Windows 10

How to check the drive performance in Windows 10 Command Line (Built in)
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There’s no need to download an external tool to check the drive performance in windows quickly from the command prompt.  Sure there are tools that will provide more detailed information but quite often if you’re just looking to find out whether the hard drive is bogging down your PC here is how you can do […]

How to add an Office 365 Email Account to Outlook 2019
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Here are the instructions to add your Office 365 Email Account to Outlook 2019. The instructions are provided below in Video, Text or Slide format Video – How to add your Office 365 account to Outlook 2019 Simple Text Steps – Adding your Office 365 account to  Outlook 2019 Click on File Click on Add Account Enter […]

How to create an email signature using Outlook 2019
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Here’s how to add an email signature to Outlook 2019 (also applicable to Outlook 2016) These instructions are available as Video, Text or Slides Video – How to add an email signature to Outlook 2019 Simple Text Steps – Adding an email signature to Outlook 2019 Click on new email (the same way as if […]

How to add a DNS entry manually to a Windows Computer
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At times you may be required to add a manual DNS entry to your Windows PC in order to override your DNS settings Step 1 – Open Notepad as an Administrator For example in Windows 10 click on Start, Type in Notepad, Right Click and choose Run as Administrator Step 2 – Browse to and open the […]

Outlook says Need Password but the Box Disappears
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Step 1 – Open the Windows Registry Editor Click on start Type in regedit Press enter or select Step 2 – Modify the Registry Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Identity Create a DWORD key named EnableADAL and set it to zero. Create another DWORD key named DisableADALatopWAMOverride and set it to 1

How to change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt
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Here is how to change the Lock Screen Timeout on Windows 10 using the command prompt. Changing the Lock Screen Timeout when running on AC power To change the Lock screen timeout using Command Prompt, do the following: Type in to the search box Command.  Right click on command and choose to run as an Administrator. […]

How to Disable Automatic Updates Installing on Windows 10
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The following instructions will change Automatic Updating on Windows 10 to Automatically Download and Notify for Install.  These instructions are applicable to Windows 10 Professional and higher, not Windows 10 Standard / Home Edition. Step 1: Open the Run Command and type in gpedit.msc – press Enter Step 2: Navigate to : Computer Configuration > […]

How to Create a Wifi Hotspot on Windows 10
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To set up your Windows 10 Computer as a Wifi hotspot: Ensure your Windows 10 PC is 100% updated.  You will need to be running Version 1607 or higher.  To check the version you are on hold down Win + R , type in winver and press enter.  You will be presented with the following screen: […]

How to Flush DNS on Windows 10
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There are many reasons why you may need to flush your DNS in Windows 10, the most common one being that websites aren’t resolving correctly and it may be an issue with your DNS cache holding an incorrect address.  To flush the DNS cache in Windows 10 please follow these steps: Right Click on the […]

How to Restart Windows 10 in Safe Mode Whilst Windows is Running
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Quite often to diagnose problems on your computer you need to restart your computer in safe mode.  The traditional way of restarting windows in safe mode involves hitting the F8 key or similar combination as soon as you turn on your computer.  If you’re having problems getting the key combination at the right time when […]

Dropbox LAN SYNC not Working in Windows 10
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Troubleshooting why LAN SYNC in Dropbox is not working usually involves two things. Make sure that LAN SYNC is enabled in the Dropbox application Make sure that no ports are being blocked by the Windows or a third party firewall. Providing you don’t have any third party software firewalls installed on the computer these are […]

Uninstall Windows Program Silently Using the Command Line (WMIC)
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Here are the instructions for uninstalling a program on a windows computer that was installed using the Windows Installer. The first step is to find out the names of installed programs on the windows computer.  To do this enter the following command: wmic product get name You will then see a list of all the […]

Can’t See iPhone Hotspot from Windows – iPhone Hotspot Not Visible
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You may find that you have turned on the Wifi Hotspot on your iPhone yet can’t seem to find the Hotspot when trying to connect from your windows computer.  There can be a number of issues causing this problem.  Here’s a workaround so that you can find the WiFi Hotspot straight away without waiting for […]

How to restart the Printer Spooler in Windows 10
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Here’s how to restart the printer spooler in Windows 10 without having to restart the whole computer.  Additionally, here are the instructions for restarting the printer spooler using the command prompt. Step 1 From the Cortana Search Bar Type in Services and select the Services Desktop App Step 2 Scroll down the list of services and […]

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