Fix Windows Stuck in Airplane Mode in 60 seconds

Can’t turn off airplane mode windows 10? Do this! This is the fix for when you’re stuck and can’t turn off airplane mode in Windows 10 on your device, including on a Surface Pro, and you want to turn on the wifi. I’ve found it can be a problem with the laptop or Surface Pro…

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How to Protect Your Clients’ Data and Make Money Doing it

As you may have seen by now, Cryptolocker has infected around 250,000 PCs so far and is still going strong.  If you aren’t familiar with Cryptolocker, it’s a business owner’s worst nightmare.  Once installed, Cryptolocker will encrypt files on the machine it is installed on as well as all network drives that machine is connected…

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How to Restore Deleted Files After Emptying the Recycle Bin

Recycle Bin Icon One of my favorite tech tools is called Restoration. It’s a stand-alone Windows based file recovery program. It allows you to restore deleted files even after they have been emptied from the recycle bin. Restoration requires no install and because of this, you can put it on your flash drive and take it with you wherever you go. In the following article I would like to show you how to use it.

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How to Reset a Lost or Forgotten Windows Password

Windows passwords are meant to keep unwanted users off your computer.  And because of this, Microsoft doesn’t make it easy to reset them when they are lost or forgotten.  In the following article I would like to walk you through using a tool to reset a Windows password when there is no other way into…

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How to Recover Data from a Crashed Hard Drive

The complete guide to hard drive recovery.  Successful hard drive recovery is important to everyone, because you have important and potentially irreplaceable data and files.  Whether the data has been lost due to a hard disk drive crash, or the computer has stopped working for some other reason, this article shows you how to safely…

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How to Easily Migrate Data From One Windows User Account to Another

Manually migrating a user over from an old profile to a new one can be a huge pain.  Not only do you have to track down all their old data and copy it to their new profile, you also have to reconfigure all of their programs and Windows settings to their liking. Microsoft offers no…

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How to Add the Start Menu Back to Windows 8

With Windows 8 officially here it’s time to start thinking about the implications of moving your users or clients to it.  Under the hood, Windows 8 is a solid OS but from a usability standpoint, some users are going to be frustrated.  One of the biggest frustrations that they may experience is the lack of…

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Free Remote Desktop Support Tool That’s Quick and Easy to Use

There are lots of remote support tools out there but most require you to either have an account or install something on the end-user’s machine in order to gain access.  This is fine in some cases but can be a burden if you need to quickly and easily provide remote support to someone.  I would…

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How to Compare your ISP’s DNS Servers with Others

I was recently faced with a situation where the response time of an ISP’s DNS servers on a network I was supporting seemed to be slower than they should have been.  Fortunately, there is a great tool available that I was able to use to test these DNS servers against the response time of public…

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How to Scan a Network For Port Vulnerabilities

Have you ever wondered how secure a network that you set up actually is? Today I would like to share a tool with you that will allow you to easily scan a network for external port vulnerabilities. This tool is called ShieldsUp! and is web based which allows your scan to take place outside of…

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