Tech Career Training

If you’re into fixing computers as a hobby or your the go to member of your family for all the tech issues that arise- and you want to turn it into a career- here are the certifications that would have saved me several years of on the job training. Continue reading

RichCopy from Microsoft Engineers

While looking for backup solutions for my wife and I– I discovered an interesting choice that Microsoft had made regarding Windows 7. They took out the ability to backup to a network drive. Vista had this ability and I’m pretty sure XP did as well. Now only the professional and Ultimate editions of Win7 have the blessing. But.. I was able to find a Microsoft tool that some engineers built that will let you do just that, and its free.

Its called RichCopy and it seems to be a great little backup program, You can download it from the technet article. The download is called“HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe”

Simple 12 Character Passwords

I here very often “I have too many passwords to remember.” or “This password is too hard” or “Why do I have to change my Password so often?

Making a simple passwords nearly unbreakable is a cinch.

“One UPPER, One lower, One number, and a Bunch of characters.”

The way it works:

When a “hacker” is trying to break a password they have to “guess” the WHOLE password at once.

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