Windows
Debloat Windows 10 in 2020
· โ˜• 2 min read

This goes over debloating and slimming down Windows 10 so you get maximum performance from your PC.


Wsl2
· โ˜• 5 min read

This article goes over WSL 1 and 2 for Feature Update 2004. This will help you know which WSL you are currently using for any Linux installs on your PC.


Clean Up Windows 10
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

In this article, we will clean up Windows 10. This will include debloat, startup maintenance, system tweaks, and privacy settings. These 3 stages are broken down below and will help maintain a healthy Windows 10 system. Iโ€™d recommend re-running these steps every 6 months.


How To Change Cortana Search
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

This article goes over how to change Cortana search engine to display results in chrome instead of Microsoft Edge. Afterward, theย second part requires you to install a chrome extension to search in Google instead of Bing.


Disable Windows Firewall Properly
· โ˜• 1 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

This walkthrough goes over how toย Disable Windows Firewall while not affecting other programs that rely on this service. Itโ€™s important that you **DO NOTย **disable the service, due to the fact it can cause issues with Microsoftย Office and other products.


Snipping Tool Removed by Microsoft in October 2018 Update 1809
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

The Snipping Tool is being removed by Microsoft in October 2018 Update 1809 and I am not happy! This tool is one of the best tools Microsoft has ever created, so why? Well, they want you to use the Snip and Sketch App from the Microsoft Store. Spoiler: It sucks.


Using IOMeter to determine hard drive performance
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

Using IOMeter will give you a great benchmark on any hard drives and network drives you have. I use this quite often as you can see the effects of new hardware, introducing Link-Aggregation, or troubleshooting drives to determine if they are losing performance.


Installing Linux Subsystem for Windows 10
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

The following video goes over installing Linux Subsystem on Windows 10. Most notably it allows you to run Linux terminal commands in Windows 10 without having a virtual machine or dual boot into a Linux operating system.


Debloat Windows 10
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

Trying to Debloat Windows 10 is getting ridiculous and as a system admin it is soul crushing to see all that performance go to waste on the botched attempt by Microsoft to do an Appstore and its apps (Iโ€™m looking at you Candy Crush). Luckily some admins have worked tirelessly to give us a solution that works considerably well. Lets Start!


Changing file permissions using PowerShell
· โ˜• 2 min read · โœ๏ธ Chris Titus

Use the following script for changing file permissions using PowerShell. I use this script when command line takeown and icacls fail. Obviously, run from an elevated PowerShell prompt or by typing โ€˜powershellโ€™ from elevated cmd.