Tag Archives: Windows

Monitor your Hyper-V machines with this monitoring app

Want to monitor your Hyper-V machine’s resources?  TMurgent Technologies has an app that does just that. HyperV_Mon monitors physical, logical, virtual performance and more.

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Hyper-V Windows 10 host Server 2012 R2

Need to run a server from Windows 10?  Getting a certification?  Learning Windows Server?  You can easily host a virtual machine using Hyper-V.  (You can use Hyper-V to experiment with Linux or other operating systems) Getting Started Navigate to the … Continue reading

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Protecting your network by pen testing it

This post is for educational purposes and any use of these tools against a network without explicit permission could be illegal.   Metasploit is designed to identify weaknesses in networks and hardware/software on a network.  Do NOT use metasploit for … Continue reading

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Rufus USB boot and Hiren’s Boot ISO

Hiren’s Boot CD is one of the best tools IT personnel can get their hands on.  (See our article on adding the GeGeek Toolkit) WIth the following tools, Hiren’s can help you diagnose, repair and secure your computer – Avira … 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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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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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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Wise Program Uninstaller Portable

Want a good uninstaller that will clean registry entries after uninstalling a program that is portable and fast?  Wise Program Uninstaller can be downloaded from here and the portable version can be copied to a flash drive.

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Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP

If you have several computers on your network and would like to see the computers on your network, Enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP to speed this process up.  NetBIOS allows computers to be seen by name on your network.  Enabling NetBIOS … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Stop automatic restarts after updates

Want to stop automatic updates after your computer updates? Here’s what you can do.  Click on Settings, Update and Security, Advanced Options and then change from Automatic to Notify to Schedule Restart.

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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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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Add Desktop icons

Want your desktop icons on your Windows 10 pc? Right click on the desktop, click personalize, click on themes and then click on Desktop icon settings. Select the icons you want to see on your desktop.

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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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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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Windows 10 Quick Tips – Test your disk speed

Want to test your disk speed?  Use ATTO Benchmark https://www.attotech.com/disk-benchmark/ First go to Computer, double click, right click on your C: drive.   Select Tools and Optimize your SSD or HDD. Run ATTO

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Windows 10 Quick Tip – Hide the Search Box

Want to hide the search box?  Right click the taskbar, select Search and select Hidden, Show Icon or Show Box. Show Box Show Icon Hide Box /Icon

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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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