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Microsoft Windows support life chart

Many people want to get a computer and hope it will last forever.  The truth is the maximum support life you can get out of any computer, assuming you purchased it from the initial release date, is 10 years.  That’s 5 years mainstream support plus an additional 5 years extended support.  After that, your computer becomes a security risk…

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Windows 10 overview

Microsoft has finally fixed all the things we hated (or at least as far as I’m concerned) from Windows 8 with the soon to be released Windows 10. Have a look at our 8 1/2 minute YouTube video, showcased in this article. Please note that regardless of what features are here or missing, by the time Windows 10 is ready…

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How to create a password recovery disk/USB

This is especially important if you have a finger print reader to sign into your computer and you never have to type in your password.  What if something happens where you can’t swipe your finger anymore because of a malfunction on the fingerprint reader, or your finger has a Band-Aid on it, etc.?  Normally you would be able to…

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Downgrade Windows 8 to Windows 7 FREE

  With the massive amount of unacceptable changes to Windows 8, many people are either hanging onto Vista, or even worse Windows XP which is unsupported.  Some consider switching to Apple’s Mac products which is even more learning curve and potential compatibility issues depending on what you are using the computer for. There are options to downgrade your newly…

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Windows 9 is coming

With the obvious failure of Windows 8 as I’ve predicted from the beginning, it’s another Vista.  XP was great! Vista failed, Windows 7 was awesome! Windows 8 failed!  The 8.1 update was not what some where expecting.  There was no return of the traditional start menu which is the biggest issue for most people.  For main stream users, we…

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How to digitally sign a PDF document

If you receive a contract or form of some sort in PDF format that you need to fill out and/or sign and send back, there is an easy way that saves time, money and trees not having to print it out and scan it again. Using the current version of Adobe Reader XI, there are three (3) options in…

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Windows XP discontinued – How does this affect me?

As of April 8th, 2014 Microsoft has officially discontinued support for Windows XP, Office 2003, and Windows Server 2003.  These products are all 10 years old which is the absolute maximum life support span for any operating system or piece of software by Microsoft.  5 years support from Microsoft and additional 5 years support for resellers, total 10 years. …

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MacX DVD Ripper Pro – Giveaway

www.MacXdvd.com has graciously donated 5 licenses for us to give away during this contest to our readers. http://www.macxdvd.com/mac-dvd-ripper-pro/ has all the details about the product and how great it is. Rip any DVD to MP4, H.264, MOV, FLV, MPEG, M4V, AVI, QT etc. It also assists you in ripping DVD to iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S, iPad Air, iPad Mini/2, iPad 4/3/2, iPod, Apple…

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Maximum Outlook PST size

What is the maximum PST size for Outlook 2003, 2007, 2010, & 2013 Outlook 2003 & 2007 has a default size limit of 20GB Outlook 2010 & 2013 has a default size limit of 50GB There’s a lot more detail about PST size limits and how to modify them on Microsoft’s website with the following KB article. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/832925 Please note…

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