On my Windows 10, I found the network is set to Public network. That means you can't share anything to/from other computers. When you connect to a new network, Windows gives you an option to share files with another computer on the network. If you check that box, the network is flagged as Private. If … Continue reading Windows: How to change the network from Public to Private?
Group Policy is failed to update on Windows 10 computer
On my Windows 10 computer, I found Group Policy is not being applied anymore. If I ran group policy update on a administrative command shell, I get this: PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> gpupdate /force Updating policy... Computer Policy update has completed successfully. User Policy could not be updated successfully. The following errors were encountered: The processing of … Continue reading Group Policy is failed to update on Windows 10 computer
How to Create a bootable Windows 2012 R2 USB Disk? (applies to Windows 8.1 also)
Pre-requisites: 7-Zip software (Download it from here: http://7-zip.org/), Windows 2012 (R2) ISO (or Windows 8.1 ISO), 8GB or more USB disk Open Command Prompt in elevated mode (Run as Administrator) Type diskpart and press Enter Type list disk and press Enter. Note the list of existing disks. Insert the USB Disk Type list disk and … Continue reading How to Create a bootable Windows 2012 R2 USB Disk? (applies to Windows 8.1 also)
Outlook 2013 (&2010): Pictures in Signature–How to?
In Outlook 2013 (& 2010) if you paste or insert an picture (e.g., Logo) in Signature Editor, it is not resizable. You are stuck and not able to do a correct sized picture in Logo. But No worries. There is an very simple trick that you can make the signature however you want. Click New … Continue reading Outlook 2013 (&2010): Pictures in Signature–How to?
Windows 7: Network Card disconnect on high usage
My computer was keep disconnecting from network, I think it happens when I am doing high network usage. After I remove the network cable and reconnect, it works for while. System Event log has few of these, Log Name: System Source: Microsoft-Windows-DNS-Client Date: 4/19/2011 6:23:00 PM Event ID: 1014 Task Category: None Level: Warning Keywords: … Continue reading Windows 7: Network Card disconnect on high usage
Open Windows Explorer to My Computer (instead of Libraries)
I heard my friends say Windows 7 Explorer opens to Libraries page automatically. They have been used to see “My Computer” page in Explorer like below. No Fear. To open Explorer to “My Computer” by default, follow the steps below. If you pinned Explorer to the task bar (by default Windows 7 does it), right … Continue reading Open Windows Explorer to My Computer (instead of Libraries)
Configure applications as “Run as an Administrator” every time
User Account Control kicks in when you try to run some applications (e.g., Administrative tools), you have to click UAC window. Or some times you simple want to run an application with high privileges and you hate every time you had to right click and select “Run as an Administrator” option. Here is the easy … Continue reading Configure applications as “Run as an Administrator” every time
Windows 7: Defrag hard disk from command line or schedule a task manually
Windows 7 defrag GUI tool is simple and easy. Click Start Orb, type Defrag and Press Enter. You can configure schedule to defrag automatically on your specified time. I usually choose the day time, because my laptop is off during night. Here are command line options for more control (check out /X option). Defrag <volume> … Continue reading Windows 7: Defrag hard disk from command line or schedule a task manually
IE InPrivate Filtering – Enable it by default
If you don’t know what’s InPrivate browsing, here is brief introduction (or read it here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows-vista/What-is-InPrivate-Browsing) InPrivate Browsing enables you to surf the web without leaving a trail in Internet Explorer. This helps prevent anyone else who might be using your computer from seeing where you visited and what you looked at on the web. … Continue reading IE InPrivate Filtering – Enable it by default
Multiple Monitors–different wallpapers (Free Open Source Tool)
Wish you had different wallpapers for each monitor on your computer? Is one of your big monitor doesn’t display the wallpaper correctly due to different sized monitors? No worries..there is free software, named WallMaster, does the job. WallMaster provides the following features: Completely independent selection of wallpapers for each screen Random selection of wallpapers based … Continue reading Multiple Monitors–different wallpapers (Free Open Source Tool)