How to Create a Windows XP Unattended Installation CD

CD Icon Babysitting a Windows XP installation is no fun. And the installation is just the beginning of it. After it’s finished, you have to install drivers, tweak settings, and then proceed to install what feels like a million Windows updates which are usually accompanied by a couple of reboots. If you are like me and would prefer to have this process automated then you’ve come to the right place. I would like to show you how you can automate this whole process using a great little program called nLite.

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How to Remote Control Computers Using PCHelpWare

Networking Icon PCHelpWare is a free remote assistance application for Windows that allows you to easily take control of remote computers. This application is great to use when needing to connect to computers in remote offices or when helping out family and friends. With PCHelpWare, you don’t have to worry about the remote users firewall like you do with UltraVNC or other remote assistance applications. Connecting to the remote computer is as easy as having the end user double click a single executable file. In the following tutorial, I would like to walk you through installing, configuring, and using PCHelpWare.

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5 Articles that Will Help You Write an Impressive Tech Resume

Resume Icon Finding a tech job can be very tough, especially with so many people competing against you. In most cases, you have less than 30 seconds to grab the hirers attention so you need a resume that stands out. Lucky for you this doesn’t mean that you have to use pink paper and cute fonts. There are much better ways of doing this. If you follow the advice in these 5 articles then your resume is sure to get a second look.

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How to Test a Power Supply Using the Nspire Power Tester Plus

Nspire Icon After getting tired of taking power supplies into our local tech shop to be tested, I purchased the Nspire Power Tester Plus. It is very cheap, easy to use, and gets the job done quickly. With it, you can test 20Pin or 24Pin Power Supply Connectors, P4 Power Connectors, Molex Connectors, and Floppy Power Connectors. This is also one of the few testers for this price that has the ability to test S-ATA Power Connectors. Although this walkthrough is specifically for the Nspire Power Tester Plus, I’m sure that the following information can also be applied to other power supply testers as well.

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15 Online Tools that You Will Come to Love as a Tech

Tools Icon I have compiled a list of 15 free online tools that will help you greatly as a tech. I’m sure that there are other good ones that I have left out so please feel free to post the ones that you like as well.

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