Category Archives: Windows

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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When engineers don’t think about the technicians

Recently my niece dropped her laptop and the hard drive stopped working.   Normally an easy fix, I looked for the access panel for the hard drive so that I could replace it.   What? No access panel?  Oh, easy fix, lets … 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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Geek Uninstaller

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

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Trackpad or left/right click not working on laptop – Windows 10

If your mouse suddenly is not working on your laptop after a Windows 10 update, you may want to try these tips.  First, hook up a USB mouse to your computer. Next try these steps – Update your Synaptics, ELAN … Continue reading

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Microsoft Attack Surface Analyzer test your system’s security

Microsoft’s Attack Surface Analyzer will take a quick snapshot of your computer’s state before and after the installation of software.   IT Professionals can asses their organization’s applications.  Other IT personnel can use this to look at the risk of … Continue reading

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ESET Sysinspector – System Information for Windows

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  

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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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Manually Update Windows 10

How do you get the cumulative packages for Windows?  Go to the Microsoft Catalog with Internet Explorer.  You’ll have to add an add on that will prompt you to install a small program.  (Also works on other OSs) March 2016 … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Update March 2016 adds reliability and OS improvements

A large update that is around 500+ mb is ready to be downloaded for Windows 10. The Update, KB3140743 contains quality improvements that include things such as reliability, resuming from things such as hibernation, shutdown, kernel, storage, the Start menu, Windows … Continue reading

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 feature designed to stymie advanced hack attacks-PCWorld

Microsoft wants to help protect companies from hack attacks, and it’s introducing a new Windows 10 feature soon to improve the operating system’s security capabilities. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is aimed at helping businesses deal with serious threats by using … Continue reading

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Show all processors in your Task Manager

Only see a single processor in Windows 8 or Windows 10?  You can see all of the processors by switching to logical processors by changing the view. Right click on the graph and select change graph to and select logical … 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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Control your mouse with your head, voice or hand

Want to control your mouse with just your hand or voice commands? NPointer by neurotechnology is freeware You can also use Camera Mouse which is freeware where you can use just your head. Camera Mouse

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