Category: General IT Stuff

Cleaning up Network Connections in Windows 7

Windows makes a mess of all the network adapters when installing NIC cards. Sometimes, you remove network adapters, and you’re left with something like “Local Area Network 3” that can’t be renamed back to “Local Area Network”. The problem is, Windows remembers the previous adapter (even if it is physically removed), so you can’t rename […]

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How to Set a Custom Logon Screen Background on Windows 7

Windows 7 makes it possible to change the welcome screen that appears when you start your computer without any third-party software, but this setting is well hidden. You can set any image you like as your background. This setting is intended for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to customize their systems, but there’s nothing stopping you […]

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Shutdown Windows PC faster

Does your Windows computer take way to long to shutdown?  If so, I have a simple fix that will allow you to shutdown your Windows OS computer in a matter of seconds. Click the Start button and then click “Run”, type “regedit” to open the registry editor and click the “OK” button.   Navigate to: […]

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Email Fundamentals: What is an MX Record?

One of the less well understood components of a working email system is the MX record. I do find a lot of IT administrators looking after Exchange servers who don’t really understand what an MX record is and how they work. DNS Fundamentals MX stands for “mail exchanger”. An MX record is a type of DNS record, […]

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