Computer Tips

Fix for Cannot Remove or Delete Network Printer in Windows

August 26th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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If you work at an office, you probably have several printers added to your computer that are network printers, i.e. not connected directly to your computer. However, as you move around in the company or printers die out, that list has to be cleaned up every once in a while. Sometimes when you try to […]

Generate a List of Startup Programs via Command Line or PowerShell

August 26th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

powershell startup programs

You probably already knew this, but if you want to see a list of all of the startup programs that run when Windows starts, you can simply go to the MSCONFIG tool and click on the Startup tab! Here you can enable or disable startup programs easily. You can read my previous article that explains […]

How to Speed Up Logging Into Windows

June 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

startup delayer gui

Even with fast hardware and the newest operating system, logging into Windows can become painfully slow if there are a lot of programs that startup when Windows starts up. Note that I am not talking about how long it takes to boot Windows because that is a completely different beast. I’ve already written previously on speeding […]

Change or Spoof a MAC Address in Windows or OS X

April 2nd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

mac address

Every NIC (Network Interface Card) has a unique MAC address (Media Access Control). This applies to all types of network cards, including Ethernet cards and WiFi cards. The MAC Address is a six-byte number or 12-digit hexadecimal number that is used to uniquely identify a host on a network. An example of a MAC address is […]

How to Turn On Auto-Complete in the Command Prompt

April 1st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Do you use the command prompt on a daily basis? If so, I recently found a way to turn on auto-complete for the command prompt via a simple registry edit. When typing in long path names, simply type in the first few letters and then press TAB to autocomplete either folder or file names. For […]

How to Uninstall and Reinstall Windows Updates

March 31st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Even though installing updates in Windows is an easy process, the mechanism in the background that manages it all is fairly complicated. There is also a lot of misinformation on the Internet about how to deal with problems relating to Windows Update. One of the biggest misconceptions is that all Windows updates can be installed […]

How to Avoid Problems Activating Windows After a Clean Install

March 23rd, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

activation restore

If you are planning on doing a clean install of Windows on your PC, you will more than likely have to reactivate Windows, either online or over the phone. Normally, the online reactivation will work just fine as long as the hardware on your computer hasn’t changed very much since the OS was originally installed […]

Remove Desktop Background Wallpapers in Windows

March 21st, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

windows 8 wallpapers

Looking for a way to delete desktop wallpapers from your Windows PC? If you have ever changed the wallpaper in Windows, you’ve probably noticed the ridiculous number of useless wallpapers that come with the system by default. I have NEVER used any of the built-in wallpapers and therefore wanted to figure out a way to delete them […]

Ultimate Guide to Backing Up and Restoring the Windows Registry

March 20th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

system restore advanced options

Windows stores just about everything that makes it work in a hierarchal file-based database called the Windows Registry. The registry contains all the configuration settings for the operating system, programs, services, components and pretty much everything else. Everything from the size of the icons to the color of the taskbar is stored there. The registry is […]

Best Free Ways to Convert BMP to JPG

March 18th, 2015 by Aseem Kishore File in: Computer Tips

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Have an image in BMP format that you need to convert to JPG/JPEG format? There are many different ways you can convert between different image formats and in this post I’ll mention the simplest and easiest ways that I know of. These days you won’t really see as many images in BMP or Bitmap format […]