Things to consider when buying a new computer

Things to consider when buying a new computer

Tech items like computers are likely to be among the most popular gifts for your loved ones. But there are so many different computers out there that finding the perfect one can be difficult. We’ve outlined some tips that will help you understand more about computer parts and how to make the right choice. Desktop […]

Chrome to mark HTTP as ‘not secure’

Chrome to mark HTTP as ‘not secure’

Google Chrome currently marks HTTPS-encrypted sites with a green lock icon and “Secure” sign. And starting in July, Chrome will mark all HTTP sites as “not secure.” Google hopes this move will nudge users away from the unencrypted web. Read on to learn more about the forthcoming changes. For several years, Google has moved toward […]

Virtual Floppy Saves The Day

A client has an oldish Dell Dimension 8400 with an Intel RAID card that requires you to "Press F6 to add Storage Drivers" when trying to repair Windows. This also means that UBCD4Win (my preferred repair tool) also doesn't recognize the drives.

Happily, Dell has a set of the drivers available.

Stopping Shell Shortcuts from Resolving

We love Terminal Server. We think its a pretty great solution for small businesses; put a little more money into a server and you can keep your older hardware around.

In setting up our terminal server environments, we like putting shortcuts to various shares on the desktop.

Remotely Find MAC Addresses on Your Windows Network

I had to find the MAC address of a remote machine on my network this morning. Happily, WindowsXP (and above) make this easy.

They include a tool called getmac which does just that -- it gets the MAC address of any machine on the local network.

(This utility first made its appearance, it seems, as part of the Windows 2000 Resource Kit, and is available as a download from Microsoft.