Lost or Forgot Administrator Password in Windows?

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It’s happened to all of us at some point or another: you go to log onto your computer and you type in the password and you get a Password Incorrect message. You try again and it doesn’t work. Then you type it in really slowly to make sure you didn’t mess up any character and […]

How to Upgrade to a Higher Edition of Windows

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So most likely, if you bought your computer from Amazon or Best Buy or some other online website/store, the version of Windows that is included with the computer is going to be the basic version: Starter or Home or Home Premium. In the case of Windows 10, it’s just Windows 10 and not the Professional version. […]

How Many Computers Can You Install Windows 7, 8, 10 On?

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One common question that I get all the time is How many computers can I install Windows on? If you read around, you’ll get all sorts of different answers. However, for legal purposes, it’s best to stick with what Microsoft states in their end-user license agreements. There are always ways you can get around the limits, but […]

Troubleshoot Cannot Connect to Internet in Windows

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Having problems connecting to the Internet on your Windows machine? Windows does a pretty good job of determining if there is a problem in Windows that is preventing the computer from accessing the Internet and then fixing it, however, not all Internet problems are related to the computer. Before your computer can access the Internet, it […]

How to Burn CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray Discs in Windows

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Starting with Windows 7, Microsoft has included the ability to burn CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray discs directly from Windows Explorer. So if your PC comes with a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disc burner, you really don’t need any third-party disc-burning software. In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps for burning a disc and […]

How to Calibrate Your Monitor in Windows and OS X

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Most people don’t ever really bother calibrating their monitors because everything looks fine when they first set it up and so they just stick with that. I’ve also done this myself many times, but recently, I tried calibrating my monitor and found that it looked much better than what I had been used to. Windows […]

How to Create and Mount a Virtual Hard Disk in Windows

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In Windows 7, Microsoft introduced a new way to backup your computer called Backup and Restore. Basically, it let you backup all your data to another location and gave you the option to create a system image also. If you chose to create the system image file, you would end up with a large VHD […]

How to Share an Internet Connection with Other Computers

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Looking for a quick way to share your Internet connection with others around you? These days, this is only useful in a handful of situations. I’ve personally only used a shared Internet connection when in a car with a friend who had a laptop tethered to his smartphone. My iPad was Wi-Fi only, so I […]

Convert a Windows PC into a Virtual Machine using Hyper-V

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A great way to save yourself from viruses, malware and spyware is to use a virtual machine to browse the Internet instead of your regular Windows PC. So what is a virtual machine? It’s basically a full copy of Windows that runs inside another copy of Windows called the host. The virtual version of Windows […]

How to Setup Dual Monitors in Windows

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Setting up dual monitors used to be an expensive and complicated task back in the days, but thanks to cheap graphics cards and cheap monitors, pretty much any modern computer can support dual monitors nowadays. In addition, the latest versions of Windows support a lot of features natively that you previously could only get using […]