Despite his douche-bro hair and choice of on-screen wardrobe, this guy gives a sound primer on setting up your Windows 10 installation for better security and slightly faster operation.
I was working on a new laptop for a client (preapring a basic setup and installing some software solutions for his business) that came pre-installed with Windows 10 and no support media. After a nominal wait for the OS to perform its “first run” checks and setup, I was presented with the Windows 10 login … Continue reading How To Fix the defaultuser0 Problem in Windows 10
Ever the optimist, I jumped feet-first into Windows 10 on the VCR, because there isn’t much documentation on the sorts of things I’m trying to do with Windows and the project. For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been blazing a trail through the digital wilderness trying to get peripherals and software working perfectly under … Continue reading Windows 10 Dealbreakers
It used to be fairly easy to find things in Windows 7, but after 8, Microsoft decided to start hiding system settings under oddly generic menu headings. This has become a tradition now in Windows 10, which makes it somewhat difficult to find the correct user settings to automatically log into Windows. The easiest way, … Continue reading How To Automatically Log Into Windows 10
“Fast Boot” is some sort of new “hybrid shutdown” feature that Redmond came out with in Windows 8, but since no one used that stub of crap, everyone (myself included) thought it was a new feature in Windows 10. Either way, it’s a great feature that really speeds up the boot time through some sort … Continue reading How To Enable Fast Boot In Windows 10
The biggest problem with an HTPC is tinkering around “under the hood” as you generally have to crane your neck and strain your eyes to read the teeny-tiny type that is intended to be seen on a desktop monitor. Windows was never intended to have such a 10-foot interface, but you can build some resemblance … Continue reading How to set up a 10-foot interface in Windows 7
Building Project Magnavox into a genuine all-in-one entertainment system is more than just being able to access all my videos, music, and streaming media on one device. To round-out the feature set, we need to take a page from Microsoft’s playbook and add videogames to the mix. Granted, I could install all my game consoles … Continue reading How To Install RetroArch in Windows
As the VCR continues to evolve, I’m adding game support to the system, making it an all-in-one entertainment box. To start, I’ll be using Retroarch for most of my classic game emulation. I’ll write more about the program in another number, but the biggest problem getting it to run in Windows is the need for … Continue reading How To Fix the d3dx9_43.dll Error In Windows 7