This Windows 10 tutorial shows you how you can disable downloads over metered connection, so that drivers, updates and applications are not downloaded on your device. Keep this option off is important if you have limited data allowance every month, or have a cellular connection where you are charged for everything you...

Personally, you can call your PC anything you want. But in Windows 10, it has to go by with a unique name so that it can be identified and communicate with other devices in a network. Having two PCs with the same name in a network creates a conflict for network communications. Most PCs come with default names, but you...

Windows 10 includes a feature that lets you view network data usage, itemized as type of network, and even by the amount of data each app or service uses across the operating system. This information is tallied every 30 days, though you can reset it whenever you want. To do that, you must be signed on as an...

Need to change your router settings? You will need to know the IP address of your router to make any modifications. And if you don’t remember it, Windows can help you find it. This is how you can find the IP address of your router in Windows 10. 1. Open a Command Prompt window by typing cmd in Start. 2. Type...

So I’m still slogging my Microsoft Surface Pro around seeing how it works (or doesn’t) for my lifestyle. I just encountered my first Surface Pro 2 wi-fi connectivity problem. I’m at Starbucks and was trying to connect to Wi-fi when it gave me a message indicating that it was unable to connect to any networks. This was...

Bad news. Unnamed sources have revealed that the Surface tablet will initially be Wi-fi only and they won’t posses a mobile network connection, as reported by Bloomberg. This is a disastrous decision from Microsoft as they are yet to establish themselves in the tablet market. Their main competition is with the iPad...

Microsoft will be a mjor force behind a big push from IPv4 support to IPv6. This from a post on the Windows 8 Development Blog. A quote: “Windows 8 is connected and ready to use, and our support of IPv6 is a key part of ensuring that connectivity for years to come. Because IPv4 wasn’t designed to handle the scale of...

In what seems like a radical but somewhat logical move, it is increasingly looking like Microsoft is talking away the ability to join a Windows domain from the core or baseline versions of Windows 8. This is a pretty big change for Windows. In addition, the word on the street is that the Remote Desktop functionality...

I have an ExoPC slate device which seems a little slow when running Windows 8. That ironically has turned out to be a blessing. You see, when your hardware is slow, you sometimes get to see the way an Operating System operates in slow motion. As a writer, this makes for very interesting observations. For instance,...

A very cool enterprise feature has been revealed in the Windows 8 Consumer Preview Product Guide for Business. Windows To Go. Quote: Windows To Go enables alternative workplace scenarios. Offsite temporary workers can be given a Windows To Go drive for the duration of their employment so that no corporate data is...