Hardware Archive

Tips on How to Speed Up Laptop or Computer on Windows 10

Here is a tutorial on how to speed up laptop or computer on Windows 10. Adjust Your Power Settings Let’s get started by adjust of your Power settings on laptops. Move your cursor down to the Windows 10 Task bar, take a left click on Battery icon. Click Power...

Allow Non-administrators to Install Printer Drivers via GPO

By default, non-admin domain users do not have permissions to install the printer drivers on the domain computers. In order to install a driver, user should have local admin privileges on a computer (for example, by adding to the local Administrators group). This is great from the point of...

Choose the Right Hard Disk Drive for Your Servers

Hard Disk Drives (simply HDD) are different when it comes to servers. This segment has higher standards and requirements compared to regular home usage thus you need to pay more attention when choosing the right Hard Disk Drive for a server. In this article we will consider the basic...

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...

How to Deploy Printers to Users or Computers via Group Policy?

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

HSRP Configuration on Cisco Devices

HSRP (Hot Standby Router Protocol or Hot Standby Redundancy Protocol) is a protocol of the FHRP family (First Hop Redundancy Protocol) developed by Cisco Systems, which is described in RFC 2881. This protocol introduces a number of useful technologies – for example, interface tracking, object tracking and Cisco IP...

Fix: Windows 10 Keyboard not Working

One of the most common user problems on Windows 10 machines is when the keyboard stops working. In this case, most often the keyboard does not work on the Login Screen or in the Windows Store apps. Moreover, the mouse in most of these cases works fine, despite the...

Choosing RAM for PC: Purchasing Guide

RAM is like a «gateway» between slow hard drive and fast processor. It has a much higher data transfer rate than a solid-state drive, so the operating system loads into the RAM from the hard disk, as well as frequently used programs. And the speed of the programs and...

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...