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Windows Software

I’ve been using Windows Desktop OS’s for years, starting with Windows 3.1, 95, 98, XP, Vista…etc…etc.. – I was also a SysAdmin for  Server 2000/2003 for quite a few years, picked up a few things a long the way. This … Continue reading

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Cobian 10 backup, gmail email notifications

For 4 or so years, and with great success, I’ve been using Cobian Backup (For Windows, it’s free BTW) to backup various family PCs, but I had a few problems getting the email notifications to play with a gmail account. … Continue reading

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Windows 7 – how to find Users, Contacts and Groups

Okay, to search the Active Directory in XP Pro, all I had to do was to go to Start > Search > Printers, Computers or People > People in your address book then select Active Directory from the drop down … Continue reading

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Fine tuning Windows 7 for use with a SSD

My SSD tweaks – most of which I have plagiarized. Turn off hibernation: Type cmd in search, right click cmd symbol that comes up and choose “run as administrator”. Type “powercfg -h off” and press enter. Double check TRIM features … Continue reading

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