Category Archives: On the Job

Case Study: Attack of the Legitimate Programs

Today I had an onsite computer repair callout where the description was that “the computer was running slow and they installed some stuff”. I get these kind of callouts all the time and it is usually a malware infection or virus of some sort which uses alot of system resources …

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How to Create a Windows XP Virtual Machine

In this article we will show you how to create a Windows XP Virtual Machine. What is a virtual machine you may ask? One of our guest writers explains it in great detail in one of our previous articles titled Virtualization and its Uses in the Tech World: A Virtual …

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How to Properly Secure a PC

There are plenty of people in the corporate world that know little bit about computer security. Companies will often tell their employees to have strong passwords with both letters and numbers and not something easily guessable such as a child’s name or birthdate. There are also many home users who …

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Making Business Mistakes

When I was 17, I started on the path as a self-employed computer techie. On the way, I made many mistakes where I remember the lesson that I had learned almost daily in my modern day repairs. I would love to share these with our Technibble members, especially our younger …

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Staff training. A Very Good Idea.

If you’ve been following the series of articles about employing your next shining star, and making sure you do all the up-front stuff properly, you’ll be equipped with a go getting, enthusiastic bundle of joy awaiting your instruction and watching your every move. This is what you do with them …

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How to Format a Computer like a Computer Technician

Formatting computers is a task that busy computer technicians have to do almost daily and it isn’t as easy as slipping the XP disk into the computer and pressing setup. Clients will want to keep their emails, documents and other settings. In this guide, we’ll show you how to format …

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Special Report – A Day at a Tech Job

If you’ve been a faithful reader of Technibble so far, you may have noticed that our articles have been tech-related either as direct troubleshooting or developing social skills you’ll need in order to act and become a professional. However, thus far there haven’t been any real reports from workplaces that …

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nLite – Deployment Tool for the Bootable Unattended Windows Installation

Every once in a while all users come to face one of the necessities of running a Windows-powered machine – reinstalling the system. In some cases, the faulty registry caused it, in others, it’s an update gone awry; it might have to do with that new graphics card you installed, …

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Delete those Undeletable Viruses with our Killbox Tutorial

As most computer users already know, you need a good antivirus to help keep your computer safe. Anti-virus programs such as Norton and AVG usually do a good job at getting rid of them. However, sometimes the antivirus cant completely delete the virus. In this tutorial we show you how …

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The Ten Commandments of a Freelance Techie

For this week’s offering, geeks and geekettes, we are going to examine the ten commandments of staying in business when running the gauntlet that is being a freelance IT technician, and the seven deadly sins to avoid at all costs…

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