Does MAC Address Filtering Really Protect Your WiFi?

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MAC address filtering is one of those controversial features that some people swear by, whereas others say it’s a complete waste of time and resources. So which is it? In my opinion, it’s both, depending on what you are trying to accomplish by using it. Unfortunately, this feature is marketed as a security enhancement that […]

How to Create and Use a Password Reset Disk in Windows 10

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If you’re using a local account to log into Windows 10, it’s probably a good idea to create a password reset disk in case you ever forget your current password. All you need is 5 mins of your time and a spare USB stick. Pretty much everyone has a few of those small USB sticks […]

Fix File System Errors in Windows 7/8/10 with Check Disk Utility (CHKDSK)

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Check Disk (chkdsk) is a tool used to verify file system integrity and is also used to locate bad sectors on hard drives. It also helps in recovering corrupted data whenever a system failure occurs that involves data integrity (i.e. power failure). Check Disk can examine FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS drives and automatically repair errors. […]

What is Msmpeng.exe and Should You Remove It?

by File in: Windows 10

Has your CPU been at 100% utilization lately? If you went to the Task Manager in Windows and looked at your processes tab, you may have noticed a process called msmpeng.exe eating up all your available CPU. So what is msmpeng.exe and how can you prevent it from slowing your system down? Well, unlike what […]

99 Ways to Make Your Computer Blazingly Fast

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Over the last several years working in IT for various companies as a Systems Administrator,  a Network Administrator, and a Help Desk professional, I’ve written and learned about many ways to increase the performance of not only my PC, but also of the many PCs on my networks ranging from Windows 98 to Windows 10. […]

5 Tools to Convert BIN Files to ISO Images

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Recently, I downloaded some IT software on my Windows PC and the files were all .BIN and .CUE files. In order to work with them, I needed to convert the BIN files to ISO images and mount them as a drive. In this article, I’m going to mention a couple of free and paid utilities […]

4 Great Tools to Create Windows Installer Packages

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I’ve written a fair amount of code in my IT career and released a good number of Windows programs also, so a good tool to create Windows installer packages was always key. Each program would have a different set of needs, such as scripts, DLLs, security settings, etc., so one tool that could handle a […]

How to Connect to a Remote Registry in Windows 7 and 10

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If you’re in a small business environment, it can become really annoying if you have to walk out to each computer that you need to fix. Instead, if you can remotely connect and fix problems or adjust settings, it makes things a lot more convenient. Though it’s less common, there are times when you might […]

How to Export Your Emails from Microsoft Outlook to CSV or PST

by File in: Office Tips

Are you planning on leaving a job and want to make sure you get a copy of all your emails in case you need to refer to them at a later point? Or maybe you just want to export them for backup purposes in case your Outlook PST file becomes corrupt, which happens quite often. […]

What is the Difference between WPA2, WPA, WEP, AES, and TKIP?

by File in: Networking

Pretty much everywhere you go today, there is a WiFi network you can connect to. Whether it be at home, at the office or at the local coffee shop, there are a plethora of WiFi networks. Every WiFi network is setup with some kind of network security, either open for all to access or extremely […]