Category Archives: Microsoft Windows

Guide: How to format an external drive to work seamlessly with Macs and PCs without third party software.

mac external drive exfat

External drives allow you to quickly moves large files between computers. If you want yours to seamlessly work with both Macs and PCs, your external drive needs to use a filesystem that is supported by both platforms. The problem is … Read more

Use the exFAT File System and Never Format Your External Drive Again

Use the exFAT File System and Never Format Your External Drive Again  

Using an external drive between Mac and Windows computers can be a hassle, since you constantly have to reformat it to fit which computer you’re using it on. Instead of reformatting it all the time, just use the much more … Read more

Microsoft is about to take Windows XP off life support

On April 8, Windows XP’s life is coming to an end. On that day, Microsoft will stop issuing security updates to the 12-year-old operating system, and it will end nearly all technical support as well.

You wouldn’t think that killing … Read more

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Top 10 Incredibly Useful Windows Programs to Have On Hand

Some apps are essential, and you use them every day. Everyone knows their names: Firefox, VLC, 7-Zip, and so on. However, there’s another class of app that gets less attention: the apps that are insanely useful to have in … Read more

Clear the local DNS cache in OSX 10.10 Yosemite, Linux and Windows

When URLs are just not resolving the way you want it, to time to clear or flush the dns nameserver local cache –flush-the-loacl-cache

How to clear the local DNS cache….

OSX 10.10

sudo discoveryutil udnsflushcaches

OSX 10.9

dscacheutil -flushcache; sudo 
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How to restore Start menu and files hidden/deleted by a virus

METHOD 1 – automatic

Download and run UnHide

Note 1. If the first run doesn’t fix the issue, try to re-run UnHide.
Note 2. If any temporary file cleaner has been run after the infection, the above method … Read more

Windows XP: Launch the Add Printer Wizard from the Command Line

Why would anyone want to launch the Add Printer Wizard from the command line? Wouldn’t it be easier to just click Start –Control Panel –Printers and Faxes –Add a printer? Well, not if you’re logged in as … Read more

How do I view PowerPoint files on Windows 7

Download and install microsoft’s powerpoint viewer (you don’t need the full-blown application) —

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=cb9bf144-1076-4615-9951-294eeb832823Read more