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How to access the files on a Network Device (NAS, QNAP, Thecus, etc.) using SMBv1 in Windows 10

After upgrading to Windows 10, are you no longer able to access legacy SAMBA v1 shares? Here are the steps to enable SMB V1 access on a Windows 10 PC: Step 1. Open Control Panel in your PC/Notebook/Laptop/Tablet. Step 2. Click on Programs. Step 3. Click on Turn Windows features on or off link. Step 4. Expand the SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support option. Step 5. Check the SMB 1.0/CIFS Client option. Step 6. Click the OK button. Step 7. Click the Restart now button. After rebooting, you should now be able to connect to network devices running the

Rotate a tablet screen when using TeamViewer or remote work software

Summary: sometimes a PC or tablet may be stuck in the wrong screen orientation when you log in via TeamViewer or other remote software. Solution: Turn rotation lock ON Rotate via the “orientation setting” Apply settings and you are done! Details: Recently I had to do some work for a client via TeamViewer. While that is normal, the ruggedized tablet that I was logging into was a little out of the usual. Specifically, the tiny tablet was running Windows 10

Get Minecraft for Windows 10 for free if you already own Minecraft [SOLVED]

Question. Is Minecraft for Windows 10 really free if you already own Minecraft for JAVA? If so, how do I get my Windows 10 Minecraft product key?! Answer. Yes, if you were an early purchaser of Minecraft, you can redeem a gift code for Minecraft for Windows 10 for FREE (normally around $27!) Here are the steps: Login to https://account.mojang.com/me Look for the Minecraft for Windows 10 heading under “My Games” Click the Redeem button Follow the steps on the

How to shutdown laptop during windows 10 initial setup (Set Up Windows)

Question: I reset a laptop (Lenovo X1 Carbon G6) using Windows 10 and I want to ship it to a new owner in a pristine condition where it will let them set up Windows 10 to their liking. However, after I booted it to test that it booted okay, I am now at the initial Windows let’s start with region setup screen and I cannot shut down 🙁 Can you tell me how to turn off my PC during the

How to check WiFi speeds in Windows 10 [Solved]

Question. How can I check wifi speeds in Windows 10 Pro? Answer. Here are two methods to check Windows 10 wifi connection speeds: #1 Graphical User Interface (GUI) method Press Windows Key + R and type ncpa.cpl Press Enter Double-click the WiFi adapter that you want to check The Wi-Fi Status window will display: #2 Command Prompt text method Open a Command Prompt (or Press Windows Key + R and type cmd) Type netsh wlan show interfaces and press Enter You will

How to enter the BIOS on Windows 10 Lenovo Laptops

Some recent Lenovo laptops lack a keyboard hotkey to enter the BIOS. Instead, the laptops utilize a dedicated “Novo” hardware button on the side of the machine. Press the dedicated button to access the BIOS. Here are specific instructions for entering the BIOS or selecting the Boot Menu on a modern Lenovo laptop: Power OFF the laptop Press the Novo button* *it may be on the left or the right side of the laptop Voila, you can now enter the BIOS

Fix bad sound on Lenovo ThinkPad [SOLVED]

If you read my blog you probably know that I am a big ThinkPad fan. Lenovo has continued the classic IBM lineup and now there is a ThinkPad for almost any taste. My current favorite is the Lenovo ThinkPad T470. This 14″ beauty is nearly perfect for work and travel. However, from the factory it does suffer from a (fixable) issue that seems to plague many modern ThinkPads… terrible sound!  Specifically, the sound is extremely echo prone… After listening to

Remove undeletable partitions from Windows 10 drives

Need to remove stubborn un-deletable partitions from Windows 10 or previous? Here is what those partition layouts might look like: Here is how to remove those same partitions 🙂 First open a command prompt and then proceed as follows: C:\Windows\system32>diskpart […] On computer: XWING10 DISKPART> SELECT DISK 8 Disk 8 is now the selected disk. *NOTE: make sure you select the correct disk! DISKPART> LIST PARTITION Partition ### Type Size Offset ————- —————- ——- ——- Partition 1 System 300 MB 1024