October 2015 Toshiba Laptop Update: Bluetooth and Trackpad

If you have been following along my Toshiba Satellite posts, you should be eager to hear these updates! Some bad news, and some great news about it’s hardware! Continue reading “October 2015 Toshiba Laptop Update: Bluetooth and Trackpad”

Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist

It’s that time of year again, back to school. With class starting soon or already underway there is a lot to think about. Is your technology ready for the new school year? Read on to see how you can prep your tech to take on the new year! Continue reading “Back To School: Technology Prep Checklist”

Laptop/PC – Windows Recovery Information/Guide

“Help! My laptop/PC has run into problems and needs Windows reinstalled! Where is my Windows license key and how can I recover my PC?” Fear not, this post shall be your guide to get your PC back. Continue reading “Laptop/PC – Windows Recovery Information/Guide”

Windows 10: Don’t Upgrade Just Yet!

Update 2015/12/27: Time has passed and this article is now out of date. Read my new opinion on upgrading here: Windows 10: Feel Free To Upgrade

Windows 10 is here and many tech websites are urging people to bite the bullet and upgrade all of their machines to the latest and greatest OS. You’d be a technophob or person who hates progress to not upgrade after all, right? It’ll be great for older machines too because of the improvements(only true technically speaking). I am one who thinks you should NOT upgrade your PC, at least your current one. Read on to find out why you shouldn’t and why I can’t upgrade the laptop I purchased brand new last fall without shelling out at least $120 dollars for a new license key.

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Thoughts: Windows 10 Technical Preview – Build 9860

I finally had some time this weekend to play around in Windows 10 Technical Preview on my laptop. Having only recently been exposed to Windows 8.1, I have still not fully become accustomed to the new interface or adjusted my usage habits to fit. So here is a collection of my thoughts on Microsoft’s new OS with a strong Windows 7 background. Although not comprehensive, this list covers what I feel are the biggest impacts to us, the everyday user. Continue reading “Thoughts: Windows 10 Technical Preview – Build 9860”

Fixing Disk Drives Using Diskpart (Windows)

Usually using a  hard drive or flash drive is as easy as just plugging in the drive and letting Windows recognize it.  However, sometimes things can go terribly wrong leaving the drive with only a fraction of its space usable and no easy way to fix it.  I recently encountered this problem again while using my Windows 7 PC and thought this would be a great How-To article as I remember finding little information online to help fix this problem previously.

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