Windows 8

Change VPN from Public to Private in Windows 8 and 8.1
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If you’ve connected to a VPN on your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 computer and the network connection will come up as Public by default.  For most people this isn’t a major concern but you may require to change the VPN connection to Private if you have specific firewall rules which are restricting access or causing […]

Disable Get Windows 10 Notifications from the Command Prompt
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Here’s how to disable the windows 10 update notification using command prompt… If some of your company computers have managed to start getting the “Get Windows 10” tray icon on them and users are asking you what they should do, here’s how to remove the “Get Windows 10” notification from the tray until you are […]

Pasting Clipboard Pastes from Other Computers Clipboard on Same Network
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Here’s a perplexing Copying and Pasting issues that we had recently come across in relation to copying and pasting other computers clipboards without any clipboard sharing software installed.  This was a security issue as one could imagine.  This was also happening between Windows and Mac Computers. Issue When pressing Control + V or right clicking and […]

How to Fix SFC /SCANNOW There is a System Repair Pending
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If you are trying to run sfc /scannow and you may receive the following error message: “There is a system repair pending which requires reboot to complete. Restart Windows and run sfc again.” Here is how to resolve the error and get sfc /scannow to run again. Step 1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt You […]

Photoshop CS6 Flickering Windows 8
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There could be a few reasons why Adobe Photoshop CS6 is flickering in Windows 8 however the most common reason we have found is due to the Graphics Processor Settings.  More than likely this will be fixed with an update to either the GPU drivers or Photoshop CS6 program itself but until then it may […]

How to make PDF’s open up in Adobe Acrobat by default
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Windows 8 introduced a new PDF viewer installed by default and many are finding that PDF’s are not opening up in Adobe Acrobat even after it has been installed. To get your PDF’s to open up automatically in Adobe Acrobat Reader instead of the default Windows 8 PDF reader please follow the following steps. Step […]

Location of Startup Folder in Windows Server 2012 & Windows 8
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Issue You can’t find the Startup Folder for an Individual user using the traditional methods available in previous version of Windows Solution Step 1 Turn on Hidden Files and Folders Step 2 Browse to the folder manually   C:\users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

SFC /SCANNOW and Extracting Results from CBS Log – Windows 8
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Here we’ll show you how to use the system file checker –  sfc /scannow to repair corruption within Windows 7, Windows 8 and higher. Step 1. Open an Administrator Command Prompt Step 2. Type in sfc /scannow Type sfc /scannow If any errors are found, run the command 2 more times as sometimes this is […]

How to Start Windows 8 in Safe Mode
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With the introduction of Windows 8 & Windows 8.1 some may be finding it difficult to bring up Safe Mode by the old method of constantly tapping on F8 as the system starts up. Here’s how to start your Windows 8 based PC in Safe Mode if tapping F8 no longer works for you 1. […]