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

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…

Windows 10

How to Deactivate Wi-Fi Sense on Windows 10 Devices

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…

Google Chrome

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

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…

Windows

Error Fix: msxml3.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error

Are you getting a frequent error on your machine on your machine with the following message? [box type=”error” align=”aligncenter” ]C:\Windows\System32\msxml3.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains…

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Reduce Eye Strain From Your Computer Screen With f.lux

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…

increasing your productivity with multiple monitors

Multi-Monitor settings lost after reboot

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?…

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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…

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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…

Server

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…

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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…