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Windows 10 upgrade on OLD laptop – take 2.

Computers and TechnologyPublished June 20, 2017 at 3:04 pm 1 Comment

After failing with the online upgrade to Windows 10; I decided to go about this another way. I used the Media Creation Tool. First I used it to make a Windows 10 DVD, and then I used it again… To upgrade the laptop to Windows 10. Yes, it did ask me for a license, but
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Windows 10 upgrade on OLD laptop.

Computers and TechnologyPublished June 18, 2017 at 3:56 pm 3 Comments

This is being attempted with Windows 10 Free Upgrade for Assistive Technologies. An effort to see if Microsoft actually intends to simply give Windows 10 to users who require Assistive Technologies or if they intend to make the process so complicated that Assistive Technology users will simply pay the $120.Bux for an easy install. So
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So I bought this big box of junk laptops

Computers and TechnologyPublished June 16, 2017 at 6:33 am No Comments

So I bought this big cardboard box full of junk laptops… I paid $50.00 for it and I really believe the guy thinks he ripped me off. At first glance all the hard drives and memory had been stripped out of them. Some of them even had the CD/DVD drives missing and a few had
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Windows 10 for users of assistive technologies

Computers and TechnologyPublished March 6, 2017 at 4:07 pm 7 Comments

This is yet another attempt at installing Windows 10 to a laptop. This time I’m upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10 for assistive technologies. I started the upgrade on March 4 th 2017 at 4:00 PM & I’m writing this 48 hours later. So you’ll probably need a back-up device to use for 2
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Windows 10 Free Upgrade Continues!

2016 Computers and TechnologyPublished August 4, 2016 at 3:10 pm 7 Comments

Windows 10 will remain a FREE UPGRADE to those who use and to those who plan to use assisted technologies. According to Microsoft’s Assisstive Technologies Download FAQ: They are not restricting the free upgrade offer to specific assistive technologies. If you use assistive technology on Windows, you are eligible for the free upgrade offer. Technically
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25$ Laptop (Plus Parts & Labor!)

2016 Computers and Technology random_ramblingsPublished July 20, 2016 at 3:43 pm 34 Comments

So at this point I have some cash invested in what appears to be a promising little laptop. It had what I believed to be minor issues… a sticking key (new keyboard) battery didn’t hold charge (new battery on the way)… slow and sluggish (uninstalled some useless bloatware)… Runs real HOT! (probably due to running
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Project Day!

2016 Computers and TechnologyPublished July 1, 2016 at 2:21 pm 9 Comments

Posting from my secret hideaway workshop today. I think I have found the time to finally get to play with these old toys. One of these need only a small memory upgrade. The other.. I’m not sure about. It was given to me with “issues”. Will try and update my progress tonight.

I need some new toys!

2016 Computers and Technology random_ramblingsPublished June 27, 2016 at 6:47 pm No Comments

Here’s a few pictures of some old gear: Just give me a stack of old digital junk… and I’ll turn it into good usable gear.. stuff that actually works… So yeah.. I’m hinting.. Don’t throw it away.. give it to me.. I might be able to make it work. Things that I can’t really get
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Old Site Restored…

2016 Computers and TechnologyPublished June 5, 2016 at 2:14 pm No Comments

It wasn’t so much that I was afraid to load the old database upon this “new” server, because that didn’t worry me too much. The thing that kept the site in limbo for so long was the lack of ability to access my old database files. Even though I’m not sure why recovering the whole
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Old equipment to get new life

2016 Computers and Technology random_ramblingsPublished March 6, 2016 at 6:28 pm 4 Comments

Hopefully this old equipment will see new life. Neither box has seen life for a few years. Here’s to trying to change this.

How times keep changing…

2016 Computers and Technology random_ramblings rantPublished February 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm No Comments

I could run a website from an android tablet or a smartphone. The technology is there and I am watching it, but android technology is still evolving at a very rapid pace…