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Dean Kirkland

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Technology, including computing, amateur radio and other radio-activity. Completely and totally unofficial, not endorsed by anyone. Non-anonymous comments are generally welcomed and may be used; contact me at link at bottom to comment.

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I was led to a post of someone who set up the worst possible case for arming teachers.  Fortunately, there are commonsense alternatives.In the FEMA course o

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Tired of your cable bill? 500 channels, and nothing you want to watch? When my $80/mo. cable TV obligation ended, I had it turned off. Internet costs $45/mo. from the phone company, is easily 12x faster at downloa

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The links below show me I am not alone in never getting a response from the 'customer service' department of Affinity.  The original phone number and website in the original manual were disconnected! I had to web search to find their new site, not that has done me any good.Have been trying to speak to someo

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Converting PayPal to Gift Cards lets you monetize the PayPal balance, even if your merchant of choice does not accept PayPal: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pay-paypal-balance-sites-dont-accept/Need to find your Win8 Product Key?

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Updated 22 April 2014 with new items 9-11, enhanced item 1.On April 8, 2014, Microsoft issued their last update to Windows XP. They will update the Microsoft Security Essentials anti-virus for anothe

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2048120/benchmarks-dont-lie-ssd-upgrades-deliver-huge-performance-gains.html

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http://qz.com/120748/these-airlines-offer-more-legroom-for-free-on-domestic-us-flights/

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http://www.pcworld.com/article/2042552/review-libreoffice-4-liberates-you-from-microsoft-office.html

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http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/european-technology/ok-so-stick-with-windows-xp-but-how-big-a-risk-do-you-run/1627 explains the risks of staying with XP when, a year from now. Microsoft sto

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http://www.flashdrive-repair.com  seems to have some useful stuff.

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So Google announced the impending death of Google Reader. What else will they jettison to shave another tenth of a percent of profit? Now is the time to find a replacement for every Google based service (including this one) because they'

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http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/11/ff-mat-honan-password-hacker/all/ is a very scary story in hacking.

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http://www.techno360.in/speed-up-your-pc-with-oo-clevercache-7-pro-for-free/

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If the system won’t start, you can still view log files. However, this depends on the type of installation and how far the installation got. If it was a clean installation, you should boot to the Windows 7 DVD; select Repair your computer, then access the System Recovery Options menu, and select the Command Prompt. I

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When you complete the clean installation or upgrade, verify that your installation has gone smoothly by testing it. For example, attempt to navigate through Windows, access administrative functions, connect to the Internet, and so on. If you have confirmed that Windows is working normally, update the s

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By far the most reliable Windows 7 OS is the one installed 'clean', not an update from a previous version of Windows. Differences between versions of Registry entries and DLLs can make an upgraded version less stable. You will lose your installed apps, but you can reinstall from the original source where you got the app, ri

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Do you need to install Win7 on a Vista PC? Then, you _can_ update, which in theory will preserve your installed appps; but, it's not guaranteed, and it's far better to do a clean install of WIn7 anyway, as clean installs result in more reliable PCs.That being said, upgrades are done in essentially the same manne

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You can install Win7 from DVD-ROM, from a network, from a USB flash memory drive, from a recovery disc or partition or by restoring a clone image.Local DVD-ROM: Load the Win7 DVD into your computer's optical drive, boot from it an

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Windows 7 includes the Starter version (which limits how many apps can run at once) as well as Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise. Here's a partial reference to versions and features:

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See http://www.neowin.net/news/thousands-of-people-could-lose-internet-access-on-july-9th  

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The old Aretha Franklin song said it best: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T.” Whether it’s the device you’re servicing (laptop or desktop PC, PDA, printer, monitor, or other peripheral), or the telephone, respect it. Here’s how:• Don’t use customer equipment for personal tasks. Ma

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Passing the A+ Certification exams isn’t an end in itself—it is designed to help start (or advance) your Information Technology (IT) career. In most IT careers, how you deal with customers, whether they’re people you see day after day in your company or clients you might see only once or twice, can have as mu

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Vacuum cleaners are great for cleaning homes and offices, but typical models use plastic parts that can build up harmful static electricity. So, instead of using an ordinary office or home vacuum cleaner to clean a computer, purchase a model especially suited for computer use. Computer-compatible vacuum

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Some of these items clean computers and peripherals to help prevent failures and keep systems in top condition. Other items can be used as spares for replacement testing or to replace missing components. 

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Troubleshooting best methods expect you to know the use of basic diagnostic devices, so a review of this section will be useful before your A+ exam. The following list of items also provides you with a handy reference for what you should bring on service calls. Hardware DiagnosticsH

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After you’ve gathered as much information as possible, you might find that you still need more help. User manuals for components often are discarded, software drivers need to be updated, and some conflicts don’t have easy answers. Use the following resources for more help:

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“Known-Working” Doesn’t Mean “New”To perform parts exchanges for troubleshooting, you need replacement parts. If you don’t have spare parts, it’s very tempting to go to the computer store and buy some new components. Instead, take a spare system that’s similar to the “sic

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The front of the computer might provide valuable clues if you’re having problems with a system. In case of problems, check the following common points of failure for help.• Can’t read CD or DVD media— The drive door on the CD-ROM or other optical drive might not be com

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As the previous subsystem list indicated, there’s no shortage of places to start in virtually any subsystem. What’s the best way to decide whether a hardware, software, or firmware problem is the most likely cause? Typically, hardware problems come and go, whereas software and

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