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Upgrade overkill…

We discuss problems that can be encountered when upgrading a computer, and what should be considered BEFORE you begin to spend money on it:
motherboard considerations…
hardware and software compatibility issues…
do you know EVERYTHING you need to about the product(s) and procedures?

Our “Website of the Week” is http://NationalHearingTest.org

(And, also consider visiting http://Starkey.com/online-hearing-test …)

Notes from our November 28 show…

We discussed what can happen when you trust software and services more than you should have…

We also mentioned “UEFI”…which is the “Unified Extensible Firmware Interface”. Some information from UEFI.org might help to understand its function…

“…the BIOS refers to a specific implementation of the firmware that initializes the platform and loads an OS setup.”

“BIOS is typically used to refer to an Intel Architecture firmware implementation rooted in the IBM PC design. Based on older standards and methods, BIOS was originally coded in 16-bit real mode x86 assembly code…”

“…UEFI specifications define an interface in which the implementation of UEFI performs the equivalent of the BIOS, by initiating the platform and loading the operating system.”

“…UEFI is ‘processor architecture-agnostic,’ supporting x86, x64, ARM and Itanium.”

“…the Specification supports a more secure system, a faster boot time, improved performance…With regard to security, UEFI Secure Boot helps defend against malware attacks before the operating system loads.”

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And if you ever need to install Windows 10, the information on how to download and install it can be found at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

Move stuff from old to new Windows…for free…

Need to get from an older version of Windows to a newer one?…

For transitioning from Windows XP to a later operating system, I stumbled across this:

“Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to provide you with data transfer tools that transfer selected files, folders, and more from an old Windows PC to a new Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 PC.

“24/7 free transfer assistance…

“Free download available from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. Will run only if source PC is Windows XP or later and destination PC is Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. The free data transfer will not migrate your apps.”

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Also, just to toss this in here…a tool has been available from Laplink’s website. (Maybe it’s the same, or similar.)

“…Laplink PCmover Express for Windows XP is an easy way to move your files, settings and user profiles from your old Windows XP computer to your new Windows PC.

“Will run only if source PC is Windows XP and destination PC is Windows 7 or later. The free data transfer will not migrate your apps.

“24/7 Free transfer assistance…”

 

Free PDF editor for Mac OS

It was great to receive the following announcement, and be able to share it with you, with weeks to go before the deadline…


We are pleased to announce a limited-time giveaway of PDF Editor Mac Pro 3.0, a powerful and now free PDF application for Mac OS X…

The basic application is always free…After the promotional date, the application will return to its original price of $39.95 (USD). Once users activate the product, it will be full lifetime license and doesn’t have a limited time.

The Pro version will not add a default watermark to all saved PDF files. Instead, it gives users the option to add their own watermark or opt out of using a watermark all together. PDF Editor Mac Pro also provides owners of the application with 24×7 email support, free and worldwide.

Feature Highlights:

* No default watermark added to saved PDF
* Simple and intuitive User Interface
* Add and edit text and images
* Supports JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP, TIFF, and more
* Delete content
* Ability to rotate orientation of PDF
* Ability to draw vertical and horizontal lines
* Custom watermark all pages
* Undo/Redo options
* Zoom in/Zoom out options
* Commercial use allowed for additional cost
* Around the clock email support, free and worldwide
* Tutorial

Giveaway Page:
http://www.pdfeditormac.com/giveaway.html

The offer is good until April 20…