Make Sure Auto Play is working Windows computer

Making sure AutoPlay is set. If AutoPlay is set to take no action when discs are inserted, or if AutoPlay is not enabled, nothing may happen when a disc is inserted. Even though you may want to open discs through … Continue reading

How to switch your Windows 8 log-in to a local account

Using a Microsoft account does have some advantages over using a local account. For example, using a Microsoft account log-in lets you sync your settings across different Windows PCs. You can also use Microsoft’s integrated cloud storage, OneDrive. Downloading apps … Continue reading

Feed your need for speed by installing SSDs in RAID 0

Tired of waiting while your top-of-the-line SSD loads files? RAID 0 works far better with SSDs than it does with hard drives, because mechanical drives aren’t fast enough to take full advantage of the increased bandwidth. This tip is primarily … Continue reading

How to Disable Creation of Thumbs.db Windows

Thumbs.db, as its name states, is a file based database that stores thumbnails of image files, certain types of documents and video files, mostly for Windows Explorer’s thumbnail view. They are stored locally in each directory that contains thumbnails on … Continue reading

Turn Off Caching of Thumbnails

There are a couple of ways to turn off caching of thumbnails, one includes editing the registry and the other includes using the Local Group Policy Editor. I have edited the registry a million times and don’t mind doing that, … Continue reading

Turn the Preview Pane Off on Windows 7

You can use the preview pane in Windows Explorer to see the contents of most files. If you select an e‑mail message, text file, picture, or video for example, you can see a preview of its contents without opening it … Continue reading