How to Remote Control Computers Using PCHelpWare

Networking Icon PCHelpWare is a free remote assistance application for Windows that allows you to easily take control of remote computers. This application is great to use when needing to connect to computers in remote offices or when helping out family and friends. With PCHelpWare, you don’t have to worry about the remote users firewall like you do with UltraVNC or other remote assistance applications. Connecting to the remote computer is as easy as having the end user double click a single executable file. In the following tutorial, I would like to walk you through installing, configuring, and using PCHelpWare.

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5 Articles that Will Help You Write an Impressive Tech Resume

Resume Icon Finding a tech job can be very tough, especially with so many people competing against you. In most cases, you have less than 30 seconds to grab the hirers attention so you need a resume that stands out. Lucky for you this doesn’t mean that you have to use pink paper and cute fonts. There are much better ways of doing this. If you follow the advice in these 5 articles then your resume is sure to get a second look.

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How to Test a Power Supply Using the Nspire Power Tester Plus

Nspire Icon After getting tired of taking power supplies into our local tech shop to be tested, I purchased the Nspire Power Tester Plus. It is very cheap, easy to use, and gets the job done quickly. With it, you can test 20Pin or 24Pin Power Supply Connectors, P4 Power Connectors, Molex Connectors, and Floppy Power Connectors. This is also one of the few testers for this price that has the ability to test S-ATA Power Connectors. Although this walkthrough is specifically for the Nspire Power Tester Plus, I’m sure that the following information can also be applied to other power supply testers as well.

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15 Online Tools that You Will Come to Love as a Tech

Tools Icon I have compiled a list of 15 free online tools that will help you greatly as a tech. I’m sure that there are other good ones that I have left out so please feel free to post the ones that you like as well.

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How to Set Up an IT Helpdesk for Free

Phone Icon If you support multiple users, computers, networks, printers, or servers then you know that keeping track of current problems or keeping inventory on all of your devices can sometimes be overwhelming. It can be even tougher if you have multiple techs and are trying to keep track of what has and hasn’t been done. The good thing is that there is a free solution that will greatly help you with all of this. In the following tutorial, I would like to show you how to set up and use this tool.

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The IT Crowd (Every Episode)

The IT CrowdWith the announcement that The IT Crowd will be returning for a third season to British Channel 4, I put together YouTube links for all of the episodes from the past two seasons for you to watch. It also looks like a U.S. version will begin airing this fall. Enjoy!

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How to Set Up Your Own Instant Messaging Server

Chat Icon Instant messaging is not just for personal use. It is also a great way for employees to communicate with one another in the corporate world. If you are in IT, then setting up an instant messaging server can be a great benefit to your company. And the best part is that you can set one up without spending a dime. In the following tutorial, I would like to guide you through the easy process of installing my personal favorite IM server software, Openfire.

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How to Automatically Remove Preloaded Software From a New Computer

As a tech, I am constantly setting up new computers. I wish setting them up was as easy as just plugging them in and turning them over to the user but, unfortunately, it’s not. Before I can do this, not only do I have to install all of the typical company software, but I also…

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