Category: Windows

A round up of useful guides, tutorials and other resources to help you get started with Microsoft Windows.

Add AV1 codec support to Windows 10

AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) is an up- and coming open video codec that is backed by a large number of tech companies including Mozilla, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, or Nvidia. AV1 is royalty-free, a fact that makes it very attractive to companies that produce hardware …

Microsoft releases Office November 2018 non-security updates

Microsoft released a batch of non-security updates for Microsoft Office yesterday. The company selected the first Tuesday of the month to release non-security patches for Microsoft Office. The updates apply to .msi-based editions of Microsoft Office only and not to “click-to-run” Office editions such as Microsoft …

Fix ERR QUIC PROTOCOL ERROR in Google Chrome

  If you are not able to open any website but instead you receive ERR QUIC PROTOCOL ERROR error message in Google Chrome, here are some solutions that might be useful for you. The error message looks like this: This site can’t be reached, The webpage …

Windows Image Acquisition High CPU and Disk usage

  Windows Image Acquisition is the driver model which is responsible for communication between the system and graphics hardware. At times it causes high Disk & CPU usage in Windows 10 systems, thereby slowing it down. This post will help you address this problem. Windows Image …

How To Turn Off Document Protection In Word

  Disable Document Protection If you have previously protected your document for tracking changes, comments, or for forms, then you will most likely need to un-protect your document at some time so you can make unrestricted changes. Follow the steps below to learn how: Display the …

Windows 10 Quick Tips – Defender Sandboxed

  Windows Defender Windows Defender is Microsoft’s answer to antivirus and firewall protection. It has never been at the top of the list when it comes to quality, but admittedly, it has come a long way since the early days. It is now used exclusively by …

How To Transfer VHS Tapes To Digital Media

  Transferring your VHS tapes to digital media today can be a head-scratcher for a number of reasons. The first and most important is whether you have access to a VCR that actually works, and the second is your choice of capturing those beloved memories, be …

How To Partially Disable Word Auto-Hyphenation

  Automatic Hyphenation In Part Of Document A subscriber of mine has contacted me because she is working on an extremely long legal document that has contributions from other colleagues. One of those parts has automatic hyphenation in it and she wants to know how to …

Windows 10 Quick Tips – Better Boot Times

Boot times don’t fall under the “have to have” category. Shortening your boot time by a few seconds isn’t going to make or break your day. Remember the days when you could fire up your computer, then go make yourself a cup of coffee, and maybe …

How To Record Your Windows 10 Screen

How To Record Your Windows 10 Screen – Windows has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to PC operating systems. They spent a lot of time and effort creating the next generation of operating systems with Windows 10. Given the refreshing new interface …

Automated Network Tools Help Solve Problems

We have seen a surge in popularity with the use of network monitoring tool. But with great popularity, we have still seen businesses struggle to protect their networks. Network testing can be used to verify physical connectivity, path performance, routing protocol functionality, and more. It finds …

Windows Server 2019 Essentials Gets Stripped Back

Microsoft had made so little noise about the Essentials edition of Windows Server 2019 that until an announcement was made on the Windows Server blog at the beginning of September, I wondered whether Windows Server 2016 Essentials would be the last. Considering Microsoft’s push towards the …