How to Set a Static IP Address on a Cisco Switch or Router

This guide will go through the brief process of Assigning a static management IP Address for your Cisco switch or router, using the command line. 1.) Connect to your switch or router, using your Terminal Emulator.  I will be using a computer with Putty installed on it, connected to the switch using a Cisco Rollover […]

How to Close Fake Anti-Virus Pop-Up Alert Scams

You are innocently browsing the internet and suddenly a window pops up informing you that your system is either infected or damaged. You take a closer look at the pop-up, and see that it is from an official Anti-Virus company, such as Norton. You try to close our of the window, by clicking on the […]

Configure Windows 10 to Require Confirmation Before Deleting a File

This guide describes how to configure Windows 10, so that you receive a confirmation dialog each time you try and delete a file or folder. 1.) Go to your desktop, right click on the “Recycle Bin”, and select “Properties” A new window named “Recycle Bin Properties” should open. 2.)     (A) Put a check […]

What Version of Windows Do I Have?

This guide will show you, step by step, how to discover which version of the Windows Operating System, you are currently running. Please note, that new versions of Windows will be released after the creation of this guide. This guide currently details all Versions of Windows up to December of 2019. 1.) Press the “Windows […]

How to Uninstall a Program in Windows 10

The goal of this guide is to step you through two possible methods of uninstalling a program, when using the Windows 10 operating system. Please keep in mind that all steps below were created using Windows 10 version 10.0.18362. As new versions of Windows 10 are release, things may look different or change. You can […]

How to Stop Windows 7 from Automatically Installing Drivers and Manually Install them Yourself

This is a little guide I had written a few years ago and never had a chance to publish, until now. Note: This method only applies to Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, and Windows 7 Enterprise. Other editions of windows 7, such as Windows 7 Home, do not come with Group Policy installed. Purpose […]

VMware Home Lab

The goal of this home lab is to emulate a small business environment. I use a VMware ESXI server to host a Windows Server 2012 R2 Domain Controller, various “user operating systems” consisting of everything from Windows XP/7/10 to assorted flavors of linux and anything else I would like to evaluate. I then use ESXI’s […]