About ShyamS@TWC

Shyam aka “Captain Jack” is a Microsoft MVP alumnus and a Windows Enthusiast with an interest in Advanced Windows troubleshooting. Suggestions made and opinions expressed by him here are his personal one's and not of his current employers. He blogs at captaindbg.com.

NetSetMan: Network Settings Manager for Windows 8 / 10

NetSetMan is a very useful utility to manage different network settings like IP address, DNS, etc. It can easily be used to switch between 6 different profiles including IP address, subnet mask, default gateway, DNS server, Win server, computer name, printer, DNS […]

BS1 Enterprise Accounting: Accounting freeware for medium business

BS1 Enterprise Accounting software is created by Trevor Davis for Davis Software. Davis Software has over 30 years of experience developing accounting, manufacturing and distribution software. By 1997 the first version of BS1 software was released and is now being […]

Nero BackItUp: A Complete Backup Solution

Nero BackItUp 2014 is Nero’s latest addition to their long line of products. Nero is popular for their multimedia suite, especially their burning software which is bundled with lot of OEM providers and freeware like Nero Kwik Burn Free and […]

Fidelizer: Convert Windows into an Audiophile Workstation

I’m not an audiophile, but I enjoy listening to music with the best quality I can get with my resources. It’s really expensive to find the right kind of Audiophile workstation and devices. So while searching for ways on how to […]

WEI Tool lets you view Windows Experience Index in Windows 8.1

We have blogged about Windows Experience index in Windows 8.1 before. For those who don’t know Microsoft has removed the Windows Experience Index otherwise known as WEI on Windows 8.1. It basically benchmarks you Windows with some standard ratings. Just a […]

SecPod Saner Free: Advanced Vulnerability Scanner for Windows 10/8/7

SecPod Saner is not a malware scanner or an antivirus software. It’s a vulnerability scanner which uses SecPod ANCOR, the analytics and correlation engine that provides vulnerability, malware heuristics, vulnerability remediation, endpoint visibility and software reputation service. So what does […]

LinuxLive USB Creator: An Open Source LiveCD Creator

Linux LiveCD is probably the most widely used portable operating system by system administrators or IT Professionals. For those who aren’t familiar with the term LiveCD, it means LiveCD is a complete bootable computer installation, including the operating system, which […]

How to access UEFI Firmware settings on Windows 10/8.1

In this article, we’ll discuss how to reboot the system into BIOS or UEFI Firmware settings. Windows 8.1/10 is designed to have a really fast boot time. In fact, it’s too fast to interrupt. Most of the decisions happen during […]

HitmanPro.Kickstart – Free Ransomware Removal Tool

HitmanPro is a popular second opinion scanner that help you in removing rootkits, trojans, viruses, worms, spyware, adware and other malware using behavioural analysis,  cloud computing and virus definitions from Dr Web, Emsisoft Anti-Malware, G Data AntiVirus, BitDefender and IKARUS. […]

Windows 10 Creators Update not installing

You can’t install Windows on a USB flash drive from Setup

When you try to upgrade your Windows 8.1/8 to Windows 10/8.1, you may receive an error message – Couldn’t install Windows, You can’t install Windows on a USB flash drive from Setup Error code 0xc1900104. If you do, here is […]

Avira Secure Backup: A Free Online Backup Solution

Avira is very popular for their security software. A lots of people use their free antivirus software and some 3rd-party vendors even use the Avira Security engine as their backend. They have very low false positive rate and a very good detection […]

Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (ADK) for Windows 10/8/7

The Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit or ADK is a collection of tools that you can use to customize, assess and deploy Windows operating systems to new computers. You can also measure Boot Performance with the Windows Assessment and Deployment Toolkit. […]