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“The handle is invalid” when accessing share over network.

“The handle is invalid” when accessing share over network. I have a client with a Windows 7 pc with a folder that is shared on their network (Workgroup).  Sometime last week, after Windows Updates were installed, the other pcs on the local network could no longer browse the network or map a network drive to […]

The Best Free Software to Install on Your New Computer

Free Software

For the students in my “Intro to Personal Computers” class. Here is a good article (not created by me) that goes over some of the many software we talked about in class. https://gizmodo.com/the-best-free-software-to-install-on-your-new-laptop-1831228091 The list includes Firefox – Web Browser LibreOffice – Office Applications GIMP – Image Editing Pixlr – Image Editing Google Photos – Image Editing […]

What is using all of my disk space?

What is using all of my disk space? This is a question I get asked often. While the answer can vary greatly depending on what you do with your computer, the following app can show you in detail where the disk space is being used. (screen shot from Jam-Software website) TreeSize free (download from  https://www.jam-software.com/treesize_free/features.shtml […]

How to have Device Manager show non present devices.

How to have Device Manager show non present devices.

Here are a few small commands that a colleague of mine showed me. These commands will start the Windows Device Manager and allow you to see devices that have been removed from the system. This can come in handy if you P2V (Convert a Physical machine to a Virtual machine). the Virtual hardware will be using […]