Hardware Archive

GPT or MBR: How to Check HDD Partition Table Style

The modern versions of Windows and other operating systems can use one of two standards to store information about hard disk partitions structures. This is an old standard MBR (Master Boot Record) and a new one — GPT (GUID Partition Table). In the Windows OS family, the topic of

Notes about USB Extender over Twisted Pair (UTP)

Recently we had a rather interesting device in our hands: active USB extender (or USB RJ45 Extension adapter). At the same time, the seller promised that we will have an opportunity to extend the cable and connect USB devices to computer at distances up to 150ft (45 meters) with the help

Fn Key not Working Properly on Windows 10 Laptop

Most laptops have a separate Fn key, which usually performs a specific to particular laptop actions (including Wi-Fi on/off, change the screen brightness etc) in combination with the keys in the top row of keyboard (F1 – F12). A common laptop owners problem (especially after updating the system or

Choose Right Hard Disk Drive for Your Servers

In this article we will consider the basic types of hard drives for servers: how they differ and whether they should be necessarily from the server manufacturer’s brand. Server hard drive should always be ready to respond to many requests with minimal latency and to provide a high level

How to Choose Server for Small Business

In this tutorial we will clarify key points that will help you to determine what type of server is the best solution for small business and give a price range for typical server models. Server Basics Although a small server can’t be different from the modern desktop computer, both

Fix 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

High disk utilization in Windows 10 is more common problem than in previous versions of the OS. The problem looks like this: the Task Manager displays 100% disk usage and your system performance strongly decreases. Oftenly this is happening due to incorrect system configuration or driver error (not due

Allow Non-administrators to Install Printer Drivers via GPO

By default domain users do not have permissions to install the printer drivers on the domain computers and their installation requires the user to have a specific rights (as a rule the local Administrator rights). This is great from the point of security, because installation of the incorrect or

Deploy Printers in Domain using Group Policy

One of the most important features of Group Policies usage in Active Directory Domain environment is the possibility to connect a shared network printer on a group of computers or users with just a few clicks. Thus, when a user login to the Windows, assigned network printer will automatically

How to install printer on Windows 10

In this article you are going to find out how to install printer on Windows 10. Doing this is very simple and straightforward. Now, before you can actually do this, make sure that your printer is actually connected to a power source. Also, your computer needs to be connected

How to access your router settings: find out IP address, username and password

Hello guys. In this article we are going to show you how to get access to your router settings. Actually, your router has a small computer. It is there to take the internet connection from the modem and to split it among the different computers plugged into your network.