Fix “Windows is unable to install to the selected location” in Windows 7 or Vista

by File in: Windows 7

So while playing around with Windows 7 and installing it on various computers, I ran across an interesting error message that you might also see: Windows is unable to install […]

Windows 7 Will Not Sleep or Not Sleeping

by File in: Windows 7

So playing around with Windows 7 has been fun, but there are a few quirks. For example, on one of my laptops, Windows 7 does not go to Sleep mode. […]

Windows Features On or Off Dialog is Empty in Windows 7 or Vista

by File in: Windows 7

If you’ve recently upgraded to Windows 7 or did a clean install of Windows 7, the first thing you’ll want to do is run Windows Update to download the latest […]

How to Enable System Restore in Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

Before you install more programs and drivers on your newly installed Windows 7 PC, make sure you have System Protection enabled. System protection is a feature that regularly creates and […]

Fix “Inaccessible Boot Device” in Windows 7 and Vista

by File in: Windows 7

If you like tinkering with computers a lot, you might just end up causing your computer not to load! I recently was playing around in the BIOS on my Windows […]

How to Uninstall Windows 7

by File in: Windows 7

With the release of Windows 7, there will be those people who still will want to revert back to Vista or XP for some reason or another. If you want […]

Prevent Windows from Turning Off USB Devices

by File in: How-To

To save power, Windows automatically shuts down the power to USB ports.  It surely saves power, but what if it is causing you problems with your auxiliary devices or if […]

Fix “Windows cannot access the specified device path or file” Error

by File in: Help Desk

Cryptic Windows errors are about as common as fish in the sea. I’ve previously written about many strange Windows errors, such as: Unsupported wireless network device detected. System Halted Instruction […]

Export All Email from Gmail

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Even though I’m pretty trusting of the cloud in general, I still like to have my own local backups just in case something terrible happens to the Internet. If you’ve […]

Export SQL Data to Excel with Column Headers

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How many times have you had to write up a quick query in SQL Management Studio for someone and then export the data out to Excel? Exporting data from SQL […]