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Common Mac OS X Problems and Solutions

I've written a few tech tip articles for Mac OS X, but hopefully you'll find this list of common Mac OS X problems and solutions helpful. GMail Bug In Default Mail App If you use the default Mac Mail app, you might have run into some issues when setting it up for your GMail account [...]

By | August 26th, 2016|Mac, OS|

Windows Server Tip: Disable 8.3 Naming and Strip Existing Short Names

There are performance and security benefits to disabling short file names (or 8.3 file names) on a Windows Server. From the graph below, you can see the performance benefits of disabling the 8.3 short file names. On Windows 2012 servers, the 8.3 naming is disabled when you format a new volume. When you've upgraded from [...]

By | August 4th, 2016|OS, System Administration, Tech Tips, Windows|

Windows 7 Stuck At Checking For Updates

I was recently working on an older computer that needed a fresh installation of Windows 7. I downloaded a fresh image of Windows 7 with SP1 and ran through the installation. As any IT person would, the next step I do is to download and install Windows Updates. This has never been an issue in [...]

By | May 23rd, 2016|OS|

Fix For Upgrading From Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

I purchased a laptop that was pre-loaded with Windows 8 Home Edition. I was running the Technical Preview of Windows 10 since it was available to the public. When Windows 10 was released, I did the free upgrade, which upgraded me to Windows 10 Home Edition since I previously had Windows 8 Home Edition. With [...]

By | December 30th, 2015|OS|

NVIDIA releases GeForce 361.43 WHQL drivers for Windows 10

NVIDIA has released a new version of its GeForce WHQL drivers, version 361.43, targeting Windows 10 devices. This particular update focuses on GameWorks VR headset, adding tweaks and bug fixes with the driver description stating: NVIDIA continues to work closely with VR headset and game developers to deliver amazing VR games and applications. This Game [...]

By | December 27th, 2015|Gaming, OS|
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