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Netronics Explorer 85 from 1979

Netronics Explorer 85 from 1979

Back in the mists of time, before mobile phones, flat screen TV, the internet and many of the modern technological marvels, personal computers were very much in their infancy. Many people I knew were playing with Motorola 6502 based computers; we used those at university in the form of a Rockwell AIM-65.  I’d been working […]

There is insufficient memory or disk spa...

There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font.

Error: There is insufficient memory or disk space. Word cannot display the requested font. This recently became a problem with a friend’s computer; he runs Windows 10 with Office 2010.  When trying to print certain documents, this error would pop up; he has plenty of memory and disk space. There were three things done in […]

How to Activate Windows XP without Micro...

How to Activate Windows XP without Microsoft

Some time ago now, Microsoft turned off the on-line activation service for Windows XP; after all, it is obsolete and well past ‘end of life’.  There are however, still some people running it on legacy machines to support older software…and of course for historical reasons.  If you ever have to reinstall it, you will still […]

Download iBooks from your iPhone or iPad...

Download iBooks from your iPhone or iPad to your PC

My quandary… I’ve been saving various documents, magazines and other publications, mainly PDFs, to iBooks on both my iPad and iPhone over the years.  This is fine if you want to read them on the device or backup and restore to a new device. But what if you want to get rid of your iPad […]

Changing the location of your iTunes bac...

Changing the location of your iTunes backup folder

Disclaimer The information provided here is offered on an ‘as-is’ basis…i.e. it worked for me and others, it should work for you, but you use it entirely at your own risk.  If you don’t know what you’re doing, ask a friend who really knows what they’re doing. Why would you want to do this? If […]

LSASS at 50% CPU or more in Windows 7

LSASS at 50% CPU or more in Windows 7

Are you still running Windows 7, like me, but find your computer unbearably slow? If so, it might be an intermittent problem but is likely to be present for a few minutes after booting up.  First of all, make sure no programs or applications are running…especially Google Chrome.  Make sure you have a list of […]

Evolve Theme Update

Evolve Theme Update

Just a quickie…I’ve updated my website theme to the latest version 2.0.0. For some reason half the header and logo images have been blotted out. In case you were wondering 🙂 …and now, 15 minutes later it’s sorted. …and today there is version 2.0.1, which fixes a few issues users have reported.

Which Antivirus is best?

Which Antivirus is best?

I used to run a successful IT support business here in the North East of England…and you can be sure we came across every variant of antivirus software on the market.  So, which antivirus is best for protecting your computer?  I still get asked this a lot. Many home users and unbelievably, many businesses, still […]

Speed up your old computer

Speed up your old computer

There are some straightforward things you can do to dramatically speed up your old computer…or you could of course rush out and buy a new one.  Why not save yourself a few hundred pounds by following these simple tips. There are a few things to check first, to make sure your old computer is worth […]

 
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