Windows 8.1 System Image Backup & Restore

The other week user bun asked how he could upgrade his HDD and keep everything as is in response to my post Opening Up The Toshiba Satellite C55D-B5214. Today, I show you how you can do just that. Continue reading “Windows 8.1 System Image Backup & Restore”

Computers Enable Minimalism Right?

Everyone can be a minimalist in the the digital era right? You stream your movies or music, you can store all your copies of music, movies, photos, documents, mail, bills etc to a device smaller than your thumbnail. No more clutter and nothing eating up the precious space leaving everything clean and neat. However, this is only true for the physical world. Continue reading “Computers Enable Minimalism Right?”

Laptop/PC – Windows Recovery Information/Guide

“Help! My laptop/PC has run into problems and needs Windows reinstalled! Where is my Windows license key and how can I recover my PC?” Fear not, this post shall be your guide to get your PC back. Continue reading “Laptop/PC – Windows Recovery Information/Guide”

Learn Computers Series Part 3: Troubleshooting Your PC

In this third installment of Learn Computers Series we will cover broad troubleshooting techniques.  From errors messages to hardware issues we will cover what you need to know to be better able to tackle any issue that comes your way. Continue reading “Learn Computers Series Part 3: Troubleshooting Your PC”

How To Clean Install Windows 8.1

Have you reinstalled Windows 8.1 only to find that the OEM pre-installed software stayed on the machine?  I recently found an article online that explains how to get a clean fresh install for you PC. Continue reading “How To Clean Install Windows 8.1”

Troubleshooting: PC Won’t Go Past Motherboard Boot Screen

Have you ever gone to turn on your PC and been greeted only by the boot screens text never to have your OS start? Perhaps your machine says there is no OS on the drive and pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del allows it to boot safely into your designated OS? I have seen both issues recently, and these tips are how I solved them. Continue reading “Troubleshooting: PC Won’t Go Past Motherboard Boot Screen”

Windows 8.1: Create a Bootable Recovery Drive

Reinstalling Windows 8.1 from a recovery drive is easy as long as you have taken the time to make it. If you haven’t created recovery media for your PC, now is the time to do so before you need it. It’s easy and takes only a few minutes. Continue reading “Windows 8.1: Create a Bootable Recovery Drive”

Restoring Windows 8.1 from a USB Recovery Drive

After playing with Linux Mint on my laptop for a while I found that I wanted to try to get Windows 8.1 reinstalled so I can learn more about it and hopefully create more how to posts here at NautilusMODE.   So if you have been following along with my other posts regarding my new laptop(found here, here and here), my back up of Windows had been corrupted which is why I had installed Linux.  So how can you still recover Windows once your recovery image has been destroyed? The answer lies within the recovery USB stick that is required to restore from a back up.

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Backup Your Files: Using Windows Backup

 Back Up Your Files

You probably have heard this phrase at least once if not a thousand times.  However if you are like a lot of people, you still haven’t taken the time to actually back up your files.  In this article I will show you how to set up a dead simple scheduled back up on your Windows PC. Continue reading “Backup Your Files: Using Windows Backup”

Fixing Disk Drives Using Diskpart (Windows)

Usually using a  hard drive or flash drive is as easy as just plugging in the drive and letting Windows recognize it.  However, sometimes things can go terribly wrong leaving the drive with only a fraction of its space usable and no easy way to fix it.  I recently encountered this problem again while using my Windows 7 PC and thought this would be a great How-To article as I remember finding little information online to help fix this problem previously.

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