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Cut down God Mode to individual areas

Remember God Mode?  You can cut this overwhelming shortcut down by using some of your most useful tools.  Here’s an example on how to put Troubleshooting on your desktop. First, make a new folder  on your desktop and rename it … Continue reading

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Uninstall Old Drivers and Speed Up Your Computer

One of the best ways to speed up your computer of course is to uninstall old programs.   A recent article showed that the installation of multiple programs on any computer could slow the computer’s boot time, response time and even … Continue reading

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Cipher /w:C securely erasing unused space

The Cipher program can be used to remove any erased data from unused disk space.  The command, Ciper /w:C is used to perform this action and can securely erase data that you once had on your computer.  While this command … Continue reading

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Cannot access computer by NetBios name after replacing NIC card

If you have ever replaced a network card on a server or computer and you can no longer access the computer, you should flush any cache on the workstation that is accessing the server. Insure no other users are logged … 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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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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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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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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Control your mouse with your head, voice or hand

Want to control your mouse with just your hand or voice commands? NPointer by neurotechnology is freeware You can also use Camera Mouse which is freeware where you can use just your head. Camera Mouse

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Wireless Networks and GPS

Vistumbler is an excellent program to detect wireless networks and hotspots.  Vistumbler was originally made for Windows Vista but now works with Windows 7 flawlessly.  With live Google Earth tracking, you can add a GPS to your laptop and map … Continue reading

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Photo viewers and Windows 10

Rick over at “What’s on my PC” recently reviewed FastStone Image Viewer  which I agree is one of the best image viewers on the web.  I’ve used FastStone for years and I also have Irfanview and XnView.    Note:  This … Continue reading

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Slow SQL Connection or Network in Windows 10 – Update

Finally found a small problem with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.  After upgrading, we have discovered that Windows  was responding slow to our SQL Server 2008.  What we discovered is below. Slow response times in Windows to a SQL … Continue reading

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NTLM Settings in Windows 7, 8 or 10

You may have devices (NASs) on your network that you can no longer can connect to or you may not be able to network to an older OS.  Actually this changes settings to accept NTLMv1 and NTLMv2 so that you … Continue reading

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Disable LLMNR from the command line

LLMNR can impact network performance in Windows 7.  This can especially take place with connections to SQL. See our article on LLMNR for Group Policy or Network disabling or use the following: Open a Command Prompt as an Administrator (CMD … Continue reading

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Check Your Computer’s Security with these 14 links

With October being Cyber Security Awareness Month, these links help you see if you are secure. http://daol.aol.com/security/computer-checkup http://www.auditmypc.com http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html http://shop.ca.com/STContent/Resources/Resources.aspx http://www.eset.com/online-scanner http://onecare.live.com/site/en-us/default.htm?s_cid=sah http://www.kaspersky.com/virusscanner http://us.mcafee.com/root/mfs/default.asp http://www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/index/?track=1&Lang=en-US&IdPais… http://www.symantec.com/securitycheck http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp http://www.webroot.com/En_US/land-ss-promo-freescan.html https://browsercheck.qualys.com http://www.qualys.com/stopmalware

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Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer – Check Out Your Network

Microsoft Research TCP Analyzer (Link) is a network analyzer that allows you to analyze network traces of Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connections. Given a Microsoft Network Monitor trace, the analyzer provides various performance statistics and visualizations for the captured TCP … Continue reading

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The easy way to subnet your network

Why?  The Golden Question All over the internet you will find information on ‘How to Subnet’.   Suddenly you are thrown into a world of bits and binary and given charts of ‘How to Subnet’.   But why do you subnet? Subnets … Continue reading

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Solid State Drive Speed Test – AnvilPro

If you want to test your SSD’s speed, a great program to try is AnvilPro. AnvilPro is just one of many ways you can test your SSD or HDD speed. AnvilPro Other SSD or HDD utilities

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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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