About Miguel Leiva-Gomez

Miguel is an eccentric techie who loves to open up any subject to do with computers in the appropriate conversation. With more than a decade of experience, Miguel still doesn't grow tired of computers and their components. Think of a subject, and he'll have the know-how on it, even when you're talking about whether to declare a "char" pointer or "string" in C++. He now runs his own blog called The Tech Guy where he just blurts about computers in his own free time.

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Articles by Miguel Leiva-Gomez

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Drivers [MTE Explains]

Everything You Need to Know About Windows Drivers [MTE Explains]

When it comes to drivers, a lot of people don’t know what to expect when installing them. Many don’t understand the difference between drivers and user-level software, and even more people don’t understand what it implies. Drivers play a fundamental role in every operating system, regardless of whether you use Windows, Linux, or Macintosh. In […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 9

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 9

Not everyone can find help through conventional means. For this, we have realized we must create a series that will answer even the most unconventional questions that people ask about Windows here. Our resident expert works around the clock to make sure that your question gets an answer and gives you advice on how to […]

7 Great Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

7 Great Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

Everyone wants to make their experience on their computer more convenient, and possibly even shave off a bit of resource usage. Unfortunately, not many people know how to do these things. Most people are totally oblivious to the fact that there are so many ways to make Windows a better operating system without having to […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 8

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 8

It’s that time again, and we’ve got a lot of inquiries at our inbox. Some of today’s questions are complicated, but we’ll tackle them like always! Whenever you submit a question to MTE, a Windows expert reviews it and answers the question in the most concise manner possible. To submit your own question, send an […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 7

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 7

You’ve got questions and we’ve got answers! This week is the seventh week of “Ask a Windows Expert,” and any question we’ve received will be answered here. If you would like to submit your own question, hit us up with an email to windows-help [at] maketecheasier.com. We’re on around the clock, checking the inbox and […]

3 Ways to Increase Network Speed via Registry Editor [Windows]

3 Ways to Increase Network Speed via Registry Editor [Windows]

There are tons of applications that would promise you higher network functionality and extreme Internet speeds. Usually, these applications present nothing but a gimmicky interface while sucking money out of your wallet for no realistic benefit. Some of them might even be malware. Today, I chose to teach you how to increase your network productivity […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 6

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 6

There were many intriguing questions in our inbox lately, some of them more difficult than others, but we assure you we can tackle ’em all! If you got any inquiries about issues you’re having with Windows, email us at windows-help [at] maketecheasier.com or click on the “Ask Our Experts Now!” button. This button is right next […]

5 Awesome Ways to Use Shortcuts With NirCmd [Windows]

5 Awesome Ways to Use Shortcuts With NirCmd [Windows]

We had a discussion recently about how to set a shortcut to turn off your monitor, and I just had a look at NirCmd and noticed that you can do many other cool things using shortcuts in combination with this application that would blow your mind! So, MTE is proud to present a thrilling sequel […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 5

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 5

It’s that time again and boy did we get a lot of questions! The Windows operating system is always a source of some of the most troubling questions mankind has ever had to ask, but we’re not fretting. Every question here is looked over by Windows experts and answered with dedication. To participate in Ask […]

New Shortcut Keys Found in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

New Shortcut Keys Found in Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Being the monkey that I am, I toyed around with Windows 8 Consumer Preview again and just started pressing a bunch of random key combinations that previously did nothing much in Windows 7 and other versions of the operating system. To my surprise, there are actually certain new shortcut key combinations you can use to […]

Review of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

Review of Windows 8 Consumer Preview

You’ve already gotten a nice sneak-peek at Windows 8’s features from us, but nothing gives you the scoop on Windows 8 better than a review of its consumer preview! I have good news for you: We got our hands on Windows 8’s Consumer Preview and we’ll walk you through everything from the installation to the […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 4

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 4

Hello everyone! This week, we’ve been in short supply of questions, but they were good nonetheless. In “Ask a Windows Expert,” you get the opportunity to have a question of yours analyzed by a resident Windows expert and answered here every Wednesday. Today, we’re going to make an attempt to answer a couple of complex […]

Windows 8 to Remove Zune Support

Windows 8 to Remove Zune Support

There’s been a lot of hype regarding Microsoft’s new Metro interface in Windows 8, but many people might be disappointed as the applications they know and love in previous versions of Windows might just go *poof* in Windows 8. While most Windows software that worked in previous versions will work in Windows 8, Microsoft has […]

Using Kirjaudu to Change Windows 7’s Logon Screen

Using Kirjaudu to Change Windows 7’s Logon Screen

There’s a ton of talk out there about changing your logon screen manually, but many people – particularly those who are more tech-illiterate – would like a program that can magically do this with the click of a mouse. If you’re one of the latter group of people, someone from Finland appears to have been […]

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 3

Ask a Windows Expert – Week 3

It’s that time again! We’re going to pick questions from our inbox and get a resident expert to look at them and give you the most comprehensive answer to your question. Today, even if computers have become easier to use, there’s still a lot of people confused about certain aspects of their home systems. There are […]