Category Archives: Windows

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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Reset and Fix Windows Updates

The following commands help to reset Windows Update History along with resetting and re-registering components.  Open an elevated command prompt and type (or copy and paste) the following (in italics)- (References below –  double check before running) net stop bits … 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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Need the ISO for Windows 10?

Microsoft’s Techbench program  offers scripts and other tools including the ISOs for Windows 10. Includes: 2 Tech Bench Scripts Steps for Creating an installation USB stick Installation Guide for Existing PCs Installation Guide for New PCs User Quick Start Guide … Continue reading

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Different ways to optimize your internet

Want an optimal connection to the internet?  Speedguide has an excellent analyzer.  Remember don’t just use a benchmark to analyzer your connection.   It is good to look at all aspects of your connection. You can run their analyzer and … Continue reading

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Drivers and Firmware for the Microsoft Surface

Need to get the latest firmware and drivers for the Microsoft Surface series?  Here’s the link on where to get the drivers and firmware and how to install them through PowerShell. While the Surface will get its drivers and firmware … Continue reading

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Remove Viruses with Boot Utility

If you work on computers, you need to be aware of SARDU and its ability to download recovery ISOs.   This utility can create a boot DVD or USB to remove viruses, recover Windows or break passwords (legally if the … Continue reading

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Protecting your network by pen testing it

This post is for educational purposes and any use of these tools against a network without explicit permission could be illegal.   Metasploit is designed to identify weaknesses in networks and hardware/software on a network.  Do NOT use metasploit for … Continue reading

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Error with Group Policy Editor after Windows 10 November Update

The following fix for accessing the Group Policy Editor is listed below.  In short, you may have to take ownership of files and adjust security settings. Here are combined notes from Nick Comas with excerpts from Microsoft – Since the … Continue reading

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Windows 10 November Update not installing

Want the November Update for Windows 10 and it shows your Windows is up to date.   Here’s what to do. Download the Windows 10 Download Tool Double Click on the Media Creation Tool. Select Upgrade Follow the prompts and … Continue reading

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Joining a Windows Domain – Server 2012 and Windows 10 – Introduction

Joining a domain helps to control users and allows them to roam between workstations.  Domains provide a central point to control and organize your enterprise. On the domain, Click on Active Directory Users and Computers.  Right Click Users, select New and select … Continue reading

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Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

If you have several computers on your network and would like to see the computers on your network, Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP to speed this process up.  NetBIOS allows computers to be seen by name on your network.  Enabling NetBIOS … Continue reading

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Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer

The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a free look at how secure your computer is and provides the information needed to correct any security deficiencies that you have. The Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer provides a streamlined method to identify missing … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quicktips – Shutdown Shortcut

Want to shutdown Windows 10 Quickly? You can create a shortcut by right clicking the desktop, selecting new, select Shortcut and type %windir%\system32\shutdown.exe /s /t 0 More information –  https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/Bb491003.aspx

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Use multiple Desktops

Working on multiple projects?  Click on the Task View Icon  . Next click on Add Desktop on the right side of your screen. (below bottom right corner – look for the + sign) To select the screen (desktop you want), simply … Continue reading

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Photo viewers and Windows 10

Rick over at “What’s on my PC” recently reviewed FastStone Image Viewer  which I agree is one of the best image viewers on the web.  I’ve used FastStone for years and I also have Irfanview and XnView.    Note:  This … Continue reading

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AlphiMAX PTP Estimator provides an excellent way to align your wireless antennas

Need an excellent program to estimate your wireless bridges from building to building?  AlphiMAX provides an excellent online program to estimate your wireless links. Sign up is easy and fast.  The PTP Estimator requires that you have the Latitude and … 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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Diagnose your network and view network packets with Microsoft’s Message Analyzer

Microsoft’s Message Analyzer enables you to capture, display, and analyze network traffic.   This software even allows payload rendering in order to see pictures and other data. Download Here

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