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28/03/16

Permalink 08:46:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
Windows 10 is now stable enough to enable me to suggest that most people should be upgrading their computer now. There are occasionally problems with sound and virus protection but these can be easily resolved. Nevertheless, I still recommend a vali… more »

02/03/16

Permalink 01:59:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
As Microsoft's File History (pretty much the same as what Apple have called Time Machine for donkey's years) is now being used by more people than before, it is pertinent to warn/advise that by default it only backs up Libraries, Desktop, Favourites, an… more »

21/02/16

Permalink 09:01:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, 1ComputerCare related, Articles
A little time ago I was given a laptop to work on while the customer waited. Unlike all jobs where I work on the computer alone, I did not take an image backup before I started as my customer would not want to sit for an hour while I took thisprecau… more »

11/02/16

Permalink 09:40:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, 1ComputerCare related, Articles
The size of your monitor is one of those things that you only appreciate when you have a larger one. Just like dialup internet many people thing they work fine with the old 19" CRT but after a week with a twin 24" LCT setup they soon realise that as a… more »

26/11/15

Permalink 07:50:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
I have previously written about the waste of time and resources that are programs, usually initially free, that suggest they can improve performance, enhance your registry, or pretty much any other simple maintenance task. There are a catagory of progr… more »

01/10/15

I think it may be interesting for readers to know that the following graph shows wireless signal strength over a period of 90 seconds as measured from a laptop positioned 2 metres from a router in the same room using the 2.4 GHz frequency band. This… more »

31/08/15

Permalink 09:13:00 pm by Eugene Gardner, Categories: General, Articles
It's been publicly available for a month and in public beta test for several before that so all the teething troubles that are going to be found and removed probably have been. So should you upgrade ? If you are reasonably competent with administe… more »

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