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Resilient File System on Windows 10 Pro

While NTFS is a reliable file system, Windows 10 can have ReFS enabled for data drives and some external drives.  What exactly is ReFS? ReFS is Resilient File System.  ReFS insures data availability,  supports large file systems without a performance … Continue reading

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How to get Office 2016 Updates

Want to get updates for your Office 365? Open Word 2016 or another one of your office products.  Click on file, then Account – you’ll now see Update Options on the right.  Click the Update Options and select Update Now.

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Windows 10 not updating

After the Anniversary edition came out for Windows 10, many people have had the probelm of updating their OS. What are some of the fixes? Apparently KB3189866 will hang the OS. Download and apply this KB (full download of the … Continue reading

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Advancing your career with certifications or a degree

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
The great thing about vocational and technical education is usually the cost,  instructor(s) who have worked in the industry, true hands on, a quick classroom to career time and a higher than…

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A visit I can count on…

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Since the mid 90’s I’ve worked in a full-time class and I’ve taught a night class in information technology.  It’s an arduous job working 70 hours a week.  But there’s something I…

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Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers

Unlike specially crafted malware specifically developed to take advantage of Windows operating system platform, cyber attackers have started creating cross-platform malware for wider exploitation. Source: Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers

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Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers

Unlike specially crafted malware specifically developed to take advantage of Windows operating system platform, cyber attackers have started creating cross-platform malware for wider exploitation. Source: Warning! This Cross-Platform Malware Can Hack Windows, Linux and OS X Computers

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Microsoft Office Opening Slowly?

If you are using Microsoft Office and you notice that often large PowerPoint presentations open slow, Word opens slow or Outlook hesitates, try disabling Hardware Graphics Acceleration. Start PowerPoint or Word. Click file and select Options. Click Advanced. Select the Disable … Continue reading

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Use stordiag.exe to test your storage

Want to check your hard disk / solid state disk for errors?  Use stordiag to test your storage. First run stordiag.exe -out c:\users\yourusername\desktop\stordiag Next run – stordiag.exe -collectEtw -checkFSConsistency -out c:\users\yourusername\desktop\stordiag This will return logs, registry entries and other information … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – Highlighting and copy issues with mouse

Have problems highlighting and copying information after upgrading to Windows 10? Try these steps- Click on the Windows logo Go to Settings Open the mouse & touchpad setting Turn off Scroll inactive windows Click on Advanced Mouse Options Adjust double click … Continue reading

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An interview with Shannon Morse, Internet Media Host & Producer

Image Source Over the next several months we plan on interviewing technical experts and leaders across the globe to find out how they got started in the technology industry, what their favorite operating systems are, information security trends and more. This … Continue reading

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Fixwin 10 – An excellent tool from the Windows Club

Have a few errors with Windows 10? Here’s an excellent tool to get you back on track.  The Windows Club comes through again. Information and download is found here. Features – Here is the list of fixes offered by FixWin … Continue reading

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FREE Printable USGS PDF Quads

Use topographical maps?  Go hiking or are you with an organization that uses maps?  National Geographic has free printable Quads.  Link

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Buzzing – Static noise after upgrading to Windows 10

Have a buzzing or random static noise after upgrading to Windows 10? Here’s a link to help resolve this issue.

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How to backup your computer, your Windows Key and to create a recovery drive to troubleshoot your computer – Windows 7/8.1/10

Step One Find your Windows Product Key!  This is important in the event you have to reload Windows.  Use NirSoft’s ProduKey to find your key.  Download from Here. (Thanks Rick at What’s On My PC for this Tip) Step Two Download the ISO … Continue reading

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Open a lot of tabs in Chrome? Is your computer sluggish? Here’s what you can do

If you are an internet surfer and open a ton of tabs, you may notice that your computer has become sluggish.   Many times this can be from using a lot of memory usage (caused by a website) in Chrome. … Continue reading

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Cannot reset winsock, isatap yellow exclamation, no wireless or internet

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Have a wireless card that doesn’t see the wireless?  Does checking the Device Manager show a yellow exclamation mark on the isatap or Teredo Tunneling Pseudo Interface? Mickey and I tried everything…

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Download the Windows 10 Anniversary tool here

Want the Anniversary update to Windows 10?  Updates not showing it ready?  Follow the link below and click the Download Button. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history Make sure you go back and clean the Windows.old folder.  Use the disk cleanup tool under This-PC.   … Continue reading

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With SSDs and Compact, Windows can speed up even more

In the past, compression of a hard drive was necessary because we didn’t have enough room for files.  HDD were expensive and compression was slow.  Here’s the result of compacting the Windows folder on an Acer dual core, 2.2 Ghz … Continue reading

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Keep your computer running smooth with these programs

Want to keep your computer running great?  Here are programs to uninstall your programs fully, clean temp files, remove malware/adware, play DVDs if you don’t have Windows media player and update 3rd party programs. CCleaner or Bleachbit Don’t wipe free … Continue reading

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