Help Desk Geek – Page 132 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

Scale Down an Image in Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android

by File in: How-To

So you just downloaded some pictures from your new fancy Canon or Nikon camera? Well, get ready for some huge pictures with lots of resolution! You’re talking about 20+ megapixels […]

Windows 8/10 Desktop Gadgets

by File in: Windows 8

In Windows 8, Microsoft is moving away from desktop gadgets. Instead they want developers to write Metro-style apps, which also have the ability to be docked to the right-side of […]

Log on as Administrator in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

By default, the local Administrator account in Windows 10 is disabled. There are certain programs that require the user to be logged in using the local administrator account in order […]

Remove Duplicate Contacts on iPhone

by File in: How-To

I love my iPhone and I also like iCloud, but what I hate is that I have a ton of duplicate contacts! Why is that? Well, it’s because I use […]

Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Wireless Router

by File in: Networking

I recently bought a second wireless router for several reasons, but one was to control how my kids connect to the Internet. For one thing, I wanted to restrict just […]

Download High Resolution Book Cover Art

by File in: How-To

For a lot of us, the rise in popularity (and availability) of eBooks has been a very good thing. Now it’s possible to hold an entire library of books in […]

Cleanup the WinSxS Folder in Windows 7/8/10

by File in: How-To

In Windows 7 and Windows 8/10, there is a new folder under C:\Windows called WinSxS, which basically stores dll and component files. It also stores older versions of all dll […]

MP3 Album Art Not Showing in Windows Explorer?

by File in: Help Desk

I have a lot of music on my computer and even though I don’t use it as my primary media player or organizer, it’s nice to have it work properly […]

Fix COM Surrogate has stopped working in Windows 7

by File in: Help Desk

A client of mine started having a strange problem when browsing pictures and videos on his Windows 7 PC: it would popup with the following error message: COM Surrogate has […]

Tab Key Not Working in Windows 7

by File in: Help Desk

Having problems with your tab key in Windows 7? I know I am! My desktop machine runs Windows 7 64-bit and has been working fine for a months until a […]