Disk Drive Space Is Low: How To Recover Space In Four Steps

Posted by Sean Kline on Tue, Sep 13, 2011 @ 07:00 AM

Disk drive space constraints can be very dangerous because the operating system relies on a certain amount of free space to function properly.  Following are four steps to restore storage space before you lose work or crash.

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Topics: Windows 7, Windows XP

Unable To Update Windows 7 - How To Prevent Attacks And Problems Now

Posted by Sean Kline on Mon, Aug 08, 2011 @ 04:51 PM

Being unable to update Windows 7 is a serious security risk for a small business and may also lead to other operational problems.  Windows Update is a great service, but is not flawless.  At times, users need to reset it for it to work properly.  Please note, that I do not recommend that you edit your registry yourself!  Following the links in this article may lead you to suggestions for registry edits.  If you edit your registry, do not have a backup and make a mistake, you may not be able to recover.

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Topics: Managed IT Services, Windows 7

Windows XP End - How To Keep Using And Why You Should Not

Posted by Sean Kline on Tue, Jul 26, 2011 @ 12:55 PM

Windows XP end is nigh.  Following is how you can keep using this ten year old operating system if you need to and some reasons why you should consider migrating off of it.

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Topics: Windows 7, Windows XP

Will Windows 7 Work On My Computer? Three Steps To Avoid Problems.

Posted by Sean Kline on Mon, Jun 13, 2011 @ 04:22 PM

You may ask will Windows 7 work on my computer thinking about hardware, but this is not the only issue.  From a hardware perspective, there are some great tools to determine if your company's computers are ready.  The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will let you know if there are any known hardware or software compatibility issues. 

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Topics: Windows 7

Should You Upgrade To Windows 7 From XP Now?

Posted by Sean Kline on Fri, Apr 22, 2011 @ 03:12 PM

If you are on Windows XP, should you upgrade to Windows 7 now?  Windows 7 has been available for a year and a half today - see Windows 7 at 18 Months.  In that blog article, Microsoft claims an average savings of $140.00 per PC per year

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Topics: Windows 7

How to Convert XP to Windows 7 and Preserve Data, Files and Programs

Posted by Sean Kline on Thu, Mar 17, 2011 @ 11:59 AM

As small businesses consider their Microsoft deployments, those doing upgrades often ask how to convert XP to Windows 7 while preserving data, files and programs intact.  We have discussed the benefits of Windows 7 in What Does Green IT Mean For Your Small Business?, but customers often ask why moving to Windows 7 creates an entirely new environment as compared to upgrading the operating system in place.

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Topics: Windows 7

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