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Vista, Norton and Total Appraisal

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We are still advising most of our business clients to try to purchase new machines with XP Pro instead of Vista. We were just referred to a new client who had been going through a nightmare trying to network 3 machines running Wintotal’s Aurora Appraisal Software. They had been hit by lightning and had to purchase new machines. They went with Vista Home Premium.

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Western Digital Hard drive stops sharing on an XP Pro Network

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One of our clients is trying to go paperless. They have a nice scanner and were saving files to a Western Digital USB hard drive attached to one of the office computers. The drive was shared at the root level (Don’t yell at me, that is the way it was when we started with them)

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PCHelpware – Remote Support

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PCHelpware is a subset of UVNC. It is an open source solution for allowing remote access and support.

CAUTION – Whenever you allow remote support, there is always a possibility of things getting hacked. Use at your own risk and be careful.

PC Helpware allows you to build a simple server app that clients can download. You use a viewer to establish the connection.

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