Archive for February, 2010

Convert Dynamic Disk back to Basic Disk WITHOUT data loss

Here is the story. I had a Windows 7 machine that I was using as a test bed for various applications and settings.I was trying to recover some files from an old hard drive. I attached the drive via a usb dock. And I was able to grab most of the files I wanted via […]

Windows XP Mode for Windows 7

Ok so here is the reason for this post.After nearly a year of trying to get a legacy application to work in Windows 7 I had just about given up.The application in question may be a purpose built company application (proprietary) that is absolutely necessary for your business or simply something you would rather not […]

Security Threat News

I have mentioned many times before of the need to update your computer Operating Systems, Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware applications. But I also must mention again to please update your applications as well – ESPECIALLY ADOBE PRODUCTS. A 2009 Global Threat Report from ScanSafe, a Cisco company, shows that in the 4th quarter of 2009 80% of […]

More on Freeware that I use

I keep getting asked about what applications I would ‘install on a new system’ or what apps to I use for this or that and how can I find them. So I put together a list of  most of them I use again. I already have posted on my affection for Firefox used with add-ons […]

Get Un-Buzzed!

Since Google ‘foisted’ Buzz on us Gmail users I have been very concerned about how it works and how privacy seems to be highly compromised. I made a few posts/buzz replies about how to turn off or disable buzz. But apparently buzz ‘sticks around’ unless certain deliberate steps are taken to actively remove ANY sharing […]

Create an Ad Hoc Wireless Network With Windows 7

Have you ever been traveling and needed to share your internet connection with other or devices that don’t have a connection? Such as at a hotel or conference room that has only one  wired LAN  jack. Or maybe you have only one Wireless Phone/Modem Card and you simply needed to connect your other wireless devices […]