Enable AHCI Without Reinstalling OS in Windows 10 and 7

SATA AHCI Mode Enable

AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface) mode is a communication mode that serves to connect storage devices using SATA interface with the support of NCQ and hot plug features. On practice AHCI mode often provides faster read/write speeds while using HDDs and especially SSDs. Quite often users find that they have AHCI disabled and try to enable the mode in UEFI (BIOS) but get the BlueScreen issue with the code Inaccessible_boot_device. In this article we will explain how to check if AHCI is enabled and how to safely enable AHCI mode without reinstalling Windows 10 or 7 and avoid BSOD. Continue reading

Disable Remote Desktop Access (RDP) For Administrator On Windows Server 2016

remote desktop access denied

As you might know, administrators have access via RDP enabled by default. They even don’t need to be members of Remote Desktop Users group for this. But in some situations you may need to restrict remote access for a specific administrator. For instance, if you want to be sure that every task (backups for example), services or other stuff that may launch using his credentials won’t stop working. So here is how to disable access through Remote Desktop (RDP) for the user with administrative privileges on Windows Server 2016 without disabling the user account itself. Continue reading

All Methods To Open Device Manager In Windows 10

Device Manager Windows 10

Device manager is a great thing. It can answer various questions and help fix many issues with your personal computer. For instance, with its help you can find out if you have a driver installed or not, what kind of driver is installed (native or compatible), learn what kind of CPU you have in your machine, etc. Besides that you may access some advanced settings like disable or enable a certain hardware, adjust network card sensitivity or change the MAC address. Device Manager is often the first applet you launch after you clean install a brand new operating system (of course, to learn what drivers you need to add). In this tutorial we will describe all possible ways to open Device Manager in Windows 10. Various methods can be convenient in different situations. Continue reading

How to Enable Opera Turbo in the New Version of Opera

Opera Turbo is a feature that serves to compress web pages, load them more quickly and preserve traffic if you have metered of slow connection. Some people loved to use it to change IP address (not working anymore, but today you can use the built-in VPN feature for that purpose). Since Opera version 46 there is no Opera Turbo item in the main menu and the feature appears to be hidden from your eyes. But here is how to enable the Turbo mode and continue using it in 2017.  Continue reading