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Change network adapter priorities in Windows 10 – PowerShell

First thing – disable network adapters you don’t use If you use Ethernet, disable everything but flow control Disable LLMNR Adjust NTLM Perform test with Totusoft’s network speed test Next, avoid latency of your network card by adjusting the network … Continue reading

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All cpus not showing in Task Manager or Device Manager

Thank you Andrew for finding this!  Many forums will tell you to re-install windows or to mess with the HAL in order to show multiple cores after changing processors. Kasey (one of our students) changed his quad-core processor to a … 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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The miracle server

What happens when you are in a hurry and you have to replace a server motherboard?   You run the server with the protective plastic shield for three years without incident.    Three years ago we had to replace a motherboard on … Continue reading

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The Virtual Computer Tour

Ever wanted to visit the inside of your computer but you were too scared?  Link This virtual computer tour not only takes you through your computer, but gives you a small video on what the inner workings do.  Go check … Continue reading

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Partition your HDD to increase performance

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

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Hard Drive Reliability – Backblaze

At Backblaze we now have 34,881 drives and store over 100 petabytes of data. We continually track how our disk drives are doing, which ones are reliable, and which ones need to be replaced. More info

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What is core parking and should you adjust it?

Core parking basically makes your processors go into a sleep state known as (C6) and is supported by most knew processors.  This allows your computer to save power.  There is a trade off for disabling parking.  If you use a … Continue reading

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How much memory does your motherboard support?

Want to find out how much memory your motherboard supports?  There is a quick way to scan your computer.  Crucial has an excellent tool that you can download to find out what your current configuration is and how much memory … Continue reading

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How long do disk drives last?

Backblaze is a data backup service that offers an excellent price along with great customer service on data backup services.  They have truly developed their own technology to help protect your data and you need to go over and check … Continue reading

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Resolve wireless issues by adjusting advanced power savings

Usually when I resolve a problem, there seems to be an outbreak of the same problem.   Lately I resolved issues with wireless networking on several laptops and a desktop by disabling the power settings.  Apparently when the laptop woke, … Continue reading

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SanDisk unveils wireless flash drives that hold up to 64GB

“The new Media drive can stream up to five different HD movies at once to multiple devices” SanDisk unveils wireless flash drives that hold up to 64GB.

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Move Programs from your C drive

Many times I have met people who have almost filled their C drive with a ton of programs.  I personally prefer purchasing a new hard drive and cloning it to gain space.  However, it often gets risky or you don’t … Continue reading

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Can’t copy a file because your hard drive is damaged?

Over a period of time your hard drive may begin developing bad sectors or bad blocks.  Roadkil has a possible solution for you if you are afraid you are going to lose the data.   Unstoppable Copier copies your files … Continue reading

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Finding Drivers for Your Computer

One of the hardest computer related tasks for new IT people to learn is looking for drivers. If the computer is a brand name, try the manufacturers website first.  Remember, many vendors use a service tag or serial number to … Continue reading

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Sometimes in IT, you have to make things work

So your new SSD drive is thin and you can’t align it in your hard drive dock to clone the drive.   What do you do?   Make it work.

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Realtek Ethernet Diagnostic Software

Although it is published on Realtek’s site, many endusers and IT techs miss this download.  The Realtek Ethernet Diagnostic Software is an excellent piece of software that allows for diagnostic troubleshooting of your network card.   Remember, download the latest … Continue reading

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Error 0X000003eb during driver installation

Use  printmanagement.msc to correct the problem.   Delete the drivers under printer server.   Try to connect again. If this does NOT work, right click on the driver again and go to Properties – Find the path to the driver.   Delete the driver … Continue reading

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Seagate’s GoFlex says it is hungry? You can’t make this up…

Some engineers have a sense of humor (Seagate).  While capturing packets on my own network as a study session for class, I got this – Good news, I’m not alone I don’t allow remote access for the device…

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Tesla would be amazed

If you have never read about Nikola Tesla, you have really missed out on an amazing piece of history.  But amazingly, you have seen and are seeing history appear before your eyes. Image: Wikipeida Commons How would Tesla be amazed? … Continue reading

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