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Dell Servers Come with Pre-Installed Malware


Nothing ceases to amaze me anymore.  Those of us that have relied on system manufacturers to provide us with clean systems, servers, and components “out of the box” now have a new wrinkle to iron out.  If you have spent any money on a Dell server these days you may want to check your model… and receipt. It seems Dell ... Read More »

error code:0x80070643 When installing MSE


As you may have read, I am a fan of Microsoft Security Essentials.  Prior to MSE, I had been using Microsoft OneCare on almost all of my machines, and in case you didn’t know; Microsoft is no longer supporting the product.  Instead, they released MSE to replace it.  With that said, my subscription was about to expire.  I figured it ... Read More »

What is Advanced Format: 4K Sector Drives


I have a lot of friends that are becoming more and more aware of what is going on in the computing world.  As this development matures, I am confronted with more and more questions about the state of technology.  Sometimes, I can very easily explain the idea behind things, but the actual workings of it are somewhat foreign.  Recently, a ... Read More »

Don’t You Feel Cool Now?


Everyone knows, when you go to see a 3D movie… you don’t do so on your first date!  Why? because of the stupid glasses they make you wear.  I don’t know who got paid to design them, but I should not have to pay to wear them.  The only reason someone should pay for those 3D glasses is because they ... Read More »

Will KHOBE Be The End of Windows?


It was a dark and stormy night, May 5th; it was intense, my dog was hiding in the bathtub, the wind was blowing like a child with a new kazoo, the rain was coming down in sheets (11 x 17), and my PC was left to fend for itself.  Suddenly, the ground shook and my home felt epileptic.  The phone ... Read More »

What is the deal with HDMI 1.4?


HDMI has been touted as one of the best things to happen to the digital entertainment center. The ability to carry video and audio over a high bandwidth cable means less clutter and higher quality. The pace at which these things develop though can be a dizzying prospect, and with the addition of the HDMI 1.4 spec... it seems we add one more bit of confusion... or clarity, depending on if you read far enough through this article to get to the 4K section! Read More »

Microsoft Security Essentials


In the computing world, it can be dizzying trying to pick the right software for our needs.  Everyone knows we need to have anti virus software loaded on our Windows work stations but trying to find the right one out of hundreds can be daunting to say the least.  Luckily for us, some companies offer free alternatives that offer some ... Read More »

How to Uninstall an Outlook Add-in


So, after hitting issues left and right, solving them and posting them on various sites including this one. I had gone dry for a while, there were no issues… I thought to myself “This is too good to be true;” sure enough, it was. However, this is only a minor inconvenience, but one that requires solving none the less. Read More »

Why Verizon Customers will love WHS


There has been great anticipation for Verizon Wireless customers to have an iPhone competitor in their pocket.  With the release of DROID, they will have a new love for WHS as well.  The DROID phone runs Google’s Android OS and with the new release of SubSonic, they now have an app that can stream music to your phone… for free.  ... Read More »

How to Perform a Dell System Restore


There are times when simply doing a Windows restore isn’t enough; you also may not have been provided with any operating system / restore CD’s or DVD’s for your Dell computer.  Luckily for you, Dell places restore materials on a separate partition of your hard drive.  If all else fails and your last resort is restoring your computer to “like ... Read More »