What Happened to Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8/10?

by File in: Windows 10

In Windows 8 and Windows 10, the name for a few features from Windows 7 have changed. For example, Windows Anytime Upgrade is now called Add Features to Windows 8/10. Disk Defragmenter has now been changed to Optimize Drives. ┬áNot really sure why the name changes were necessary, but if you’re looking for something in […]

Fix Windows Explorer Window Opening on Startup

by File in: Windows 7

I recently ran into a really annoying problem on my Windows 7 64-bit PC: every time I restarted it and booted into Windows, the Windows Explorer Libraries window would pop up. It never occurred before and I could not pinpoint any particular software or update that I had installed that would cause it to start […]

Copy Data Off an Unbootable Laptop or Desktop Hard Drive

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I recently had a client who was running Windows 10 and got a horrific computer virus that prevented him from starting up his computer. Unfortunately, he had a ton of files on his hard drive that he needed and therefore could not simply format and start from scratch. If you are in a similar situation […]

How to Run Disk Cleanup in Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

Even though Disk Cleanup is not a very often used tool in Windows, it still does come in handy and I have found that it does a good job of getting rid of some stuff that other cleaners can’t. In Windows 10, you can open Disk Cleanup in a number of ways. In this post, […]

Can’t Copy Text from a PDF File?

by File in: Help Desk

So I ran into a problem the other day when I had to copy some text from a PDF file and paste it into a presentation that I was doing. The problem was I could not copy the text! Hmm, I thought, there must be something stupid I am doing since I am pretty sure […]

Will Deleting an Email on the iPhone/iPad Delete it on the Server?

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I’ve been using Gmail on my iPhone and iPad for a long time now and I have it setup exactly the way I want. A couple of my friends have Gmail setup too, but they didn’t quite understand how Gmail, IMAP and iOS work together when managing email. One question I always get is what […]

Remote Desktop into Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

I’ve got several machines running Windows 10 at home and there are times when I would like to quickly remote into one of my Windows 10 machines, so that I can change some settings or install something, etc. In Windows 10, you can enable remote desktop and connect to your machine from Windows 10, 7, […]

Install Purchased Apps from Windows Store on Another PC

by File in: Windows 10

I’ve been using Windows 10 for a while now and one thing that I have done is purchased a few useful apps from the Windows Store. If you have ever purchased an app on an Apple device, you are probably familiar with the fact that you can then download that same app for free on […]

Enable Windows 10 Hyper-V

by File in: Windows 10

In Windows 10 there is a new feature called Hyper-V that is basically the same thing as XP Mode in Windows 7. It allows you to run as many guest operating systems on your Windows 10 host machine. However, Windows XP mode was based on Windows Virtual PC, which was the consumer version of their […]

Install and Setup a Website in IIS on Windows 10

by File in: Windows 10

I’ve had Windows 10 installed for a while now and I finally decided to try and setup a small test site using IIS 10, the latest version of Internet Information Services that runs on Windows 10. In this article, I’ll show you how to install IIS 10 on Windows 10 and setup a new website. […]