Monthly Archives: July 2016

Hard Drive to SSD

I want to exchange my laptop hard drive (Dell 17r-7720)  for a SSD so I’m documenting the steps I am taking. The software I am using is Macrium Reflect. They offer a free version which is what I am using. … Continue reading

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Steps to Take Before Giving Your Computer Away

There is a friend of a friend who needs a computer and since I have a spare laptop, I told him I would give it to him. The problem is that it has years of old personal data that I … Continue reading

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Moving Old Program CDs to ISO files

I have a number of old programs that are still useful, but are on CDs. One way to keep them, but get rid of the CDs is to burn an Image ISO file. I used the ImgBurn program to create … Continue reading

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Lost Your Windows Password?

TekThing had a recent tip on how to easily find, remove or change your Windows password. This would be helpful if a friends forgets their password. There are lots of ways to do this, but the one they suggested costs … Continue reading

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Free Video Editor – DaVinci-Resolve

If you don’t have enough money for Adobe Premiere, then you might want to try out this free video editor.  It’s called DaVinci Resolve and is available at It’s available for both Mac and Windows. Here’s a video on … Continue reading

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Open JavaScript files in NotePad

JavaScript files are another way you might get infected via email attachments. What you can do is to associate a .js javascript file with Notepad instead of running javascript with Windows. Make sure you click on the button to “Always … Continue reading

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Show File Extensions – Security Tip

One of the ways that computers are getting hacked is that people are clicking on email attachments with malware installed. If they have File Extensions turned off, which is the default, then they may not see the .js or .exe … Continue reading

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