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 http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windows-update-stuck-at-checking-for-updates/b79ecc03-5534-42fb-8847-43d2c8d98b94?linkId=16543816&Ocid=1.+Owned+NA+(Reactive)_Social_TWITTER_WindowsSupport_20150825_227327310&auth=1) (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. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-password-policy-settings#1TC=windows-7   ========= 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 --------- http://www.belarc.com/free_download.html MSInfo32.exe http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308549 http://www.lookinmypc.com http://www.piriform.com/speccy   ========= EXAMPLES ---------   ========= APPLIES TO / KEY WORDS ---------   ========= REF --------- http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-free-apps-that-collect-pc-information/?ftag=TRE684d531&s_cid=e101&tag=nl.e101&ttag=e101   --- http://anySiteSupport.com http://anySiteHosting.com ◊

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 [...]

Windows 7 Disable Activation

========= QUESTION ---------How do you disable Windows 7 Activation prompts?  I have Windows 7 and have not been able to activate it, and now I can't browse the web - how do I fix it?   ========= ANSWER ---------Open Services (Start, Run, Services.msc) Find the "Software Protection" service Double-click to open the Properties window. Set Startup [...]

By | 2014-03-02T19:30:19+00:00 March 2nd, 2014|7, Computers, Documentation, Microsoft, Windows|0 Comments