Tag: windows

Tuesday Tech Tip: Windows Presentation Mode


When hooking up your Windows laptop to a projection system for a presntation there are

Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: Windows 10 Technical Preview


The first technical preview of Windows 10 (yes, they’re skipping Windows 9) has been released and Michael has been testing it. Join us for a tour of Windows 10 with a look at the new features and the differences you’ll need to be aware of whether you’re currently using Windows Vista, 7, or 8.1. Show Links […]

Windows 10 Technical Preview screenshots


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I’ve got the technical preview of Windows 10 up and running on some spare hardware. The process was painless on a Core 2 Duo with only 2GB of RAM and took less than 15 minutes including logging into my Microsoft account and the syncing of settings. Here are my screenshots showing features that differ from […]

Tuesday Tech Tip: Shake that window


You’ve got half a dozen windows open on your desktop and you want to minimize

Tuesday Tech Tip: What’s Waking Your Computer


Lately I’ve been putting my desktop to sleep at night, having moved most of the 24/7 functions to our home media server. However, every so often, the computer’s been awakened sometime in the night, despite my having most definitely not moved the mouse or touched the keyboard. So, how can I find out what caused […]

Tuesday Tech Tip: Windows Command Line Tools


Many of my readers will be familiar with many of the commands featured in this lifehacker article such as chkdsk and ipconfig. But how about sfc, cipher, and driverquery?

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Tuesday Tech Tip: Fix Windows folder unresponsive/slow behavior, green loading bar


Sometimes when you open Windows Explorer you get a green progress bar in the windows location bar. If you find the happening in a particular folder on a regular basis, there is a solution: Open the folder in question. Select Properties. Click the Customize tab. Windows 8: Choose “General items” from the “Optimize this folder for:” […]

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Google Cloud Print now available sans Chrome


Have you ever needed to print a boarding pass, whitepaper, or speech, and didn’t have

First look at Windows 8.1


Jensen Harris from the Windows Team shows some highlights of what to expect in Windows 8.1 coming later this year as a free update for Windows 8 customers. http://bit.ly/10OM2Th

Tuesday Tech Tip: Prioritize Your Wired Connection


Is you have a laptop you’re probably using a WiFi connection most of the time.