Category Archives: Windows

GoFlex Home – gaining root access and performing drive maintenance

The Seagate GoFlex Home is a NAS for consumers.  We did a review some time ago on this product and gave it a good review.   Here’s a way to gain root access and perform drive maintenance on the drive. Download Putty … Continue reading

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Did you really complete your Windows installation?

While we cannot cover every scenario there is, this is a general setup of  a Windows 7 or 8 computer. Check all drivers under the Device Manager Get the latest drivers for performance Optimize Network Card Configuration– Disable all but … Continue reading

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When engineers don’t think about the technicians

Recently my niece dropped her laptop and the hard drive stopped working.   Normally an easy fix, I looked for the access panel for the hard drive so that I could replace it.   What? No access panel?  Oh, easy fix, lets … Continue reading

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Google Earth Pro is now FREE

Google Earth Pro is now free.  Get your license here.  Download Pro here. Although the link says free trial, it is now free. You can now capture videos, measure distances including areas, print up to 4800 x 3200, import addresses and … Continue reading

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Use the Action Center to troubleshoot your computer

That little flag   on your taskbar is one of the best shortcuts to tools that can help you troubleshoot your computer.  The Action Center is a shortcut to your Security, Maintenance and other areas that keep your computer running … Continue reading

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Chrome stuck on waiting for cache

Have you seen Chrome stall on loading cache?  Try this if emptying cache from Chrome or running cleaners doesn’t work- First open a command prompt Type ipconfig /flushdns Then manually open the following path (make sure Chrome is closed). You … Continue reading

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Partition your HDD to increase performance

When a good friend gave me a laptop, the quad core (Intel i3), 6 Gb Ram seemed slow.   Thinking back to an old post, Resizing your HDD to increase performance, I decided to see what the difference in performance would … Continue reading

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