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

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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

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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

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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?

by File in: Windows 8

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

by File in: Windows 8

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

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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?

by File in: Windows 8

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

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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

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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 […]

Use Multiple Google Accounts in Chrome Web Browser

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I have always found it annoying having to use multiple browsers to sign into several Google accounts. I’ve also found it annoying that I had to install add-ons and extensions in browsers like Firefox to get it to work properly. Personally, I like to use Google Chrome and none of the other browsers. In every […]