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    • How to Change Windows Startup Options

      How to Change Windows Startup Options

      As a Windows computer ages, the number of third party applications that users download increases. Many of these programs automatically configure themselves to be opened when Windows starts eating away at the resources available for the computer to perform routine tasks. This can significantly slow overall computer speed. Users can mitigate this problem by changing

    • Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

      Implementing Public Key Infrastructure

      An Overview on the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) A set of components, standards, and protocols make up the Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), which protects data as it is transmitted over the network. The PKI is an integral aspect of security within a network. Digital certificates form the basis of the PKI because these certificates use

    • APIPA

      APIPA

      Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) Overview DHCP is a service that functions at the application layer of the TCP/IP protocol stack. One of the primary tasks of the DHCP service is to automatically assign IP addresses to DHCP clients. A server running the DHCP service is called a DHCP server. The DHCP service automates the

    • How to Disable Windows 10 Window Animations?

      With every new Windows version Microsoft introduces more and more animations to the operating system. It does it for a couple of reasons, but mainly it is to make it appear smoother and more appealing to new and old users… More experienced users will mostly dislike these animations, but apart from disliking them, these animations

    • How to Restore Active Desktop

      How to Restore Active Desktop

      Active Desktop was a feature included in Windows Operating Systems from Windows 95 to Windows Vista. It allowed users to insert HTML data directly into his/her desktop so that applications could be viewed and accessed without visiting a webpage. While Microsoft did not continue this feature in Windows 7, a technology called “desktop widgets” that

    • Cannot Copy and Paste in Windows

      Cannot Copy and Paste in Windows

      Copy and paste are Windows commands that allow users to copy content from a source that is then “pasted” in another window or program. The process can be done by selecting any supported content such as text or a file on the disk, right clicking to open the context menu, selecting copy from the list,

    • NTFS Permissions

      NTFS Permissions

      An Overview of NTFS In order to store data on a local partition on a Windows server, you have to format it with a file system. The system that you use influences the manner in which data is stored on the disk. It also specifies the security that can be defined for folders and files

    • Configuring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication

      Configuring and Troubleshooting Active Directory Replication

      Active Directory is a distributed multimaster replicated database. All domain controllers host a full replica of the domain information for its own domain. Domain controllers in Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 environments hold a read/write copy of the Active Directory database. In these environments, changes can be made to the Active Directory database on

    • How to Install Fonts

      How to Install Fonts

      Fonts are typefaces that we see on the monitor screen. Arial and Times New Roman are examples of fonts, and they outline the shape of the characters that appear on the screen. A font could be a serif font or a sans serif font and can be used in several different sizes. There are basically

    • How to Erase a Hard Drive in Windows

      How to Erase a Hard Drive in Windows

      Erasing a hard drive is relatively straight forward and only takes about an hour to accomplish. There are several ways to erase a hard drive and each method has its own advantages and disadvantages. Below are few methods for reformatting, using disk sanitizing software, or specifically deleting files. Erase a Hard Drive by Reformatting It

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