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  1. Great value...we install several Ubiquiti...

    Great value...we install several Ubiquiti switches a week.....both their Unifi switches and EdgeSwitches. For a smaller stand alone I'd go with the Edge series over Unifi.
    For higher budget and...
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    Yup....done tons of computers via that link...

    Yup....done tons of computers via that link
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

    Windows 10 media creation tool.
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    Hey Matt....Happy Belated Birthday! Saw you had a...

    Hey Matt....Happy Belated Birthday! Saw you had a great dinner!
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    Sometimes with older printers and newer operating...

    Sometimes with older printers and newer operating systems, if you don't see a new driver out for the latest OS....you can get them working using HPs Universal Print Drivers.
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    Merry Christmas all!

    Merry Christmas all!
  6. Yeah can be dicey ordering online...I'm cautious...

    Yeah can be dicey ordering online...I'm cautious with Amazon.
    I always prefer to shop local, direct, in a real place with real people..when I can. Being in small business I like giving business to...
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    Happy Belated!

    Happy Belated!
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    Good luck with all!

    Good luck with all!
  9. Getting olllllllld....... :(

    Getting olllllllld....... :(
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    Hi Meggie....Happy Belated Birthday! And since...

    Hi Meggie....Happy Belated Birthday!
    And since you won't be here til next year, I'll go haunt you on FB.
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    Got a bunch of wiring installation tools for the...

    Got a bunch of wiring installation tools for the office....
    Just had our office manager order a bunch of stuff that B&H Video had, such as some of the Acer 26" IPS monitors....MSPR around 190 they...
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    Burp!

    Burp!
  13. What is running DHCP for your network? A server?...

    What is running DHCP for your network? A server? A router/firewall? Check that..check the leases.

    Part of managing networks is keeping control of network addresses of important devices, such as...
  14. Yes looks like you found it, you need the...

    Yes looks like you found it, you need the "server" part if you're going to scan to it, and a reboot. So now that you know the cause, go disabled it and reboot to get rid of it.

    I've not had...
  15. Probably because SMBv1 is no longer on the...

    Probably because SMBv1 is no longer on the PC....newer versions of Win10 don't have that enabled by default..they have SMB2 and 3.
    You can enable SMB1...BUT...I strongly advise against it, it's a...
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    First thing I encourage, choose a system that has...

    First thing I encourage, choose a system that has a secure cloud proxy for viewing if you have a local NVR. Meaning...you don't want to bother with port forwarding on your firewall to view the...
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    Yeah "Slipstream" media like that link you have...

    Yeah "Slipstream" media like that link you have is how many IT shops speed up reinstallations of an OS...it rolls most of the updates into the media. Every 6 months or so they'd create an updated...
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    Depending on your model....you'll have to look on...

    Depending on your model....you'll have to look on the motherboard to see if you have 3rd/4th SATAS port avail, as well as space in the chassis.
    OR...just get a USB to SATA external bridge/adapter.
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    If you sat down at it with an SSD...you'd never...

    If you sat down at it with an SSD...you'd never go back. Booting up in 12 seconds and programs launching quickly is nice. When Windows 10 does updates, they're large....and having an update take 15...
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    I think 10 is "that much better"....it's faster...

    I think 10 is "that much better"....it's faster so long as you have an SSD. If you're on spindle..well, both are slow.
    And if you upgrade from 7 you keep the sorta older style start menu/desktop,...
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    For our clients with computers less than 5 years...

    For our clients with computers less than 5 years old....I've upgraded probably over 500 of 'em from Win7 to Win10...the free upgrade is still honored. If a spinner hard drive, I clone to an SSD...
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    It's not about doing anything risky or stupid. ...

    It's not about doing anything risky or stupid. Much of todays malware spreads via various websites...no matter what website they are. People keep thinking "stay away from the porn or pirated...
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    Crucial MX500 would be my vote, it's our...

    Crucial MX500 would be my vote, it's our preferred SSD
    We also occasionally get Samung Evo or WD Blue (SSD) in if we see a batch on a fire sale.

    Win7? Only got a few months left, updates for it...
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    I suppose much of it is based on user experience,...

    I suppose much of it is based on user experience, either with slower computers, or faster computers. And of course with RAM, those that don't use much for heavier programs won't notice the benefit...
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    Yes you can lay them on their side, upside down,...

    Yes you can lay them on their side, upside down, whatever. Esp with SSDs.

    The later one there is much better, you want 8 gigs of RAM for Win10, not 4
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    Yup we did a lot of those...and have since moved...

    Yup we did a lot of those...and have since moved to even smaller ones, called "Tiny PC". For those cases where clients prefer to use their own monitors, else....we have started doing lots of "all in...
  27. Tony, for those "quick one time" help sessions,...

    Tony, for those "quick one time" help sessions, the easiest remote I've worked with is Join.Me
    https://www.join.me/

    it's just one time quick support, not a lasting agent.
  28. Yeah...prefer UltraBooks myself....the lighter...

    Yeah...prefer UltraBooks myself....the lighter weight and portability. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Carbon X1. Wife also has a Yoga.
  29. Us older folks lived our computers lives in...

    Us older folks lived our computers lives in earlier forms of interactions. Forums, bulletin boards, chatrooms, online gaming, instant messaging, old fat email clients, etc. Needed computers for...
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    Well Happy Birthday, and Keep the Shiny Side Up!

    Well Happy Birthday, and Keep the Shiny Side Up!
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