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Speed up Disk Cleanup loading in Windows

Want to speed up disk cleanup so that it loads quicker? Right Click your C: drive Select properties Hold down the Shift + the Ctrl key Click on Disk Cleanup Advertisements

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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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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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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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Windows 10 – Personalize

Want to personalize Windows 10?   It’s easy.  Right click the desktop and select Personalize. Select a background.  Add a picture or personalize with your own picture. On colors, you can set a color, allow Windows to pick an accent … 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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Antenna Patterns

EMS Quest Viewer and predefined patterns are available for download here. This Viewer allows you to see the RF signals generated by different types of antennas.

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MiTeC Network Scanner finds your Network Devices and Computers

MiTeC offers a free network scanner that has several dozen features.  With capabilities to shutdown or remotely execute programs, MiTeC’s powerful features include: Network neighborhood Ping IP Address MAC Address (even across routers) MAC Vendor Device name Device domain/workgroup Logged … Continue reading

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Lost – Windows 7 DVD? Download the ISO from Microsoft with your key.

Have your key but not your DVD?   Download it from Microsoft Software Recovery. Create a Windows 7 DVD for installation on a new hard drive Create a backup Windows 7 DVD Create a bootable USB drive with a copy … Continue reading

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Improve network performance

So you have disabled LLMNR, disabling everything but flow control under the advanced options of your network card and modified network settings using netsh2 to improve your network performance.  What else can you do? Under Adapters and Bindings, found under your network adapter … 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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Create a temporary drive map with PushD

Create a temporary drive map with PushD.   PushD allows a temporary drive map that can be used in a script to copy, delete or modify files or folders.   When using PushD, the drive mapping will start at Z … Continue reading

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Test your SSD speed and performance

Want to test your SSD’s speed? SSD Benchmark is an excellent choice for a quick test of your SSD’s speed. Here’s our other article on testing your HDD or SSD drive Don’t forget, the fastest hard drive without IPv6 ….check … Continue reading

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Windows 9 to join Linux in Multiple Virtual Desktops?

Moving metro inside of the desktop, getting rid of the Charms Bar and multiple virtual desktops…Will Windows 9 be the OS of choice just like Windows 7 after Vista? More – http://www.extremetech.com/tag/windows-9 http://gizmodo.com/this-could-be-a-first-glimpse-of-windows-9-1633405933 http://www.trustedreviews.com/news/windows-9-release-date-beta-preview-start-menu-screenshots

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Windows Hotfix Rollup with 90 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008

The Microsoft Update may show that your computer is up-to-date but you may be able to improve system stability and performance with these 90 updates for Windows 7 and Server 2008 with a hotfix that was released earlier in 2013. … Continue reading

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Vista SP1 Cleanup Tool – Yes, someone is still using Vista

Vista’s SP1 uses a ton of space after its initial install.  The Vista Service Pack removal tool (Hey, I didn’t hear about it either) removes archived files returning a ton of space.  Remember, you cannot uninstall SP1 after this.  Hopefully … Continue reading

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Microsoft releases the Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit Version 4.0

The Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit which is also known as EMET is designed to assist IT Pros with securing their systems.  EMET helps to block hackers from accessing systems.   EMET helps to block common attacks and enables IT personnel … 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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Computer Repair with ToolBox

It’s hard to beat Rick over at Whats On My PC.   He is always finding some of the best tools you can use to keep your computer running like new.  With IOBit’s Portable Free PC Repair ToolBox, this all … Continue reading

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Did You Know Windows 8 Has a Built-In Time Machine Backup? – MakeUseOf

This excellent post comes from MakeUseOf. “Did You Know Windows 8 Has a Built-In Time Machine Backup?”  “We sometimes forget with all the focus on Windows 8′s new “Modern” interface, but Windows 8 has a variety of great desktop improvements. One of … Continue reading

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