In this week “Ask the Windows Expert” , we answered questions on remove write protection from USB Drive, setting up parental control for kids who built their own PC, blurry screen after system update and many more questions.
Windows (XP & Vista) Tips & Tricks
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 […]
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 […]
Hello, folks! We’re in for another session of “Ask the Windows Expert,” and boy did we hit the aquifer this week! Lots of questions just spilled into our inbox, and we hope to be able to answer them all. As always, we’re happy to answer even the toughest questions that trouble your minds about Windows. […]
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 […]
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 […]
Hello again, fellow Windows users! We’re in for another week with “Ask a Windows Expert,” where you ask the questions, and our resident Windows expert gives you fully tested and researched answers. To submit a question to our experts, click the “Ask Our Experts Now!” button on the sidebar at any page of MakeTechEasier, or […]
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.
Virtualization is a hot topic nowadays. You will see most of the IT people (network and systems administrators) talking about Virtualization quite often. Before digging deep on what is virtualization, let’s talk a little about why we need or use virtualization software as it will help us better understand the concept.
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 […]
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 […]
Managing files and folders can become overwhelming especially if you’ve let it go for a while. Moving items takes time and arranging them takes even longer. Using third party applications to manage them can become a bother and then you simply give up using them. FilerFrog has a perfect solution to managing your files without […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Everyone’s freaked out, especially when big organizations start getting hacked in larger numbers every day. Companies are currently trying to profit from the fear people have by selling them security solutions that many of them don’t need. I’ve been anti-virus-free since 2002 and haven’t since had one single problem with a computer. However, there are […]
Earlier this week, we had a discussion on how to increase the speed and efficiency of your network through a couple of added registry values. As discussed before, there’s no practical reason to use a program that promises to speed up your Internet connection. While some applications actually work, most of them just occupy resources […]
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 […]