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Using the Windows 10 Snipping Tool

How many of you use the Windows 10’s Snipping Tool? Did you know there is a delay feature which is very handy for taking screenshots where you need to show a drop-down menu or a box which pops up when your cursor hovers over an item. Tech Republic have put together a great walk-through guide […]
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You’ve got the power!

Get the inside story on how your PC is managing power One of the most powerful diagnostic tools in Windows doesn’t have a graphical interface. The Powercfg command, which is available only from a command line, allows you to manage, save, and export power settings. But its best trick is the ability to produce a […]
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Keyboard shortcuts for Windows users

Most Windows users know a handful of keyboard shortcuts to power through everyday tasks: Ctrl+X/Ctrl+C/Ctrl+V, for example, are the universal Cut/Copy/Paste shortcuts, and Ctrl+Z (Undo) is also essential. But true Windows experts know how to really save time by memorising a few less well-known shortcuts. Two of our favourites work on any Windows version: Ctrl+Shift+Esc […]
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Microsoft announces final shipment date for Windows 7 PCs

The updated Windows lifecycle fact sheet from Microsoft has announced that October 31st 2016 is the ‘end of sale’ date for PCs with Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1 pre-installed. An ‘end of sale’ date refers to the last date when manufacturers can sell a PC with Windows 7 pre-installed. For more information, please call […]
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Microsoft unveils new software and hardware

Yesterday (6th October) in New York, Microsoft hosted an event to unveil their latest software and hardware devices. Following the launch of Windows 10 back in July, it was anticipated that this software release would play an integral role in the development of any new devices from Microsoft. Today, we are able to report back […]
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New release predictions for today’s Microsoft event

In a New York based press event today (6th October), Microsoft are set to unveil some brand new devices.  We can’t wait to hear more, however in the meantime here are some predictions from various sources: A mix of hardware and software releases 2 or 3 new Lumia headsets running Windows 10 Windows 10 software for […]
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Another Microsoft exam pass for NCS

Helpdesk Engineer, Chris Rawstron (aka Little Chris) successfully completed Microsoft exam 70-687: Configuring Windows 8.1 in September. This module required study of the following units: Install and upgrade to Windows 8.1 Configure hardware and applications Configure network connectivity Configure access to resources Configure remote access and mobility Monitor and maintain Windows clients Configure system and data recovery […]
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29th July 2015: The Launch of Windows 10

29th July 2015 sees the launch of Windows 10 which has been described as ‘a complete update for Windows’. New features include: The return of the start menu A faster start up and resume time More built in security A brand new, built in browser ‘Microsoft Edge’ The ability to have 4 app’s open in […]
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Looking to buy PCs or Laptops for your business?

Allow NCS Support Services to help you… We regularly prepare batches of PCs and Laptops for customers to save you time and hassle.  We can prepare the computers so they arrive ready for use with the required software installed. We will: 1.  Bring the new hardware into our workshop 2.  Unbox and test the kit […]
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