You just got your new computer. It is unpacked from the box, you started it up and entered all the preliminary data. You have reinstalled your software and replaced all your data. And finally you have done a backup of your data on your new Windows 10 computer. It is time to clean up the mess of documents, software and packaging. When you start to file the software you see there are no disks for Windows 10. You got disks for your Windows 7 computer so you must have misplaced the Windows 10 disks. Sadly, you didn’t. With Windows 10 you are expected to make your own disks and backup utilities. Continue reading
Scenario 1 – You get a phone call. You see the caller ID and it isn’t a phone number you recognize. None the less you pick up the call.
Most of us remember the classic movie Spaceballs starring Mel Brooks, John Candy and Rick Moranis. In the scene where King Roland is being forced to divulge the password to open the dome, he slowly repeats the password to Dark Helmet & to the Colonel, “1, 2, 3, 4 & 5.” After he learns the password, Dark Helmet declares, “That is the stupidest combination I have ever heard in my life. That’s the kind of thing an idiot would have on his luggage.” Continue reading
You have this terrific laptop but the battery doesn’t seem to last to the end of the job you want to finish. There are electrical outlets everywhere except when you really need one or your power cord doesn’t reach the closest outlet in the coffee shop, airport lounge or train. Maybe you only have one charger and you have left it at the office. Continue reading
That of course is the $10,000 question. The big date, the line drawn in the sand….April 8, 2014, the date Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP. As far as you are concerned, Windows XP works, it has a small footprint, all of your software works with it, it doesn’t crash and most of all, you are used to it. You may not have heard very good stories about Windows 8 and if you move to Windows 7, you will probably want to start with a clean drive. That will be a real pain to reinstall all the software and configuration you have painstakingly set up just the way you like it. Continue reading