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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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Use stordiag.exe to test your storage

Want to check your hard disk / solid state disk for errors?  Use stordiag to test your storage. First run stordiag.exe -out c:\users\yourusername\desktop\stordiag Next run – stordiag.exe -collectEtw -checkFSConsistency -out c:\users\yourusername\desktop\stordiag This will return logs, registry entries and other information … 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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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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Download the Windows 10 Anniversary tool here

Want the Anniversary update to Windows 10?  Updates not showing it ready?  Follow the link below and click the Download Button. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12387/windows-10-update-history Make sure you go back and clean the Windows.old folder.  Use the disk cleanup tool under This-PC.   … 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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Internet or network application slow? You may need to temporarily disable Nagle’s Algorithm

With the Nagle-Algorithm, Windows takes small packets and packages them in to more manageable and efficient sizes.   If you have poor latency, you might try to disable the Nagle-Algorithm.  Nagle’s algorithm helps to control congestion when small packets are … 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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Tech Thoughts Net News – Monday – May 30, 2016 – Bill Mullins is back!

The free Windows 10 upgrade expires July 29;  How to monitor your servers and desktops from Android with this free app;  26 Hidden Chrome Features That Will Make Your Life Easier;  How to get Windo… Source: Tech Thoughts Net News … Continue reading

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Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017

Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB2837655) RT – Error 0x80240017 Experiencing this error during a Microsoft Windows 10 Update?  Download the update manually from here and the error should go away. Didn’t work? Open a command prompt as an administrator … 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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Manually Update Windows 10

How do you get the cumulative packages for Windows?  Go to the Microsoft Catalog with Internet Explorer.  You’ll have to add an add on that will prompt you to install a small program.  (Also works on other OSs) March 2016 … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Update March 2016 adds reliability and OS improvements

A large update that is around 500+ mb is ready to be downloaded for Windows 10. The Update, KB3140743 contains quality improvements that include things such as reliability, resuming from things such as hibernation, shutdown, kernel, storage, the Start menu, Windows … Continue reading

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Microsoft unveils Windows 10 feature designed to stymie advanced hack attacks-PCWorld

Microsoft wants to help protect companies from hack attacks, and it’s introducing a new Windows 10 feature soon to improve the operating system’s security capabilities. Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is aimed at helping businesses deal with serious threats by using … 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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Update Windows Defender using PowerShell

Here’s a quick way to update Defender using PowerShell.  Open PowerShell.  Type Update-MPSignature and hit enter. After a few minutes Defender will begin to update.  Once it is up to date, you will be returned to the PowerShell prompt.

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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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