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Category Archives: Windows 7
You have changed the Group Policy (local, not in a domain) and are not sure exactly what changed – You can undo all of the changes by doing the following. At the command prompt (as Administrator), type the following – … Continue reading
Microsoft offers an online training center for Microsoft Office that covers Microsoft Excel, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, OneDrive, Access and Skype for Business. The training offers videos, tips and more. You can find the training here.
The Cipher program can be used to remove any erased data from unused disk space. The command, Ciper /w:C: is used to perform this action and can securely erase data that you once had on your computer. While this command … Continue reading
If you are experiencing slow USB Transfer rates, try this. Insert your USB drive. Open the Device Manager Expand Disk Drives and double click on your flash drive Check the box “Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device”
If you have ever replaced a network card on a server or computer and you can no longer access the computer, you should flush any cache on the workstation that is accessing the server. Insure no other users are logged … Continue reading
When you add drives and other devices to your computer, it is good to have areas indexed so that finding files is easier. Here’s how to re-index a drive – Make sure your drive has indexing checked. You can go to … Continue reading
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
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
Want to uninstall programs or Windows Apps and make sure the ‘remains’ of the program/app is removed also? Geek Uninstaller is a portable program that can be download from http://www.geekuninstaller.com/ . Once you download Geek Uninstaller, unzip the file and double … Continue reading
Want to find out information that goes well above and beyond looking at your hardware? Dozens of features are available by downloading and running ESET Sysinspector. ESET Sysinspector
Full credit goes to Dawn for this fix. We recently had an updated computer that had only users with just user rights. The Administrator account had been disabled. Need to get into the administrator account but the admin account … Continue reading
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
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.
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.
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
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
Need a quick reference for the default services in Windows? Visit Service Defaults.
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
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