HowTo Page

Search Tools

  • DuckDuckGo - private search engine
  • ixquick - encrypted private search engine
  • yippy - clean search engine
  • Mazoom - search engine for use on mobile devices
  • Izik - search engine for use on mobile idevices
  • Blekko - search engine quick answers & no advertisers

    Active Directory - AD

  • AD Account Reset Tool
  • Install Group Policy and AD Tools on Windows 7
  • Remote Server Administration Tools (RSAT)

    Browser - Internet

  • Quad 9 - change DNS location for safety [Article]
  • Firefox about:config changes

    Command Line - Scripts

  • Windows Command Line - Add user to group from command line (CMD)

    Tech HowTo's & support

  • Eli the Computer Guy - Computer taining and advise
  • WikiHow - howto on everything
  • Lynda.com - video training
  • GP Answers - Group Policy
  • Group Policy for Beginners Guide from Microsoft
  • MSDN Library
  • Mind Tools
  • WindowsNetworking.com - Windows / Policy / Networking support
  • Technet CANITPRO Canadian IT Pro Connection

    Gimp

  • GIMP Tutorial - How to Make Round Corners

    Phones

  • Apple - switching over from Android to iPhone
  • Android - switching over from iPhone to Android
  • Apple - Deregister iMessage if switching to non-Apple phone
  • Phones - How to hard reset all different phones

    Packaging

  • PDQ Deploy - Powerful Software Deployment
  • InstallRite
  • PDQ Deploy - install apps and patches
  • Cameyo - portable app packager [How to Create Portable Versions of Apps]

    Win All

  • Windows 7, 8.1, 10 - Download Installation Media
  • Make Google my default search engine - All browsers
  • Make Google my homepage - All browsers
  • Icons - Location of built-in icons in Windows

    Win Server

  • Tweaks.com - Windows Server Article Categories [Server 2007, 2010, 2008, 2008 R2]

    Win 10

  • Microsoft Docs [Win 10 - whats new] [Windows 10 release information]
  • Windows ISO Download [Win 10 - 1607 AU] [Win 10 - 1703 CU] [Win 10 - 1709 FCU]
  • Windows 10 help
  • Fix Windows Update Errors [TechRepublic Article]
  • Windows 10 Media Creation tool - create disk, USB, or just install
  • Windows 10 Software Download
  • Windows 10 - Create full image backup [SDCLT.EXE]
  • O&O ShutUp10 - control privacy settings on Windows 10 - Portable
  • Win10 Spy Disabler
  • GWX Control Panel - to Permanently Remove the -Get Windows 10- icon
  • Force Upgrade Windows 10 Anniversary Update [Updates for Windows 10 Version 1703]
  • Still get a free Windows 10 upgrade
  • How to adjust the Windows 10 Lock Screen timeout [Windows Central site]
  • Windows 10 Driver Pack {HP} [Dell] [Lenovo]
  • Windows Admin Center - browser based management tool
  • Detect Win 10 build from ISO [Win 10 ver history - Wikipedia] [Win 10 release info] [Win 10 ver history tracker]
  • List of Commands to Open Control Panel Items in Windows 10
  • Windows 10 Sleeps After 1-4 Minutes of Inactivity #2 [Command Prompt - Add-Remove "System unattended sleep timeout" in Power Options]
  • Clipboard history - Win 10 1809 up [Enable/Disable by GPO-Registry] [Clipboard history rules]
  • XPS View missing in Win 10 1803 - add it back [Install XPS Viewer - Win 10 1803]
  • Windows 10 App Store - download offline copies of apps [How to]
  • Windows 10 Messaging Center - issues & fixes

    Hyper-V

  • Hyper-V - ready-to-run virtual machines
  • Hyper-V - Developer ready-to-run virtual machines

    Win 8.1

  • Windows 8.1 help
  • Fix Windows Update Errors [TechRepublic Article]
  • Create a System Image tool in Windows 8.1
  • Get the ISO you need to create your own Windows 8.1 DVD
  • Tweaks.com - Windows 8 Article Categories [Download, How-To, Tweaks (Performance, Security, Software, User Interface)]

    Win 8

  • EightForums - Windows Eight Forums
  • Windows 8.1 Preview download
  • Start8 - Start menu for Windows 8 $5
  • Win8 StartButton - Start menu for Windows 8 free
  • Vistart 8 - Start menu for Windows 8 free
  • Windows 8 Mega-Guide! 50 Insider Tips
  • Deploy Windows 8 - guidance & tools
  • Obtaining OEM BIOS Embedded Product Key Win 8 - RW-Everything

    Win 7

  • Windows 7 help
  • Fix Windows Update Errors [TechRepublic Article]
  • Windows 7 Rollup [(1)SP1 must be installed 1st] [(2) must have April 2015 servicing stack update]
  • Windows 7 SP1 - Windows Update stuck checking for updates [64 Bit] [32 Bit]
  • How to create an all-in-one Windows 7 install disk
       With the help of the WinAIO Maker Professional tool you can make a master copy of your Windows 7 disk that contains all the available editions.
  • Default File Type Associations - Restore

  • Windows & Office direct download links
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  • Tweaks.com - Windows 7 Article Categories [Download, How-To, Tweaks (Performance, Security, Software, User Interface)]
  • Windows 7 - Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
  • Windows 7 - logging in with a temporary profile

    Vista

  • Tweaks.com - Windows Vista Article Categories [Download, How-To, Tweaks (Performance, Security, Software, User Interface)]

    XP

  • How to Create a Bootable Windows XP Setup CD/DVD on a System with Windows Pre-loaded
  • How to start the Setup program from MS-DOS in Windows XP
  • Tweaks.com - Windows XP Article Categories [Download, How-To, Tweaks (Performance, Security, Software, User Interface)]

    DOS - Batch

  • Messletters Text Art

    Linux

  • Linux distributions using KDE desktop [KDE Applications]
  • Knoppix
  • Download Ubuntu Desktop [Ubuntu Beginners Guide]
  • Deepin
  • Linux Mint

    Office - All

  • Microsoft Office Configuration Analyzer Tool - Troubleshooter [Direct Download]

    Office 365 - One Drive

  • How to Sync Any Folder With SkyDrive on Windows 8.1 - Moving a Folder and Creating a Symbolic Link [Complete Guide to Symbolic Links (symlinks)]
  • OneDrive – Backup My Documents - redirecting the default save locations
  • Office 365 Recovery Assistant - Fix Outlook and other problems
  • Microsoft Junk E-mail Reporting Add-in for Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Top download categories page
  • Microsoft OneDrive download and update

    Office 2013

  • Office 2013 Direct Download Links
  • Office 2013 training
  • Office Templates Online
  • Outlook 2013-Lync 2013 (Skype 4 Bus) crash after November 10 2015 Update

    Office 2010

    Office 2007

    Office 2003

    Outlook & Exchange

  • Outlookipedia - Microsoft Outlook and Exchange Solutions
  • Microsoft Office Outlook Connectivity Tests
  • MSExchange.org - Exchange support and tutorials
  • .nk2 nickname cache - Import contacts from a nk2-file
  • nickname cache - Backup & restore the Outlooks 10-13's RoamCache folder
  • HowTo-Outlook - Outlook help & tips site
  • Exchangepedia - Exchange, Outlook, Active Directory, Powershell
  • Office 365 Knowledgebase

    Apple

  • Apple Account Management
  • iPhone User Guide
  • Get the most out of your iPhone
  • Apple Warranty lookup
  • Apple recall - Exchange and Repair Extension Programs
  • How to shoot photography on iPhone
  • Apple Certified Refurbished
  • iPad App - Discussion Forum for iPad Users
  • Apple Manuals
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Tips & Tricks iOS 5
  • ipswDownloader
  • Download iOS firmwares, jailbreak tools, & more
  • iOS 7.0.2 Download - IPSW
  • iOS 7 Download - IPSW
  • Enable iOS AirPrint Support on Windows
  • OSXDaily - Max, iPhone, iPad tips and tricks
  • iPhone Firmware.com - previous version of iTunes
  • Photostream - fix broken iCloud photostream sync on Windows
  • Apple Check Activation Lock Status - ipad's iPhone for iCloud lock
  • How to reboot, reset, or enter DFU mode on iPhone 8 and iPhone X [iPhone 7 and 7 Plus] [iPhone or iPad]
  • Apple Configurator 2 - Getting Started [App Store] [Creating Profiles] [Creating Profiles 2]
  • iPhone RAM - How to clear
  • run diagnostic tests on iOS or Android devices [iPhone] [Android]

    Mac

  • How to reset your Mac before selling it

    Dell

  • My Dell Downloads - smartsource.dell.com
  • Windows XP Support Center
  • Windows Vista Center
  • Online Windows 7 Support
  • Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

    HP

  • HP warranty status page [HP Customer Support (800-334-5144)] [HP Support Center (create case)]

    RSA Secure ID

  • RSA SecurID - token database on your hard drive is protected by a password

    Hardware Troubleshooting

  • Latitude 2100 No POST, No Video Troubleshooting
  • Error Messages and Flash Codes: Dell™ Latitude
  • HP PC Hardware Diagnostics tool
  • Dell PC diagnostic online tools
  • Dell Free PC Health Check
  • Lenovo Diagnostic Solutions: Diagnostic Tools
  • Lenovo Free PC health Check
  • USB ID Database

    Education

  • Memrise - Vocabulary, Arts & Lit, Math & Science, History, Memmory

    Rasberry Pi

  • Make a Raspberry Pi Media Panel

    Misc

  • DeployStudio - How to install and configure
  • WordPress - Get the Most from WordPress.com

    Manuals

  • Apple Manuals site
  • Apple Manuals - Mac OS
  • Apple Manuals - Mac notebooks
  • Apple Manuals - Productivity software
  • Apple Manuals - Peripherals
  • Apple Manuals - iPads
  • Apple Manuals - iPhones
  • Apple Manuals - iPods
  • Apple Manuals - Apple Watches
  • Apple Manuals - Apple TVs
  • Apple Manuals - 13in MacBook Air

    uTorrent

  • UTorrent - disable ads