It seems that the weird and strange issues always find their way into my system builds. Recently, a Windows Server build was recognizing my SSD drive as a standard hard disk drive. For some, this may not be an issue as the read/write performance is still there. However, for those that dig a little deeper, Windows will try to use the standard "Optimize" for the drive on a regular basis, something you should not do to an SSD.Read More »
Where is the Startup Folder in Windows 8.1?
Ok, we all know that a lot of things have changed in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 from the “Good Ol’e days”. While poking around pointlessly this morning, I started to wonder where the Startup folder had gone… and is it still used at all.Read More »
Can’t Remove a Partition? Use DiskPart
If you have ever removed a hard drive from a system and installed it in another, you may have run into a situation before where you are unable to delete some of the partitions on the drive. This usually happens when you remove the hard drive from a system made by Dell, Acer, Samsung, etc. The partitions you are unable to remove are designated for system restore and the like. Well, getting rid of those partitions is easier than you think. All you need is a command line and a cup of coffee.Read More »
Accessing Network Storage from Windows 8
Having a large focus on network attached storage here at C.O.D., we get a lot of questions regarding NAS. Lately, we have been getting some questions about NAS and Windows 8. The latest, and one of the more interesting ones, was how to interact with your NAS after moving your Windows 8 profile to a Microsoft connected account. Although there isn't really a clear and easy way to get around having two different profiles, one on NAS and one on Windows, there is hope.Read More »