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Is your AHCI Link Power Management viewable from the Power Options Console?

If you can’t see your AHCI Link Power Management from the Power Options, there is a way to add it.  Always backup your computer before modifying the registry. You can add the GUID to the registry by going opening the … Continue reading

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Windows Cleanup shows 3.99TB? Is my math wrong?

Apparently there is a bug that shows 3.99TB of Windows Update Cleanup when you run the disk cleanup application in Windows 10.  With the plethora of updates that Microsoft has thrown at everyone, this would seem about right, however, you … Continue reading

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DHCP fix with KB3206632 ?

KB3206632 was released December 13th.   Here’s a list of fixes from Microsoft’s site– This security update includes these additional improvements and fixes. No new operating system features are being introduced in this update. Key changes include:  Improved reliability of … Continue reading

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Fixwin 10 – An excellent tool from the Windows Club

Have a few errors with Windows 10? Here’s an excellent tool to get you back on track.  The Windows Club comes through again. Information and download is found here. Features – Here is the list of fixes offered by FixWin … Continue reading

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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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Windows 10 Shell Commands you can run from the ‘Run’ line

The following shell commands can be ran from the ‘run’ line in Windows 10 shell:AccountPictures %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures shell:AddNewProgramsFolder Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Get Programs shell:Administrative Tools %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Administrative Tools shell:AppData %AppData% shell:Application Shortcuts %LocalAppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Application Shortcuts shell:AppsFolder Applications shell:AppUpdatesFolder Installed Updates shell:Cache … Continue reading

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Windows 10 menu not working

Has your Windows 10 menu stopped work? Here’s what you can do. Open up PowerShell as an administrator You may have to navigate here if you cannot open with the menu – C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0 Right click and run as Administrator Next … Continue reading

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Show all processors in your Task Manager

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

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Windows Store Not Opening

Here’s a few tips on getting the Windows Store working. Check your time and date/region settings Run WSReset.exe as an administrator Open Administrative Windows PowerShell and type the following – Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} Reboot

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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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Display Settings and more – Windows 10

Want to change your resolution or orientation of your screen?  How about making text clear? Right Click on the desktop and select Display.  Under Display settings you can change the resolution of your screen, brightness, ClearType, Color Calibration, project to … 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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Advanced Windows Cleanup using cleanmgr /sageset:50 and cleanmgr /sagerun:50

Want to clean Windows?  We always recommend CCleaner or Bleachbit.  But did you know you can further cleanup Windows by using cleanmgr /sageset:50  and selecting all of the boxes of different logs, previous Windows and More. As we discovered during recent … 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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Speed up the Windows 10 menu

Want to speed up the Windows 10 menu? Right Click on the Menu icon (lower left Windows logo) and click run. Next, type sysdm.cpl (this will open the system properties of your computer) and hit OK. Click on the Advanced Tab … Continue reading

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Need Privacy on Windows 10 – Ashampoo® AntiSpy for Windows 10

Looking for all of the privacy settings on Windows 10? Ashampoo® AntiSpy for Windows 10 gives you control of your privacy.  This simple to use program offers settings that are sometimes hard to find in Windows 10. You can download it at … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tip – What’s On My PC – “Is Your Windows 10 Upgrade Setup Stuck?”

Rick over at What’s On My PC often has amazing finds and this one covers “Is Your Windows 10 Upgrade Setup Stuck?”  Credit goes to Rick who found this and to the original author Bidnessetc.  Rick had a fix after … Continue reading

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Check this out from Microsoft IT Showcase @Microsoft IT:

How Microsoft does IT. Client Hyper-V is the virtualization technology built into Windows 10 and Windows 8.x. It is the same virtualization technology previously available only in Windows Server. Client Hyper-V enables you to run more than one 32-bit or … 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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