Properly Installing a SoundBlaster Sound Card in Windows

If you bought yourself a sound card for better audio and are not getting what you expected you may be the victim of poor defaults from the driver installation. I own a SoundBlaster Audigy SE and found that for a few years now the Creative Audio Control Panel has some strange settings by default leaving you clueless as to why only some of your speakers work and why it’s all echo’y. Continue reading “Properly Installing a SoundBlaster Sound Card in Windows”

Take Control of Windows 10 Pro with these Group Policy/Configuration Changes

Windows 10 seems to have a mind of it’s own doesn’t it? We don’t know fully what data it sends, we have ‘no choice’ but to use Cortana, updates will be installed and your PC will reboot while your using it outside of the 12 hours ‘active’ period. No more. If you have Windows 10 Pro, you have been granted access to the Group Policy Editor. Although it’s potency was diminished in the Anniversary update(restricting some features to EDU/Business), you can still control a number of settings making it worth the premium for the upgrade as well as saving you a ton of headaches if you are a power user. Continue reading “Take Control of Windows 10 Pro with these Group Policy/Configuration Changes”

First Impressions: Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393)

Microsoft unleashed the Anniversary Update for Windows 10 (also known by it’s codename Redstone) last week(8/2). If you have Windows Pro, should you defer the upgrade? Is this update proving a point about how average users will be hurt by the always first update process required for Windows 10? Continue reading “First Impressions: Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Build 14393)”