It takes a special person indeed to put up with chasing me around the city to pick up my laptop. They delivered it back to me in Cherrybrook at the end of the day, all fixed! Thank you so much boys.
Mona, Camden

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Hello dear readers of our computer repairs blog. Today’s computer repairs theme is Firefox and namely, it’s hidden settings. In Firefox, there are several commands that you type, you can see the information, the browser cache settings and a few and not very useful things. These commands are entered in the address bar without spaces.about: – here is the logo version of Firefox, assembly identity, as well as a few links.

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Although 12 years old, Windows XP was still being sold on some computers as late as 2010 (don’t worry – our computer repairs Mobile Geeks always use the latest technology and software!). Worldwide, it was the second most popular operating system, behind Windows 7. However, from tomorrow, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows XP. From Friday last week, users were greeted with an annoying pop-up whenever they went to run Microsoft Security Essentials (which will continue to be updated until July next year). The pop-up warns users that XP will no longer be supported and directs them to a website where they are given other operating system options. Approximately 1.5 million Australian computers have XP installed on them. That’s a lot of annoying pop-ups!

Computer Repairs Blog: The annoying Windows XP pop-up

 

Worldwide, Windows 7 is the most popular operating system. People say it is the best version of Windows yet. It looks like Vista, except it’s better and faster. A new feature, HomeGroup, allows you to share files, folders and printers on a home network, however the other computers must also have Windows 7. There are also libraries, which are consolidated folders that allow you to keep track of documents, pictures and music.

If you are thinking about upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7, apparently it is not such a smooth procedure, as your existing software/hardware settings won’t be recognised by Windows 7. You would actually need to install all your software again as well as all the updates and patches that have been released. If your PC is fairly old, might be an idea to just bite the bullet and buy a new one.

Lastly, Windows 7 has 4 editions:

Starter – has all the essentials

Home Premium – suitable for consumer desktops and notebooks

Professional – suitable for business counterparts and higher end models

Ultimate – for top-shelf systems

Keep in mind though, if you are going to stick with XP despite the annoying pop ups, you may very well need our computer repairs services because seeing as there’ll be no support for XP, it is feared that hackers will be ready to pounce at the vulnerabilities!

 

 

 

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With larger storage capacity and faster transfer rates, it’s no wonder these days that people are using USB flash drives for more than just storing their photos and music files (including our own chief computer repairs geek). These days, USB storage capacity exceeds 64GB, while transfer speeds exceed 100MB/second, making them capable of performing in line with an SDD or HDD. Another benefit is cost – prices just keep on dropping.

Lets have a look at the PNY Turbo 3.0 64GB Flash Drive for example. It has read speeds of up to 95MB/second and write speeds of up to 60MB/second. It is 10 times faster than the standard PNY USB 2.0 flash drives, allowing for super quick transfer or large files such as movies. It will cost you around $50 while the 128GB capacity drive will set you back around $90.  It is also available in 32GB. It’s ease-of-use is the same as previous USB technologies, with the exception of an increase in speed. It’s design is also worth a mention - it has a sliding connector, meaning no cap to lose.

Small businesses these days are even using USB drives to backup data (of course, they should not be used as the only backup method). Many programs offer one-click backup to USB, allowing quick backup of files that can then be transported and stored off-site. Something to keep in mind though, is encryption. If you business data requires protection, you need to choose a USB flash drive that supports backup encryption. Encrypting data with a password is simple, however if you lose your password, decrypting the data could be impossible. It’s a good idea to write the password down and store it in a safe location.

Aside from computer repairs, Mobile Geeks can assist you with determining the appropriate storage methods and devices for your business or task so don’t delay and contact your mobile geek today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If you are looking for a way to speed up browsing around in Explorer, one way to achieve this is to disable the thumbnail previews in folders. However, before you get all excited and decide to read the computer repairs article , please note that this only works in Windows 7 or Vista. Still with us? Continue reading “How To Disable Thumbnail Previews in Windows 7” »

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Don’t you find that annoying. Yes, I know it is a security risk, but obviously I do not care! This computer repairs blog will tell you exactly how to shut that thing up for good. Continue reading “How To Disable the “This page has an unspecified potential security risk” message” »

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I have been asked by some readers if it is possible to disable the *Send To* folder?  The answer is, yes with a trick a or two. In this computer repairs blog we will talk about using (as always) a registry hack to disable the Send To folder. Continue reading “How To Disable the “Send To” Folder on the Windows Explorer Context Menu” »

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If you are trying to get work done quickly constant popping up of the  administrator *Programme Compatibility Assistant*  can be mighty annoying. Therefore, in our today’s session on computer repairs how tos we will take a look at how you can turn the darn thing off. Continue reading “How To Disable Program Compatibility Assistant” »

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Has there been a time when you have wanted – or needed – a shortcut key that will allow you to easily turn off the monitor. I definitely have so that is why we will devote this computer repairs blog to doing exactly that. Continue reading “How To Make a Shortcut to Turn off the Monitor” »

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One of the most popular freeware applications to clean up your computer is CCleaner, and with very good reason. The application is both easy to use and powerful. Today, I in my computer repair wisdom (please go with me. having a challenging day here..) will show you how to make a shortcut to Run CCleaner  how in silent mode. Continue reading “How To Make a Shortcut or Hotkey to Run CCleaner Silently” »

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