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 [...]

February 2021

Apple Myth 13 – How to install macOS Big Sur (11.2) on unsupported Mac devices

19th February, 2021|Categories: Apple|

Apple's latest macOS is named after the coastal region of "Big Sur" along the Central Coast of California. "Big Sur" is designed to to support Macs with ARM-based processors known as Apple silicon. As of today, the latest production release is version 11.2. (Update is availabe at the end of this blog for installing Big [...]

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, [...]

June 2020

Apple Myth 11 – Internal Apple Flash SSD Upgrade

21st June, 2020|Categories: Apple|

The good news is that upgrading Internal Apple flash SSD (PCIe) is much more affordable these days. This blog post applies to the following Apple devices. Macbook Air 11 inch: Mid 2013, Early 2014, Early 2015 A1465 MacbookAir6,1 MacbookAir7,1 Macbook Air 13 inch: Mid 2013, Early 2014, Early 2015, 2017 A1466 MacbookAir6,2 MacbookAir7,2 Macbook Pro [...]

Windows 10 Myth 08 – Feature update version 2004 with Media Creation DVD fails

8th June, 2020|Categories: Windows 10|

It appears Microsoft has changed the process of twice (2) a year with Windows Feature Update. I tried to update one of my Windows 10 Pro PCs from version 1909 to version 2004 using the Media Creation DVD. It failed miserably showing an error message of "Setup has failed to validate the product key". Once [...]

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