Category Archives: Windows

Goodbye CMD prompt – and update your PowerShell help

Powershell is becoming the new default command line.  It’s more powerfull and computers and operating systems always change. Before you get started, you may want to update it.  Right click your menu icon. Select Windows PowerShell (Admin) Next type – Get-Help dir … Continue reading

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How to flush the DNS cache on Mac, Linux or Windows

If websites are not appearing correctly, connections time out or if you cannot find a computer on a network, you may need to flush the DNS cache.  Here’s how to do it- Microsoft Windows – Go to a command prompt … Continue reading

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Create a roaming profile – Windows 7, 8, 10 with Server 2008 R2

Attached are guides on creating a roaming profile with Windows 7 and Server 2008 r2. (Thanks to Mr. Ledlow for creating these) Guides are in PDF Step One Create a User on the Domain Step Two Creating a Folder on … Continue reading

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How to reset all Local Group Policy settings

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

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Slow USB Transfer rate? Try this

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”

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Problems getting updates Windows 10

Let’s see where you are at – First – Click on the menu and type winver and hit enter.  Look at your build number.  Microsoft has recognized an error getting 14393.222.   There is a work around if yours won’t … Continue reading

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Windows Search Issues

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

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Resilient File System on Windows 10 Pro

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

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Windows 10 not updating

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

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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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