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Sometimes a printer, scanner, or all-in-one printer scanner device does not work after upgrading to Windows 10, but your Printer and Scanner worked in Windows 7, 8.1, or an earlier version/build of Windows 10.

In my experience, It is usually a problem with your Printer or Scanner drivers not working in Windows 10, or the Windows 10 upgrade process somehow corrupted the driver for my printer and scanner during the upgrade process.

Leaving the Printer powered ON during the Windows 10 install/upgrade may prevent your Printer or Print drivers from not working after the Windows 10 install has finished.

You can also uninstall your Printer driver and unplug your Printer, and restart your PC before upgrading to Windows 10. After you upgraded to Windows 10, you need to manually re-install the printer driver software from the printer driver installation files.

After Windows 10 has finish installing itself on your PC, and you finish installing all the Windows updates, you can install your printer driver software from your Printer maker’s website or Windows 10 may recommend you a printer driver if your printer is compatible with Windows 10.

It is usually easy to fix printer and scanner driver software problems in my experience. I usually need to only uninstall my old Driver software for my Printer or Scanner, restart Windows, and re-install my Printer or Scanner driver software to fix problems I am having with my Printer or Scanner not working in Windows.

I recommend you first turn off the electricity for your Printer or scanner. You would need to login to Windows with an Administrator account to uninstall the printer and scanner drivers with the official uninstaller program which is sometimes found in the startmenu, add and remove programs software found in Windows 10 control panel, and third-party uninstaller software like Revo Uninstaller. [continue reading…]

Windows 10 Startup Manager

Windows 10 Startup Manager Task Manager More Details Tab

If you bought a Windows 10 computer from a retail store or upgraded an older Windows 7 or 8.1 PC instead of clean installing Windows, your PC may have a lot of pre-installed startup programs also called bloatware which you don’t want to start-up when you turn your computer’s power on, or installed on Windows.

Disabling startup programs will make your computer run faster because there will be more free RAM, and CPU Resources once you disable un-needed startup programs which you don’t need. Your computer will startup and run faster. It will also be more reliable when you use your PC after you disabled startup programs which you don’t want to startup during Windows logon.

Turning off startup programs in Windows 10 is simpler in 10 than in previous versions of Windows like Vista, 7, and XP. You don’t even need to use a keyboard to type msconfig in the run box like the past to access the startup manager  which is now found in the Task Manager where the Windows Startup manager is located in Windows 10. The startup manager is no longer located in msconfig like in Windows 7 and older Windows operating system. But, you can still access the Startup manager by clicking a link to the startup manager in the msconfig tab. The startup manager link in msconfig will launch the Windows Task Manager’s Startup tab.

How to open the Startup Manager in the Task Manager in Windows 10?

You need to use an administrator account to login to Windows to change Startup settings in most cases. You need to go to your desktop, and right click on an empty area of your taskbar, and click on the Task Manager from your Taskbar’s rightclick menu.

Click the “More Details button” if you do not see tabs on the Task Manager. When you see the tabs on the Task Manager, click on the Startup tab.

In the Startup tab, you can choose to disable, and enable startup programs by right-clicking them with your mouse, and clicking on the Disable and Enable button in the right-click mouse menu. I recommend you not disable your antivirus or firewall program if you use a third-party antivirus program instead of Windows Defender and Firewall. [continue reading…]


I have been using Windows 10 on my older HP a1720N desktop which I originally  got in 2007, and originally came with Windows Vista. Windows 10 32bit runs fast on my computer with 3GB of RAM, Intel Core2Dou  1.86 GHz Dual-Core CPU, Nvidia GT 620 1GB Video card, onboard sound, and 320GB SATA hard drive. I upgraded to Windows 10 for free because I had Windows 8.1 installed on my PC. Windows 10 is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 users for the first year of Windows 10 release. The upgrade to Windows 10 ran pretty smoothly, and it installed all the correct hardware drivers, and software I use like Firefox works in Windows 10 without problems.

Windows 10 starts up in under 1 minute. Windows 10 runs reliably when I use it on my PC. I downloaded Gameloft’s GT Racing 2, and Asphalt 8 and both games run fast without slowdown problems like slow video problems like slow framerates and freezing video or sound problems. I also don’t experience many freezes, or crashes when I play games and use other programs like web browsers in Windows 10 on my desktop computer. [continue reading…]