by their upgrade. It says it has received hundreds of complaints about the upgrade.

Microsoft says the upgrade was voluntary and that they offer free customer support to users who are having problems.

~ Cynthia

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3 Responses to “In The News 09-30-2016”

  1. Ken Flessas says:

    After loading the free Windows 10, I had a major problem with the start button. When activated, the message came up that there was a critical error and to restart. I found the problem mention on many self-help sites, but no permanent solution. I contacted MS directly and they could not fix it, but did tell me that for $100 per year, I could have more technical help. Now, there is nothing “free” about that. I finally had to buy a new PC, already loaded with Windows 10, and then spend hours upon hours moving and installing my usual programs and files. I had to pay for some of the programs again to get a version that would work with 10. Again, nothing “free” there. I finally got my old PC back up and running on Windows 7 to use some of my programs that would not work or transfer to 10. Now my wife asks me why I have to have two computers at my disposal and on my desk. Life is not always easy or “free”, but we keep on trying.

  2. Judy A says:

    I had nothing but problems with my new Acer desktop since the Anniversary Update. Constant freezes, slow loading pages, programs simply shutting down without my assistance. I uninstalled, reinstalled programs, updated all the drivers in device manager, and the issues still happened. I did a bit further research when I got a Windows popup that my computer was low on memory when just one program was left open. I checked a link for expanding virtual memory, found mine was set for about half of what could be, changed the settings and mostly everything is running great, with the exception of Firefox by Mozilla. The computer is balky when I first boot up, minimum programs on start up. Now I boot up, then walk away and do other things. Microsoft’s Windows 10 7 second boot to desktop didn’t last long.

  3. lyn buerger says:

    As I have stated before. It was not voluntary. It was installed on my computer after I repeated told the NO NO NO. My computer became the black screen of death with no cursor and no one could fix it. And Microsoft save
    NO HELP to fix. I had to buy another computer and again Win 10 was installed when I repeatedly sand NO NO NO. Seems to work OK now but it cost me money I did not have to throw away. And many of my programs will not load onto Win 10. I have to use an older laptop to use them. What a mess.

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