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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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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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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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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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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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Hidden Applications Folder in Windows 8.1 – Make a desktop shortcut

Want to see all of your programs in one window?  Go to the run line and type – explorer shell:::{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1} Much like Godmode, you can create a new folder on your desktop and name the folder – Applications.{4234d49b-0245-4df3-b780-3893943456e1} This will … Continue reading

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Enable File History in Windows 8.1 and troubleshooting

Microsoft empowered the users of their OS to enable File History on Windows 7.   This allowed users to recover spreadsheets or data periodically if they made a mistake and wanted to recover the original. In Windows 8, file history … Continue reading

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4 Exabyte download coming soon?

While numbers conflict on the exact number of Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 users there are,  it seems that most agree that almost 1 billion Windows products are out there. Microsoft’s upgrade path to Windows 10 for its predecessors includes … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – GodMode is back and you can put it on a flash drive

Windows Vista, 7 and 8 had GodMode and it’s back in Windows 10.   By creating a folder on your Windows desktop (or make a folder on a flashdrive – you can do this in any of the named operating … Continue reading

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Use the Action Center to troubleshoot your computer

That little flag   on your taskbar is one of the best shortcuts to tools that can help you troubleshoot your computer.  The Action Center is a shortcut to your Security, Maintenance and other areas that keep your computer running … Continue reading

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Cannot update to Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Update

Can’t get the Windows 8.1 Update from the Microsoft Store?  Have an administrator issue?  Here’s one solution. Hit the Windows key + R Enter control userpasswords2 Highlight the account and click properties (Note: If you are logged in with your … Continue reading

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Cannot switch users in Windows 8/8.1

If you cannot change accounts in Windows 8, 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Update there are several things you can try – First try editing the registry In the search box, type regedit Navigate to the following: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System Modify the registry value … Continue reading

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Only one user showing during logon of Windows 8/8.1 Pro

After some some updates, you may notice that you cannot see all of the users when logging in. Open GPEdit.msc (Group Policy Editor) Navigate to Windows Settings, Security Settings, Local Policies, Interactive logon: Do not display last username and double … Continue reading

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See Network Details in Windows 8.1

Want to see details such as IP addresses, MAC addresses and more using Windows 8.1 Network details? Double click on the network icon Click on details Select choose columns Select all

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Windows Store not working – Windows Store has X on applications

Here’s a quick fix for the Windows 8/Windows 8.1 store.  After experiencing an X on some of the applications and having errors running applications, Mickey found this fix that will fix the windows store.  He originally noticed this after upgrading Windows. … 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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SSD Tweaking Update Windows 8.1

If you have install an SSD to Windows 8 or 8.1, and you aren’t sure if the OS is optimized for an SSD.  Here’s the fastest way to make sure it is optimized. Open a CMD prompt as an Administrator … Continue reading

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Windows won’t Activate?

Windows not Activating?  Go to a command prompt as an administrator and type the following: SLMGR -REARM Reboot Note:  For Steve and Mickey    

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