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 [...]

October 2019

Computer Repair Series 04 – Acer Aspire ES1-531 Laptop does not power up because of faulty power jack

6th October, 2019|Categories: Computer Repair|

Cause of common problem of laptop does not power up is either; (1) Faulty AC Adopter (2) Faulty Power Jack and cable to a motherboard (3) Faulty Motherboard (fatal) I attended Acer Aspire ES1-531 Laptop 2016 model the other day not powering up at all. First, I checked attached AC Adopter using a mulitimeter and [...]

September 2019

Apple Myth 10 – macOS Mojave Timemachine restore finishes but system does not start

27th September, 2019|Categories: Apple|

There are many articles and posts available on the net regarding macOS Timemachine restore failure. But so far, I have not yet found any fundamental cause of failure. The following is just one of the posts appeared on Apple community. Failed to restore from Time Machine I attended iMac 27 inch 2013 issues the other [...]

Windows 10 Myth 07 – Windows 10 featured update saga continues

25th September, 2019|Categories: Windows 10|

Although, Microsoft stopped forcing twice a year big featured update, the company is very much determined to make users apply update in variety of ways. Featured image of this blog post popped up after applying ordinary update for Windows ver 1809 (released early October, 2018 and Microsoft pulled back public release in two days - [...]

Windows 10 Myth 06 – Forced Windows 10 featured update schedule changed

2nd September, 2019|Categories: Windows 10|

Software giant Microsoft finally stopped forcing twice (2) a year big featured update. Microsoft featured update ver 1809 (Released in early October 2018) caused much of chaos where many of Avast and AVG antivirus software users lost their personal files after the update. Microsoft took ver 1809 out of public distribution system and took about [...]

June 2019

Apple Myth 09 – Apple is on track releasing new macOS Catalina and survival guide to use old Apple devices

30th June, 2019|Categories: Apple, iPad|

New macOS Catalina is coming Yes, Apple is very much on track releasing a new macOS once a year. This time, coming macOS is named after Santa Catalina Island which is located in southern California. Most likely, final version is available for general public September or October, 2019. You can find "New features" from the [...]

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