WindowsSystemImage

Restore Individual Files From A Windows System Image

If you have ever used Windows Backup to create a System Image, you may have noticed that it creates a large ‘.vhd’ file (or Virtual Hard Disk file). Often these are used to restore your PC back into a working state, along with all of your data and programs in the case of a major failure or system corruption.

A lot of people don’t realise that you can also use these .vhd files to restore individual files and folders without having to restore the entire image. Continue reading

TorrentsForDummys

Torrents For Dummys

I get asked by a lot of people how to use BitTorrent clients and sites. Many people get themselves into trouble when downloading from sites such as thepiratebay or kickass torrents because these sites are full of deceptive advertisements and dodgy torrents, if you aren’t sure exactly what you are doing it is very easy to fill your PC up with all kinds of viruses and spyware; something I see time and time again. With a bit of common sense and caution you can use these sites with confidence to obtain a lot of handy files though, ¬†which is what this article is all about, so without further delay, I present ‘Torrents For Dummys’. A guide for people who have never heard of and/or used this powerful technology before… Continue reading

Facebook

Solved: Facebook Cover Photo Not Uploading

Recently I tried to update the cover photo on my Facebook page. I clicked the ‘Change Cover’ button, attempted to upload a new image and waited…..and waited…..and waited. Nothing. So I tried to do the same thing in three different browsers; Internet Explorer, Firefox & Chrome as I had read that many users solved the problem by doing this. It didn’t work for me though! So I got to messing around with some of my Internet settings for IE and managed to figure it out, Continue reading

WindowsUpdateReboot

Stop Windows Automatic Reboot After Updates

Occasionally, after the installation of an Automatic Update, Windows will prompt the user to reboot their computer or postpone the reboot for up to 4 hours. This is possibly one of the most annoying of all of Windows “features” as quite often I have been caught off-guard when downloading a large file or leaving the computer for a few minutes only to find that I’ve missed the prompt and the computer has restarted. Which can obviously be extremely frustrating!

Fortunately, it is relatively easy to fix permanently. Continue reading

ThePromiseOfTechnology

The Promise Of Technology

A fantastic and hilariously sarcastic post from Redditer; Nuseramed answering a question posed by Reddit.

Q: “If someone from the 1950s suddenly appeared today, what would be the most difficult thing to explain to them about today?”

A: “I possess a device, in my pocket, that is capable of accessing the entirety of information known to man. I use it to look at pictures of cats and get in to arguments with strangers.”

Tech culture for the rest of us.