Limit Bandwidth on a Netgear Wireless Router

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fix Word Opens in Safe Mode Only

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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 […]