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