Archive for January, 2010

Use Media Center To Watch TV

With the improvements in Windows Media Center, starting with Vista and fully realized with Windows 7, it is easier than ever to watch ‘live’ TV (from antennae, cable or satellite) and also watch ‘on demand’ Internet TV. You can also very easily use Media Center as a PVR (personal video recorder) much like TiVo or […]

Cloud Storage Tools and Tips

Google’s new feature, announced earlier this month, has gone live. It gives everyone with Google Docs [if you have Gmail you have Google Docs] a 1GB space to store, and share, files of any kind, with the ability to share folders, this can easily be used to share any kind of media. This is very […]

Here we go again – Spyware and bogus Antivirus

Folks, I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping your Operating system patched, up to date and running the latest versions of available applications – especially web browsers! Several new threats are emerging that are taking advantage of the fact the people are running outdated and un-patched software. Some of the latest hacks have involved un-patched […]

Super Windows remote support tools

When doing tech support I often find it is nearly impossible to figure out what people are trying to explain is ‘happening’ with their system and what real problems they are actually having. Trying to solve technical problems over the phone or via a back and forth chat or email is like trying to give […]

Windows 7 ‘God Mode’

This is a really cool hack.It seems to work in all versions of Windows 7. “GodMode” feature lets users access all of the operating system’s control panels from within a single folder. By creating a new folder in Windows 7 and renaming it with a certain text string at the end, users are able to […]

How to create a bootable upgrade or installation USB thumb drive to install Windows 7

Before you begin, you will require the following: USB Flash Drive (4GB minimum) Windows 7 ISO Image file (or DVD as explained in how to create ISO section) Reading all of my notes completely as things change if you are doing an upgrade vs. new installation. (see the upgrade section for important info.) You must […]