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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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Did you know you can install Windows 7 and use it for 30 days without a license key? What you might also not know is that the 30 day trial can actually be extended to a trial mode of 120 days and again also without a key. And you do not need to urgently call Kim Dotcom or your speed dial computer repairs geek to accomplish this. Continue reading “Computer repairs blog on How To Prolong the Windows 7 Trial from 30 to 120 Days” »

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In this edition of our computer repairs blog we will learn how to create a shortcut to turn desktop icons on and off. Have you got lots of icons cluttering up your desktop space? If you are one of those who have loads just sitting there, you might want a fast way to turn them off without using the context menu, so here is a quick and easy way to make a shortcut key to. Continue reading “How To Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Turn the Desktop Icons On or Off” »

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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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Have you ever asked yourself – how can I open up *Task Manager* with the *All Users* view rather than viewing just on your own process? OK, probably not, but you might have thought something along the lines of ‘how can I make this easier?’. This computer repairs article is going to help out with making the task of opening All Users view in Windows and or Visa easier. One thing at a time, ok. You will still need to write that report and pick up the kids from daycare yourself. No shortcut for that. :( Continue reading “How To Make a Shortcut to Open Task Manager’s “All Users” View in Windows 7” »

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We’ve all been in the position at one time when you’re listening to your music and the phone rings. You are then trying to fumble for the pause button or the speaker switch on your music player, while trying to answer the phone. Sounds familiar? So, instead of bothering with all that *drama* we have created a shortcut to mute the sound instantly with just one press of a key. This is then the topic of our todays computer repairs article. Continue reading “How To Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Mute the System Volume in Windows” »

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A few people have contacted me asking how they can create a shortcut that will immediately eject a specific drive – so, today in our computer repairs how to time that is exactly what we will cover. Continue reading “How To Create a Shortcut or Hotkey to Eject a Specific USB Drive” »

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The fastest way to lock your computer screen is to use the keyboard shortcut Win+L. While some like to use the mouse to lock their workstation, I like to have both options, and I am guessing some of you would too.

So, in today’s edition of our computer repairs blog, I will show you how to easily create a shortcut to lock, Vista, Windows 7 and even Windows XP

Just right click wherever you want the shortcut to be placed – choose *New* and then *Shortcut*

Just enter the following text into the shortcut textbox. The screen will look different on Windows XP, but the text should work just the same.

rundll32.exe user32.dll, LockWorkStation

Just enter the name you wish to use for the shortcut and click *Finish* – That’s all there is to it.

Over and out

MobileGeekette – your computer repairs lady :)

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In this installment of the computer repairs blog we will talk about using the “Up” keyboard shortcut.

Is everyone driven as insane as I am that Windows 7 and Vista do not have an UP button???? (Deep breath …another deep breath)

Fear not! We have found a keyboard shortcut replacement.

While I am in my x:wpmuwp-content directory I can usually click the “wpmu” part of the path and simulate the Up button, but it doesn’t always work, especially if I’ve tiled two windows beside each other or lowered the size of the window

This window is 600px wide; shouldn’t I have an easier way to go Up? Well, I do… if I just hit the following key combination:

Alt+Up

Now I’m in the parent directory – that is so much better!!!

This is also the fastest way to get to the Desktop folder – just keep pressing Alt+Up until you get to the folder you want.

Here are some other keyboard shortcuts for Explorer:

  • Alt+Right – Go forward
  • Alt+Left- Go back
  • Alt+D – Focus the address bar and select the current path.
  • F4 – Pop up the dropdown in the address bar, actually somewhat useful.
  • Alt+Enter – Properties of the selected file
  • Ctrl+Mousewheel – change the size of the icons
  • F11 – Put explorer into Fullscreen mode.

Well, there you go, fellow computer repairs DIYers.

Over and out

MobileGeekette

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