Wireless: Determine if Computer Has 5GHz Network Band Capability

To Determine 5 GHz Network Band Capability: Check on Windows: 1. Search “cmd” in the Start Menu. 2. Type “netsh wlan show drivers” in the Command Prompt & Press Enter. 3. Look for the “Radio types supported” section. Determining Factor: If the network adapter supports network mode 802.11ac: The computer supports both 2.4 GHz and 5GHz – your […]

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How to Find a User’s Security Identifier (SID) in Windows

There are many reasons why you might want to find the security identifier (SID) for a particular user’s account in Windows, but in our corner of the world, the common reason for doing so is to determine which key under HKEY_USERS in the Windows Registry to look for user-specific registry data for. Regardless of the reason for your need, matching SIDs to usernames […]

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TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2 for Windows 7 Outlook

Please consider that we haven’t tried the following instructions for Outlook 2003/2007/2013, if you are using this version released around 10 years ago you should consider upgrading to a newer version. Follow the instructions below: a) Update Windows 7/8 using Windows Update and download/install all important updates. For windows 7 is important that you install […]

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How to Disable Delete Browser History in Internet Explorer

If you’re setting up a computer for your kids or for a school or workplace, you’ll likely want to make sure you can monitor where users go online. One important step is disabling the ability to delete Internet Explorer’s browsing history. Administrator accounts on all versions of Windows can make a few quick changes to […]

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Windows 10 – We cant sign into your account

Sometimes, Windows 10 locks you out of your PC without any reason. You won’t be able to login to your Desktop and using anything on your PC will become impossible. The error shows up during the login in when you try to open your account. It will say show a dialogue box saying “We can’t […]

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What’s the Difference Between Sleep and Hibernate in Windows?

Windows provides several options for conserving power when you are not using your PC. These options include Sleep, Hibernate, and Hybrid Sleep, and are particularly useful if you have a laptop. Here’s the difference between them. Sleep mode is a power saving state that is similar to pausing a DVD movie. All actions on the computer are […]

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How to Use Your Free Windows 10 License After Changing Your PC’s Hardware

The free Windows 10 license you receive is tied to your PC’s hardware. You’re still allowed to use Windows 10 on that same PC even after changing its hardware. Activating that license is easier than ever in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. How to Associate Your Windows 10 License with a Microsoft Account In Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, it’s […]

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You Can Still Get Windows 10 for Free from Microsoft’s Accessibility Site

Microsoft has announced that it wants people who use assistive technologies to be able to upgrade to use the new accessibility features in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. In the Anniversary Update, the Narrator screen reader is improved and new applications like the Edge browser, Cortana, and Mail offer improved accessibility features. Windows users who use assistive technologies (like the narrator, […]

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POST troubleshooting steps

The Power On Self Test (POST) is a set of procedures that a computer runs through each time it is turned on. It ensures that all of the system’s hardware is working properly before trying to load the operating system. If the computer does not pass POST, it will not boot. See our POST definition for […]

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