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How To Enable Delete Confirmation Dialog Boxes in Windows 8 and 10

Working for a computer repair shop in Westminster, MD, we see many computers that have either Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. This is especially the case as Windows 7 computers begin to be phased out. Whenever one of our of computer repair technicians starts to work on a computer that has one of these newer versions of Windows, we quickly get reminded of an unfavorable default settings. We have just ran a file that we needed to use just once and it is now time to delete it. We click delete and it's off to the recycle bin, no confirmation prompt at all. We feel that this lack of a confirmation window to delete a file is very error prone. Users can accidentally delete a file without realizing it, then have it sit...

How to Uninstall QuickTime for Windows

Back in April 2016 Apple announced that they will no longer be supporting QuickTime for Windows. Whenever a company stops supporting a product they discontinue updates which means that security exploits will no longer be patched. This is when we first told our clients that the time has come to uninstall QuickTime from their Windows computers. Five months later we still find Windows computers with QuickTime installed. If you don't know how to properly uninstall QuickTime then follow the instructions below. The first thing you need to do is open up Control Panel. If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7 you can get to Control Panel by clicking on Start. If you are using Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 you can access control panel by clicking on Start and typing Control Panel at the metro (tile) screen. When you begin typing you will see...