Downloading Windows 10 to a bootable USB stick

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You need to download the Windows Media Creation Tool from Microsoft which will then assist you with downloading the Windows 10 ISO and transferring it to your USB key. Windows Media Creation Tool https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10 Click Create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) for another PC, then click… Read More »Downloading Windows 10 to a bootable USB stick

Microsoft Office 365 Home 17% Price Increase for SA in 2020

I received the following from Microsoft on the 5th February 2020 – this is South African pricing Now that they have converted people to monthly subscriptions time to rip them off?! a 17% increase from R1199 to R1399, really Bill, you need “more” https://www.microsoft.com/en-za/microsoft-365/buy/compare-all-microsoft-365-products

Lenovo ideapad D330-10IGM (81H3)

BIOS Access: Fn + F2Boot Menu: F12 Removal and Replacement Videos https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT508977 Hardware Maintenance Manual https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/d330-10igm_hmm_201807.pdf Reviews https://www.notebookcheck.net/Lenovo-IdeaPad-D330-10IGM-Pentium-Silver-N5000-eMMC-LTE-WUXGA-Convertible-Review.344746.0.html

Computer Brand Support & Warranty Details for South Africa

Warranty Status/Lookup Dell – https://www.dell.com/support/home/lv/en/lvbsdt1/ HP – https://support.hp.com/za-en/checkwarranty or https://support.hpe.com/hpsc/wc/public/home for servers Lenovo – https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/za/en/warrantylookup#/ Dell warranties need to be transferred between owners. Lenovo warranties are on the machine. To get assistance, you can either call or start a service request from their website. As long as the machine has warranty… Read More »Computer Brand Support & Warranty Details for South Africa

D-Link DWR-956M TK

D-Link Fibre router specifically for Telkom https://www.d-link.co.za/telkom/dwr-956m-tk Firmware ftp://ftp.d-link.co.za/DWR/dwr956m/Firmware/ Default Login Username: admin Password: admin Default IP 10.0.0.2 2.4GHz: Better Wi-Fi coverage but more interference. Compatible with all phones with Wi-Fi.5.8GHz: Faster Wi-Fi speeds & less interference but less Wi-Fi coverage. Only visible to 5G capable phones.

IBM System x3100 M4 Type 2582

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I bought this cheap 8 x 2.5″ bay server to run as a NAS. Lenovo Support Site Update Best Practices All fixes including superceded Windows Server 2012 R2 including Superceded BoMC – Bootable Media Creator This is the easiest way to update you IBM server prior to having an OS… Read More »IBM System x3100 M4 Type 2582

Initial PC setup – some of the steps I perform when setting up a PC for the first time

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PatchMyPC My preferred bulk software installer & software maintenance/update tool. Get it from patchmypc.com Ninite.com A nice and fast way to get a bunch of essential software on your PC without much effort. Start it and forget. Click here this is the list of standard software that I install. To change… Read More »Initial PC setup – some of the steps I perform when setting up a PC for the first time