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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12 Things You Must Do When Running a Solid State Drive in Windows 7

12 Things You Must Do When Running a Solid State Drive in Windows 7

While reading through forums, I’ve noticed that a ton of people are now using solid state drives (SSDs) instead of hard disk drives (HDDs) for their operating system partition and, sometimes, for the entire computer’s storage. That’s all fine and dandy, but if you run an SSD, you pretty much don’t benefit as much from […]

Things You Can Do to Make Windows 7 Run Like a Cheetah

Things You Can Do to Make Windows 7 Run Like a Cheetah

Windows 7 is already a pretty fast operating system, but many things still annoy its users, such as the amount of time it takes to shut down, how it runs certain games, and its inability to use the full potential of the hard drive to transfer files. The truth is we never run out of […]

5 Awesome Ways to Tweak Windows 8

5 Awesome Ways to Tweak Windows 8

We’ve already discussed on and on about Windows 8’s features and some of the possible outcomes in the final build of the operating system. However, we haven’t really touched base with many of the possible tweaks that could be done to improve the functionality of the system, particularly when you want Windows 8 to run […]

6 Useful Tips to Help Windows 7 Run Faster

6 Useful Tips to Help Windows 7 Run Faster

At this moment, you’re probably satisfied with how Windows 7 runs, but you probably want to squeeze as much juice as you can out of it. Despite the improvements, the operating system still takes up resources that didn’t necessarily have to be used for normal functions. Let’s have a look at a few of those […]

How to Map SkyDrive As Your Network Drive in Windows 7

How to Map SkyDrive As Your Network Drive in Windows 7

Lots of people anticipate Windows 8 because of its integration with SkyDrive, but do you really need to upgrade in order to feel the power of having a cloud storage accessory? We’re going to teach you how to make SkyDrive into your own personal network storage, allowing you to put backups of your website, important […]

7 Features of Windows 8 That Will Make You Consider Upgrading

7 Features of Windows 8 That Will Make You Consider Upgrading

Several people are getting upset at some of the changes that Microsoft made in Windows 8, especially those involving the user interface. However, while you poke around the UI, you must not forget that Windows isn’t just a UI. There are several back-end services and features that make the operating system work, some of them […]

Test Windows 8 On Your iPad With Splashtop’s App!

Test Windows 8 On Your iPad With Splashtop’s App!

Conventionally, if you want to test Windows 8 applications, you will have to buy a tablet that runs the operating system. This extra expense is just something that might bother you, especially if you don’t plan to use the tablet heavily. To test a simple app and get it out there on the market, or […]

The 6 Biggest “Oops!” Moments in Microsoft’s History

The 6 Biggest “Oops!” Moments in Microsoft’s History

We’ve grown to appreciate the success of Microsoft’s Windows 7, but no one – not even Microsoft fanboys – can say that the company has actually done its homework before releasing every product. Some would say that Microsoft has made too many mistakes to continue as a prominent company, but there are those with a […]

Little-Known Facts About Microsoft That Will Blow Your Mind

Little-Known Facts About Microsoft That Will Blow Your Mind

In the midst of all the recent heavy criticism Microsoft has received since around the year 2000, some people fail to realize that the company has made some heavy contributions that many believe actually come from other sources. In this piece, we will discuss things that Microsoft has done that hasn’t been brought up in many years, or recent things no one noticed about its accomplishments.

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 […]

3 More Awesome Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

3 More Awesome Registry Tweaks to Improve Your Windows Experience

Just a bit ago, we explained how to use your registry to improve your Windows experience. Today, we’re going to show you even more ways of doing this, with a little touch of ingenuity. Instead of using a program that occupies resources to automatically tweak your computer, you can take control of it yourself and […]