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How To Print From Mac To Windows Shared Printer

How To print from your Mac to  a Windows shared printer Step for Step.

To print from a Mac running OSX 10.8.5 to a Windows shared printer is really quite easy once you know how to do it but quite difficult if you’re new to all of this sort of stuff. So to start you will need to have a printer shared on your Windows device and have it shared as ldp. This is so the Mac and Windows pc’s can send information between them. After sharing the printer change the shared name to something simple preferably the manufactures name of your printer. For example if you have a canon printer make the shared name for your printer “canon”. Once you have a computer shared, on the Mac open up System Preferences and click on the “Print and...

Should you Repair or Replace your Computer

Is it cheaper to buy new or repair your old computer?

Now days it may be possible to replace your old faulty Laptop or Computer with a new one, as parts have become so cheap it makes replacing the whole device an option. The thing to remember here is that you get what you Pay for so the quality of the parts used on the new device may be of an inferior quality. The main thing to consider here is what is broken and the cost of that repair.

How To Check If System Restore Is On Or Off

How to check if system restore is turned on

1st thing to check is that the system restore function is turned on as this can recover your system from any windows related errors or system changes.

Steps to achieve this

To do this click on the start button and in the search box type "advanced system settings". At the top of the window click on the "view advanced system settings".  It should come up under the control panel as seen below. (more…)...

Windows 8 Start Button Solution

If you have just acquired a new laptop or desktop computer then you are more than likely finding it a bit of a struggle to find and do things that you used to do with ease. The new operating system from Microsoft works great on a touch screen or tablet pc but not so with the standard mouse and keyboard. We can only ask why the change in the user interface and the answer probably lies in competing with apple for a slice of the mobile and tablet market. Apples interface is clean, smooth and easy to use ask anyone who owns an iphone, ipad or a mac. When apple releases a newer version of it’s OSX nothing changes things still work as they used to and keeps customers happy.

Windows 8 Start Button Solution

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How to Recover Data from your External Hard Drive

Do you get that sinking feeling when you connect your external USB drive and get an error that your drive needs to be formatted? Even worse the device is not detected at all. This problem is also very common with laptops as they are portable devices and tend to get knocked about quite a lot which is not good for the hard drives inside the unit. There can be several causes to this problem and the last thing that you need to do is mess around with the drive as any mistakes could prove costly as you make it even harder to recover data from your external hard drive.

There are simple checks that you can do to verify what the problem may be.

  • Does the drive actually spin up can you hear that the drive is turning,...

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Faulty keyboard Most can be repaired for $100 or less $100
Broken DC jack Worth repairing $130 to $150 $130
Failed hard drive Most common failure in laptops $250
Broken LCD Screen Very common fault approx cost $190 but some models are expensive to repair. $190