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Entries from March 2014

Enable Mapping To C$ In Windows 7

March 26th, 2014 · No Comments

People who have been using Windows for years, likely know about the administrator share (C$) built into Windows file sharing. You open Windows Explorer (NOT Internet Explorer),type in the computer name followed by the “/” and then “C$” (//MyOldPC/C$) and you could access almost if not everything on the computer. No, you could not ‘run’ […]

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Tags: Backing up · Hard Drives · Networking

Having enough water and long term storage

March 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments

For updates and new comments to this article visit or sister blog at There are easy steps you can follow to prepare your household in case of an emergency. Power outages, ice storms, hurricanes and earthquakes are just a few of the reasons you should take easy cheap simple steps to help yourself when […]

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Tags: First Aid / Medical · Non-Tech · Soap Box · Survival/Prepping

Leaving the Windows 8 interface for a more familiar XP or 7 style

March 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment

Many customers who are upgrading or replacing their computers because of the end of life support for XP have seen or bought a Windows 8 computer. The new desktop and applications quite often frighten them. Microsoft went to extremes when they changed to the “Metro App” format from the basic layout of XP, Vista and […]

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Tags: Software

Stopping Windows Update automatic reboot In Windows 7 and Vista

March 3rd, 2014 · No Comments

The Windows Update feature helps you to keep your computer up-to-date with the latest patches available from Microsoft. This free service is what we have come to expect in the way of keeping our computers more secure and running at their best. However, I have two things that drive me crazy about the Windows Update […]

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Tags: Soap Box · Software