August 22, 2012

How to Tell if a Folder is Shared in Windows 10

Starting in Windows 7 and continuing into Windows 8/10, Microsoft has removed the feature whereby when you shared a folder, it would change the folder icon so that you could immediately tell it was being shared. Instead, they moved this info to the Details pane, which is shown at the bottom of Windows Explorer in […]

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August 16, 2012

What Happened to Disk Defragmenter in Windows 8/10?

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.  Not really sure why the name changes were necessary, but if you’re looking for something in […]

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August 9, 2012

How to Run Disk Cleanup 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, […]

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July 25, 2012

Enable Windows 10 Hyper-V

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 […]

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July 13, 2012

Log on as Administrator in Windows 10

By default, the local Administrator account in Windows 10 is disabled. There are certain programs that require the user to be logged in using the local administrator account in order to install software or perform some action on the computer. Even though you normal user account is considered an “administrator” account, you will still be […]

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June 30, 2012

Download High Resolution Book Cover Art

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 a package the size of a paperback, which is especially great for vacations and other trips. No longer do you need to decide which books […]

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June 29, 2012

Cleanup the WinSxS Folder in Windows 7/8/10

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 and component files and can grow to be quite large. In addition to that, a lot of space is taken up by the backup folder, […]

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June 2, 2012

Change Downloads Folder Location in Google Chrome

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 most people, it’s probably because you are running out of space on your local hard drive. I moved my downloads folder to my NAS (Network […]

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