Category Archives: Windows

Recover full space on MicroSD card [SOLVED]

Q. Can you please help me recover the space on one of my microsdxc cards? I installed a custom OSΒ on one with an sd formatter and now it only shows like 1/16th of it’s full size πŸ™ I have tried the SD card on my laptop, my Android phone and my tablet. They ALL show the smaller size and don’t allow me to format the full size! Would like to do the recovery on Windows if possible. Thx!!! -Sam Staffton

Flush DNS cache in Windows 10 [solved]

Windows 10 is a wonderful OS, right up there with Windows 7 and one of my favorites. Thankfully, most of the classic commands still work on Windows 10 too πŸ™‚ Here are the steps for flushing the Windows DNS cache in Windows 10: #1 Open Command Prompt (Administrator account is not required) #2 Type: ipconfig /flushdns #3 Press Enter Voila, your DNS cache should be flushed! Now you can get a fresh resolution of IPs for any domain names you

Fix Brightness Adjustment Dell Laptop Windows 10 [SOLVED]

Recently I upgraded three different Dell laptops to Windows 10. The first was a Dell Inspiron 11 2-in-1, the 2nd was a Dell Latitude E5450, and the 3rd was a Dell XPS 13 (2015 Infinity Display). While I love Windows 10 so far, there is one major annoyance: brightness adjustment no longer works! i.e. when you press Function Key + Brightness Up/Down, the onscreen brightness meter pops up but the actual brightness adjustment does not work πŸ™ Thankfully, after some

Windows 8.1 disable web search

I like the Windows 8 search feature as it allows you to quickly find settings, programs and other items with a quick text search. However, I do not like the new Window 8.1 Bing web searches that get integrated into the search pane πŸ™ The web searches: -make the entire process seem slower and less responsive -raise privacy issues, as your searches (which may be intended to be local and private) are sent to MS -make the results more confusing

Format FAT32 on 64GB, 128GB, 256GB USB flash drives on Windows

Need to format a > 32GB USB flash drive as FAT32 but Windows won’t let you? No problem, here is a free and safe utility that you can use to format your thumbdrive:   (dl website) More details and background: Recently I needed to format a 64GB USB flash drive as FAT32. This was for use in a Chevrolet vehicle that requires FAT32 and 32K cluster sizes in order to read from high capacity USB flash drive. I ordered a

Access is denied [SOLVED] Command Prompt Windows 7/8/10

Q. Help! I am trying to access a file from an old hard drive on my new machine but when I navigate to the directory on my Windows command prompt I get an ‘Access is denied.’ error message πŸ™ Can you help me??? -Megan A. Yes, I believe I can help you Megan πŸ™‚ #1 First you need to start the command prompt as an administrator. You can do this by navigating to the command prompt in the start menu

HP Stream 7 review

Picked up a HP Stream 7 at Amazon and have been loving it: +IPS display +Nice size and build quality +128GB MicroSDXC support +USB OTG support +Free MS Office +Free 25GB of Dropbox space +Runs Chrome and uTorrent quite well +Respectable battery life +Very nice hardware for a great price* *Amazon currently has it for $99 with free shipping! HP Stream 7 32GB Windows 8.1 Tablet (Includes Office 365)http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NSHLVD2/Lightning-fast performance: Get the speed and responsiveness of the powerful Intel quad