Tag Archives: Windows 8.1

Cloudflare Claims Their New Free DNS Service Will Help Protect Your Privacy

Cloudflare Claims Their New Free DNS Service Will Help Protect Your Privacy On April 1, 2018, Cloudflare introduced its new DNS service which competes (mainly) with Cisco’s Open DNS and Google’s Public DNS, Cloudflare is making extraordinary claims for its DNS service including a promise of privacy backed up by 3rd-party auditing. Since it’s so… Read More »

How to Find the Default User Name and Password Of Almost Any Router

How to Find the Default User Name and Password Of Almost Any Router New routers all come with the information you need to access the router. Some have no passwords at all, but most have default usernames and passwords you can use to access the routers settings and features.  Every router brand we know of… Read More »

Process Explorer: Manage Your Processes and Easily Find Resource Hogs

Process Explorer: Manage Your Processes and Easily Find Resource Hogs  Today, we’re featuring a great freeware program from Microsoft Tech Net’s Sysinterals. Sysinternals makes several great utilities for Windows and a couple of them we use all the time when we’re doing computer repair. One of them is Autoruns, and another is the application we’re… Read More »

Create a Shortcut to System Restore

Create a Shortcut to System Restore While helping a reader with something else today, I found a tip we wrote back in June 2016 that still works well on all versions of Windows 10, including Fall Creators Update. Because System Restore is a valuable tool that can help you recover from many near-disasters, keeping a… Read More »

How to Repair Microsoft Office Programs

How to Repair Microsoft Office Programs If you have Microsoft Office installed and one or more of your Office programs are not working correctly, you can sometimes easily fix MS Office by using its built-in Repair feature. Here’s how to use it.  Open Control Panel > Programs and Features > Uninstall a Program. If you’re… Read More »

Easy Ctrl Key Shortcuts YOU Should Be Using Every Day

Easy Ctrl Key Shortcuts YOU Should Be Using Every Day After working with thousands of people with our Cloudeight Direct Computer Care service, one thing we’ve noticed is that not many of you use fundamental, time-saving shortcuts. So today, we’re going to show you five shortcuts you should be using. OK ready? Let’s say you’re… Read More »