Tag Archives: Windows

Should you disable 8dot3 for performance and security?

Microsoft did recommend to disable short names  in a security guide some times back.  There is evidence that file operations in directories (folders) that contain a large number of file can be slowed by short file name creations.  So does … Continue reading

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Brute Force Username and Passwords with Ncrack – Security / Educational

Disclaimer: You must own or have permission to run Ncrack on any network or device.  This post is used for educational purposes. IT admin personnel can test different devices and their setups with ncrack.  If devices are set up in … Continue reading

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Multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise?

Multi-session remote access to Windows 10 Enterprise? Probably – Up to 10 simultaneous connections according to Computerworld. Read more

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Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness tool

At an elevated command prompt (command prompt as administrator) – type  DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth What should you try first? – Try the PowerShell post we made on an earlier date to check for updates. Open PowerShell as an Administrator … Continue reading

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Can’t update Windows? Try PowerShell

Open PowerShell as an Administrator Type the following- Install-Module PSWinodwsUpdate Get-WindowsUpdate Install-WindowsUpdate

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Windows won’t update? Download the Servicing Stack Update (SSU)

There are several things you can do when Windows won’t update. With Windows 10, you can open an elevated command prompt and type – DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth You can also Download the Windows Update Troubleshooter Ultimately, you can use the … Continue reading

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Need to check your PC for Meltdown or Spectre?

Need to check your PC for Meltdown or Spectre?  Use  Steve Gibson’s free tool to check if you are vulnerable. https://www.grc.com/inspectre.htm

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Extended attributes are inconsistent error on Windows

1. Right click the volume icon in the task bar and select sounds 2. Scroll down on the Program Events: Look for and select the option that says Windows User Account Control 3. Change the Sounds, select option to (None) and then click on okay Thanks Josh!

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Distracted by the web? Snooze your Wi-Fi

Is the internet and all of the alerts you are getting from social media and email distracting you?  Hit the snooze on your Wi-Fi – How? Click your wi-fi/internet icon   by the sound and time Next Click the Wi-Fi button … Continue reading

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Create a system image in Windows 10 on your network

Now that you have Windows 10 exactly how you want it, you need to preserve an image of your computer.  You can do this across your network which will take some time.  You can also save the image locally on … Continue reading

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Export your drivers using PNPUTIL

Want to export your drivers so that you have them later? Open a command prompt or PowerShell as an administrator Next create a folder to hold your drivers Type pnputil /export-driver * c:\smalldriver   (This is my folder on a small … Continue reading

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SyMenu – Download over 1,000 utilities from NirSoft, SysInternals and more

SyMenu allows you to download utilities from NirSoft, SysInternals and more.  Download the program from here and check the programs you want. Once you download the programs, you can use SyMenu to run the many programs  (over 1200) from a … Continue reading

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Winsat formal – measure your computer’s native performance

Want to truly measure your computer’s native performance?  Use Winsat formal to see how the video, CPU and HDD/SSD performs. Open a elevated command prompt and type Winsat formal Want to measure just the disk?  Type the following and substitute … Continue reading

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Is your SSD or HDD dirty?

You can of course use the Windows GUI to check your SSD or HDD.  But did you know that you should check your drives by typing the following (you can copy and paste in a elevated command prompt and change … Continue reading

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Windows Updates – Double check by visiting Microsoft’s Update site

Want to make sure your Windows is up-to-date?  Here’s a tip.  You can go to setup in Windows 10 by clicking the gear and then clicking Update and Security. Once you click update and Security, you can see if your … Continue reading

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What’s On My PC has two excellent articles on utilities

WSCC finds updates to utilities (portable version) that are an excellent resource for your flash drive and repairing Windows – Go over to Rick’s to see the full review.   Use WSCC to install, update, execute and organize the utilities … Continue reading

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Bad HDD? It could be your Windows Updates

Recently we had a server that kept trying to install Windows Updates AND it would attempt to do updates IF the you skipped the HDD scan.  The updates would fail and the computer would reboot to a login screen. Here’s … Continue reading

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Speed up Disk Cleanup loading in Windows

Want to speed up disk cleanup so that it loads quicker? Right Click your C: drive Select properties Hold down the Shift + the Ctrl key Click on Disk Cleanup

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World Route by Softperfect

Here’s a visual aid to tracert currently free at Softperfect.  You can use this to see where internet delays are happening with a website.  This tool comes in portable and with an installer. https://www.softperfect.com/products/worldroute/

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One in four wireless networks are still unsecure

Annually our class studies wireless technology and its implementation into homes and industry.   Surveys are conducted to analyze security used, transmit power and geographic location of wireless technology. According to Wigle.net, Security has improved over past years.  Home users … Continue reading

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