Category Archives: Computer Maintenance

Getting Your Computer Fixed: A Complete FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Computer Service Deciding to get your computer fixed by a professional might seem like the easy choice over solving the problem yourself, but that doesn’t mean it comes without concern. Data privacy, time and cost … Continue reading

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Microsoft’s fix for Windows 10 update cutting off internet? ‘Restart your machine’

Microsoft is looking into reports that some Windows 10 and 8 users are having trouble getting online following a recent update. Microsoft is investigating reports that a recent Windows update is stopping some PCs from connecting to the internet. A … Continue reading

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Why Does Restarting Seem to Fix Most Computer Problems?

It usually goes something like this: YOU: “So I’m having this problem with my…”TECH SUPPORT: “Did you restart it?”YOU: “…” Few things cause more eye rolls than being told to restart something, be it your computer, smartphone, television, or whatever … Continue reading

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Internet not working in Windows 8

Why can’t I connect to the Internet? This problem usually has to do with TCP/IP or Winsock requiring a reset. Winsock entries tells Windows 7 how to access your network services. Additionally, your TCP/IP protocol can be corrupted. The TCP/IP … Continue reading

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Windows Does not assign a Drive Letter to External Drive

Windows does not automatically assign a drive letter to any of  usb hard drives or flash drives, if You go into the disk management utility the drive is always sitting there online and active, and all I have to do … Continue reading

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Windows Does not assign a Drive Letter to External Drive

Windows does not automatically assign a drive letter to any of  usb hard drives or flash drives, if You go into the disk management utility the drive is always sitting there online and active, and all I have to do … Continue reading

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How to Remove Duplicate Calendar Entries from Outlook

For some reason Microsoft never included a true duplicate removal tool for Outlook, so you have to use an alternate strategy, which involves either a whole bunch of clicking and deleting or an export process to clean up duplicates with … Continue reading

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How to Check Original Installation Date of Windows

Many a times we want to know more and more about our System, What if a Friend of yours asks you some Questions about your PC and you fail to answer it, You may be Curious to Know the Original … Continue reading

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Finding computer name using IP

As a System Admin we have to find out the computer name from the IP Address. If we are using DHCP Server then we can find out the name from DHCP pool, but if we are not then…. Here the … Continue reading

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How to Block a Program from Accessing The Internet in Windows 8.

This guide will take you every step of the way through creating a “firewall rule” in Windows 8 that will block any program of your choice from connecting to the Internet. There are a whole slew of reasons you may … Continue reading

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