Create a Multiple Operating System Bootable USB Drive

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If you work in IT or offer your own IT services, you probably install and reinstall operating systems for clients quite often. Traditionally, operating system installs have been deployed directly from an OS install disc, but because discs get scratched or damaged so easily, most people in IT use USB drives. This is a more […]

Get Windows 8 Explorer in Windows 7

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in Windows 8, one thing I really like is the new ribbon interface in Explorer. I know there are a lot of people that probably hate it, but for some reason I do like the ribbon look in Office and now in Explorer on Windows 8. It’s just easier to click on those buttons than […]

Fix NT Kernel & System Process CPU Usage in Windows 7

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I recently ran into a strange problem where a process called System (NT Kernel & System) was using about 15 to 30 percent of the CPU on my Windows 7 machine all the time. In the above screenshot, System is using 0 percent CPU, which is how it normally should be. The system process basically […]

Troubleshoot and Fix Office 2013 Problems with Repair

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If you’re having problems with any Office 2013 program like Word 2013, Excel 2013 or Outlook 2013, you can always perform a repair, which will try to fix any issues that may be causing the program to not load properly or ┬ásome other type of problem. To repair Office 2013, you first have to open […]

Office 2013 – Replace Someone’s SkyDrive with Your Name

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In Office 2013, you can save your documents to the cloud using Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service. You get a decent amount of free space and you can access your files via Mac, Windows, the Internet, or smartphone if you saves your files there. I have tested it out by using my SkyDrive account and it […]

What Happened to Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8?

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In Windows 8, the name for a lot of features in Windows 7 has changed. For example, Windows Anytime Upgrade is now called Add Features to Windows 8. Disk Defragmenter has now been changed to Optimize Drives. ┬áNot really sure why the name changes were necessary, but if you’re looking for something in Windows 8 […]

Difference between Windows Media Center and Windows Media Player in Windows 8

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If you haven’t heard already, Windows 8 has one huge chunk of software missing that used to be included by default: Windows Media Center. Due to media decoding licensing costs that OEMs have to pay for DVD playback capabilities, Microsoft has removed Windows Media Center from Windows 8 completely. There are two ways to get […]

Create a Desktop Shortcut to All Apps in Windows 8

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Windows 8 removed the Start Menu and now if you want to see all the apps that you have installed on your system, you have to go to the Start Screen, right-click and then click on All apps. I personally find this very annoying since previously I could just click on Start and All Programs! […]

Fix Windows Explorer Window Opening on Startup

by File in: Windows 7

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I recently ran into a really annoying problem on my Windows 7 64-bit PC: every time I restarted it and booted into Windows, the Windows Explorer Libraries window would pop up. It never occurred before and I could not pinpoint any particular software or update that I had installed that would cause it to start […]

Copy Data Off a Laptop or Desktop Hard Drive

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I recently had a client who was running Windows 7 and got a horrific computer virus that prevented him from starting up his computer. Unfortunately, he had a ton of files on his hard drive that he needed and therefore could not simply format and start from scratch. If you are in a similar situation […]