Category Archives: Windows 7

Use PortQry to find open ports on a router or computer

PortQry is a download from Microsoft that allows you to see what ports on a remote device are open. While you can use Zenmap, PortQry is a program designed by Microsoft to find and troubleshoot connections.  You can download PortQry … Continue reading

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900+ Technical Blogs

Need information about anything technical?  Here’s a site ran by Rick over at What’s On My PC.   The site BookMark4Techs is the largest resource for Technical Blogs.

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Update Windows Defender using PowerShell

Here’s a quick way to update Defender using PowerShell.  Open PowerShell.  Type Update-MPSignature and hit enter. After a few minutes Defender will begin to update.  Once it is up to date, you will be returned to the PowerShell prompt.

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Find your Wi-fi password from the command prompt

Ready to work on your router or someone else’s?  Don’t know their password?  You can find the password from the command prompt.   Open a command prompt and type: netsh wlan show profile name=WIFINAME key=clear Substitute WIFINAME above with the … Continue reading

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WhySoSlow Beta fow Windows

Want to know what resources are being consumed by Windows and ‘see’ why your computer is so slow? WhySoSlow by Resplendence is in Beta and is an excellent program that can guide you to why your computer may be slow. … Continue reading

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Default services in Windows

Need a quick reference for the default services in Windows? Visit Service Defaults.

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Realtek High Definition Audio Problems

Have issues with Realtek’s High Definition Audio?  Over the break I fixed three computers that showed the sound as working correctly in Windows 10 yet there was no sound. First go to the Realtek website and download the latest drivers. … Continue reading

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Partition your HDD to increase performance

When a good friend gave me a laptop, the quad core (Intel i3), 6 Gb Ram seemed slow.   Thinking back to an old post, Resizing your HDD to increase performance, I decided to see what the difference in performance would … Continue reading

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