Category: Operating Systems

Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu

Search the Internet from Windows Start Menu The start menu search box is convenient way to search through PC – but you can also use this search box to perform double duty by making to search the internet from well within the Start menu search. To enable this log on with an administrator account and Read More

Best Ways to Extend Your Laptop’s Battery Life

Laptop Battery life can be a real pain, Laptops tend to lose their charm quickly when you’re constantly looking for the nearest power outlet to charge up.  How do you keep your battery going for as long as possible?  Here are some ease ways to do so. Defrag regularly –  The faster your hard drive does its Read More

Backup your computer automatically

Setting up Windows 7 Backup Even having a basic Backup in place can help make sure that your files are safe in the event of an emergency. With automatic backups, you don’t have to remember to back up your files. You can change your automatic backup settings (such as how often you back up, the Read More

Disable Shut Down Restart and Stand by on a Windows machine

Disable Shut Down, Restart and Stand by button on a Windows machine This is useful for machines which are e.g. in a Meeting Room and always need to be on, Open Registry Editor (regedit.exe) in Run under Start Menu Navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer and to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer In both these locations create or modify the Dword value ‘NoClose’ Read More

PGP Drive Encryption Problem Lenovo X220

PGP Drive Encryption Problem Lenovo X220 Newer Lenovo x220 laptops come with an updated BIOS version which is not compatible with PGP 9. If you encrypt the laptop using PGP9, after reboot, the PC it tries to load the PGP GUI where you enter the password and then gives following message on a black screen: Loading stage2 PGPWDE disk Read More

Speed up Folder loading on Windows

Speed up Folder loading on Local System If folders take a lot of time to load in Windows, especially when the folder size is quite big. There is a really simple fix to speed up folder loading that should be part of any initial troubleshooting which is done. Right-click on the folder in question and choose Properties. On Read More

Unable to browse network shares via VPN

Unable to browse network shares via VPN Iv been getting a few requests with help on a problem that users are unable to browse network shares while connected to VPN. Network file sharing and printing require NetBIOS name resolution. The chances are that NetBIOS over TCP IP is disabled. To resolve this issue, change the Read More

ControlGuard Agent Removal Using the MSI

ControlGuard Agent (CGAgent.exe) Removal Using the MSI Step 1 – On your ControlGuard server Generate a universal machine password (valid for 7 days) using the RemoveAgentPasswordGen.exe. (See Zip File below) open a Command Prompt Run “C:Program FilesControlGuardEAMRemoveAgentPasswordGen.exe” ComputerName Copy and Paste the Uninstall Password into a text file in a temporary location. You should then copy Read More

Run command as administrator

Run command or Install a program as administrator One of the common issues faced by IT Teams is installing or completing administrative tasks either remotely, or while logged on as a user with limited rights. The easiest way to complete this is to use the runas command to run the application / file as an administrative user. Read More

Add the My Computer Icon to the Windows 10 Desktop

If you want to add the My Computer Icon to the Windows 10 Desktop, or any of the standard User folder icon to the desktop in Windows 10 (Computer, Recycle Bin, Control Panel). Step1: Right-click on the desktop and choose Personalize. Step 2: Select Themes on the left-hand menu, and then once you are there, Read More

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