Enable hidden Administrator account in Windows 7

Microsoft disabled the Administrator account in Windows 7 by default for security reasons. It is nice to have this enabled as a backup if your main user profile becomes corrupted or infected. Here is ow to turn on the hidden Administrator account. There are a few ways to enable this account but the fastest seems[…]

Disable UAC (User Access Controls) in Windows Vista

  Those annoying “are you sure you want to do this?” popup windows on Windows Vista can be disabled. However, not as easily as other version of Windows. Here is how to turn off the UAC popup warning box. Access the Control Panel and type USER ACCOUNT into the search box. There will be a[…]

Toshiba Laptop with Windows 8.1 loses keyboard and mouse – FIX

This weekend I worked on a Toshiba laptop with Windows 8.1 that had received some updates then rebooted. The keyboard and mouse both failed to work after the reboot. An external USB mouse worked but the USB keyboard did not. I used the on-screen board to do everything with mouse clicks detailed below.  I used[…]