You like to get a clear view of your filesystem to find the files and folders that take up all the space on the hard drive? Then WinDirStat is the right tool for you, it is a free (OpenSource) program that has been originally developed under the name KDirStat for the Linux KDE Desktop.
You have a laptop and want to use it as a second monitor to mirror or extend your Windows Desktop? Here are some options for the different Windows versions.
To enable virtualization on a machine with a Z77X-UDH3 motherboard run the BIOS by hitting Del while booting the computer. Once inside click on the BIOS Features tab and look for the Intel Virtualization Technology entry. If it's set on Disabled, set it on Enabled. Afterwards save the changes made to your settings and quit the ... Read more
In some cases when you try to get a virtual machine running with Virtualbox or similar virtualization software you will get an error stating that 'VT-X is not available'. This relates to BIOS settings which, depending on your processor, determine whether your computer is able to virtualize stuff. These settings are not set automatically however, ... Read more
PrtScr is the key that is used on Windows keyboard to make screenshots - this key however is specific to Windows keyboards and does not exist on Mac keyboards. So if you attach one of those to a PC you will face a problem whenever you want to make screen shots. Now a possible solution ... Read more
After some critical problems that might appear in Windows it can happen that its own explorer crashes - the Windows explorer is the process that generates the windows and the taskbar, so if it's canceled, those will no longer be visible. The workaround in this case is pretty simple. Call the task manager by pressing Ctrl ... Read more
Error 0x80070052 is one that appears upon copying stuff onto removable drives - at some point, no new files and folders can be created on the drive as well as be copied onto it. That problem is due to restrictions of the format the drive is using - different formats have a different number of ... Read more
Windows' command line tool only remembers 300 lines by default - this can be a nuisance especially if you are working with long list outputs. However you can easily increase the number of lines that are shown. Open a cmd window, right-click the title-bar and select Properties. Go to the Layout tab and under Screen Buffer ... Read more
To retrieve the MAC-address of a networking device on a Windows machine you can enter one of two commands into the command line tool. To open a command line search for cmd in the main menu. After wards enter either getmac or ipconfig /all The line called Physical Address indicates your MAC address.
Every service you install is usually run on system startup. Sometimes these services do so without asking you before and sometimes they might even be malicious or just too heavy in resources. To select specific services that shall not be started by boot, open msconfig by calling a Run prompt through the main menu and ... Read more