Fix Windows 8 “We weren’t able to connect to the Store” Error

September 25th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8

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I have loaded Windows 8 on a couple of home PCs and I’ve been running into occasional issues here and there. Recently, I tried to open the Windows Store and I got the following error message: We weren’t able to connect to the Store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the […]

Remove Windows.old Folder in Windows 8

September 24th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Featured Posts, Windows 8

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If you have upgraded Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 to Windows 8, you may find that you have a large Windows.old folder on your system. You can also get a Windows.old folder if you end up doing a refresh of your Windows 8 PC. Lastly, if you do a custom install of Windows […]

Create Custom Environment Variables in Windows 7

September 23rd, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: How-To

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By default, Windows uses certain environment variables to allow users to quickly access certain paths and directories within the operating system. This helps to make Windows easier to navigate. By defining and setting up your own custom environment variables, you can create direct paths and shortcuts to apps, directories, URLs and more. Environment variables in […]

Super Charge CCleaner with Hundreds of Extensions

September 22nd, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Reviews, Tools Review

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I’m a big fan of CCleaner because it does a great job of finding all the crap on my computer and getting rid of it. I run it once a month and it usually frees up a couple of hundred MBs. Plus, the registry cleaner does a good job without ever messing up my system. […]

HDG Explains – What is the System Reserved Partition?

September 21st, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Featured Posts, Help Desk

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If you have ever installed Windows by yourself, you may have run into the situation where Windows setup tells you it’s going to create a System Reserved partition for system files. The size of this partition is 100 MB. The exact prompt is To ensure that all Windows features work correctly, Windows might create additional […]

Block Websites from your Router or using DNS

September 20th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Featured Posts, How-To

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Looking for a way to block websites in your home so that anyone connected to your network cannot access them? There are lots of programs out there that you can install on a PC or Mac to block or filter websites, but I don’t like these solutions because you have to manually install it on […]

What to Look for When Buying PC Speakers

September 19th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Reviews

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Computer speakers are one of those PC accessories that are almost essential; and you can spend anywhere from $10.00 to $1,000.00 for quality PC speakers, depending on your budget. In today’s post, we will review some things to look for when choosing a sound system for your computer. I enjoy listening to music a lot, […]

System Restore Points Missing in Windows 7?

September 18th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 7

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I recently ran into a problem where all my restore points in Windows 7 were disappearing. If I created a system restore point and then restarted the PC, the restore point would be gone! I could not figure out why this was happening, but after doing some research I managed to get the problem fixed. […]

Lost Windows 7 Install Disc? Create a New One From Scratch

September 17th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 7

If you’ve misplaced your Windows 7 install disc, which may be the actual discs that came with your PC or a retail Windows 7 install disc that you bought separately, then reinstalling Windows can be a bit frustrating. However, there is a very simple way to create your own Windows 7 install disc for Home […]

Best Clipboard Manager for Windows 7 & Windows 8

September 16th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Reviews, Tools Review

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I have been looking for a good clipboard manager program for years and had gotten so sick of trying them out and not being satisfied, that I finally gave up and haven’t used on in years. Until today! While browsing some freeware site, I ran across a clipboard manager called Shapeshifter that works on Windows […]