Crashed Hard Drive Opened for Recovery

How to Recover Data from a Crashed Hard Drive (Any Hard Drive)

The complete guide to hard drive recovery.  Successful hard drive recovery is important to everyone, because you have important and potentially irreplaceable data and files.  Whether the data has been lost due to a hard disk drive crash, or the computer has stopped working for some other reason, this article shows you how to safely…

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How to Easily Migrate Data From One Windows User Account to Another

Manually migrating a user over from an old profile to a new one can be a huge pain.  Not only do you have to track down all their old data and copy it to their new profile, you also have to reconfigure all of their programs and Windows settings to their liking. Microsoft offers no…

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Apple Mac repair guide after crash

The Ultimate Mac Repair Quick Reference Guide

All in One Mac Computer Repair Guide! More and more companies are buying Macs.  As a tech even if you aren’t a fan of the platform, knowing how to support them can give you an edge in the marketplace.  My IT consulting business landed several clients because of our ability to support Macs.  Sometimes the…

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How to Add the Start Menu Back to Windows 8

With Windows 8 officially here it’s time to start thinking about the implications of moving your users or clients to it.  Under the hood, Windows 8 is a solid OS but from a usability standpoint, some users are going to be frustrated.  One of the biggest frustrations that they may experience is the lack of…

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Free Remote Desktop Support Tool That’s Quick and Easy to Use

There are lots of remote support tools out there but most require you to either have an account or install something on the end-user’s machine in order to gain access.  This is fine in some cases but can be a burden if you need to quickly and easily provide remote support to someone.  I would…

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Where to Get System Recovery Discs for All Major PC Manufacturers

Most people seem to lose, throw away, or never create their recovery cds when they get a new computer.  So when Windows crashes, it can be very frustrating trying to track down a replacement.  This can be even more frustrating when the person needs the machine back up and running ASAP.  Since finding them can…

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How to Compare your ISP’s DNS Servers with Others

I was recently faced with a situation where the response time of an ISP’s DNS servers on a network I was supporting seemed to be slower than they should have been.  Fortunately, there is a great tool available that I was able to use to test these DNS servers against the response time of public…

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Build a Solid Computer Repair Tool Kit with These Tools

Computer Technician’s Toolkit – My Computer Tools List As a computer technician you need to have the right computer repair tools in your ‘computer repair tool kit’ with you at all times in order to perform your job effectively.  Showing up for a job only to have to leave right away because you don’t have…

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