Fix Windows 8/10 “We weren’t able to connect to the Store” Error

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I have loaded Windows 8/10 on a couple of home PCs and I’ve been running into occasional issues here and there. Recently, I tried to open the Windows Store and I got the following error message: We weren’t able to connect to the Store. This might have happened because of a server problem or the […]

Block Websites from your Router or using DNS

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Looking for a way to block websites in your home so that anyone connected to your network cannot access them? There are lots of programs out there that you can install on a PC or Mac to block or filter websites, but I don’t like these solutions because you have to manually install it on […]

Find and Fix Damaged MP3 Files

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Do you have a huge collection of MP3 files? If so, you probably have run into all kinds of issues with your music files from missing track data to unplayable songs to poor sound quality, etc, etc. There are literally hundreds of issues that can occur with MP3 files. There are lots of programs out […]

Disable the Trackpad/Touchpad on Mac and PC

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If you like using a mouse to get work done on your Mac or Windows laptop, then you might find it useful to disable the trackpad or touchpad on your system. This is really useful if you type a lot and the trackpad is located in a spot on your laptop that causes it to […]

Save Web Pages in MHT Format by Default in Internet Explorer

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So there’s one really annoying thing about the way Internet Explorer works and that’s when you try to save a web page. If you click on Save As, by default IE will choose the Webpage, complete (*.htm, *.html) format when saving. I don’t like this format when saving web pages because it creates one HTML […]

Move Photos to a Different Album in Facebook

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One question I’ve been asked a lot from friends is how to move a photo or set of photos from one album on Facebook to another? Well, it’s actually fairly straight-forward and I’ll answer that question in this post. To get started, open Facebook and then click on your name to see your Timeline. Click […]

Create a Multi Operating System Bootable USB Flash Drive

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If you work in IT or offer your own IT services, you probably install and reinstall operating systems for clients quite often. Traditionally, operating system installs have been deployed directly from an OS install disc, but because discs get scratched or damaged so easily, most people in IT use USB drives. This is a more […]

Fix NT Kernel & System Process High CPU Usage in Windows

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I recently ran into a strange problem where a process called System (NT Kernel & System) was using about 15 to 30 percent of the CPU on my Windows machine all the time. In the above screenshot, System is using 0 percent CPU, which is how it normally should be. The system process basically houses […]

Copy Data Off an Unbootable Laptop or Desktop Hard Drive

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I recently had a client who was running Windows 10 and got a horrific computer virus that prevented him from starting up his computer. Unfortunately, he had a ton of files on his hard drive that he needed and therefore could not simply format and start from scratch. If you are in a similar situation […]

Scale Down an Image in Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android

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So you just downloaded some pictures from your new fancy Canon or Nikon camera? Well, get ready for some huge pictures with lots of resolution! You’re talking about 20+ megapixels and extremely high resolutions! The prices are always coming down and the quality is always going up. For most people, it’s overkill. Additionally, it’s sometimes […]