Wednesday, April 03, 2013

How to have an Air Print ready printer "on the cheap"

Ever want to be able to print from that i-Device but not want to go out and buy a brand new printer?  I have found a couple of solutions you can use.

The second solution is hardware based and plugs into your network infrastructure.  I have not personally used this but hear a lot of good reviews about it.  It is called xPrintServer from Lantronix ($99.95 for the Home Edition)

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Windows 8 "How to get rid of the Lock Screen"

If you don't like having the lock screen come up each time Windows 8 returns from sleep mode here is a link tell you how to get rid of it via Group Policy Click here

Friday, December 28, 2012

Windows 8 "Start Menu" button alternatives

Here is a link to several Start Button options for Windows 8 Click Here

Windows 8 Navigation

It can be tough to figure out Windows 8 (at first).  Here is a link to a site that does a good job at giving you an overview:  Click Here

Want just the Windows Key shortcuts?  Click Here

How to move files to Windows 8 using the Easy File Transfer Tool

To get information on how to use the Easy File Transfer Tool to copy all your information to a new Windows 8 machine Click Here

Note that on Vista and XP you will need to install the Easy Transfer Tool from the Windows 8 machine first.  Information on how to do this is in the same article.

Friday, December 14, 2012

How to eliminate the Login Prompt on Windows 8

How to eliminate the login process on Windows 8  Click Here

Friday, March 23, 2012

File Recovery Programs

PhotoRec (Free) Click Here
PC Inspector (Free) Click Here
Spinrite Click Here
MiniTool Power Data Recovery Click Here
R-Studio Click Here

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Mac proactive steps

Here is a list of things that can be done to keep a Mac running in Tip Top Shape:
1. Install, run and schedule Onyx
2. Go into the System Utilities (In the Apps folder) and run Check Disk Permissions
3. In the System Utilities run the Check Boot Disk
4. Reset the SCM (Google it. You have to hold down 3 or 4 keys while booting up)
5. Make sure all Apple upates are current
6. Check on Apples site for any other hardware related updates (firmware, etc)

Friday, October 28, 2011

How to create a Windows 7 Backup Image

Sure, you back up all your important data files, but a nice feature of Windows 7's built-in backup program is that it can create a complete system backup image, which will restore all your programs and settings too. Here's how to do it:
  1. Click Start and in the Search box, type Backup
  2. Click Backup and Restore in the list of programs shown
  3. In the left pane, click Create A System Image
  4. Select a location where you want to save the system image. It should not be on the same partition where Windows is installed
  5. Click Next
  6. Choose which drive to back up. To back up your operating system and program files, select the drive where Windows is installed, usually C:
  7. Click Start Backup
  8. After the backup finishes (which could take a while if you have lots of programs and/or data), click Create a System Repair Disk in the left pane
  9. Insert a blank DVD or CD and click Create Disk Now you can use the System Repair Disk and your system image to restore your computer.

Reinstall Windows 7 from downloadable ISOs

Did you know there are ISO files of the Windows 7 OS available free for download from Microsoft and Amazon? Of course, you need a valid product key. Read more: Click Here