July 2022

Microsoft Myth 02 – The best way to upgrade your PC from Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to Windows 10 free in 2022

9th July, 2022|Categories: Windows 10|

I. Introduction There are still many PC users running Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 on their computers.  This blog post featured image shows upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 10 for free of charge in 2022.  There are many articles available on the net to upgrade free from Windows 7 (8 and 8.1) to Windows 10.  [...]

June 2022

Apple Myth 17 – macOS 13 Ventura and OpenCore Patcher

19th June, 2022|Categories: Apple|Tags: , |

Update: 30/07/23 Apple released macOS Ventura 13.5 final. https://swcdn.apple.com/content/downloads/01/07/032-69593-A_15V577BH7O/fau3wbhcg9pmo81cgkb2qjp0gfbp1jxu26/InstallAssistant.pkg (If you would like to download the above full package, please copy paste the above link in a new tab. Otherwise, download will not start) OpenCore Lagacy Patcher Team released version 0.68. As I am now comfortable running macOS Ventura on my production environment, I [...]

Apple Myth 16 – How to install macOS 12 Monterey on unsupported Mac devices

15th June, 2022|Categories: Apple|Tags: , , |

This blog post is based on upgrading an external SSD installed on my Big Sur disk (using Patched Sur on my unsupported iMac 27 inch late 2013 - iMac 14.2) to macOS Monterey.  Please note, this does not cover all unsupported Mac devices.  The reason I use an external USB connected SSD disk is [...]

July 2021

Microsoft Myth 01 – Windows 11 is coming and upgrade minimum requirements chaos hits PC users

26th July, 2021|Categories: Windows 11|Tags: , , , , |

Microsoft announced Windows 11 as the next operating system upgrade and has already released a preview version through the Insider program.  The original plan of Microsoft's is as follows; Minimum Requirements: Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64 bits processor or System on a Chip (SoC) RAM: [...]

June 2021

Apple Myth 15 – Do not install Big Sur on an Apple Fusion Drive system

14th June, 2021|Categories: Apple|Tags: , |

Attended the iMac 27 inch 2014 Fusion Drive system about a little more than month and half ago (128GB Flash storage + 1TB SATA Hard Drive) where client iMac became too slow after updating Big Sur 11.3 beta to 11.4 beta. (Our client joined Apple Developer program and Big Sur was auto updated from 11.3 [...]

May 2021

March 2021

macOS Big Sur – – iCloud syncing bug (up to production version 11.23)

28th March, 2021|Categories: Apple|

It appears the latest macOS Big Sur version up to 11.23 has an iCloud syncing bug. I uploaded a small text file from an early 2011 MacBook Pro 15 inch running macOS High Sierra to the iCloud drive. My iMac 27 inch late 2013 running Big Sur ver 11.23 (production version) cannot find the small [...]

October 2020

Windows 10 Myth 09 – dpc_watchdog_violation

7th October, 2020|Categories: Windows 10|

Windows 10 presents all sorts of error messages and you end up with BSOD (Blue Screen of Death). You try to determine the cause of the error, but it's hard to pinpoint the cause because there are so many different types of Windows based computers floating around the market. I recently attended a computer repair [...]

September 2020

Apple Myth 12 – How to install macOS Catalina (10.15.7) on unsupported Mac computer

29th September, 2020|Categories: Apple|

Apple has not made it easy for users to update macOS if you have an old Mac computer. Basically, you need to purchase a new Mac computer to keep up with the macOS updates. macOS Catalina (10.15.7 is the latest version) requires MacBook Pro released from 2012 onwards. My MacBook Pro 15 inch Early 2011 [...]

Computer Repairs & Upgrade in Sydney 01 – Windows 10 Home to Pro

18th September, 2020|Categories: Computer Repair, Windows 10|

For your convenience, I've decided to provide some tips for computer repairs and upgrades in the Sydney area. 1st one is "How to upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro". There are a few differences between Windows 10 Home and Pro. The biggest difference is Windows 10 Home cannot join any domain network. So, [...]

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