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How to Quickly Wipe a Device

This may seem obvious once pointed out but sometimes old habits die hard. Sometimes you might have a USB stick full of stuff that you are transferring from one computer to another as it is the most convenient method for the job. However, once those files have been copied over you would probably want to …

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Format Beyond 32GB with FAT32

Here’s a quick tip for tonight. Sometimes, you need to format a hard drive to FAT32 so it will be read on devices that can’t read the superior NTFS format such as the PS3. However, under Windows XP and later, you can’t format a drive beyond 32GB with FAT32 due to artificial limitation put in …

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Automatically Reinstall Common Applications After a Format with Ninite

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If you have been following the blog you might be aware that I undertook a clean install of Windows 7 on a laptop. Of course, there’s a process to go through in order to backup existing data, reinstall Windows and then copy back the required data from the backup. However, some of that data is …

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