Stop Windows Automatic Reboot After Updates


Occasionally, after the installation of an Automatic Update, Windows will prompt the user to reboot their computer or postpone the reboot for up to 4 hours. This is possibly one of the most annoying of all of Windows “features” as quite often I have been caught off-guard when downloading a large file or leaving the computer for a few minutes only to find that I’ve missed the prompt and the computer has restarted. Which can obviously be extremely frustrating!

Fortunately, it is relatively easy to fix permanently. Continue reading “Stop Windows Automatic Reboot After Updates”


The Difference Between PC/Laptop ‘Sleep’ (Standby) And ‘Hibernate’ Explained.

The terms ‘sleep’ and ‘hibernate’ used in the tech sense aren’t really self-explanatory┬áso you may be forgiven for not actually knowing what is going on when you put your PC or laptop into one of these states. Many notebook computers enter sleep mode automatically when left idle for a defined amount of time. Continue reading “The Difference Between PC/Laptop ‘Sleep’ (Standby) And ‘Hibernate’ Explained.”

How To Easily Convert A .BIN or .NRG Disc Image To An .ISO

Difficulty figuring out how to convert a .bin or .nrg CD/DVD disc image to an .iso image probably isn’t the most common problem in the computing world, but I figure if you’re reading this then you have just this very issue. If you have no idea what a .iso disc image is then my other article entitled “What are ISO files and how do I use them?” might be worth a read, they’re very handy. Anyway, I’ll keep it short and sweet and demonstrate the most simple and painless way that I have found to resolve this problem.

Read on and follow these 5 super simple steps to .ISO conversion glory. ­čśŤ

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Super Simple Way To Fix A Slow iPhone

Here is another real quick tip for all you iPhone user’s out there. Seen as though you internet-types these days have an attention span of about three seconds I will cut straight the point!

After a while your iPhone may seem to bog down and not run quite as well as it should, the following steps are a very quick and simple way of possibly improving performance. Continue reading “Super Simple Way To Fix A Slow iPhone”

Windows Shortcuts That Everyone Should Know

Having used computers for most of my life I have learned a lot of things that I now take for granted. Many of these things I falsely ┬áassumed that most people know but every now and then I watch people who aren’t so computer savvy taking a long time to do the simplest tasks. So I would like to share with everyone a quick list of shortcuts that I use almost every single time I am on the computer. Continue reading “Windows Shortcuts That Everyone Should Know”

Does Leaving Your Laptop Plugged In Shorten It’s Battery Life?

If you leave your laptop plugged in all the time, even when the battery is fully charged does it shorten the life of the battery?

That is the question that came up the other day and I didn’t know the answer, I always wondered myself as I use a laptop at work that is plugged into the AC power 99% of the time. Fortunately an answer to the question was very easy to find on the internet.

The short answer is yes, leaving your laptop plugged into mains power while the battery is fully charged will reduce the batteries capacity to hold a charge.┬á When the battery is running consistently at full charge it causes the battery to chemically kill it’s self. Continue reading “Does Leaving Your Laptop Plugged In Shorten It’s Battery Life?”

How to enable Telnet on Windows 7 & Vista

Today I tried to Telnet into a Cisco switch at work today not remembering that Windows 7 doesn’t have Telnet enabled by default, neither does Vista for that matter. I guess in an attempt to make Windows a little more secure as Telnet by it’s self is not a very secure form of communicating.

Regardless of security there are times when Telnet is going to come in handy and there is a very quick and easy way to re-enable it on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Both should use the same method. Continue reading “How to enable Telnet on Windows 7 & Vista”