Computer Tips

How to Share WiFi Credentials and Contact Info using QR Codes

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Normally, when someone comes to your house and they ask to connect to your WiFi, you either go find the password if you can’t remember it or you go ahead and manually connect them to the network. In addition, when you meet someone new and want their contact info, you normally exchange numbers, call each […]

Unable to Delete Network Adapter in Windows 10?

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Recently, I uninstalled some VPN software off my system because I was no longer using it, but the virtual network adapter created by the software didn’t get removed automatically. When I tried to delete the network adapter from the list of adapters, the delete option was greyed out. After quite a bit of troubleshooting, I […]

How to Change Default Download Folder Location on Any Web Browser

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By default, anything you download from a web browser will normally go to the Downloads folder on your computer. This is pretty much true regardless of the operating system you are running. Most people will use the default location for downloads, but there are instances where it might be helpful to change this folder. For […]

Should You Ever Disable a Windows Service?

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If you have ever searched for ways to make your Windows computer faster, you’ve probably run across several websites that suggest turning off or disabling certain Windows services. Other websites say it’s dangerous and you should never mess with Windows services. So, who is correct? Well, the argument can basically be broken down into whether […]

How to Find Hidden & Saved Passwords in Windows

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As you go about your day logging into various websites in your browser or accessing protected file shares on the network, Windows stealthy works in the background and may or may not store your credentials in various locations within the operating system. These usernames and passwords may end up in the registry, within credential files, […]

How to Move and Extract PDF Pages

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At some point or another, you probably have had to edit a PDF file by either moving the pages around, deleting a page or extracting a page or set of pages into a separate PDF file. Recently, I had to change the order of a few PDF pages and extract a different set of pages out […]

How to Assign a Static IP Address in Windows and OS X

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By default, most computers and devices on the network get their IP addresses via DHCP. DHCP is basically a system whereby a host, like a router or server, gives out IP addresses to devices so that they can communicate with the host and with each other over the network. Each device on the network has […]

Access BIOS & Change Boot Order for Any Version of Windows

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So you need to change the boot order on your Windows machine so that you can boot from USB in order to run an offline virus scanner? Or maybe you need to change the boot sequence so that you can boot from a Windows DVD to run a system repair? Whatever the reason for changing […]

41 Essential Skills for Windows Users

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Recently upgraded to Windows 10? Or still using the all-time favorite Windows 7 on your PC? Whichever version of Windows you are using, there are certain tasks every Windows user should know how to do. The tasks range from knowing how to restart your computer in safe mode to being able to change the name […]

Monitor Hidden Website and Internet Connections

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You can be pretty sure that your computer is connected to the server hosting my website as you read this article, but in addition to the obvious connections to the sites open in your web browser, your computer may be connecting to a whole host of other servers that are not visible. Most of the […]