Microsoft Windows 10 Update Got You Down?

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If you are using Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 8.1, you have been probably been harassed prompted to install Microsoft Windows 10 by now. In fact, we have had people call who said that their operating system didn’t even prompt them, it actually gave them a countdown and said it was going to install, and it did. Others claim that they …

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Time to bid Microsoft Windows 7 – 8.1 farewell

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It’s out with the old and in with the new, again! Microsoft has announced a firm date for our OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to stop building machines that have Windows 7  Home (Basic, Home Premium and Ultimate) pre-loaded on them. That date is October 31, 2016 for Windows 7 and 8.1 (and June 31, 2016 for Windows 8) After that …

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XP is destined for obscurity – Time to give it up!

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So long XP… I’d like to say it has been nice knowing you. Here’s a little info about how the death of Microsoft’s XP Operating System may affect you and what is to come!   If you would like to discuss a migration to Windows 8 for your Greenville / Upstate business, whether it is for one computer or one …

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Windows 8 automatic restart after updates really upsets some people

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So you’ve got Windows 8 and you are loving it, or maybe not. Once you get past that totally different interface, and the login if you are on a domain, one annoying trait that may tweak your shorts is the forced automatic restart after updates are applied. You would notice that where Windows keeps saying that your machine is going …

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Loading Windows 8 on a Lenovo ThinkServer TS130 is possible but not supported

JohnMHoyt Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Lenovo, Linux, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

We are an authorized Lenovo partner and offer their desktop, laptop and server solutions to clients on a regular basis, however, a couple weeks ago, we made an error in judgement. We have a client who required a robust server for hosting multiple websites, so we recommended FreeBSD operating system (with php, MySQL, Apache, etc) and found an appropriate server …

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Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14″ notebook – Super slim, lightweight, affordable!

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Here’s a lovely little laptop for you to consider… The Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14″ LED Notebook with Intel Core i3 dual core processor, 500GB HD and 4 GB of RAM. Webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI output, Microsoft Windows 8 and 1 year Lenovo warranty. There’s not much else to say!  Thin, lightweight, and brisk performance…  Rated at 5 hours battery life. …

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Buy Microsoft Office now, download the next versions FREE!

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The release of Microsoft Windows 8 is now just a few days away! When you buy a desktop or notebook computer from us with Windows 8 on it, why not add Microsoft Office 2010? Not only will you have the latest and greatest software and operating system, customers who purchase any qualifying version of Microsoft Office product between now and …

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Microsoft Windows 8 Release Dates and Pricing

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Windows 8 is coming! Microsoft has set the date for the RTM (Release To Manufufacturing) for August 2012 and the general release will be the end of October 2012. As if that is not exciting enough, hot on the tail of Microsoft Windows 8 will be Microsoft Office 15, and Server 2012, standby for more information on that. It is …

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No need to wait, buy a Microsoft Windows 7 PC now and get Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99

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Some of you are thinking you might hold out on a new computer until Microsoft releases the new Windows 8 operating system, however, there’s really no need to wait! If you buy a computer that comes with Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional or Windows 7 Ultimate loaded on it now (between June 2, 2012 …

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Microsoft Ditches Windows 7 Gadgets

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One of the features that made Windows 7 attractive to some people has been the “Gadgets”.  Where you could place a clock, weather, stock ticker, or other gadget on your screen sidebar. Well, it appears that back in September, Microsoft in their infinite wisdom dropped that feature… If you visit their website looking for gadgets, you will be told that …

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