In Widows you can split screen by simply dragging a window all the way to one side or corner of the screen until it snaps into place and then select another windows to fill the other parts of your screen. This way you can split a single monitor into 2, 3 or even 4 screens […]
If you want to store a big folder as a single file, so it could be easily uploaded somewhere or shared with someone, you can create a simple zip archive from it. To avoid wasting a time and resources on compression and decompression, this zip archive can be created without compression. In this short note […]
Rescue and recovery disks are used for repairing a system and data after a crash on Linux and Windows devices. They are especially useful for troubleshooting of the boot-related issues and for data recovery. In this note i will show how to create a bootable rescue USB stick with a SystemRescue (also known as a […]
The laptop’s model and serial number usually can be found on the bottom case of the laptop as either a printed sticker or laser etched into the cover. Also the model and the serial number of a laptop can easily be found using a Windows command prompt (CMD). This “command prompt method” works for all […]
BIOS is a firmware interface between a computer’s hardware and the operating system and like any software, it can be updated. Knowing the BIOS version can tell you if you have the most up-to-date version of the BIOS or it has to be updated. This note shows how to check the BIOS version in Windows […]
The clear command in Linux is used to clear the terminal’s screen. You can also use the clear command in a Windows PowerShell where it is an alias of the Clear-Host command, that does pretty match the same – removes all text from the current display, including commands and output that might have accumulated. But […]
A Windows product key is a 25-character code that looks like XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX and is used to activate Windows. This short note shows how to find the Windows product key from a command prompt (CMD) or from a Windows PowerShell and check its validity.
The Active Directory Users and Computers is a management console used to administer Active Directory (manage users, groups, computers, polices, etc.). By default, it is deployed on a Windows Server host, when it’s promoted to the domain controller during the Active Directory Domain Services role installation. In this short note i am showing how to […]
If you have a batch file that runs on a system startup and has to connect to some server, you may want to make it wait until the network becomes ready before actually making attempt to connect. In this note i will show a code snippet that can be used in a batch file to […]
If you need to convert some text to lower or UPPER case, this can be easily done from the command-line using the Windows PowerShell. In this short note i will show the examples of how to convert a string in PowerShell to lowercase or UPPERCASE using the ToLower() or ToUpper() methods respectively.