Tag Archive: Windows

Oct 14 2015

Keep the USB Drive Plugged In Error When Booting Windows

For some reason when you reboot your Windows computer you might see the following error: Keep the USB drive plugged in. Only remove it after your PC has shut down completely. Otherwise, your Windows To Go workspace might crash and you could lose data. The quick way to fix this is by editing the Windows …

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Dec 26 2013

How to Install a Video Card

Well, when you are upgrading the video card in your desktop computer you need to know how the process works end-to-end. It does take a bit of time and care even for the seasoned veterans amongst us who have done it before or have usually built their own computers. There are numerous things to consider: …

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Nov 23 2013

Mac OS X Mavericks Breaks SMB Network Shares

Well, my wife and I had a rude surprise today when her MacBook Air would no longer connect to our Windows Home Server. The operating system on the MacBook Air had been upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9 (AKA Mavericks) a while ago but this problem seemed to only manifest itself earlier this week. The …

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Oct 24 2013

Grab a Copy of the Windows RT 8.0 Recovery Image

A short, sweet tip for original Surface owners out there. If you’ve ended up with a bricked Surface RT tablet after attempting an upgrade to Windows RT 8.1 then you might have wondered what to do to get it working again. Well, Microsoft has released the recovery image for Windows RT 8.0 which you can …

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Oct 21 2013

How to Upgrade to Windows 8 and Windows RT 8.1

With Windows 8.1 upon us I thought I would do a video on how to upgrade your Windows RT device (such as a Microsoft Surface RT) to Windows RT 8.1. It’s not a difficult process but it does take some time given the limited processing power in RT devices. The upgrade process for both Windows …

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Oct 13 2013

Excel Spreadsheet Dates Out by Four Years

This might be a bit of an obscure issue but one worth keeping in mind. If you work with Microsoft Excel under both Mac OS X and Windows then you may find an issue with date values changing by themselves when you open them on the other platform (i.e. opening a spreadsheet creating in Mac …

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Sep 25 2013

Disable the Sticky Keys Prompts in Windows

Don’t you just hate it when you’re playing a game and you are mashing the shift key only to be mercilessly thrown back to the desktop with a StickyKeys prompt? If you’re playing an online game it could mean the difference between winning or losing a narrow game. Fortunately, it is fairly easy to turn …

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Aug 27 2013

Scheduled Tasks and Windows Account Lock Outs

Just sharing a rather frustrating experience of mine from the last few days. As is the case with many large companies, the fleet of computers is managed via Active Directory and one or more domains. Users main interaction with AD would be in the form of authentication with a username and password but also for …

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Aug 04 2013

Incoming Gadget – Google Chromecast

Another short and sweet update. I missed out on the initial release but I have placed an order for Google’s new Chromecast product. In a nutshell, it’s a dongle that you plug into your television in a spare USB socket for power as well as an HDMI socket to send video and audio to the …

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May 22 2013

Quickly Minimise All But One Window

Here’s a quick tip for Windows users. You might rarely require this tip but it’s a feature in more recent versions of Windows that could come in handy one day. If you want to minimise all but one particular window you don’t have to go through each and every window and click the minimise button. …

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