Help Desk Geek – Page 155 – Help Desk Tips for IT Pros

Force IE to Open Link in New Tab

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One question that I have gotten a lot lately from users is how to open a link in Internet Explorer in a new tab instead of a new window. If […]

How to Fix MBR in Windows XP and Vista

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What is the MBR? MBR stands for Master Boot Record and it’s the first sector of your hard drive that basically tells the BIOS where to look for the operating […]

Fix “Windows was unable to find a certificate to log you on to the network”

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I recently bought a new Linksys wireless router and after setting it up with basic WEP security, I tried to logon from my laptop and was successful! Not very exciting, […]

Recover BIOS/CMOS Password using CMOSPwd

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As an IT administrator for the last several years, there are some occasions where I go a little overboard with security and do things to lock myself out of a […]

How to Fix Microsoft Office Error 25090

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Working in a corporate environment as an IT support technician always means you’ll end up dealing with weird problems that would never occur on a normal consumer PC. Why? Well, […]

Uninstall Symantec Endpoint Protection Without a Password

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If you work in a corporate environment, you and your computer may be the unsuspecting victim of a terrible piece of software from Symantec called Endpoint Protection. It’s a giant […]

How to Reset Local Security Policy Settings to Default in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP

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Have you ever gotten a computer second-hand? Maybe from a company that was shutting down or from someone who no longer needed theirs? Ideally, you would want to simply reformat […]

Fix “Bootmgr is missing” in Windows Vista

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Recently, I installed a fresh copy of Windows Vista on a new PC at our office and everything went fine. I had no errors or problems during the install. So […]

Sound or Volume Tray Icon Missing in Windows Vista?

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Is your sound icon suddenly missing from your Windows Vista system tray!? It was there just a little while ago, but now it’s gone! For some strange reason, many Vista […]

How to Configure a Router for Remote Desktop

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I’ve previously written several articles on remote desktop, including how to enable remote desktop on a remote computer and how to access local files and folders during a remote desktop […]