Windows 7/8/10 – How to Join a Domain

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If you’re adding a new computer to your corporate environment, you’ll most likely need to join it to a domain. The procedure is fairly simple as most of the work is done by the server. The process is also pretty much the same for Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. For Windows 10, there […]

How to Configure a HomeGroup in Windows

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A homegroup in Windows  makes it easier to share files and printers on a home network. You can share pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers with other people in your homegroup. As a security measure, other people can’t change the files that you share, unless you give them permission to do so. When you set […]

Search Inside Multiple Text Files at Once

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Ever had to find some text inside a bunch of different text files? If you’re in IT, this issue can come up quite often. Maybe you are looking for a particular phrase in log files or maybe you are a programmer and need to find some code that is inside many different code files. Unfortunately, […]

How to Delete Blank Lines in Excel

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One of the most common tasks in Excel is deleting blank rows. Whatever type of data you may have in Excel, there are many occasions where you will also have a bunch of blank lines throughout the file. If you have thousands of rows, manually deleting blank lines is a major pain and virtually impossible. […]

Enable or Disable Windows Firewall from Command Prompt

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There may come a time when you need to write a script or remotely connect to a PC and run a command to enable or disable the Windows firewall. For most IT environments, using Group Policy is the easiest way to configure the Windows Firewall on client computers. It’s also the easiest way to add […]

The Easiest Way to Use Kiosk Mode in Windows 10

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Previously, I had written about how you can use Assigned Access to put Windows 8.1 into kiosk mode, which basically only allows one app to be run on the system and that’s it. It’s great for any public computer that you want to have a high degree of control over. With Windows 10, the procedure […]

How to Determine Who Is Connected to Your Wireless Network

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Ever run into a situation where you needed to quickly find out what devices were connected to your wireless network? I recently had a neighborhood get-together and a lot of the kids asked to connect their phones to my WiFi network. Unfortunately, I didn’t enable the guest network in time and so I had to […]

What is Windows Prefetch and Superfetch?

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Prefetch is a feature, introduced in Windows XP and still used in Windows 10, that stores specific data about the applications you run in order to help them start faster. Prefetch is an algorithm that helps anticipate cache misses (times when Windows requests data that isn’t stored in the disk cache), and stores that data […]

Enable Microphone, Line-In Audio, and Stereo Mix in Windows

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Want to convert some of those old cassette tapes to digital MP3s? Want to use voice dictation software? Want to record some audio from a website that streams music? Want to use your PC as a makeshift karaoke machine? Getting Windows to record all those sounds isn’t always so easy or straightforward. Windows allow more […]

Disable or Turn Off InPrivate Browsing in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge

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InPrivate browsing is a feature in Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge that is very similar to Google’s Incognito mode. It basically allows you to browse “privately”, meaning your browsing history is not recorded, cookies are not saved, and other data is not stored by your browser. In this article, I’m going to talk about how […]