Windows 10: Disable Ads

How do I disable Ads in Windows 10? Can you disable the Ads in the Windows 10 Start Menu? How To:  Start, settings, personalization, Start, Occasionally show suggestions in Start: OFF Start, settings, personalization, Lock screen: - Background: anything BUT Windows Spotlight. - Get fun facts, tips and more... : Uncheck Start Menu, right click the [...]

Disable Windows Defender

How do I disable Windows Defender? Every time I turn it off, it comes back on by itself. You can disable Windows Defender either by using Group Policy or the Windows Registry. Group Policy gpedit.msc Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Defender On the right: Turn off Windows Defender Select Enabled Windows [...]

By | 2016-11-17T23:00:43+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Computers, Documentation, Microsoft, Windows|0 Comments

Windows Update stuck at “Checking for updates”

Troubleshooting Windows Updates can be a frustrating issue many times. The steps outlined in this article (PDF: Windows Update stuck at %22Checking for updates%22 - Microsoft Community) have helped us quite a bit from time to time.   Notes: net stop wuauserv cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution ren Download Download.old net start wuauserv   Windows Clean Boot

By | 2016-08-02T14:06:16+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Computers, Documentation, Microsoft, Windows|0 Comments

Windows password policy settings

========= QUESTION --------- While not part of a Windows Domain, can we enforce complex password requirements on individual user machines?   ========= ANSWER --------- Yes - simply use the Local Security Policy tool on the individual Windows machine.   ========= EXAMPLES ---------   ========= APPLIES TO / KEY WORDS --------- Complex Password High Security [...]

By | 2014-11-09T11:22:45+00:00 November 9th, 2014|Computers, Documentation, Microsoft, Windows|0 Comments

Computer Inventory Applications

========= QUESTION --------- PC Inventory Applications   ========= ANSWER --------- MSInfo32.exe   ========= EXAMPLES ---------   ========= APPLIES TO / KEY WORDS ---------   ========= REF ---------   --- ◊

By | 2017-12-01T23:47:25+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Computers, Documentation, Windows|0 Comments

Windows XP browse Windows 7 shares

========= QUESTION --------- I cannot get my Windows XP machine to successfully browse file shares I have setup on my Windows 7 machine?   ========= ANSWER --------- Win 7 | Control Panel | Network & Sharing | Advanced Sharing Settings: - Enable file sharing for devices that use 40- or 56-bit encryption Win 7 | [...]

Internet Connected, but Browser Not Working

========= QUESTION --------- I am on the Internet. I can Ping web page addresses, I can connect via remote desktop, etc... But none of my browsers work?   ========= ANSWER --------- This is most likely due to malware of some other setting change. Try some of the options in the EXAMPLES section and see if [...]