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How to locate Missing Drivers for Older Laptops and Computers
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How to locate Missing Drivers for Older Laptops and Computers

Again another set of chronicles from my life as a roadie fixin’ computers. It’s not an easy life dealing with older folk, many of whom harbor this notion that they brought the “best Computer” at the time only for me to tell them that PC’s get old every 2 human years. Never mind explaining to them product cycles or product refreshes! What makes fixing dinosaur Computers so fun and frustrating is locating Drivers for most of these amazing pioneering yet long deceased machines. In most cases I’m lucky to even shoehorn Windows OS be it Windows XP or 7 onto these very slow devices as described in Tips and Tricks on how to make your Computer run faster. Locating Device Drivers, the software that mediates between the OS (Operating System) and the motherboard’s attached stepchildren is another m...
How to remove Rootkit Virus or Hidden Folder Virus using Bootable Rescue Discs
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How to remove Rootkit Virus or Hidden Folder Virus using Bootable Rescue Discs

If like me you fix computers for a livin’, you may have encountered this problem: a persistent Virus on a customer’s computer that just won’t go away. Rootkits and Trojans fall into this category; conventional Windows Antiviral methods are useless against them. Apple users don’t laugh; you get viruses too as I’d revealed in my expose How to protect your Mac for Viruses, as apparently Macs can get viruses too! These types of Malware often employ an annoying strategy of cat-and-mouse: they make your files invisible. Thus, in your frustration, you think you’ve lost your files so you scrub your Hard-Drive. In case you did delete your files, just follow my article How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive on Data Recovery and you can get back all of your Data! Worse, th...
Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via email secretly is fun
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Posting Tweets and Facebook Updates via email secretly is fun

Have you ever wondered how to do that? Anonymously tweet or post to FB from a regular cellphone? You can actually do this, despite not having a smartphone as all the Social Networks are made to be backwards compatible with the great exalted email. After all, were it not for email, many a FB account and tweeter wouldn’t be born, as email accounts are the source of all of your initial friends when you had signed up. It’s still the gold standard for all Social Networks. Plus most Feature phones can send email as explained in How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel Feature phone. This’ll be the shortest DIY (Do it yourself) article in history for me as far as I’m concerned. Once you’ve read my article How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel F...
How to do Physical Backup using DVD and CD and Best software
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How to do Physical Backup using DVD and CD and Best software

After that little experience of recovering my 4GB Kingston Thumb Drive labeled “STARFIRE” that decided to give me headache on Monday July 15th 2013 and keel over and die as regaled in my fanciful “How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive”, I had gotten a little concerned about the failure of my Backup *.zip Archive. That shouldn’t have happened…and I’m still investigating! So much so in fact, that after ridding myself of that little bauble and upgrading and gradually recovering my files using the ZIP File Recovery Tool (I’m STILL recovering some Blog Archive files that were de-coherent!! Bummer dude!) I penned an article on freeware to do a Professional Backup in How to Backup you Data using the A List of the Best Free Backup Solutions. Alas a slight oversight! I ...
Tips and Tricks on how to make your computer run faster
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Tips and Tricks on how to make your computer run faster

Emancipate yourself from Mental slavery None but ourselves can Free our minds Excerpt from the Song Redemption Song from the Album Exodus by Bob Marley It’s Tuesday August 6th 2013. Happy Independence Day dear reader when you read this! Your snail of a computer is your best friend that you use to do most of your typing. But sometimes, you do wish she was a little faster aside from using keyboard shortcuts How to use Windows Shortcuts to be a more proficient Writer. Heck, maybe even play a few games, especially on Jamaica’s Emancipation day, the day of this article being written, August 6th 2013. But how do you speed up your computer and Emancipate yourself from slow downloads and the just-can-only-type-in-Microsoft-Word performance? Worse, with the hot weather in the Summer ...
How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive
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How to recover Data from your Damaged Thumb Drive or ZIP Archive

On Monday July 15th 2013 at 4am, the day of the Ban on Smoking in Public Places in Jamaica, the unthinkable happened. My Thumb drive, on which I’ve archived all my Geezam Blog articles and those for my blog My Thoughts on Technology and Jamaica, crashed. Suffice to say I literally blew my top and panicked a bit as it seemed the unthinkable, Murphy’s Law Style, had happened. My 4GB Kingston Thumb was not only inaccessible but was requesting that I format the 4GB Kingston Thumb Drive labeled “STARFIRE” (I’m a big Teen Titans Fan). What the….. So, eh. It seems the Computer Gods have decided to “Tes me spirit” eh, Bruce Lee Style. The Computer Gods have taken away that which belongs to me and see how long I’d last before I curse God to his face, like Job in the Bible. Like Job, however, I ki...
How to protect and prevent your Laptop or PC Keyboard keys from Fading
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How to protect and prevent your Laptop or PC Keyboard keys from Fading

If you read my article How to use Windows Shortcuts to be a more proficient Writer on Keyboard shortcuts that’ll help you to become a more proficient typist, you’ll realize how it is important to care for your keyboard. After all, it stops working or gets severely worn (usually due to very long snails, bad typing habits or food spills!), the Mouse alone can’t type. Unless of course, you can locate the computers built-in Virtual Keyboard or your Laptop or PC happens to be a Touch-Screen device. To locate the On-Screen Keyboard, the instructions are as follows: Click the Start Button Click All Programs Select Accessories from the pop-out Menu Click Ease of Access Select the On-Screen Keyboard But suppose the Keys on the keyboard are worn. Sure if you’v...
How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel Feature phone
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How to send and receive email via SMS from your LIME or Digicel Feature phone

This article's a shot across the bow at Telecom Provider and their services folks, just based on the title alone. This is definitely aimed at those users of either Telecom Network who from time to time and need to send or receive a quick email from your feature phone. Yep, you read that right: feature phones can indeed send email, albeit brief and short. And yes, believe it or not it’s very much possible just not much advertised by either Telecom Provider. Just as you can send SMS (Short Messaging Service) or Text messages via Gimme 5 of LIME’s Anywhere Plans for Free as described in How to activate Digicel VIP Text and get Free Texting on Digicel or LIME phone as IM gets more popular you can also send and receive email for free. How to do it is quite simple and it’s still free on eith...