When mapping a drive in Microsoft Windows, you may receive an error that says: The mapped network drive could not be created because the following error has occurred: Multiple connections to a server or shared resource by the same user, using more than one user name are not allowed. Disconnect all previous connections to the […]
I was helping somebody with the installation of their new Windows Mobile device and we couldn’t get the phone to install to their Microsoft Windows 10 computer. An error appeared every time we tried that said: Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. The component store has […]
How to turn off the annoying printer notification messages that appears when an event occurs on your printer in Microsoft Windows.
You can shut down a Microsoft Windows computer remotely over a network using commands. This comes in handy for me when I don’t have the energy to go all the way downstairs to shut my desktop computer off.
Using a simple command, you can add or remove a Windows computer to a Microsoft Windows domain remotely from another computer.
Disable the warning message that says “The Publisher Could Not Be Verified” when you run certain files in Microsoft Windows.
Enable or disable the Windows 10, 8, or 7 Superfetch (otherwise known as Prefetch) feature. Superfetch caches data so that it can be immediately available to your application. Sometimes this can affect the performance of certain applications. It tends to not work well with gaming, but can improve performance with business apps. To modify whether […]
How to disable the Encrypting File System (EFS) feature in Windows.
This tutorial shows you how to disable the File Compression feature in Microsoft Windows.
Today I was helping a Microsoft Windows 10 user that couldn’t read or write to files in a folder on the network. I figured something was set on the files that had them set to Read Only. So I ran the following DOS command on the folder containing the files: attrib *.* -r +a -s […]
If you have a long list of hung or corrupt print jobs in Microsoft Windows 10, 8, or 7, you can clear the print queue easily by using either of these methods.
The location of the setting where you enable the single-click of icons to open them always escapes me. I can never find it when I want to change it on my Mom’s computer. Single-click irritates me, but here’s how to enable or disable it in Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.
While using Microsoft Windows, I had a window that had somehow fallen completely off of my screen. Right-clicking the window in the Taskbar and selecting Maximize brought it back, but there was no way I could get the window restored to where I could move it around my screen with my mouse. Luckily, there are a […]
Solve a problem where Numlock is enabled in Microsoft Windows at startup with these steps.
You may need the MAC Address of your network card to connect to a network secured using MAC Address Filtering. Here’s how to find it using a command in Microsoft Windows.
Did you walk back to your computer after lunch to find your entire Microsoft Windows screen is flipped upside down? You may have fallen victim to one of the most common office gags, or you or your cat has accidentally hit some keys and changed the orientation of the screen. Either way, these steps should […]
I had several PCs that just didn’t want to install any Windows Updates. After going through the process, the update box would display a message that said “Error(s) found: Code 80243004 – Windows Update encountered an unknown error.” I searched for a solution to this problem for months. Several forums referred me to a few […]
Q: Why do some file and folder names show up in blue instead of black in Microsoft Windows?
NET SEND commands haven’t worked since Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2. XP SP 2 disabled the Messenger Service. Attempting to use the NET SEND command might throw you an error that says: An error occurred while sending a message to Computer Name/Username. The message alias could not be found on the network. More help is […]
Having administrator rights on a computer is often required when making configuration changes in Windows or to install software. Therefore it’s important to check to see if you have administrator rights before doing any work on a computer. Being able to check user rights was very important for me back when I was trying to […]