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Tips for Buying a Refurbished Desktop Computer or Refurbished Laptop

Refurbished Computers, and Refurbished laptops If you’re interested in purchasing a refurbished computer or a refurbished laptop, it’s important to be an educated consumer. Below are some key questions to ask to make sure you are getting a reliable machine with legitimate software:   This site lists all Microsoft Registered Refurbishers within the UK.  If […]

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MS update KB2823324 can cause BSOD on reboot on Windows 7.

You receive an Event ID 55 or a 0xc000021a Stop error in Windows 7 after you install security update KB2823324 Microsoft is investigating behavior where systems may not recover from a restart, or applications cannot load, after security update KB2823324 is applied. We recommend that customers uninstall this update. As an added precaution, Microsoft has […]

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Drag and Drop to Open in Windows 7

Drag and Drop to Open in Windows 7 Sometimes you might want to open a file with a specific program, but you don’t necessarily want it to open with that program every time. So what do you do? Follow me, Windows 7?ers! Just Right-Click on the program you’d like to use for limited file viewing […]

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Hotmail to be replaced by Outlook.

Hotmail to be replaced by Outlook.com in Microsoft switch The new webmail service integrates the firm’s Skype video chat functions Microsoft is overhauling its free webmail service, dropping the Hotmail brand it has used since acquiring the product in 1998, and adopting the name Outlook.com. The revamped service will help sort messages as they arrive […]

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Conscientious Software Installation

Conscientious Software Installation We get calls and email all the time from clients  and readers of our blog who have trouble running software. Many times, these problems are caused by PBDC errors (Problem Between Desk and Chair) during install. I’m guilty of this too. Many times we try to install software without checking the memory […]

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