Paul the Perth Computer Repair guy

Solved: Lost and forgotten passwords and Microsoft account issues in Perth

Recently I’ve helped a few clients recover their lost/forgotten/mistaken passwords preventing them from logging into Windows. One of the problems came when a client linked their windows account to their microsoft account when trying to setup email, this is a common problem on windows 10. Microsoft likes to link user profiles to their Microsoft profiles but you can avoid this if you know...

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Updates to the computer recycling project in Perth

Today I received some updated information around the Lions computer recycling project, please see below for more info; Save your computer from going to landfill – City of Perth Lions Club PC Refurbishment Project

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Solved – “the version of iphoto installed on this mac must be updated through the mac app store”

I was recently helping a client who had lost access to his iphoto through an update to osx mavericks (and also sierra, which removes iphoto altogether) and it wouldn’t launch due to that version not being compatible with the OSX. When I found an update to iphoto it also wouldn’t install due to the mac thinking it was linked to an app store account. Fortunately I found this awesome...

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Yahoo mail server pop and imap settings

Recently I was setting up a yahoo mail account for a client and required the settings, these are the same with the yahoo.com.au (yahoo7) email addresses, for reference; IMAP / POP server settings for Yahoo7 Mail IMAP is the best way to connect your Yahoo7 Mail account to a desktop mail client or mobile app. It allows 2-way syncing, which means everything you do remotely is reflected in...

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Recovering lost emails & myob files from a re-installed PC

Yesterday I arrived at a client’s place to help with missing myob & email files. It turns out the computer had been having problems including a cryptolocker virus and someone had re-installed the operating system using the system recovery mode for the Samsung all in one screen based computer. It was tricky one because when a system recovery is done through the Samsung software it wipes...

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