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10 things you never need to refrigerate

Have you ever opened your refrigerator and realized that you couldn't find what you were looking for because it was overflowing with miscellaneous items? If so, you're in good company. The majority of households pack items into the fridge that simply don't need to be there. Here's a list of 10 …

Spices

Changing the Hyper-V screen resolution during OOBE

I’ve recorded a variety of videos (especially for Windows AutoPilot, but prior to that for other Windows deployment scenarios) that involve capturing …

Issue with BitLocker/DMA setting in Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” (v1709)

Customers that deployed Microsoft’s security baseline for Windows 10 v1709 might have experienced device and component failures. The BitLocker GPO …

How to Switch a Failover Cluster to a New Domain

In this blog I will describe some new capabilities in Windows Server, version 1709 that enables changing a deployed Failover Cluster from one domain …

Powershell – How to detect bad state VMs in a Hyper-V cluster?

[notranslate]<br>integration components are a good indicator of the health of a VM as it can tell us OS and services are properly started. it does not …

This Chart of How Long Foods Last in the Freezer Will Blow Your Mind

If you've ever reached into your freezer for something — anything — to make for dinner and spent a good 15 seconds wondering how long it's been in there (and the follow-up question: Is it still good?) before anxiously deciding if it belongs on your plates or in the garbage, you are going to want to …

Food

Quit Storing Your Cheese In Plastic Wrap

It’s very easy to get excited at the cheese counter, and that excitement can lead to purchasing more cheese than one can (comfortably) eat in a …

Flavors

9 Tucson restaurants featured in TV shows

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Lifestyle channels like Food Network and Travel Channel scour the U.S. in search of the best eats. It's no wonder why Tucson has …

Texas

Where to Eat and Drink on Opening Day

Navy Yard restaurants are throwing out super deals to celebrate Opening Day 2017 for the Washington Nationals.<p>To keep fans full and drunk before and after the first pitch at 1:05 p.m., lots of spots surrounding the stadium plan to capitalize on both the start of baseball season and the end of …

Texas

Make a Backup Of Your Start Menu Layout By Copying This Folder

Windows: If you spent a lot of time tweaking your Start Menu to your liking, you’ll want to make sure you don’t lose it. Fortunately, you can backup …

Quick, go grab Windows Essentials 2012 before Microsoft pulls the plug forever

In October, we reported Microsoft will end support for its Windows Essentials 2012 suite of programs on January 10. That is just a day away, meaning …

Microsoft Windows

Remote Server Administration Tools for Windows 10

Hello everyone, my name is David Loder, long-time reader, first-time PFE blogger, based out of Detroit, Michigan. And I have a confession to make. I …

8 Windows Group Policy Tweaks Every Admin Should Know

<b>Windows Group Policy</b> is a powerful tool to configure many aspects of Windows. Most of the tweaks it has to offer are targeted towards PC …

Information Security

Microsoft Confirms Windows 7 And Windows 8 Massive Upgrade Changes [Updated]

For Windows 7 and Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 users life has been getting worse as Microsoft gradually morphed them ever more into Windows 10. Forced updates may be over, but commercially they have since been killed off and there’s added telemetry tracking. But Microsoft is now about to fix one of …

Software

How to swap Windows drives

Move your boot drive to that new PC while keeping your software intact using Microsoft’s built-in Sysprep tool.<p>Great PCs take time. I don’t mean …

Cloud Computing

Server Core for Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 (Windows)

Purpose<p>Server Core is a minimal server installation option for Windows Server that provides a low-maintenance server environment with limited …

Installing Hyper-V Core: Step-by-Step

Organizations are becoming increasingly demanding about management of their IT resources, from servers to IT personnel and everything in between. …

The Ultimate Guide to Hyper-V Remote Management with PowerShell

The most common complaints that I see regarding Hyper-V are somehow related to management. When it comes to GUI tools, our options are all just …

Forensics

Cranberry Scones Recipe

<i>Cranberry scones drizzled with white chocolate. Sorta sounds like an easy and arguably healthy Thanksgiving breakfast, doesn’t it?</i>Adapted from Julie …

Afternoon Tea

A Practical Guide to Nmap (Network Security Scanner) in Kali Linux

In the second Kali Linux article, the network tool known as ‘nmap‘ will be discussed. While nmap isn’t a Kali only tool, it is one of the most useful …

Linux

Find out how much longer your SSD will last

Spoiler alert: It'll probably be a long time.<p>If you read Dong Ngo's excellent primer on solid-state drives (SSDs) and how to extend their lifespan, then you might be wondering where you and your SSD stand. As Dong explained, SSDs have a finite number of program/erase cycles. That is, you can write …

MacBook Pro

5 privacy settings you should change in Windows 10

Taking back the operating system, one privacy setting at a time...<p>With its Windows 10 Creators Update, Microsoft is attempting to be more transparent with its privacy settings. It may have simplified some of the language of its policies, but there is still work to be done.<p>Here are five …

Apps

These are the sneakers fitness trainers actually wear

There’s no question that sporty kicks are trending—even Lena Dunham’s designing them now. But open up the door to any legit fitness studio, and you …

Workouts

Understand (and Get Rid of) the Mysterious Small Partition

If you install Windows 7 on a clean disk with no existing partitions, it creates a System Reserved partition at the beginning of the disk and uses …

The Most Effective Exercise – The 28-Day Planking Challenge You Must Try!

One of the most effective and most popular exercises around the world is the 28-Day Planking Challenge. It affects the abs, but also the muscles of …

Windows 10

The True Value of Network Security Monitoring

The Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) conducted research into how cybersecurity professionals view network security monitoring and how they use it in their organization. The report <i>Network Security Monitoring Trends</i> surveyed 200 IT and cybersecurity professionals who have a knowledge of or …

Cisco Systems