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Windows 10 upgrade – how to make it successful

As a computer tech, I have seen many different problems when users upgrade to Windows 10.  I've also seen a lot of suggestions on the web that don't help at all.  So here are my suggestions on making your upgrade successful: Troublesome software Software that is...

Ubuntu /boot partition is full

If you install Ubuntu and use the default options for partitioning you will eventually run out of space on your /boot partition when performing updates. Here is a command that will clean up your /boot partition of unnecessary packages. apt-get remove `dpkg --list...

Enable TRIM on OS X Yosemite!

OS X Yosemite update 10.10.4 now supports TRIM for aftermarket SSDs! To enable it, open the Terminal and type: sudo trimforce enable Accept the scary agreement and it will reboot.  That's it!

Time sync issues with boot camp and Windows

MacOS assumes that your machine time is GMT. Windows assumes that your machine time is correct for your time zone. So each time you switch operating systems the time is wrong in one of the systems. The fix is to tell Windows that your machine time is GMT (universal...

Zyxel USG20 firewall hole

There is a hole in the firewall of the USG20 in its default configuration that you need to plug.  The entry in the firewall looks like this:   There isn't anything dangerous about this hole. It won't allow your computers inside your network to be attacked.  It...

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