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    • Windows 10: How to Hide or Show Tray (Taskbar) Icons?

      Windows 10: How to Hide or Show Tray (Taskbar) Icons?

      With Windows 10, Microsoft decided to change the way of customizing the system tray. In Windows 7, Windows 8 or earlier versions you could customize tray icons directly from systray by hiding them or moving them away, but now, these options are in a different place… Steps, guidelines and screenshots in this article are from

    • DirectX

      DirectX

      DirectX, formerly known as the Game SDK, is a term given for a collection of Windows APIs (Application Protocol Interface) for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows Operating System. This set of development libraries for high performance games allows software developers "direct access" to the low-level functions of PC peripherals.

    • SolutionCenter.msi

      SolutionCenter.msi

      Windows users may encounter the following when trying to start the HP Solution Center: “The installation package for solution center cannot be found. Try the installation again by using a valid SolutionCenter.msi.” This error commonly occurs when the solution center software was installed from a downloaded file and is then unavailable to reinstall the HP

    • The Global Catalog Server

      The Global Catalog Server

      The Global Catalog (GC) is an important component in Active Directory because it serves as the central information store of the Active Directory objects located in domains and forests. Because the GC maintains a list of the Active Directory objects in domains and forests without actually including all information on the objects and it is

    • Understanding the Department of Defense Network Model

      Understanding the Department of Defense Network Model

      Department of Defense Network (DoD) Network Model Introduction Back in 1960, systems were primarily made up of mainframe computers, and were typically owned by fairly large companies and government institutions. Because mainframe computers run different proprietary software, and due to mainframes not being able to communicate between each other, special code (interface) had to be

    • 3 Ways to Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

      3 Ways to Boot into Safe Mode on Windows 10

      Safe mode in Windows operating systems is a diagnostic mode which allows you to boot the Windows without most of the drivers or apps that might interfere with how Windows works. This mode serves mostly to allow you to fix problems that prevent Windows from booting normally. In older versions of Windows such as 7,

    • How to Fix a “Cannot Find Server or DNS” Error

      How to Fix a “Cannot Find Server or DNS” Error

      A server is a computer that ‘serves’ the network that it is connected to. It performs functions that are useful to the network. For example, there are file servers that store data and print servers that handle the network printing jobs. Businesses and other institutions often use servers to store important, possibly confidential, information and

    • Exchange Server Maintenance and Management Activities

      Exchange Server Maintenance and Management Activities

      Managing the Different Server Roles The different roles that can be configured for Exchange Server are listed here: Mailbox Store server (back-end server): The mailbox store server is mainly responsible for the following functions: Storing of messages of mail-enabled users. Storing attachments. Storing files and folders. Managing the mailbox store server includes configurations and tasks

    • ntuser.dat

      ntuser.dat

      An Ntuser.dat file is a Windows Operating System registry file that contains preferences and settings for each user account on a computer. Each user account has its own unique Ntuser.dat file, which Windows references to display the Start Menu, desktop icons and background, Documents folder, browsing history, and other personalized configurations. Ntuser.dat files can be

    • How to Turn Off Sticky Keys

      How to Turn Off Sticky Keys

      Sticky Keys is a Microsoft Windows accessibility feature, designed to aid computer users who have problems holding down multiple keys at once. Microsoft created this feature in order to improve user accessibility to specific Operating System commands that require specific, multiple-key combinations to run.  For example, if a normal Windows key combination requires the pressing of

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