Help Desk Geek – Page 134 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

VMWare Fusion BIOS Setup Loads Too Fast?

by File in: Virtualization

I have Windows 7 installed on my Mac using VMWare Fusion and today I needed to get into the BIOS in order to change the boot order for my VM. […]

Can’t Open Hyperlinks in Outlook?

by File in: Office Tips

I recently ran into a very annoying problem while using Outlook on my computer. When I tried to click on a link, I ended up getting the following message: This […]

Configure Ubuntu to Not Dim or Turn Off An Inactive Display

by File in: Linux Tips

It’s typically good practice for computer users to have their displays set to turn off after a certain period of inactivity. It’s good for a couple reasons. People passing by […]

Fix “Your PC’s CPU isn’t compatible with Windows 8/10” Error

by File in: Windows 10, Windows 8

I’ve installed Windows 8/Windows 10 on a couple of machines lately to play around with it and it has installed without a problem on all machines except one. On an […]

Change Downloads Folder Location in Google Chrome

by File in: How-To

Here’s a quick post for those looking to change the location of the downloads folder in Google Chrome. You may want to do this for many different reasons, but for […]

Unable to Pin Programs to Taskbar in Windows 7?

by File in: Windows 7

So I ran into an interesting problem the other day when I tried to pin a program to the Windows 7 taskbar. Usually, I just right-click on the open application […]

Uninstall and Reinstall IE in Windows 7

by File in: How-To

Internet Explorer was recently having some strange issues on my Windows 7 machine and instead of spending hours trying to figure out what was causing the problem, I decided I […]

Force Windows 7 to Use Wired Connection over Wireless

by File in: Networking

So here’s an interesting situation I ran into when using Windows 7 connected to both my Ethernet network and my wireless network at home: whenever I would transfer data between […]

How to Trace Dependents in Excel

by File in: Office Tips

If you work with formulas a lot in Excel, you know that the value of a single cell can be used in a formula in many different cells. In fact, […]

Windows 7 Screensaver and Power Options Not Working?

by File in: Windows 7

I’ve had my share of problems with Windows 7, but I still use it regularly along with my MacBook Pro. One new problem that creeped up recently has to do […]