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How to Troubleshoot WiFi (Wireless) Printers

by File in: Featured Posts, Networking

Few things are more frustrating than when you want to print a document, and your wireless printer is in an error state, or gives you the silent treatment. Perhaps you’ve tried to connect your WiFi printer to the network in your home, but the problems persist, leaving your printer stubbornly off the grid. Ideally, a […]

Why Most New Phones are Ditching the Headphone Jack

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The 3.5mm stereo TRS (tip, ring, sleeve) jack has been around for a very long time. The original 6.35mm version hails from the late 1800s where it was used in telephone switchboards. The 3.5mm version came about in the 1950s and is still widely in use today. This means you could take a pair of […]

Black, White & Gray Hat Hacking Defined

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Hackers. The news loves to report on them and the public just loves to completely misunderstand what they actually do. The word “hacker” has become associated with malicious computer criminals, largely thanks to how it’s used in the media and film. Originally the malicious type of computer wizard was known as a “cracker”, but it […]

How to Remove Shortcut Virus in USB using CMD

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A computer virus can come from just about anywhere — even removable storage devices. When an infected USB flash drive finds its way to your PC, it will be activated thanks to a built-in Windows function called AutoRun. Fortunately, there is a way to disable the feature. In this article, we’ll show you how you […]

What Does End of Life Mean for Software and Should You Care?

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Before we begin, understand that this article also addresses operating systems (OS), specifically Windows, but the principles could apply to any software, app, or OS. When you hear or get notification that your software is nearing End of Life  (EOL), it’s a bit disconcerting. It sounds so final, as though your software is just going […]

99 of the Best Windows Freeware Programs You May Not Know Of

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Due to the popularity of my previous article on Help Desk Geek entitled 99 ways to make your computer blazingly fast, I’ve decided to write another list post with 99 items, but this time on Windows freeware programs that you may have not heard of. If you search for “best freeware programs” or “top freeware […]

CPU Processor Comparison – Intel Core i9 vs i7 vs i5 vs i3

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Although they’ve been out for more than a decade now, Intel’s Core lineup, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 processors, still feels relatively young. Here, we will review the processors, explain the technologies behind them, look at Intel’s philosophy, and help you decide which processor to buy. Rather than taking the traditional processor comparison […]

Create a Windows 10 System Image Backup

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Windows 10 is probably the most stable and usable OS Microsoft has released since Windows 7. However, that doesn’t mean you won’t run into serious issues at some point. I always make sure I create a full system image of my Windows 10 PC every several months. When you create a system image, you can […]

How to Delete the Windows.old folder in Windows 7/8/10

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If you have tried upgrading your Windows PC and it has failed a couple of times due to various annoying reasons, you’ve probably come to realize that there is a large chunk of disk space being eaten up by a folder called Windows.old. Windows.old is automatically generated whenever you perform an installation of Windows with […]

Block Websites from your Router or using DNS

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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 […]