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Updated 12/12/17

Installing VirtualBox on Windows 10

Computer virtualization is quite common now. even non-techie computer users are using virtualization platforms like VirtualBox, VMware, Microsoft Virtual PC, and others to run multiple operating systems in their computers. Mac users do that a lot, as many applications are not available for the mac. VirtualBox is the most popular virtualizer for solo users. in this tutorial I will show…


How to map a network drive in Windows 10

Mapping a network drive in Windows 10 is not much different than mapping a network drive in previous Windows releases, but just to refresh your memory here is how you do it.  open File Explorer and click on This PC then click on Computer on the top menu and then click on Map network drive: The folder mapping window will…


How to setup Gmail in Windows 10 built-in mail app

Setting up Gmail to work with the built-in mail app in Windows 10 is pretty straight forward, that is if you haven’t setup the 2 step verification process in your Google account, if you have, then process can get a little bit more involved. To setup Gmail with the built-in Windows 10 app, make sure IMAP access is setup in…


Is Windows 10 really free?

I’ve been asked by friends and colleagues a few times if Windows 10 is really free. maybe because they saw a window popping up on their Windows 7 or Windows 8 computer screen like this? And the answer is NO, Windows 10 is not free. here is what’s going on, In order to encourage adoption of Windows 10, Microsoft is…


Windows Sandbox Vs Hyper-V

There is a new feature in Windows 10 called Windows Sandbox that allows you to create a fresh Windows 10 session for testing new things or running suspicious files or application in a sandbox environment. The first question that came to my mind when I heard about this feature was, can I ditch VirtualBox and Hyper-V from my computer and…


Lenovo T460s laptop review and a comparison of the T series laptops

I only write tutorials for this site, but I’ll make an exception today, and sneak in a review for this laptop. I’ve been wanting to write this review for awhile, but I didn’t feel it was appropriate for the site, but what the hell, I’ll just do it. As the “go to” IT guy at work I’m the one that…


Enable the home button in Windows 10 Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge is the new minimalist browser installed by default in Windows 10. I’m starting to use Edge over Chrome for some web browsing, and one of the things I’m really used to is to have a “home” button in my browser. Edge does not have a home button by default, but it only takes a few seconds to set…


How To Save Windows 10 Lock Screen Dynamic Backgrounds

The other day a user asked me if it was possible to save the dynamic lock screen backgrounds randomly shown when you log in to your Windows 10 computer. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, go to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen and under Background, and you should see “Windows spotlight”   And yes, it is possible to save…


How to get the product key of your Windows 10 Installation

Just in case you need to find the product key of your currently installed Windows 10 OS there is a quick PowerShell command you can run to do that. Open PowerShell, and type this command: (Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey that should display the product key


How to take ownership permissions in a folder on Windows 10

I just had a problem deleting a folder in Windows 10. supposedly I didn’t have the proper permissions to do so.  first I tried to delete the folder from the file explorer, but it gave me an access denied error. then I tried from the command line using this command rmdir c:Windows.old /s but it gave me the same error.…


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