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Holiday Greetings from Dunwoody PC

I have a few random opinions to pass along during this holiday season.  I hope your holiday is safe and happy and I look forward to helping you again next year (or this year, don't you want the new laptop all set up and ready as a gift?) Windows 10:  I have had a chance…
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New Website, Windows 10, Electronics Recyling & More

New Web Site:  After 8 years, I finally decided to redo my web site.  The folks at Kapp Koncepts did a fantastic job in bringing my site up to current standards and it looks great! Feel free to stop by at DunwoodyPC.com.  If you see anything that doesn't look right, please don't hesitate to let…
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Support For Your Small Business IT Needs

For the past 11 years, over a thousand families have counted on me to be their Residential/SOHO (Small Office/Home Office) technology expert.  Often I have been asked to also support their small businesses. I have always declined, because in order to properly support small businesses, I would have to employ a team of experienced individuals…
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Carbonite Online Backup

I try to only recommend products that I use myself.  After several near-death backup experiences at my clients, I need to share how the Freedman Family World HQ backs up their data.  We use Carbonite. (Basic.  $59/year per computer).  It runs all the time and backs up the data to a secure location in the…
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Windows 10 Update

Ok, you've all listened to me and requested Windows 10 and have resisted all urges to install it?  Right?  RIGHT?!?  Ok, well most of you have.  A few dared to cross me, ignoring my perceived brilliance.  Some of you have even emailed me with a "What do you really know, Adam?" tone when your upgrade…
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Windows 10 Upgrade Bulletin

Windows 10 will be released on July 29th.  Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 users are eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. On the bottom right of your screen you should see this icon:. This is the symbol for the Windows 10 upgrade.  Go ahead and click it.  Fill out your email address or…
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Cryptolocker Virus Email Information

I wanted to make sure that you were aware of a really bad virus that has been making its rounds and has infected one of my Dunwoody clients.  The virus is call Cryptolocker.  The way that you would get infected is by opening a SPAM email that has a .zip file attachment and proceeding to…
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Training

One of the benefits of having a mac is that if you get stuck, you can go to the Apple Store for some training, for $99/year (but of course, based on their marketing, no one should need that!). They can do this because they make the machines, the operating system, most of the software, etc.…
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iYogi and other Authorized Experts

I have two clients that have been basically misdirected by purported experts iYogi after paying a maintenance contract fee in the hundreds of dollars. One user was locked out of his email as he had forgotten his gmail account password. iYogi had him reset his router and modem. Really? I didn’t know they were related.…
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Windows 8

My official opinion is it’s not horrible, but it’s not great. It’s built for a touch screen computer so using a keyboard and mouse with it is a joke. Microsoft is trying to get the same interface standard across their Surface tablet and Windows 8 phones. I’ve heard the phones are very good. I’ve heard…
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