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Third Party Program Updates For The Month Of May 2016

» by May 27, 2016 at 7:25 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, This month (May 2016), patches are available for Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat/Reader, Apple iTunes, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. The top priority this month is Adobe Flash due to ...more »

How I Fixed: “Windows cannot be installed to this disk…..”

» by February 28, 2015 at 1:19 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, A client gave me a Dell 660s Windows 8.1 desktop that would not boot. It was stuck in an automatic repair loop, but nothing was being repaired. Just for good ...more »

Third Party Program Updates For December 2014

» by December 23, 2014 at 10:29 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, There is nothing quite like a securely patched machine. Windows does a good job patching their Operating System but you must also keep up to date with all non-Microsoft ...more »

Third Party Program Updates For September 2014

» by September 23, 2014 at 8:40 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Here are the third party (non-microsoft) progam updates for the month of September. Get updated as soon as possible. Identifier Vendor/Product Version Affected/Date Released by Vendor/Vulnerability Info Vendor ...more »

Want To Still Use Windows XP? Do This!

» by September 13, 2014 at 7:29 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Many of my clients have been using Windows XP forever and they don't want to buy a new computer or install a new operating system. When Microsoft pulled the ...more »

How I Fixed: “The User Profile Service failed the logon”

» by April 19, 2014 at 10:22 am » Comments (6)

Hello everyone, I got a call the other day from a frantic client. He was an experienced artist and he could not logon to his Windows account. His user account was ...more »

Third Party Program Updates For The Month Of January 2014

» by January 27, 2014 at 10:17 pm » Comments (1)

Hello everyone, In this March post I told you about three great programs that will show you all of your computers third party program vulnerabilities, and then download and install the ...more »

How I Fixed: “A Required CD/DVD Drive Device Is Missing” Upon OS Installation

» by July 25, 2013 at 3:15 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, The other day a client gave me her Windows Vista laptop that was in very bad shape. After a quick diagnosis it was apparent that the machine needed a ...more »

How I Fixed: USB Ports Don’t Work After New OS Installation

» by July 21, 2013 at 11:58 am » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Note: In this previous post I wrote about proper driver sequence in a Dell machine. I got a home made computer from a client and the USB ports were not ...more »

Is Microsoft Bringing Back The Start Menu In Windows 8.1?

» by April 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, Great article from the great Windows guru Woody Leonhard. I personally don't care if Microsoft brings back the Start menu or not. I know though, that many of my ...more »