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About Mike

Mike Walker is the owner of M D Computer Works.

Windows 10 – Experiment 6 – Complete

Finally (possibly) I tried to upgrade my HP Stream 8 the tablet from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 but it failed twice. After some research, the problem might be my antivirus program. It just finished downloading the upgrade and now … Continue reading

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Windows 10 Experiment – Part 5

In my last post, I mentioned to a problem I was having in Windows 10 – “it seems very easy to overwhelm the operating system and thus have to wait while it catches up. ” When I switched fron Edge … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – Experiment Part 4

Since my last post, we have had issues using Office 365 and decided to dump it. The biggest complaint is the excessively large “ribbon” which takes up too much room and makes no sense. (neither of us needs all of … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – Experiment Part 3

While working on the previous, I purchased an additional refurbished HP computer with Windows 7. I upgraded this computer to Windows 10 Home. This is to be my wife’s “new” computer. After making sure that it could find our two … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – Experiment Part 2

While I was testing my current software on the laptop from the previous post, we purchased a refurbished HP laptop with Windows 7 Home. I first had it check for updates for Windows 7. After supposedly checking for updates over … Continue reading

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Windows 10 – Experiment

After reading all about Windows 10, both the good things as well as the bad things, I decided to try it on one of my computers. Even though I was not buying into the rumors that Microsoft was going to … Continue reading

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Help Desk Phone Scam

Today I received a call from a California number – 510-962-4562. The caller said he was from the “Windows Support Team” and that my computer was sending them messages saying that my computer was downloading trojans that would cause my … Continue reading

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New Business Arrangement

A new business arrangement has been completed between M D Computer Works and Dcent LLC. We have had a long term relationship to complement each other when something was beyond the technical availability of the other company. Due to some … Continue reading

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Tax Information Needed Spam

This post is about several emails I have received recently asking for me to update tax related information that Intuit has. There are some problems with this, not the least of which is that the email is not from Intuit … Continue reading

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American Airlines Email Scam

As the year is about to end, I received two emails saying that they were from American Airlines and I should printout the enclosed ticket. As I have no travel plans, it seemed obvious that these were scam emails. The … Continue reading

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