Mike Thoene

Archive for December, 2009

Want to gift yourself? Gift yourself a second monitor

by on Dec.31, 2009, under Uncategorized

With all of the different homes that I have been called to, I have never seen anybody with a second monitor attached to their one computer. I think the problem is that nobody actually knows what it means to have two monitors connected to their computer, or even that it is possible. Well I am here to save the day! This is a little bit more expensive then other fixes, but in the end I really think it is worth it, definitely worth it. (continue reading…)

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Two simple to use and completely free programs, from one company

by on Dec.28, 2009, under Software

I am sure that most of you have heard of Temporary Internet Files and Fragmented Files and all of those things that tend to eat up your computer’s hard drive space and your computers overall performance. If you haven’t well now is the time to learn about them, two well-established programs that have been around for quite some time are now two of the most important applications inside my toolbox, and they should definitely be inside yours. (continue reading…)

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Windows 7 – Common Upgrade Questions and Answers

by on Dec.27, 2009, under Software, Windows 7

From time to time I will come across a customer who is using Windows Vista and complaining about several different problems that they are having, normally I can trend the problems back to one simple fact: It’s Vista. I have made a short list of a few different questions these customers normally have, and have also put together some answers as well. Hopefully this will save us all some time, and we can all just decide, “Okay, I want Windows 7 now.” (continue reading…)

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The best way to boot MemTest from a FlashDrive

by on Dec.24, 2009, under Hardware

The other day I was helping a friend setup a flash drive to boot from so that MemTest would work from a USB Flash Drive, I noticed a lot of forums recommend SysLinux or something along those lines to set it up, well.. screw that. (continue reading…)

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Work on YOUR computer from anywhere in the world, FREE

by on Dec.24, 2009, under Software

Lots of times I find myself on a vacation or on a trip of some sorts where I really would like to get access to my computer back at home, and maybe even print off an excellent article that I read about. (continue reading…)

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