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Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Passwords are critical. Here’s the best way to create one.

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Quick temporary links

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Win10 assistance upgrade, Vista

Windows 10 to be like Windows 7


Win10 assistance upgrade, Vista

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Upgrade from Vista with Assitive technology free upgrade:

These are the official minimum system requirements to run Windows 10:
Processor: 1GHz or faster processor or SoC.
Memory: 1GB for 32-bit OS or 2GB for 64-bit OS.
Storage: 16GB for 32-bit OS 20GB for 64-bit OS.
Graphics card: DirectX 9 or later with WDDM 1.0 driver.
Display: 800 x 600.

You have to have already installed Vista. Get it from here:

Only place I could find. Most reviewers are okay with the site, a few have qualms. Should be okay because you are loading it into a blank machine anyway. Might install/run SuperAntiSpyware after upgrading to Win10.

Here’s the link to get an ‘accessibility’ upgrade for Microsoft. Good from Vista on but need to have OS already installed.


Dell PowerEdge R710 PERC H700 replace failing mirrored drive

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

  • Remove bad disk (hot swap so no need to power down the machine)
  • Replace with a good disk of same size or larger
  • It automatically rebuilds the array
  • Once the rebuild goes to 100% it still showed in degraded state
  • Clear logs
  • Clear alert log
  • Do a global rescan
  • Everything shows a good status and running without problems.

I was very nervous about pulling drives on the fly, but everything went well.


Dell PowerEdge R710 PERC H700 configuer RAID controller

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017