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Enable Data Execution Prevention (DEP) via Group Policy, or BCDedit.exe

bcdedit Data Execution Prevention (DEP) Always On

Windows has always had a problem with backwards compatibility. It does too much of it. Windows is made to be easy on the user by default, with minimal security, with the settings necessary to run a piece of software from Windows 98 still on by default in Windows 10. One example of this epidemic is Data Execution Prevention (DEP). DEP ... Read More »

How to Deactivate Wi-Fi Sense on Windows 10 Devices

Windows 10

Windows 10 is nearly among us and with it there is one feature that has people concerned called Wi-Fi sense, and while its implementation is for ease of use, the potential for it to be used for nefarious purposes is causing some alarm. It is fair to also say that Wi-Fi sense has been a feature of Windows Phone devices ... Read More »

Here’s how to enable Java in Chrome 42 and newer

Google Chrome

Many of you may have noticed that since upgrading to the latest release of Chrome (version 42) certain plugins such as Java, Silverlight and many others have been blocked as Google attempts to phase out NPAPI support. For those interested, Netscape Plugin Application Programming Interface (NPAPI), is an architecture designed so that plugins can be created that will work across multiple ... Read More »

Reduce Eye Strain From Your Computer Screen With f.lux

f.lux screen

If you’re anything like me, your eyes spend a lot of time baking in front of some sort of brightly lit screen. While “frying your eyes”  isn’t an actual thing that can happen, the strain I feel after a long night of computer activity feels real enough. A program called f.lux works to alleviate that. The premise is simple enough. ... Read More »

Multi-Monitor settings lost after reboot

increasing your productivity with multiple monitors

Do you have a multi-monitor configuration with two or more monitors? Are your monitor settings lost after reboot, reverting back to a single monitor, making your completely reconfigure your settings? If so, the issue could stem from having Windows Live Mesh (A Microsoft LogMeIn Competitor that has since been discontinued) currently or previously installed on your machine. Here’s the fix: Read More »

FYI: Windows 8.1 is out today


Heads up everyone! Windows 8.1 just landed in the Microsoft Store for download. There are a bunch of improvements, most notable is the addition of the missing start button that was missing from Windows 8. Keep a lookout for a review from us later in the week. To download, you should see it in the Microsoft Store as a tile. ... Read More »

Set Outlook as the default mail client in Windows 8


Windows 8 is still very new, and flashy, and somewhat annoying (even with the Windows 8.1 Update!) with some of  its quirks! Recently, I installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my new laptop, and ran into an issue where clicking on email addresses open the native Mail app instead of Outlook. If you’re having the same issue…here’s how to fix it! Read More »

Can W3SVC1 log files be deleted? Yes.


I recently came across an issue with a few of our servers where they were running out of space, with no real apparent reason. I performed a disc scan, and found about 30 GIGAGBYTES in W3SVC1 log files on the server, and not knowing what they were really used for, looked into them. I was wondering, can W3SVC1 log files ... Read More »

Clear temporary files from all users on terminal server


Is your terminal server (or computer) starting to fill up on space? If so, clearing out your temp files could potentially clear up a ton of space! There are multiple ways of doing this, but if you have multiple users on your server that use the internet/server regularly, a program called ICSWEEP is perfect for you. It only takes a ... Read More »