Tab Key Not Working in Windows 7

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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 few days ago. Suddenly, the tab key would not move me to the next form field in an online form. I though it was odd, […]

Use Netstat to See Listening Ports and PID in Windows

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Being in IT for almost 8 years, I quickly learned that the netstat command in Windows can be of great benefit if you know how to use it! Even though I don’t work in IT anymore, that command still comes in handy a lot of times. For instance, my Internet connection was running really slow […]

Audio Not Working on Your Laptop?

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Over the years, I’ve had lots of issues with my laptop and one of the biggest problems has been the audio. Not sure why, but sometimes it would randomly just stop working. Sometimes a driver issue, sometimes Windows, sometimes hardware, etc., etc. On top of that, if you are trying to connect your laptop to […]

Join Windows 7 HomeGroup from Windows 8

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So now that Windows 8 is coming out, you’ll be happy to know you can join it to your existing Windows 7 homegroup if you like. Windows 7 introduced the whole homegroup feature, which basically simplifies the process of sharing files and printers with other Windows 7 machines. Up till now, you could only do […]

Fix Word Opens in Safe Mode Only

by File in: Office Tips

I installed Office on my Windows machine a long time ago and everything was working fine until today. I tried to open a Word document from my desktop and for some strange reason Word opened in Safe Mode. Strange I thought, so I shut it down and opened the file again. Safe mode again! Then […]

4 Ways to Access the Control Panel in Windows 8

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Getting used to using Windows 8? Since I’m a computer tech guy, one place I am always visiting on my computer is the Control Panel. I’m just so used to clicking on the Start button and then opening the Control Panel from there. In Windows 8, since there is no start button, you have to […]

Fix “Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful” Error

by File in: Windows 7

One of my clients ran into a problem when they were trying to upgrade from Windows 7 Home Premium to Professional using the Windows Anytime Upgrade tool. Instead of it working like normal, they ended up getting the following message: Windows Anytime Upgrade was not successful The only sorry solution it gives you is to […]

No Sound or Audio in VMWare Fusion Windows 7/XP Machine?

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I’ve been messing around with Windows 7 in a virtual machine for quite a while now and I recently installed a new copy, but ran into one problem. For some reason, there was no sound output from my Windows 7 virtual machine. The other one worked fine, so it was really strange. If you’re not […]

VMWare Fusion BIOS Setup Loads Too Fast?

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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. I went ahead and restarted the VM thinking it should be pretty straightforward getting into the BIOS. Not really. I ran into a few issues. […]

Can’t Open Hyperlinks in Outlook?

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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 operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator. Hmm, I was able to open hyperlinks just […]