I recently upgraded the hard drives in my home desktop and encountered a minor stumbling block that I thought I’d share with you all. BACKGROUND My desktop PC is setup with 3 hard drives. The boot drive is a 1TB drive (C:). I then have two 1.5TB drives (E: and F:) which serve as the […]
Microsoft has never met a gigabyte of storage space it didn’t like for underlying operating system needs. As hard drive capacities have increased, this has gotten worse. While I normally wouldn’t care, the introduction of solid state drives have changed the game. Now costs for storage space have gone back up and limits have contracted.
Sometimes some of the easiest tricks on a computer are the least often used. I would wager that over 3/4 of the population has never intentionally used a single function key on their keyboard. Sure, they might have mashed one or two in a fit of rage as their system locks up for the 17th […]
Like the Show Desktop button, I’m also a huge fan of the Address Bar toolbar in Windows XP. Or at least I was until Service Pack 3. The Address Toolbar (RIP) Recently, Microsoft under the guise of a Service Pack removed functionality. I believe the explanation they used was something like, “Due to regulatory requests […]
Back in the late 90’s, Microsoft rolled out a feature as a part of Windows 98 that I have come to love far and away above all others. It was a simple feature that 85% or more of folks don’t even know exists. If they have seen it, chances are they’ve never used it and […]