Computer Repairs & Troubleshooting

Tip: can’t delete pdf files in windows 8 “file is open in another program”

Today I came across an interesting thing in windows 8 while trying to delete a PDF file on a client’s computer – every time we went to delete it, there was an error “file is open in another program”.. After doing a bit of researched I discovered that the preview pane on the right side of windows explorer that previews the pdf files in windows 8 needs to open the PDF file...

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A quick fix for file type associations – windows7

Open regedit from Start menu (You can also invoke the file using Run command) Navigate to the following registry branch: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FileExts.lnk Click on the arrow to expand it and delete the sub-key named UserChoice. Exit from Registry Editor. Reboot.

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Fast tool for backing up or copying large files, can resume if stuck

Hey all, Recently I’ve been using this tool to transfer large files – usually from clients old computers when they are upgrading to a new computer and transferring everything across, or backing things up for safekeeping – or even from pc to mac or mac to pc. When dealing with many gigabytes of files, its a real pain of the windows Copy feature gets stuck. This one can resume and...

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System Restore on Windows 7 “System Restore encountered an error” Solved

Today I came across a strange issue with a Windows 7 Pc. The System Restore was not functioning properly, this is useful as it puts little backups in your system on a regular basis and if you install something that causes problems, one solution is to run back to the previous restore point. The error message I was getting was this: “System Restore encountered an error. Please try to run...

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Wireless security cameras setup with recording and motion detection

One of the jobs I completed recently in Applecross (near Perth) was Setting up some wireless web cameras for a client. After setting up the cameras I found some software which can record video based on motion detection. I then set it up so the three wifi cameras were on stand-by and at night the infra-red light would turn on in the software. We set it so when motion was detected between...

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New router problem fixed & Powerline Networking for Foxtel SOLVED

Here are some comments from Grant: “We had had no internet service for three days over the weekend Paul arrived on time, and gave updates via SMS to his arrival time, was approachable and helpful on arrival, and quickly asessed and worked on fixing the problem. On completion of the problem Paul ensured that all devices in the house were functional , and that we were happy with the...

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