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Stop Windows Automatic Reboot After Updates April 17, 2013
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…
Best Free NetStumbler Alternative May 21, 2012
A few years back I started dealing with wireless network installations in homes and business. I was relatively new to the technology and one of the tools I found that helped me greatly was NetStumbler. NetStumbler scans for wireless access points and gives you a pretty graph of signal strength so you can move the…
Recovery Console For XP Without CD: The Easiest Method August 5, 2011
Today I was in a bit of a pickle. I needed to use the Windows XP Recovery Console to use the ‘fixboot’ and ‘fixmbr’ commands on a PC that I was repairing but I didn’t have an XP CD handy that included the recovery console. Microsoft provide a utility to make a set of 6…
HP Printers – A Warning For Potential Buyers September 20, 2010
HP’s C4599, straight from hell?
Every Windows Key Shortcut You Will Ever Need August 10, 2010
Windows Key shortcuts.
100 Super Handy Windows Run Commands August 5, 2010
Windows Run commands are super handy to know, especially when dealing with computer users over the phone. Trying to talk them through an issue can be difficult enough without worrying about what version of Windows they are running or whether or not they have moved the shortcut to their control panel and all sorts. With…
Unknown devices in Device Manager can be really annoying especially if you have lost the driver disc and can’t identify the device at all to download the drivers from the internet.