How to Check DHCP Status on Windows 10

This articles provides you this instructions on how to make sure DCHP is enabled on your computer. This will be useful if you are having network issues.


  1. Go to Control Panel
  2. View network status and tasks under Network and Internet
  3. Select Ethernet or Wifi (highlighted in blue)which ever you are connected to
  4. Click on Details in the window that pops up
  5. Look to see if DHCP Enabled says Yes
  6. Then close out of the screens

To enable DHCP or change other TCP/IP settings Windows 10

To enable DHCP or change other TCP/IP settings Windows 10
  1. Select Start , then select Settings  > Network & Internet .

  2. Do one of the following:

    • For a Wi-Fi network, select Wi-Fi  > Manage known networks. Choose the network you want to change the settings for, then select Properties.

    • For an Ethernet network, select Ethernet, then select the Ethernet network you’re connected to.

  3. Under IP assignment, select Edit.

  4. Under Edit IP settings, select Automatic (DHCP) or Manual.

    1. To specify IPv4 settings manually

      1. Under Edit IP settings, choose Manual, then turn on IPv4.

      2. To specify an IP address, in the IP address, Subnet prefix length, and Gateway boxes, type the IP address settings.

      3. To specify a DNS server address, in the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS boxes, type the addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers.

    2. To specify IPv6 settings manually

      1. Under Edit IP settings, choose Manual, then turn on IPv6.

      2. To specify an IP address, in the IP address, Subnet prefix length, and Gateway boxes, type the IP address settings.

      3. To specify a DNS server address, in the Preferred DNS and Alternate DNS boxes, type the addresses of the primary and secondary DNS servers.

    • When you select Automatic (DHCP), the IP address settings and DNS server address setting are set automatically by your router or other access point (recommended).

    • When you select Manual, you can manually set your IP address settings and DNS server address.

  5. When you’re done, select Save.

How to install Microsoft Office 365 on your Computer

First make sure you don’t have an existing version of Microsoft Office

Uninstall Office from a PC

Option 1 – Uninstall Office from the Control Panel

  1. Open the Control Panel.

    Tip: If you installed the Office apps as part of a suite, such as Office Home and Student or Microsoft 365, search for the suite name. For stand-alone apps search by the app name, such as Project or Visio.

    In most cases you can’t uninstall an individual app if it’s included in your Office suite. The only way to uninstall an individual app is if you purchased it as a stand-alone app.

    How you open the Control Panel depends on your version of Windows.

    Windows 10

    1. In the search box on the task bar, type control panel, then select Control Panel.
    2. Select Programs > Programs and Features, then right-click your Microsoft Office product, and choose Uninstall.

    Windows 8.1 or 8

    1. Right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (lower-left corner), and choose Control Panel.
    2. Select Programs and Features, then right-click your Office product, and choose Uninstall.

    Windows 7

    1. Click Start > Control Panel.
    2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.
    3. Right-click the Office application you want to remove, and then click Uninstall.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete the uninstall.

    Option 2 – Completely uninstall Office with the uninstall support tool

    1. Click the button below to download and install the Office uninstall support tool.

    2. Follow the steps below to download the uninstall support tool according to your browser.

      Tip: The tool may take a few minutes to download and install. After completing the installation, the Uninstall Office products window will open.

      Edge or Chrome

      • In the lower-lower left corner right-click SetupProd_OffScrub.exe > Open.

        Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in a Chrome web browser

      Edge (older) or Internet Explorer

      • At the bottom of the browser window, select Run to launch the SetupProd_OffScrub.exe.

        Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in the Edge or Internet Explorer web browser


      • In the pop-up window, select Save Fileand then from the upper-right browser window, select the downloads arrow > SetupProd_OffScrub.exe.

        Where to find and open the Support Assitant download file in a Chrome web browser

    3. Select the version you want to uninstall, and then select Next.
    4. Follow through the remaining screens and when prompted, restart your computer.

      After you restart your computer, the uninstall tool automatically re-opens to complete the final step of the uninstall process. Follow the remaining prompts.

    5. If you want to reinstall Office, select the steps for the version you want and follow those steps. Close the uninstall tool.

Reboot your computer!!!!

Sign in to download Office

  1. Go to and if you’re not already signed in, select Sign in.
  2. Sign in with the account you associated with this version of Office. This will be the Account provided to you by Computers N’ Stuff of Waco
  3. After signing in, follow the steps.

        From the home page select Install Office (If you set a different start page, go to

        Screenshot of if signing in with a work or school account

      2. Select Office 365 apps to begin the installation.The 64-bit version is installed by default unless Office detects you already have a 32-bit version of Office (or a stand-alone Office app such as Project or Visio) installed. In this case, the 32-bit version of Office will be installed instead.

        To change from a 32-bit version to a 64-bit version or vice versa, you need to uninstall Office first (including any stand-alone Office apps you have such as Project of Visio). Once the uninstall is complete, sign in again to and select Other install options, choose the language and version you want (64 or 32-bit), and then select Install. (See Install Visio or Install Project if you need to reinstall those stand-alone apps.)

      3. Once you open it for the first time it will prompt you to sign in, use the Computers N’ Stuff provided Credentials to sign in.

Import contacts to Office 365

If you use Microsoft’s subscription email client, Outlook 365, then importing contacts will need to be done via Outlook 2016, 2013, 2010 or 2007 (desktop or laptop client).

In Outlook desktop client, add your Outlook 365 account.

Just go to the file and then click on Add Account option and add your email account here. It could be your gmail account or any other email account. Just the add the account and click finish.

The two Outlooks should then sync and you will find your online emails and contacts accessible on the desktop client.

You will then need to import your new contacts to the synced account.

On the desktop client go to file at the top right side.



Go to Open & Export and choose Import/Export.



The Import/Export wizard will open asking how you wish to import. If you’re importing a CSV file, go to ‘Import from another program or file’.



Select ‘Comma Separated Values’ and then click next.



You will be asked to locate the CSV file on your computer, so make sure it is in an easy to locate place (such as desktop or downloads folder).



You will also be asked about importing duplicates, so check the option you prefer (the default is ‘allow duplicates to be created’).

Click Next and you will be asked where you want your contacts to be saved. Here you will need to make sure that you are selecting your Outlook 365 account.



Once you’ve selected the destination, click Next and then Finish.



Log in to your Outlook 365 account and your new contacts should be fully imported!

How to Static an IP Address

In this tutorial you will learn step by step how to assign static IP addresses and DNS server addresses on Windows 10.

To set up a static address you need to locate the Connection you are using.



1. Click on the Windows Icon Lower left.

2. Click the Settings icon

3. The windows setting screen appears click on the network and Internet link.


4. In the Network status pane locate the change adapter options link and click it


5. You should now see your network adapters. I have two installed and the Wi-Fi adapter is disabled. If your PC is equipped with two; as most are, then only use one and disable the other.

6. Right click on the icon and select properties from the drop down list.


7. Use the scroll bar to locate TCP/IPv4 and click it to highlight it,and then click the properties button.


If you are using DHCP then you should see a screen like the one below.standard-ip-address-settings
You can uncheck the automatic assignment of IP address and or DNS server address. Then enter your own details as show below:



1. My home network use the network address 192.168.1 (first three numbers) also common is 192.168.0 and 10.x.x.x

2. The default gateway is the address of your router. This is assigned to the router as a static IP address.

3. The subnet mask is important as is usually

4. You need the address of 1 DNS server to access websites on the Internet. The Google DNS server is available to use for free but you can use your ISP DNS servers.

5. You can choose to manually assign the DNS addresses and automatically assign the IP address or vice versa.

How to Move Your OneDrive Folder

Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service is a huge convenience because it keeps your files synced across devices and backed up onto the internet. However, depending on how much you store in it, your OneDrive folder could take up many Gigabytes. If you have a second storage drive in your system or even another partition, you may want to move the OneDrive folder to free up space. Here’s how.

1. Right click the OneDrive taskbar icon and select Settings.

2. Click the Unlink OneDrive button under the Account tab. A login screen appears, but you should ignore it for now.

3. Launch File Explorer.

Connect to a VPN in Windows 10

Connect to a VPN in Windows 10

Applies to: Windows 10


Whether it’s for work or personal use, you can connect to a virtual private network (VPN) on your Windows 10 PC. A VPN connection can help provide a more secure connection and access to your company’s network and the internet, for example, when you’re working from a coffee shop or similar public place.

Create a VPN profile

The location of the Add A VPN Connection button in Settings

Before you can connect to a VPN, you must have a VPN profile on your PC. You can either create a VPN profile on your own or set up a work account to get a VPN profile from your company.

Before you start:

  • Contact your IT for your VPN Credentials
  • If it’s for a VPN service you subscribe to for personal use, visit the Microsoft Store  to see if there’s an app for that service, then go to the VPN service’s website to see if the VPN connection settings to use are listed there.
  1. Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Network & Internet  > VPN > Add a VPN connection.
  2. In Add a VPN connection, do the following:
    • For VPN provider, choose Windows (built-in).
    • In the Connection name box, enter a name you’ll recognize (for example, My Personal VPN). This is the VPN connection name you’ll look for when connecting.
    • In the Server name or address box, enter the address for the VPN server.
    • For VPN type, choose the type of VPN connection you want to create. You’ll need to know which kind of VPN connection your company or VPN service uses. (Auto works too)
    • For Type of sign-in info, choose the type of sign-in info (or credentials) to use. This might be a username and password, one-time password, certificate, or a smart card if you’re connecting to a VPN for work. Enter your username and password in the respective boxes (if required).
  3. Select Save.
  4. If you need to edit the VPN connection info or specify additional settings, such as proxy settings, choose the VPN connection and then select Advanced options.

Connect to a VPN

When you have a VPN profile, you’re ready to connect.

  1. On the far right of the taskbar, select the Network icon (either  or ).
  2. Select the VPN connection you want to use, then do either of the following depending on what happens when you select the VPN connection:
    • If the Connect button displays under the VPN connection, select Connect.
    • If the VPN section in Settings opens, select the VPN connection there, then select Connect.
  3. If you’re prompted, enter your username and password or other sign-in info.

When connected, the VPN connection name will display Connected underneath it. To see if you’re connected to the VPN while you’re doing things on your PC, select the Network icon (either  or ) on the far right of the taskbar, then see if the VPN connection says Connected.

Connected to a VPN