Launch Day…

Launch Day…

Linux, Windows
I've spent many years blogging as a hobby but my blogs were always a compilation of different topics. Politics, religion, programming, family, if I was interested in it, I posted it. More recently my wife started blogging and we thought it best to split the blog apart into more focused subjects. As part of that project I decided I'd start a blog for my tech stuff. Not a place where one would expect me to always write out long, thought out posts, but one where I, and hopefully others, would be able to find answers to questions, or use as a reference. (more…)
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Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive In Windows

Creating a Bootable USB Flash Drive In Windows

Windows
Not to be confused with creating a bootable USB flash drive for Windows, I'll show you how, using Windows, you can quickly create a bootable USB flash drive for another operating system. I use USB flash drives quite often for doing installs, or booting to alternative operating systems for recovery or repair of peoples data or systems. While I use Linux for pretty much everything I do, I thought I'd take the time to show how to make one of these from Windows. It's the first step to a series of posts I am planning to start working on in the near future. While you could use Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 8.1, to create a bootable flash drive, I chose my Windows 10 Install to do it. (more…)
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What I Think of Windows 10

What I Think of Windows 10

Windows
In my opinion, Windows 10 isn't anything to write home about. Microsoft seems to have a habit of releasing such a piece of garbage (Windows 3.11, Windows Vista, Windows 8) every few versions that just about anything would be deemed an amazing improvement and users end up raving about the following version. I'm thinking back over versions of Windows and I think the best I can remember were Windows 7, with perhaps XP not being so bad prior to that (which isn't saying much at all). What's most amazing to me is that users not only continue to install, upgrade, and use this trash, they actually pay for it. (more…)
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It’s Time to Stop Being So Afraid of Linux

It’s Time to Stop Being So Afraid of Linux

Linux, Windows
I have had several computers come in to be worked on lately where recovery disks are no longer available and the customer did not make (or have someone else make) the recovery disks when they purchased the machine. With one of these machines I was able to create the recovery CDs despite an on-slot of spyware, and then use them to restore the computer and get it going again. However, in other instances there was no chance to make the CDs and they were no longer available for the particular model of computer. (more…)
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