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Trouble Activating Microsoft Office? There is a Solution!

Written on March 11, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven Popular

When we send a system out pre-loaded with Microsoft Office, chances are it is already activated but in the rare occurrence that you are having troubles, check out this article for detailed solutions.

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TRS and TRRS, oh and TRRRS

Written on November 18, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Explanation of microphone/headphone technology. The letter T stands for Tip, and the R stands for Ring (like a ring on your finger, not like ringing the telephone).

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When Linux Breaks: How to Pick Up the Pieces

Written on November 16, 2021 by Ben Bohnen

Linux Troubleshooting guide

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What is Pagefile, and how to adjust it

Written on October 22, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Pagefile or Virtual Memory is a critical part of Windows. This article will explain why along with how to adjust if you encounter errors or issues

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Thunderbolt Security, to the rescue(BIOS)

Written on August 18, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

When Gigabyte boards Thunderbolt security is set 'just right' it can prevent daisy chaining or audio transmission. This article will explain the different security protocols as well as how to fix if you've encountered issues with Daisy Chaining or audio transmission.

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An Introduction to Servers

Written on July 23, 2021 by Ken Colorossi

If you are new to servers there are a few things you are going to want to be aware of and consider. A server isn't just your stander PC. In this article, we are going to go over the difference between Desktops and Rackmounts, Why servers are so loud, and the different Server Operating systems.

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Power Automate, Feature Rich and Now Completely Free!

Written on June 16, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article will guide you through the exceptionally useful 'Power Automate', now available for FREE from Microsoft!

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DaVinci Resolve Initial Troubleshooting

Written on March 19, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

DaVinci Resolve is a powerful application but when errors, lag, or crashing present it's helpful to know the basics of troubleshooting. This article will cover many of the common issues and their relative solutions.

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How To Convert an MBR disk to GPT in Windows 10 - Operating System Disk

Written on January 8, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

Master Boot Record (MBR) disks utilize the Legacy/BIOS partition table while GUID Partition Table (GPT) disks use Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI). This guide will help you convert from MBR to GPT.

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Adjusting Boot Settings From Legacy to UEFI

Written on January 8, 2021 by Chad Warmenhoven

If you intend to switch your drives from MBR to GPT you will likely also need to adjust your BIOS from Legacy to UEFI. This article will walk you through the basic steps including checking to determine if your system is currently in UEFI mode or not.

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Optimal Settings for Your Home Network

Written on November 19, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

This article covers some best practices for setting up your network devices for optimal performance.

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What is Virtualization All About

Written on November 6, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Virtualization is the process of creating a software-based, or virtual, representation of something, such as virtual applications, servers, storage and networks.

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VirtualBox 2 - Installing VirtualBox

Written on November 6, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Oracle VM VirtualBox comes in many different packages, and installation depends on your host OS. We will cover Windows 10 installation in this article.

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VirtualBox 3 - Creating Virtual Machines

Written on November 6, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

There are a litany of options to choose from during the VM creation process but for our first VM we will keep it simple.

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VirtualBox 4 - Using Snapshots

Written on November 6, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Snapshots are a powerful and easy to use feature that allows you to save a VM in it's current state. In this article we will discuss how to create and restore a snapshot.

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Task Scheduler - the Utility You Didn't Know You Needed

Written on October 13, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Task Scheduler is an application first introduced in Microsoft Windows 95 and is more useful than you think. This article will guide you through some if it's simplest uses.

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Monitor Cabling Options and How To Use Them Correctly

Written on February 24, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

There are a finite number of monitor connections but nonetheless it can seem overwhelming at times. We will break down the common ones currently available and how to identify them.

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Microsoft Patches All Your Windows Problems (Mostly)

Written on February 14, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft releases fixes and patches each Tuesday and 2/11/2020 was no exception. We will discuss some of what we think are the most useful fixes of the 99 are.

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How to Enable Network Discovery and Configure Sharing Options in Windows 10

Written on February 13, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Network Discovery in the Windows operating system is a network setting. In this setting you can set whether or not other computers on the network can communicate with connected devices and systems.. If Network Discovery is enabled, sharing files and printers over a network becomes easier.

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Reduce Downtime With These Backup Components

Written on February 7, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

Basic guide to what backup parts you could have on hand in case of failure.

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Welcome to Windows 10

Written on January 27, 2020 by Chad Warmenhoven

New to Windows 10? This article will cover the details about W10 and it's functions/features available. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with your new OS.

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Windows 7 to 10 Transition FAQ

Written on January 20, 2020 by Ben Nelson

As we pass January 14th 2020 Windows 7 security updates have ended. Here are the the common support request questions we've been gathering during the transition time.

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Windows 7 support is ending, what now?

Written on May 1, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Microsoft is officially ending all product support in 2020. This means no more security updates, feature updates, patches of any kind or phone, email and chat support. This article will guide you through some of your options as well as discuss the best actions to take to keep you secure after support officially ends.

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How to Access Safe Mode in Windows 10

Written on March 27, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Windows 10 has changed the game, most specifically the way we access Safe mode and since F8 no longer does the trick here are a few ways to access safe mode.

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Top 5 Pro Tips for a New Puget System

Written on March 1, 2019 by Chad Warmenhoven

Your new Puget System just arrived and you are eager to set it up and get to work. Here are some considerations to keep in the back of your mind while you get setup.