Installation of new systems, either due to the replacement of a failed disk, the custom build of new PC, or conversion to another Operating System.
Unwanted viruses are all too easy to acquire, especially over HTTP connections. Most of these can be “cleaned” from the system without recourse to a rebuild.
Upgrading a system is not always straight forward and care needs to be taken to preserve user data. Operating System upgrades can also cause compatibility problems with non-native software.
Knowledge is power as the saying goes. Learn how your system(s) work and be better able to deal with future problems.
Have you suddenly found Windows 10 installing even though you have done nothing to invite/permit it? This has apparently happened to a number of people – surely they cannot all have made some unintended mistake to accept it? . . . . . . . . . . In a recent case, where I was[…]
Windows 10 has further enhanced its security. With the use of “UAC” (User Account Control), which first arrived in Windows 7), a scheme of security using “authorisation levels” for users similar to that used by Unix/Linux is now used. So is it time to look at your Linux system in the same light? Older Windows[…]
If you were one of those people who were given the option to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, then the question is have you taken an adequate back up? If not then what will happen after the option to revert to your previous Windows version has passed and you have a severe problem with[…]
Google are “pulling the plug” on support for “Chrome” on all 32-bit systems! What does this mean? In general computing terms 32-bit and 64-bit systems have been around for many, many years, but here I am specifically referring to the effect on, and the history of, Home and Small Business PC systems. My dates are[…]
Since Windows 7 we have been blessed with a folder called WinSxS (“C:\Windows\WinSxS\”) – a repository for all applied service to Windows. This folder must reside on the “c:” drive and grows over time – grows quite a lot in fact. Bear this in mind when thinking of new Laptops & Notebooks fitted with SSD or eMMC[…]
Is there any real security? Well, to be brutally honest, nothing is ever 100% secure; it’s a case of keeping ahead of the “game”. Every week there’s another “data leak” … almost every day someone gets caught in a “phishing” or “vishing” scam … what can you do? At least individuals can take comfort in[…]
If you are unfortunate enough to need to recover your Windows 7, please note: If your system was delivered with a version of Windows 7 PRIOR to SP1 (Service Pack 1), then you may find the recovery process fails as you re-apply all of the Windows Updates (post-recovery) to bring your system up-to-date. Specifically, you[…]
Have you been offered a free upgrade to Windows 10? Not sure what to do? I have migrated a few systems so far (all from Windows 7) and there are possible problems, usually with older equipment (I had to re-install the printer drivers in one case, and the touch-pad failed to work after the upgrade[…]
Welcome to my website! This is just a first post to “open” the Blog. I will try to make useful updates here as I caome across information or common problems during my work Please look out for updates soon. If you have any comments to make about the website or any questions regarding my[…]