Cleaning And Sanitizing Your Keyboard

Over time your computer keyboard will get dirty and need cleaning. The keys are perfectly designed to collect dust and germs. Periodic cleaning can help keep your keyboard working and looking like new. Before any cleaning, it is best to disconnect the keyboard from your computer. You may also want to move it outside to […]

OneDrive Out of Space

Using the default settings, it is easy to quickly fill up the 5GB of free storage. You will then start receiving a notification that your OneDrive is full. Something like “You don’t have enough free space in your OneDrive”. It can be difficult to free up enough space to get rid of this message. By […]

Malicious Software Removal Tool

Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool (MSRT) helps keep Windows computers free from prevalent malware. MSRT finds and removes threats and reverses the changes made by these threats. MSRT is generally released monthly as part of Windows Update or as a standalone tool available for download. Support for command-line switches The MSRT supports the following command […]

System File Checker

System File Checker (SFC) is a utility in Microsoft Windows that allows users to scan for and restore corruptions in Windows system files. Scans the integrity of all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with the correct Microsoft versions. SFC [/SCANNOW] [/VERIFYONLY] [/SCANFILE=] [/VERIFYFILE=] [/OFFWINDIR= /OFFBOOTDIR= [/OFFLOGFILE=]] /SCANNOW Scans integrity of all protected system […]

Data Backup

Backing up your data is an important task. A hard drive failure can happen at any time causing lose of important and sometimes irreplaceable data such as important documents and family photos. Online Backup Services There are many online backup services available. Most offer a small amount of space for free, but charge for larger […]

Resource Monitor

Resource Monitor is a utility included with Windows Vista and later. It provides system information such as CPU, memory, disk, and network resources in real time. Launch Resource Monitor by executing resmon.exe (perfmon.exe in Windows Vista). Resource Monitor is similar to Task Manger but gives more details. Resource Monitor uses Check Hard Faults, and used […]

System Restore

System Restore is a tool created by Microsoft that helps protect and repair Windows. It works by creating Restore Points (snapshots) of system files and Windows registry data. These Restore Points can be used later if Windows becomes unstable. The repair does not affect personal data. Some Restore Points are created automatically when performing certain […]

How to free up drive space on your PC

Over time your PC will fill up with junk files. Windows has a built-in utility to help regain that space. Use Disk Cleanup Cleaning out your PC on a regular basis frees up drive space and helps it run better. One of the easiest ways to clean up files you no longer need is by […]

Windows Built-in Tools

System Configuration The Microsoft System Configuration Utility (MSConfig) can be used to enable or disable any software, services, boot parameters, device drivers and system controls. More info Command: msconfig Usage Event Viewer View the event logs on a local or remote machine. System Information Displays diagnostic and troubleshooting information related to the operating system, hardware and software. System […]

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