In this episode I’ll show you how to setup Plesk Mail in Thunderbird for Windows. Unlike most email clients, Thunderbird can figure out the correct settings by itself – something neither Outlook nor Mac Mail can do. Therefore, the real magic with Thunderbird is figuring out how to get to the account settings. To do … Read more
In this episode I’ll show you how to setup Plesk Mail in Microsoft Outlook on Windows. It’s often a big stumbling block for users. The instructions will also work for Microsoft Essentials, the predecessor of Outlook Express. I’m using Outlook 2010 here, but the instructions are also applicable to later versions. The two important windows … Read more
There are several ways to make the Windows Explorer show full file extensions. The most consistent method I like to use is the following: Windows 7 and 8 click Start to find a Search Box type Folder Options and select it click the View Tab find the option “hide extensions for known file types” untick … Read more
It’s often necessary to know what the exact type of CPU that’s installed on your system. For example, you may need to know if you’re dealing with a dual core or quad core system, or a 32/64 bit system. Only the CPU can tell you this. Here’s how to find out the string you need … Read more
It’s in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc You can edit it with Notepad with Administrator rights. Works in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
DNS is a service that translates a domain name into a numeric IP so that one computer can talk to another. We deal with it all the time, but most mere mortals are not aware of their importance. In this article I’d like to show you how to change your computer’s DNS entries in Windows. … Read more
I’ve just installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview on my Samsung NC10. During the installation I was offered to transfer my settings from another PC, so I chose my Surface Pro running Windows 8.1. All settings were copied truthfully, including the fact that Windows boots up with the Metro Start Screen. It’s not what I … Read more
When you’re connected via RDP to a remote Windows machine, the Restart and Shutdown options are not there. Instead they’ve been replaced with only a lonely disconnect option to end your session. To restart or shutdown your remote machine we’ll have to use the command line’s shutdown command. Here’s how. At the Command Prompt … Read more