Find and Fix Damaged MP3 Files

September 15th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: How-To

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Do you have a huge collection of MP3 files? If so, you probably have run into all kinds of issues with your music files from missing track data to unplayable songs to poor sound quality, etc, etc. There are literally hundreds of issues that can occur with MP3 files. There are lots of programs out […]

Fix “Setup is Preparing Your Computer for First Use” on Every Reboot

September 14th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Help Desk

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Have you ever run into the problem where every time you start up Windows, you get the following message: Setup is preparing your computer for first use This happened to me on a Windows 7 machine. Actually, I had created an image of Windows 7 and then restored that image to a different machine. When […]

Scan Wifi Networks and Channels using WifiInfoView

September 13th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Reviews, Tools Review

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Looking for a quick way to scan all the Wifi networks in your area and seeing what channels they are running on? What about getting other info like the SSID, Mac address, signal strength, company name, etc? Nirsoft has released a new free tool called WifiInfoView which will give you detailed information about all the […]

Automatically Move, Delete, or Copy Files in Windows

September 12th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Reviews, Tools Review

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Previously, I wrote about a program called DownloadMover that lets you move files from one folder to another automatically. Unfortunately, this program is very basic and it was last updated in 2005! If you are looking for a program that can handle a variety of file management tasks, then you should check out Limagito FileMover. […]

IE 10 Tile on Start Screen Opening Desktop instead of Metro IE?

September 11th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8

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If you’re running Windows 8 with Internet Explorer 10, you probably have realized by now that there are two different versions of IE: one that is a full-screen Metro app and one that is just a desktop version that we’ve always had for years and years. Normally, if you go to the Start screen, you’ll […]

Fix Black Screen on Windows 8 Laptop with Intel HD Graphics

September 10th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: Windows 8

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If you have been playing around with Windows 8 recently and tried installing it on a laptop that has Intel HD graphics, you may have been surprised when you try to boot and end up with a black screen! At least I was! I have a Dell laptop and installing Windows 8 was fine with […]

Disable the Trackpad/Touchpad on Mac and PC

September 9th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: How-To

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If you like using a mouse to get work done on your Mac or Windows laptop, then you might find it useful to disable the trackpad or touchpad on your system. This is really useful if you type a lot and the trackpad is located in a spot on your laptop that causes it to […]

Device Association Framework High CPU Usage in Windows 8?

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

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If you have recently starting using Windows 8, you may have run into an issue where everything starts to run really slow. If you ended up looking at the processes running in Windows 8, you may have noticed a certain process eating up a lot of your CPU. At least that’s what happened to me […]

Create a Custom Windows 7 Install Image

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

Creating a customized Windows 7 image can be accomplished using a few different methods and Microsoft even supplies some tips for creating unique and custom Windows 7 deployments. However, many of these custom imaging methods revolve around straight enterprise structure, which may require several workstations, a master PC and Windows 7 Enterprise edition. For non-enterprise […]

Save Web Pages in MHT Format by Default in Internet Explorer

September 6th, 2012 by Aseem Kishore File in: How-To

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So there’s one really annoying thing about the way Internet Explorer works and that’s when you try to save a web page. If you click on Save As, by default IE will choose the Webpage, complete (*.htm, *.html) format when saving. I don’t like this format when saving web pages because it creates one HTML […]