Operating Systems

Troubleshooting – “Reboot and Select Proper Boot Device” Error

April 12, 2018
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When starting Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, or other Windows OS, you may receive the error message “Reboot and Select proper Boot device or Insert Boot Media in selected Boot device and press a key” Just like the one below:    Even if you reboot the computer, Windows startup is still blocked here.  In […]

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How to remove homegroup Windows 10

October 30, 2017
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Microsoft introduced HomeGroup feature in Windows 7. It allow Windows PC users to easily share files and printers with other users in the same homegroup. It remained part of all the next Windows versions including Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. This practically eliminates the need of having an external storage device to transfer […]

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What is the Best OS for Programming

May 31, 2017
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The technology is evolving at a rapid pace. With such changes, it may seem tricky to follow the latest trends or have a complete understanding of everything thrown your way. This is best seen in the world of software developers. Favorite programming platforms constantly change, and preferred operating systems for programming are always changing places […]

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What Businesses Should Consider before Migrating to Windows 10

September 5, 2015
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Microsoft Windows 8 was not a good product; it is even possible to say it was a disaster for the company. Now Microsoft has refocused on enterprise and released Windows 10, which they promise will restore their credibility with businesses. Windows 10 is more than just an upgrade to an operating system which has been […]

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What You Need To Know About Defrag Computer

February 7, 2013
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Intelligent PC/laptop users all recognize the significance of de-fragmentation, as it is one of the easiest but most powerful way to restore the lost computer performance. Fragmentation and Defragmentation Let us try to explain the words fragment and defragment to you without sounding too geeky. Suppose that you enter your room and your stuff is […]

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Deleted File Recovery with System Restore Facility

February 3, 2013
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If we talk about the recovery of deleted files, Microsoft has offered a great feature which is called as system restore. However, only few people know its proper use while great majority cannot understand it properly. The basic aim of this application is to remove those programs which obstruct the normal functioning of your computer. […]

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Simple Tune-Up Actions to a Faster PC In 2013

January 29, 2013
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How many PC problems did you experience last year? If you couldn’t count how many times you reformatted your computer last year, countless files you lost to crashes and how many unproductive hours you wasted trying to put your system in order, you are not alone. I had my share of system comedy last year […]

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How Facebook Demonstrates the Power of Windows 8

October 10, 2011
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Windows 8 is not just another Windows operating system. This might be the reason why they have called it the Re-Creation of Windows. There are many users who have avoided Windows upgrades in the past. There are still many people who are using Windows 2000, for example. The new Windows 8 download, we are going […]

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Why Cloud Computing Is Safer Than Anything Else: Welcome Windows 8

October 6, 2011
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Windows 8 is a huge change in the way we will use our computers compared to the past. We were introduced to personal computing by Windows many years ago. The idea was that we would use our computer and application, and we would save our information on our computers. The internet meant we could now […]

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5 Leaks on the New Windows 8 Smartphone Operating System Improvements

July 3, 2011
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The Windows 8 promises some great improvements for those who love to use their smartphone. The new operating system will allow us to have the same operating system on our tablet, laptop and smartphone. This will be the first time we have had this as a reality. The closest thing to this has been Apple’s […]

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Flash no longer included on Macs per default

October 27, 2010
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The new MacBook Air from Apple comes without Flash pre-installed, something which Mac’s have had for a long time. But as you might know, Steve Jobs is not a big fan of Flash and Flash is not even possible on the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Apple is now doing the same as Microsoft by […]

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Wrapup: Apple’s “Back to the Mac”-event. OS X 10.7 Lion, iLife ’11, FaceTime, Mac App Store, MacBook Air.

October 20, 2010
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Apple and Steve Jobs just wrapped up their October 20th “Back to the Mac” Apple event in San Francisco with a bunch of new stuff. Here are the highlights: Mac OS X 10.7 “Lion” & Mac App Store The next big cat in the OS X line will be the “Lion” for OS X 10.7. […]

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Apple to hold “Back to the Mac” event October 20th – new Mac’s? OS X 10.7 ‘Lion’?

October 14, 2010
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Apple will hold a special media event on Wednesday (the 20th) called “Back to the Mac”. The media seems to believe the event will mainly focus on MacBook Air, iLife and iWork and Mac OS X 10.7. MacBook Air According to the rumors, a new MacBook Air will feature a 11.6″ display and being more […]

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5 Tips For Making Your Computer Start Up Faster

September 16, 2010
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When it comes to owning a computer, the odds of something acting up down the line is highly possible. Perhaps a video will not play properly, or maybe the screen frequently freezes. Yet another issue is a computer that does not boot up as fast as the owner would like. Thankfully, there are things that […]

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Charlie Miller: Snow Leopard Easier To Hack Than Windows 7

March 3, 2010
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Apple fanbois, you better buckle up, cause when the anti-Apple crew gets a hold of this little titbit from Charlie Miller, they might mock your choice of being a Mac user just a little bit. Italian IT Security site, oneITsecurity, published an interview with Charlie Miller, two-year contest champion at Pwn2Own where the deal is […]

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Windows 7 Resulted In More Satisfied Users Than Snow Leopard

February 5, 2010
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Both Microsoft and Apple released their newest operating systems in 2009 and according to a British opinion survey by YouGov, Microsoft’s operating system was the software users were most satisfied with. YouGov followed the “satisfaction rating” for Windows 7 and Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard for the past 6 months. A group of users […]

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Windows 3.1 In Your Browser? Try It Out!

January 25, 2010
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Nostalgia? Why not take good ol’ Windows 3.1 for a spin in your browser. Michaelv.org has a decent version of Windows 3.1 running and it requires nothing else than your modern-day web browser to use it. Windows 3.1 was first released in October 1992 and later replaced with Windows 3.11 in 1993. A few years […]

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Released Today – It Doesn’t Look Good

October 6, 2009
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Windows Mobile has received a ton of negative criticism over the years, though there’s still some faithful users of Windows Mobile, the rest of the world seems to have moved over to Symbian, iPhone, Android and webOS. And to be honest, Windows Mobile seems really old and clumsy to use compared to other modern mobile […]

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Fixed: Copy/Pasting E-mail Address In Snow Leopard Mail

September 17, 2009
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Earlier this week I wrote about how Mail.app in Snow Leopard changed the way e-mail addresses would be copied to your clipboard, when you right click on a “From” name on an e-mail, to copy their e-mail address. The way it used to work, like in Leopard, was that it simply copied the e-mail address, […]

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Snow Leopard Mail Quirk: Copy/Pasting Addresses

September 14, 2009
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Apple’s mail program so cleverly named “Mail”, didn’t really add anything new and useful to me when I updated from Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard to 10.6 Snow Leopard. Sure, 64 bit is cool and might have made the application a bit snappier, but Exchange support which is the shiny new thing in Mail, is […]

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I Finally Managed To Screw Up My Mac – Snow Leopard Guest Account Erased My Files

September 10, 2009
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I don’t know what happened and I never thought I should say this, but I finally had my first really bad “whoops” with my Mac, after being a Mac user for over 3 years. By accident I clicked the “guest account” when I was going to login and it tried to login at my guest […]

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Snow Leopard: Hidden Features & Shortcuts in Mac OS X 10.6

September 7, 2009
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16 year old Matt Fisher from the Great US of A created this video for YouTube, in which he tells us about some hidden features and shortcuts he has found in Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. In the video, Matt covers some hidden new features from within Finder & Coverflow, Preview, System Preferences and […]

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Orbicule’s Undercover Mac Theft Recovery System – Reinstall Necessary On Snow Leopard

September 3, 2009
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Ever since I had my good ol’ MacBook stolen from within my flat because somebody forgot to lock the kitchen window, I’ve been using Undercover from Orbicule on all my other Mac’s. The reason is clear: It gives me a better chance of ever recovering my Mac, than if I didn’t have the software installed. […]

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How To: QuickTime X Autoplay Movies On Open In Snow Leopard

September 2, 2009
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QuickTime X is the newest version of QuickTime Player for Mac which comes with the new Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Snow Leopard introduces QuickTime X, a major leap forward that advances modern media and Internet standards. QuickTime X includes a brand-new player application, offers optimized support for modern codecs, and delivers more efficient […]

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