Category Archives: Technology

International Space Station Virtual Tour

Want to tour the International Space Station?  Thanks Brandon W! http://esamultimedia.esa.int/multimedia/virtual-tour-iss/

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Keylogging, Bandwidth information and more- Reality Check

In the Fall of 2014 we as consumers were convinced that Microsoft was spying on us by collecting information about the Technical and Developer previews.  Is this / was it True? You see, when you sign up to test Windows … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Enforce local logon only

Do you want prevent your Microsoft Account from merging and linking to your local account? Use this setting in the group policy editor to enforce a local logon.   This will allow you to access a Microsoft email without out … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Test your disk speed

Want to test your disk speed?  Use ATTO Benchmark https://www.attotech.com/disk-benchmark/ First go to Computer, double click, right click on your C: drive.   Select Tools and Optimize your SSD or HDD. Run ATTO

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Set your resolution

Want to set your resolution?  Click on Settings, Click on Display, scroll down and click Advanced Setting.  You can now set your resolution.

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Analyze your disk space

Want a quick look at your files and how much space your are taking by categories? Click on Settings, Click on Storage and click on the storage device to get a quick look including Onedrive if you are logged into … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Download Offline Maps

Want to download maps to your computer?  Maps to help you with everyday tasks? Go to Settings, Click on Offsite Maps, Select your continent, Select USA, select the states that apply to you.

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Downloading your ISO

Before upgrading, we recommend you download your Windows 10 version to match your version of Windows (Home or Pro).  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10 Go to the following website and download the utility that will download your ISO.  Once downloaded, burn it to a … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Godmode

Yes, Godmode is in Windows 10.  Thanks Dawn! Bring all your system settings and configuration options into one location using Windows 10 Godmode. Create a new folder and rename it: GodMode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C} And….you can copy this to a flashdrive and carry … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tip – Hide the Search Box

Want to hide the search box?  Right click the taskbar, select Search and select Hidden, Show Icon or Show Box. Show Box Show Icon Hide Box /Icon

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Windows 10 Quick Tips

Look for our Windows 10 Quick Tips over the next several weeks.

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Windows 10 Quick Tip – Using Snap

Working with several programs at once?  Want to see what you have open so you can possibly use another program while multitasking? Drag the program you are working on over to the right side of the screen until you see … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tip – Notification / Action Center

Need to turn Bluetooth on or connect to your wireless network? How about adjust your screen brightness, create a VPN, turn on Airplane Mode, take a note to One Note and save it to your Onedrive, set your location for … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tip – Screen Brightness

Need to change the brightness of your screen? Click on the Battery icon on the taskbar and you can quickly click the brightness button to cycle to 25, 50, 75 or 100% brightness.

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Enterprise computing is tough – Here’s some tips

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Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Here’s a few tips we use when optimizing and troubleshooting computers and mobile devices on our network.   Remember Windows 8 is a different operating system and Windows Surface tablets can be…

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WinMTR enhances Tracert

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Want a quick and fast way to check if you have lost packets to a destination address?  WinMTR (direct download) offers a visual way to see where packets are lost and offers an…

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How to flush the DNS cache on Mac, Linux or Windows

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
If websites are not appearing correctly, connections time out or if you cannot find a computer on a network, you may need to flush the DNS cache.  Here’s how to do it-…

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Error when running NetSH command to fix Winsock

Originally posted on TCAT Shelbyville – Technical Blog:
Restart the computer. Press F8 during the startup prior to the logo splash scrren. Select Directory Services Restore Mode, and press ENTER. Click Start, and click Run. In the Open box, type…

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Is your hard drive dirty? Is NTFS Self-healing on? Why use chkdsk?

If you want to find out if your hard drive is dirty, simply open a command prompt and type fsutil dirty query c: You can also run ntfschk – You can now check to make sure NTFS self-healing is on. … Continue reading

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Shrink LDF files in MSSQL

If you have noticed a lack of disk space and used SpaceSniffer to see what was taking so much room on your Microsoft SQL server; you may be in for a surprise when your LDF file (log files) have grown to … Continue reading

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