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TODAY IS Friday July 31st


(07-30-2015) • Windows 10: Do the prep before upgrading
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-30-2015) • August Community Corrections board meeting postponed
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-30-2015) • Fremont man receives top H & R Block award
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Fremont, IN
(07-30-2015) • Medicaid at 50: Helping more than 660,000 Hoosier kids
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis
(07-29-2015) • Recruiting physicians is tough right now
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Sturgis, MI
(07-29-2015) • Fire reported at Hite Auto Body
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-28-2015) • Paddle for Parkview set for August 6 in Mongo
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-28-2015) • Goshen School Board votes to retire Redskins as mascot
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Goshen, IN
(07-28-2015) • Steuben trooper retiring after 37 year career
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-28-2015) • Detainee spits blood into eye of Coldwater police officer
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(07-28-2015) • Crash near Middlebury injures three
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: CR 20 and SR 13 • Middlebury, IN
(07-28-2015) • Fire spreads to three structures on north side of Adams Lake
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Wolcottville, IN
(07-27-2015) • Woman's plea deal gets ten year sentence for child molesting
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-27-2015) • Quincy man jailed on warrants for embezzlement, weapons charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(07-27-2015) • Ohio woman hurt in Branch Co. boating accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(07-27-2015) • Gasoline prices continue to drop
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-27-2015) • Burglars caught after LaGrange County chase
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-27-2015) • Police recover stolen truck near Bronson
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bronson, MI
(07-27-2015) • Off-road vehicle crash injures Coldwater man
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(07-27-2015) • Pileup near Middlebury injures three
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Middlebury, IN
(07-27-2015) • Avilla man accused of seriously injuring woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-27-2015) • Police seek two following stabbing in Auburn
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(07-25-2015) • Former sheriff, legislator Dale Sturtz dies at 77
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(07-25-2015) • Kendallville Three Vehicle Crash Kills Corunna Woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: U.S. 6 At Fairview Boulevard • Kendallville, IN
(07-24-2015) • Lake James Antique Boat and Car Show On Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Lake James
(07-24-2015) • Motorcyclist Injured In Collision With Deer
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Matteson Township
(07-24-2015) • Orland Vermontville Settlement Festival This Weekend
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Orland, IN
(07-24-2015) • Hubie Ashcraft Band Playing In Commons Park Next Saturday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Commons Park • Angola, IN
(07-24-2015) • SCCF Annual Meeting Set For Thursday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(07-24-2015) • Three Hurt In Crash Near Rome City
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: SR 9 At CR 1150 North • Rome City, IN
(07-24-2015) • Groundbreaking Held For Clemens Hog Processing Plant Near Coldwater
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(07-24-2015) • Waterloo Sets Dates For Playground Rebuilding
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Waterloo, IN
(07-24-2015) • Car Crashes Into Big Bower Lake, Ashley Man Pulled To Safety
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Big Bower Lake Access Site
(07-24-2015) • Bachelor And Zimmerman Set Records As Auction Ends Steuben Fair
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Steuben County Fairgrounds • Angola, IN
(07-23-2015) • FW Woman Flown Out After Barton Lake Rescue
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Barton Lake
(07-23-2015) • Cruise To The Monument To Have Vendors This Year
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN


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Windows 10: Do the prep before upgrading
Thursday Jul 30, 2015 4:41pm
LaGrange, IN

LAGRANGE – New...improved...and free. They're some of the most powerful words in advertising and they are words Microsoft is using in touting the new operating system they released Wednesday.

The “Get Windows 10” icon began showing up on computers eligible for the free upgrade a couple of months ago. You may have even clicked to reserve your free upgrade.

But a local computer expert says you should give it some thought before you install the new operating system. When it comes to Windows business users, Preston Pilgrim of Pilgrim's Computer Services in Lagrange says you need to lay some groundwork before jumping right in.

"If you're running a software you purchased from a supplier, say for running your dental practice, your law practice, your farm, go and check with the software manufacturer before you do the Windows 10 upgrade. They may have things on their website that you need to download. There may be special drivers you need to have. You won't know until you go and ask them. If you don't see anything on their website, I'd recommend calling them just to be sure that it will work."

Once you're sure all your software is compatible with the new Windows you need to back up your data and create a system restore point before clicking the install button.

Pilgrim says users who still have Windows 8 on their machines instead of 8.1 will need to do another upgrade before moving to Windows 10. Sometimes the upgrade will do that for you, but other times you'll have to go to the Windows App Store to find the 8.1 upgrade.

Home users may feel more comfortable becoming early adopters of Windows 10 but they still need to heed the precautions and might want to hold off just awhile.

"I'm not sure I would jump right on it today. Maybe put it off a week, ten days, give it time for all the technical people like us to delve into it and see if it's really as good as it seems and that there's no bugs that are going to bite you."

While Pilgrim suggests most users wait awhile before installing the new operating system – you have up to a year to do so – he suggests it's worth replacing older hardware if necessary to get the features Windows 10 brings….

"What we're seeing with Windows 10 makes it worth buying new hardware to get the features involved in it. It actually brings back the desktop, it brings back many of the features Windows 7 had, and it's a much more friendly operating system in the way it runs."

Pilgrim says the new Windows also runs faster than its predecessors.

You have a full year to upgrade for free.




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