Category Archives: Computer Repair Tips

Articles on various DIY computer repair tips from basic to advanced. Instructions on how to actually fix specific problems.

Windows 10 shares your Wi-Fi password with everyone!

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Microsoft Windows 10 looks pretty awesome, but unfortunately they put a security hole in here thinking it’s convenient for us.  Unfortunately, people forget that the easier it is for you, the easier it is for hackers.  In this case, they don’t need to be much of a hacker if you’re willingly giving them your Wi-Fi password. That’s right, Wi-Fi Sense… Read more »

Windows 10 FREE upgrade

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By now you may have noticed a little white Windows logo down by your time on the task bar.  If you haven’t it looks like this image below.  It’s not a hoax or virus, you can click on it to read the offer. If you click on it you will see (as per the image below, that you are offered… Read more »

How to backup with Cobian Backup

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Backing up your data is critical and besides doing a manual copy and paste of your data from all the various locations, you can program Cobian Backup on what to backup and how to backup.  Once it’s programed the rest is easy.  You can have it on a schedule but you need to ensure your computer has the external drive… Read more »

Are you doing a “True” backup?

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Are you doing a “True” backup?  What’s a “True” backup?  Many people don’t backup at all which is mind blowing, because I do a lot of data recoveries and when I have to repair computers I ask when the last backup was done and it’s either a very long time or never.  But there are those people that do backups,… Read more »

What hard drive do I have installed?

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If you want to know how to find out what hard drive you have installed in your computer system, we’ll show you how you can find out, assuming your running a Windows operating system.  You might assume if you bought a DELL computer it is all DELL parts; same whether it’s HP, Lenovo, Samsung, Toshiba, or any other brand.  You… Read more »

How to change default Inbox folder in Outlook 2013

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If you have multiple Inboxes or PST files and/or some combination of OST and PST where you have more than one Inbox in Outlook and you want to change the default folder (Inbox) that opens by default when you open Outlook, I’ll show you here. With Outlook 2013 open, click on “File” Click “Options” in the drop down File menu…. Read more »

Annual technology review checklist

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It’s a new year filled with new possibilities.  Including new viruses, hackers and other risks to your computers and your entire network infrastructure.  There are a number of things you can do to protect yourself on a regular basis and many things we take for granted as we setup once and forget it. This is your reminder to have a… Read more »

Java Updates

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Although Java has been considered a security threat for some time now (see my past article on Homeland security suggesting to discontinue Java), Java is still widely used for so many web based apps, that we can’t seem to get away from it.  Very popular web based apps still require the use of Java and so we need to get… Read more »

How to create a password recovery disk/USB

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This is especially important if you have a finger print reader to sign into your computer and you never have to type in your password.  What if something happens where you can’t swipe your finger anymore because of a malfunction on the fingerprint reader, or your finger has a Band-Aid on it, etc.?  Normally you would be able to just… Read more »

Bash Flaw Affecting Linux and Mac Systems

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I love pointing out flaws with Apple, simply because people are so ignorant saying “Apple is better than Microsoft because they never get viruses or crash”.  People purchasing Apple for the sole reason of thinking they don’t have problems are in for a rude awakening.  Especially after recent events that hit the news.  Most upsetting is that Apple representatives refuse… Read more »