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Warning for XP Users

Microsoft has cut the cord with the OS Windows XP. No longer will it provide patches, bug fixes, security changes or updates that will help provide more stability. Windows XP has always had security problems and been plagued with issues, which is why Windows 7 and 8 were created. A lot of XP users believed for a long time that as long as they had a virus protection program on their computer it...

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Repair vs Replace

Repair vs Replace

The Issue at Hand Over the past two weeks I’ve been presented with this dilemma 4 different times.  Anywhere from a broken laptop screen to a dead hard drive, the question is, “Should I fix my computer or just replace it?”  Inevitably, the follow up question is, “What would you do?”  This is always a difficult question for me, I want to offer the best possible...

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How To Use: Dell ExtPart

A few weeks ago we were working on a desktop that needed a new hard drive. So, we made an Image of the existing one (80G) and once we received the new hard drive we put the old drive image onto the new drive (750G). The issue came after the re-image when we recognized the new HD showed only having 80G instead of 750G. I needed to find a program that would fix this issue. Dennis told me about a...

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Tech in the Deep Freeze, Pt 2

Tech in the Deep Freeze, Pt 2

Getting Through the Cold Have you ever been so cold that your body refuses to work?  Your fingers and toes don’t want to uncurl, your arms and legs refuse to move you from your warm spot in the bed, your brain refuses to take your side in the argument against your body on the fact that you must go to work today.  Ultimately, for most of us, we make it out of bed and get to work as close...

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Tech in the Deep Freeze, Pt 1.

Tech in the Deep Freeze, Pt 1.

Too Cold for Me It was a brisk 3 degrees when I woke up this morning.  My mind and body are completely unable to comprehend that number in terms of temperature.  As far as I can tell, it’s just colder than I want it to be and I should be sleeping comfortably in my bed waiting for it to all go away.  How is it possible for anything to function in this kind of cold?  Funny you should ask...

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My Windows 8 Experience

My Windows 8 Experience

Yesterday I decided to throw caution to the wind and fully commit to Windows 8 Professional.  I backed up my data, formatted my hard drive, and did a fresh install of Microsoft’s latest OS.  After having used it now for nearly 5 hours of actual business time I realize that I’m seeing things that might be nice to know for businesses thinking about moving to Windows 8 in the near...

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