A Geek Squeak – The Windows Club Releases FixWin V2 For Windows 8

October 3, 2014

The Windows Club (one of my favorite sites) recently released FixWin V2, a very popular Windows fixit utility, for when your back is against the wall. Please make sure you read the “How To Use FixWin V2″; which, in summary instructs you to run the system file checker (sfc), create a restore point; the, run each potential fix one at a time.

FixWin 2 for Windows 8 is a portable tool that offers to repair and fix over 50 common Windows annoyances, issues & problems. They have been  categorized under 6 tabs, viz : File Explorer, Internet & Connectivity, Modern UI, System Tools, Troubleshooters and Additional Fixes. The best part of using the tools, is that it provides direct links to bring up the built-in 16 Windows Troubleshooters. No need to open your control panel and search from them! Simply open the Troubleshooters tab of FixWin and open any one of the troubleshooters. It’s so simple… READ MORE @ The Windows Club

FixWin V2


GEEK SQUEAK – To Good To Be True: BGR Confirming Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users

September 28, 2014

Came across this article this morning by BGR – Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users … Sounds too good to be true. Being the old geek that I am I learned a long time ago “believe nothing, verify everything”. I will definitely be looking for more verification on this.

Windows 9 Upgrade Free Download

Multiple Windows 9 reports have suggested that Microsoft is considering releasing the upcoming platform as a free download to certain existing Windows users. Some said that Windows 8 will get Windows 9 free of charge, while others claimed the company is also considering some sort of special offers for existing Windows XP users. A report from Indonesian online publication Detik said earlier this week that President of Microsoft Indonesia Andreas Diantoro has confirmed this particular Windows 9 feature… READ MORE


GEEK SQUEAK – Is your Windows 8 OS optimized for SSD?

September 5, 2014

If you have installed, a SSD to Windows 8 or 8.1, and you are not sure the OS is optimized for an SSD, go to TCAT Shelbyville’s Technical Blog to learn the secret on how you can tell…

TCAT Shelbyville


Geek Squeak – Computer How To Guide Shows You Where To Play Online Slots For Fun

August 25, 2014

Computer How To Guide (one of my favorite sites) posted an article “Play Online Slots for Fun at WebSlotCasino.com” that caught my attention. I am not necessarily into gambling or slot machines; but, what fascinated me is the graphical user interface that has been built into these online virtual slot machines.

WebSlotCasino.com

Webslotcasino.com is one of the most popular online sites that offers users a free portal to play slot machines. Users can simply play the slots for fun and it’s free of charge. If you’re tired of playing the same old social media games such as Zynga, Angry Birds, or Candy Crush, online slot machines offer a unique change of pace. It also offers users an opportunity to play games on a normal computer if they’re also bored with console gaming systems. Free slots offer the fun of playing, without costing users any money and without risking any money either… READ MORE @ Computer How To Guide


Geek Squeak – Android Authority Reporting Pushbullet Updated With Cross-Device Copy/Paste

August 20, 2014

Pushbullet is an app that gives you the ability to move files, pictures, links, and more between your devices (and computers). If you have multiple computers and devices (such as smartphones and tablets), then Pushbullet is a must have app that works across those platforms. Android Authority has an article posted reporting that Pushbullet Updated With Cross-Device Copy/Paste. This goes to show that this app continues to get better and better and serves a real purpose.

The service continues to evolve with improved notifications and more support for cross-device data sharing. Today’s app update is unique in that it takes the service’s functionality past simple notifications – users can now copy/paste across different computing units… @Android Authority

Pushbullet


Geek Squeak – Paul Thurrott’s Supersite For Windows Reporting OneNote for Android Updated with Handwriting Support

August 20, 2014

I am a big fan of Android and Microsoft’s OneNote. I just read at Paul Thurrotts’s Supersite For Windows that Microsoft has updated the Android version of OneNote to include Handwriting Support.

Microsoft today released a new version of its OneNote mobile app for Android handsets and tablets. The new version supports handwritten ink notes, a new tablet-optimized experience and other improvements… @Paul’s Thurrott’s Supersite For Windows

 

Microsoft OneNote


Geek Squeak – How To Make The Windows 8 Task Manager Become A Desktop Widget

August 20, 2014

This geek squeak is a quickie, but is pretty neat.  If you have Windows 8, right click on the Windows 8 taskbar at the bottom of your screen, and click on Task Manager.  When Task Manager loads, click on the Performance tab. On the left side of the Performance Tab you will see graphical user interface for the CPU, Memory, Disk, Ethernet, etc… Left double click on on any of those and voila you will get a sized down widget version of the performance tab in a  floating window that can be moved around and is handy when it comes to troubleshooting problems.

To return back to the full size version of the Task Manager, just left double click anywhere inside the floating window.


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