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Upgrade to an SSD

 Should I upgrade to a Solid State Drive (SSD) … On older machines, it's always a question of … 'Do I buy a new machine or can I upgrade the speed of my old one and keep it running for a few more years?' Newer machines still sometimes have old style hard drives. If you require more storage space, you can usually upgrade now to an SSD and it's ...

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Clicking Hard Drive?

Why is my hard drive making a clicking noise?
   You're listening intently to your computer and you can hear the dreaded clicking noise.  Unfortunately, this means that your hard drive has a bad or failed part inside of it. Think of a record player and you will be able to visualise your internal hard drive.  The a...

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Office365 turn off Microsoft Authenticator and enable sms

 Office365 turn off Microsoft Authenticator and enable sms   Why does Microsoft make it so hard on a new Office365 tenant.  Once the account is created they now turn on MFA security which insists on Microsoft Authenticator for Admins and users too. Here is the fix for turning off the security defaults, changing the options to SMS so ...

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win10 how to create an efi partition

windows10 - how to create an efi partition     If you've managed to recover your Windows partition only or your EFI partition is damaged then you need to create a new EFI partition and connect to your Windows OS partition. The video below created by Windows Ninja on Youtube is the perfect fix. The following are the basic steps: ...

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Fix! Fujitsu scansnap Home "You do not have write authority for the data storage folder"

You buy a new Fujistu Scansnap and can't install the software downloaded from the Fujitsu website and get the message "You do not have write authority for the data storage folder" it says that you don't have permission to create "C:\ProgramData\PFU\ScanSnap\Home" even though you've deleted the folder etc. On the old cd there is a software name...

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Router / Internet connection not working

 If you have no internet working, check your router first before ringing your internet provider. Make sure your Pc or Laptop is connected to wifi or cabled Ensure that the aeroplane symbol isn't showing down the bottom right near the clock (this is flight mode)Does your Router have a Red light? if so, this usually means the router isn't c...

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[SOLVED] Office365 MFA enabled cannot setup outlook

This has now been updated and access from your admin page on Office365 go to Portal.office.com in the search box at top search for Modern Authentication Turn on Modern Authentication  Open PowerShell$UserCredential = Get-CredentialYou should now get a popup asking for your Global Admin user and password$Session = New-PSSession -ConfigurationNa...

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How to import Windows Live Mail into EM Client

There are various write ups and information online about import WLM into EM Client or other softwares and they are all incorrect and result in failure, and now that Windows Live Mail will not even install anymore, it makes it even harder to do.Luckily we have found a way mixing various techniques and adding our own polish. You can do this without i...

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Does your Mac Book Pro overheat - here's a free fix

We get asked all of the time about fixing a Mac Book Pro which gets hot while using it. In some circumstances, its a faulty hard drive or an old fan not spinning correctly and we can swap them out for a super fast Solid State Drive (SSD)However, there is also the issue that has been around forever; your Mac Book Pro loses most of its heat through t...

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Office365 - How to White List a Domain

Office 365 automatic spam filters are sometimes questionable, and some times seemingly legitimate emails end up in the SPAM FOLDER and not your Inbox and let's face it, how often do we check the spam folder these days. While this safeguard is usually helpful, missing an email from clients or friends can be a disaster. The whitelist allows domains t...

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Securing your Business Office365

Hackers now research businesses and individuals to work out the best attack. No longer is it just a wrongly spelt email entirely giving away that it's a fake. These days attacks can come from everywhere.....the only thing protecting your email is a mere password that you probably named after a football team, a pet or your car.We spend time installi...

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Dropbox Password Protect Links

Permissions for shared links are available only to Dropbox Professional and Business users. You can set a password and an expiry date Sign in to dropbox.com or click the Dropbox globe near the clockClick the Share button beside the file name.Click Link settings.Click Only people with the password.Note: Toggling between the options for Who can view ...

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Excel Export to PDF with Links on a Mac

Create your word document with your Index table or Hyper Linksand instead of File>Share>Send PDF Choose File>Save As> change the File Type to PDF Make sure that 'Best for electronic distribution' is selected

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We love ESET Internet Security

For 10 years we've been using ESET Antivirus and more recently ESET Internet Security ourselves both at work & home, and only have praise for the product. ESET may not be a household name like Norton or McAfee but has had a good reputation amongst the IT community, businesses and techies in general for as long as I can remember. Why? Here are a...

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Ricoh Copier Scan to folder SMB issue

Ricoh have issues with Vista, windows 7,8 and 10 when it comes to sending scans to a folder. You can either send to Email or fix the issue with SMB.Microsoft decided a few years ago to turn off SMB1.0 for security reasons and moved everyone to SMB2. This means if your MFC hasn't had a firmware update for a while, the liklihood is that you now can't...

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Apple - There's More In The Making

iPad Pro All new. All screen. All powerful.   Apple completely redesigned and packed with their most advanced technology, including an edge-to-edge Liquid Retina display, Face ID and an A12X Bionic chip, and introducing the new Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard Folio. It's the biggest change to iPad since, well the iPad. MacBook Air Lightness st...

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