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Andy Vockins

How to Recover an HP zBook from Recovery Media Without a DVD Drive

How to Recover an HP zBook from Recovery Media Without a DVD Drive
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Demand of workstation laptops are that they need to be as powerful as possible (almost to the same level as desktop workstations) but still be portable and as thin as possible. The latest HP ZBook’s no longer include a CD/DVD to allow the fitting of ...
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Peter Burden

Office Home & Business vs Office 365 Business

Office Home & Business vs Office 365 Business
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Of all the Software productivity suites available on today’s market it’s hard to find one more ubiquitous than Microsoft Office. It comes as no surprise that such a widely available product is available in a range of packages and an array of differen...
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Steve Shepperd

Working With PDF Files in Windows 10

Working With PDF Files in Windows 10
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Windows 10 is a great update with many enhancements and new features but some users have reported difficulty opening, printing and deleting PDF files. A new feature of Windows 10 is the new Microsoft Edge web browser which adds the ability to open PD...
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Stephen Lowe

How to Ping a Website or IP Address

How to Ping a Website or IP Address
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The Ping command allows you to test connectivity between your computer and another network node. This node can be another PC, a Server or even a website. The results that you get from Ping will help to highlight any issues you may be suffering. In wi...
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Andy Vockins

How to Synchronise your Windows Settings in the Cloud

How to Synchronise your Windows Settings in the Cloud
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If you ever need to work on another PC or laptop, have you ever wished you could have the same settings you are already familiar with on your main computer? In Windows 10 you can synchronise your personal settings to a Microsoft Account to back these...
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Mark Calloway

How to Stop AutoCAD from Freezing When You Press F8

How to Stop AutoCAD from Freezing When You Press F8
Stop AutoCAD from freezing TEMPOVERIDES command
Are you having an issue when running AutoCAD on Windows 10 whereby if you press the F8 key AutoCAD will freeze for a while. AutoCAD will eventually become responsive again but only after waiting 5-10 minutes. This issue is caused by the Windows 10 An...
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Stephen Lowe

Network Security – Is your Business Network Secure?

Network Security – Is your Business Network Secure?
Network Security. Is your Business Network Secure
A recent survey commissioned by Malwarebytes, a leading anti-malware organisation highlighted the level of risk that businesses around the world are faced with during normal business operations. Staggeringly in the UK more than 70% of companies had b...
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Andy Vockins

Windows Anniversary Update

Windows Anniversary Update
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Windows 10 has now been available for a year and as such, Microsoft have released quite an extensive update which they have called the Anniversary update. The update will update Windows 10 from build 1511 to build 1607. The Anniversary update is avai...
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Steve Shepperd

Windows 10 Tips - How to solve the cannot delete PDF bug

Windows 10 Tips - How to solve the cannot delete PDF bug

Windows 10 is a great update with many enhancements and new features but some users have reported difficulty deleting PDF files. A similar issue also happened in Windows 8 and only affects PDF documents, all other file formats remain unaffected. When...
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Stephen Lowe

Windows 10 tips - how to change Default Printer Settings

Windows 10 tips - how to change Default Printer Settings

Since the mad rush for free upgrades a lot of users are struggling with the way Windows 10 handles default printers. By default there is a setting that is switched on that lets Windows take control of your default printer settings. Effectively this m...
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