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How I Fixed: Windows 7 Won’t Update

» by July 2, 2017 at 10:16 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, The great majority of my customers live in a resort/retirement community here in central Tennessee. Since they are older, they don't like change just for change's sake. Most of ...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 »

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 »

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 The Dell Inspiron M5030 (Seven Beeps At Startup)

» by May 30, 2013 at 5:58 pm » Comments (188)

Hello everyone, I'm not one for crazy fixes, but this is what just happened to me: I picked up a Dell Inspiron M5030 laptop from a client a couple of days ago. ...more »

How I Removed The FBI MoneyPak Virus

» by July 18, 2012 at 9:18 am » Comments (76)

Hello everyone, Update: I have a more recent FBI MoneyPak removal post here (another variant of the virus). A client called me today with a machine (Windows 7) infected with the FBI ...more »

How I Fixed A Logitech Webcam Blue Screen Issue

» by October 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm » Comments (1)

  Hello everyone, An elderly couple asked me to order them a new computer to replace their nine year old Compaq desktop (Windows XP, pentium 4 cpu, 512 MB of RAM). I ...more »

Services That You Can Safely Disable In Windows 7

» by August 8, 2011 at 9:50 pm » Comments (0)

Hello everyone, I got this comment from Andrei today about one of my previous posts in which I had said that Windows 7 had fewer unnecessary services running compared to Windows ...more »

How To Use Windows 7 For Three Months Free

» by May 4, 2011 at 2:54 pm » Comments (0)

  Hello everyone, Many of my elderly clients still use and love Windows XP. They want to try out the new Windows 7, but they are afraid of the learning curve thinking ...more »

Is Your Computer Trying To Connect To The Wrong Wireless Network?

» by February 22, 2011 at 12:05 pm » Comments (4)

Hello everyone, Every time you connect to a wireless network (your home, the local wi-fi cafe, your neighbor), Windows adds that location to a list of wireless networks. The list is ...more »